March 29th, 2003


Two discoveries - one good, one bad

Good discovery: jalapeno-maki @ Sakura House
There are not enough m's in yummmmmmy to describe it. Only for lovers of the genus Capisicum. Wimps need not apply.

Bad discovery: Rebecca gets a call from her twin sister who had been talking to their dad. Paraphrase of their Dad: "You know, you kids have all turned out really well. But, if I had it to do all over again, I never would have had kids."
Way to go, Daddio!r
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    Sex Pistols:"I don't wanna baby that looks like that"

Wanna buy a car?

At long last, I have bought a new car. Well, a new used car, if you know what I mean. Which leaves me with one car too many.
If there are any starving students looking for a car, this may be your chance. Here's the details:

1988 Nissan Sentra E 4DR Sedan, Automatic transmission
Passed 123,456 miles a couple weeks ago.
Color: black, like my heart.

Transmission makes entertaining noises when shifting, which can generally be minimized by skilled use of the accelerator pedal.
On ignition, occasional squeal of belts when the engine is cold.
Could definitely use new struts -- car undergoes exciting resonant vibration at high speeds, threatening to fall apart (but it never has)
Tends to run hot in stop-and-go traffic.
Radio works intermittently at best. Probably just a loose wire somewhere, but I haven't bothered to fix it.
Body geometry based on parallelopipeds, rather than anything more rounded and pleasing.

In the ten years I've owned it, the car has probably cost me less than $1500 total to maintain (though obviously I haven't bothered to attempt to fix any of the above problems). The car seems to be well nigh indestructible. I doubt you can expect another ten years of life out of it, but it has been a faithful steed for me.
Car comes with perhaps 10^10 Megajoules of bonus energy in the form of mass (external dirt and grease.)

Asking price: Kelly bluebook on the car in 'fair' condition (the vehicle probably has some mechanical or cosmetic defects, but is still in safe running condition.) - $1030
For people I know, I ask $550.

e-mail me for more info.

PS Because of my happy experience with the Sentra, my new car is a 2002 Sentra GXE. Inferno colored, to match the eternal torment that awaits me.t