Sunday, February 14, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Well I be damned…they did it. What really gets me is how “they deserve it”. BULLSHIT! They do not deserve a win because of Katrina or any thing else. They EARNED the title Super Bowl Champs because they played better than their opponent.
The church rented a big screen and they had a community social like many other churches did for the Super Bowl. About fifty or so fellow parishioners showed up and we had chicken and sausage gumbo. It was a good time. I am glad we went.
I got to ride the motorcycle some more today. I have 123 miles on it now. It rides like a dream. The exhaust is quieter than I like. I don’t need supper loud exhaust to impress anyone; I just want it louder so that someone can hear me in their blind spot. Screaming Eagle sells what I need and I will be ordering some this week hopefully. Other than a more comfortable seat, there is not much else I would want to change. I may end up splurging on some nice saddle bags. Some storage would be nice running around up and down the road. But I really like the way it looks now so I am in no hurry to change it up too much.
All in all, it was a very good weekend. A little chilly for motorcycle riding; but nothing a layer of thermal underwear couldn’t take care of. Later.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Well, yesterday I loaded up my Dyna Convertible and headed to Cowboy Harley to see what kind of deal they could work out. I left with a 2010 Wide Glide. I started the process when they opened the door at 9 am and didn’t leave until after 1:30 pm. I test drove two models and decided on the one I bought. I started negotiating on price around 10:30 and did not stop until about 2 hours later. I had already run the numbers and knew exactly what they could do and what I was willing to pay. I threw out a number I knew they could not meet and they threw one back I was not willing to pay.
The finance gal said “well, you know what you can afford.”
I then told her “I can afford any motorcycle in this dealership; you have my credit number and pay information in front of you. It is not what I can afford but what I am willing to pay and I am not going to pay that number…give me back my title”.
So she took off with her pack of papers and the salesman came back and handed me my title asking “where you expecting to pay less than MSRP?”
“Yes” I replied.
“Harley Davidson is not in the position where they have to take less than MSRP thankfully”.
“Listen, Harley Davidson is in the worst financial situation it has seen since AMF bailed ya’lls ass out back in the eighties. I am the only one here buying a motorcycle and I am not paying top dollar.”
“Well what if we take a thousand dollars off?” and then he ran some number and came back with damn near exactly what I was willing to pay per month. It really was not fair for them. The numbers I ran were for a less expensive bike. The other bike was a sale bike about $160 less than the one I got and the freight and dealer setup was included. I planned on not paying freight, set up, and less than MSRP on the one I got. I believe I paid MSRP, but they gave me more for my trade than I could have sold it for on my own! I couldn’t believe it. They will never get their money back on the 1996 bike plus they have to put a rear tire on it before than can even sell it because it is damn near slick. And the more trade in you have the less taxes you pay.
It would have cost over $1500 to get mine where I wanted it and I knew it was not worth it. I would never recoup that money if I ever sold it. I decided I enjoy riding and would rather put that money towards a new one. Fun stuff. Later.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
As yet, the store wasn't ready, with only a few shelves set up.
One said to the other, "I bet any minute now some senior is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."
No sooner were the words out of his mouth when, sure enough, a curious senior walked to the window, had a peek, and in a soft voice asked, "What are you sellin' here?"
One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling ass-holes."
Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "Must be doing well... Only two left."
Monday, February 01, 2010
How many of you guys out there have had to sit through some stupid cooking show that your wife was watching on TV? Well, here is one for you. She is cooking chicken wings; one of my favorite dishes. She has several videos to choose from. Check them out. It may just inspire you to get in the kitchen more often. P.S. I don’t thing she was hired for her acting or cooking abilities. Later.
He is a photo of your president giving a speech at an elementary school. He has all these big changes to the no child left behind program started by Bush. Forget all that for a minute. Here he is giving a speech in front of a single classroom. Not an auditorium, but a single classroom which looks more than likely like a kindergarten classroom. Now look close at the picture and what do you see that you shouldn’t. That’s right…two teleprompters.
Here is the high n mighty president of the