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Old 09-02-2006, 12:18 PM   #31
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Updates for Episodes 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Well, I've finally able to shoot back online. Here are the updates to those past events.

Episode 1
I am set to take the exam in October. So, I guess that ends that for now. No issues have further developed.... yet.

Episode 2
I quit that shit hole at the beginning of summer. So no more worries from there. Though I must say, having worked in the grocery store, I can better understand what goes on in the mentality of those still stuck in that enviroment, so the next time any of you go to a store, and the person there is a bit of an ass, understand that thier working enviroment sucks, more than you know.

Episode 3
Well, I took the exam last Tuesday. I studied for 4 days straight only to realise that when I got the exam, only one of the three (long ass) problems was what I studied. Holy shit. I was so upset with myself. The exam covered 1) Column design using moments and point loads, 2) Cantilever beam design (which, as I recall, I don't remember going over in class), 3) Slab Design.

Another thing, in the initial email, he had told me that there were several people whom have failed and will be taking the exam with me, I got there at ~1pm (exam starts at 2:30pm) and waited. No one showed up. I started getting nervious as if I were in the wrong room or he had forgotten. Eventually I hear his heavy asian accent bellowing in the halls, as his office was near the test room. Time passed and he was still talking, came 3:15 and FINALLY, he comes over and gives me the exam saying that he thought I was there for another professor. Dumbass. Afterwards, I asked him when will I be notified of the result. He told me next week. WTF? It's Tuesday! Only THREE problems, grade that shit now, and let me know, instead of having me on edge waiting desperatly for any result. So, I'm still waiting.....

Episode 4
My dear father seems to have odd episodes in his life where he believes that what he is saying makes perfect sence. It could just be that his comprehension of life goes out the window whenever he thinks. I can't help but be consumed with a little resentment for him. I find that talking to him doesn't accomplish anything nor does it make me feel any better.

My mother had to go to court for the emancipation hearings. The judge didn't show up, his secretary did. My mother had called earlier to see if she needed to bring a lawyer, she was told no. And yep, he showed up with his lawyer who, of course, did all the talking. My mother felt so stupid and became quite depressed over it and the fact that the secretary lady made it quite clear that she was on my father's side, all dependent on that fucking letter that "means nothing".

The following week, my father had a "wonderfull" idea. He plans on retiring eventually and in doing so, move back to Hungary but doesn't want to loose a home here in the US. SOOOOO, his IDEA is to have me move into his house and pay him $600/mo (half the mortgage) until he eventually moves out, then he'll sell the house to me for $300k (about half it's value). He then said that he would build a garage with an appartment over it where my mother could live in, because, "she's getting old." Mind you this is while he's still living there. He said that we could save SO MUCH money by doing that and he'll still have a home to move back into each time he ventures back to the USA. When I had asked him about the interactions of my mother and him, he said that since he works at night, and sleeps during the day, and she is the opposite, that they would never really see each other..... yea, like that makes sence. Granted I really want a garage, but I'm not willing to go down that route. He's been calling for the past several weeks, I stopped answering and am not returning his calls.

I guess that sums up the first series of episodes. I have a new issue at my new job, but, it's more of bullshit stuff and unprofessionalism that i'm sure all of you have encountered. People just being mean type of thing. I may just save that for a rainy day....


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Old 09-02-2006, 02:30 PM   #32
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:19 PM   #33
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Episode 5

THIS FUCKING BIMMER!

Ah... yes, the ultimate vent. What the fuck is it about the cars that seem to be the best. They are always the best except for when it comes to shit going wrong mechanically. Seriously think about it. I've had this 1999 328i for around four years now, and in that time I've had to pay out so much money. It cost me $21k to buy her then when she had 51k miles. Now, she's pushing 95k mi and the Vanos, A/C, brakes, Tires (twice, normal i guess), CD Player, Belts, Tensioner, Control Arms, etc. were replaced. I'll come back and stick in the tally, but for now, assume that it is equal to me being broke for all those four years as a result.

And now, most recently, the fucking oil pressure light came on! What the fuck is it now that is leading to this? Is it the oil pump that is failing? Mother of God. This car is REALLY a pain in the ass! Fucking Bimmer, GO TO HELL.

I wouldn't care so much except for the fact that I've dished out so much already on shit that shouldn't be failing now, before 100k miles. My 190E lasted until at least 130k miles before the alternator gave way. Though, just to be fair, my mom's Ford had her starter die on her last month (~60kmi).

FUCKING BIMMER. BMW NA should seriously reimburse me for all this shit for being thier Guinni Pig. NEVER EVER buy a first year BMW model.

Eat Shit and Die

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Old 12-05-2006, 08:12 PM   #34
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A money pit indeed.... I'll bare the reader any long rant for this incident, but just know, this is on top of the other shit that's happening. This light appeared for the third time this month:


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Old 12-09-2006, 03:55 AM   #35
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:08 AM   #36
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^^^HAHAHAHA Damn. Sorry for the hard time dough, I hope everything works out. And yeah I hate working at grocery stores more than ANYTHING (Publix, in highschool) I had to scrap a used "female hygiene product" off a mirror in the employee bathroom that had been on there all day, I think it was slapped up there after someone was fired.
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:29 AM   #37
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RSF5, dude, just way too much info.

Refer here regarding that tranny incident: Transmission Error

Fuck BMW.

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Old 03-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #38
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Episode 6

So, I bought myself a BRAND NEW car... yey... no more hassels with trips to the dealer for repairs!

But that's not why there's a new episode....

Driving my car today, I was on assignment to pickup paper work relating to my job in Morristown, NJ. While leaving (~9am) and following the exit signs I come up behind an older domestic car (looking similar to a Grand Am). We were in a parking garage, one of the smallest I've been in. The domestic in front of me came through one of the passages in the maze of ramps in the garage, nearly cutting me off. As I approached behind her, she stopped, looked back to her right and I saw her reverse lights come on... my guess is that she wanted to pull into a spot that she had just passed.

Well, I'll ablidge, I put my car in reverse and looked behind me. That's when it happened....

THUMB!

FUCKING BITCH HIT ME! IT'S A BRAND NEW FUCKING CAR AND THE FUCKING MORON HITS ME, DOESN'T EVEN LOOK TO SEE WHO THE FUCK IS BEHIND HER.

This is the second time that shit has happened... first was in the Mercedes. Some ginnie looking hairy mofo in his Honda CRV pulls into traffic, panics when the cars are coming faster than he thought, floors it in reverse and hits me.

But really, back to today. I wasn't injured.. well, nothing serious. Damage to the cars was minimal. At the time of this writing, there was only a dent in my license plate. I'm going to the dealer for warranty stuff tomorrow and will ask them to see if there is anything else hidden that was damaged. The back of her car was fine as well, her bumper has those protruding license plate lights. One of those is what dented the plate.

Upon a walk around, I noticed something else that had eluded me. On the driver's side rear wheel there was white powder, similar to cement dust. Examining closer, there was road rash on the rim and also on the body! The architect that designed that parking garage should be shot! Seems that somehow, without ever feeling it, I side-swiped a column.... which totally doesn't make sense.

There's gotta be some sort of bad luck that I have with cars. Seriously.

For my next car, I gotta get a surplus HUMVEE. Purist beater if this is one.

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Old 03-30-2007, 10:10 PM   #39
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:15 PM   #40
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Episode 7

Another gripe that I have is when I make a thread in a forum, it's a question on something that I really don't know all that much about, I'd expect the other "enthusists" in the forum to "help" in some way.

Talk about a dead forum....

TractorForum.com

Geez, still after more than 24 hours, not one fuckin person had the decency to reply.

That shit is just annoying.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:45 PM   #41
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Old 01-18-2009, 12:48 PM   #42
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My old forum peps,

I must apologize for not writing in here for so long. Last post looks like it was in mid-2007. Geez .

Well, here's an update:

If some will remember, I had to get rid of the 328i, long gone. Traded it in for an '07 TSX. Car is fine with no problems, just boring.

My paternal grandmother passed away suddenly in May of '07. Since then I've been heading up her estate. Her home needed to be fixed, inspected, marketed and sold. Her estate needed to be tended to and have been dealing with lawyers and titling agencies for quite a while. Still dealing with a few items to this day.

I've moved down to FL (April '08) to be with my GF. We are living happily in the "City" of Coconut Creek, FL. I've got a different job now in the same field but not what I exactly wanted or expected to do when I was hired for the position. Given the current economy, I'll have to suck it up.

My GF and I are planning to move back up north, but for her, as a marine biologist, the work is just not found w/o knowing someone.

On a different note, I've become nostalgic over the past few days, remembering my first car, the 190E. I've been searching the internet trying to find one for sale, similar to what I had, but as the rare manual. So hard to find. And when you do find it, it's got the "bling bling" ghetto wheels and chrome trim... or has way over 200k mi.

Anyway, that's about it.

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Old 06-30-2009, 12:17 PM   #43
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Well, seems as though the economy has gotten worse.

When I last posted, I was OK with the job, but not happy. I didn't want to leave it since it was difficult to find another one. Soon after that post, the company issued new rules. No one works on Friday's and everyone's pay is cut 20%. Then, they laid my ass off in March. I've been without a job ever since. Florida has 10.2% unemployment, and rising.

I hate this state.

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:58 AM   #44
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I'm still unemployed. As mentioned above, I was laid off back in March. When I received the bad news, Florida state gave me the option of receiving NJ unemployment where I worked less than 18 months prior. Thanks to the stimulus plan, I was not required to persue FL unemployment insurance which only paid a maximum of $275 per a week (based on a percentage of your gross earnings or the max, which ever is lower). NJ on the other had, gives to it's unemployed workforce a weekly benifit which maxes at $545 per week. I get paid every two weeks and must complete an online survey for work looked for etc during that time period. It lasts for 6 months and then I can apply for an extension if needed.

Six months is now coming up. I still cannot find any work in FL, NJ or MA. WTF? When is this stimulus plan going to effect my job market? When are employers going to hirer new employees? I even applied to my old job based in MA and they already laid off 20% of thier employees. As of this date, I have applied to 26 different companies, within each, several positions. I've also applied to local, state and federal government positions.

I'm "young", eager, willing and able to work. I am not asking to be paid millions, I just want a fucking job!

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