Being in Ohio, I should be able to wear this for real in a couple of weeks. Also got grey and black.
Edit: Letters fit better on the other two I bought.
@bicyclebuck Before I bought my Tacoma in '14, I test drove a Frontier at a local dealership of about that vintage. They were only asking like $5k or $6k for it, and the picture of the PASSENGER SIDE ONLY (should've paid attention to that fact) in the ad made it look great.
This dealership isn't in a great area and they don't let people walk the lot. You ask to test drive something and they bring it to you. So we asked for the truck, and I waited. When it appeared, the driver's side rockers were nonexistent due to rust. The salesman was standing next to me, and I burst out laughing when I saw that.
I test drove it anyway, just because I felt like I'd be wasting their and my time if I didn't. We got in, and the headliner was already drooping, too. Welp.
A quick trip down the street and back, and then I handed the keys back to them. He asked me to come inside and talk about it. I was irritated, but agreed.
"So what do you think?"
"I think I'm not paying that much for a rusty truck with a drooping headliner that still smells like smoke."
"Well, make me an offer."
"I don't think I will."
"Because I'm afraid you'd take it."
@e90m3 We used Match, way back when. It didn't even match us, she just picked my profile and messaged me...so I can't really say that the app worked. This October, we'll have been together for 18 years.
My first post on ye olde Kinja Oppo was I think sometime around 2014. I was more a fixture of Kinja Live and Let Diecast with a few posts on Oppo here and there. I post infrequently, but comment more often and greatly enjoy sharing pics of my beagle Bingo. I also like talking about watches.
Most of the posts and replies I create involve me clicking 'discard' because I feel like the things I say have already been echoed by the time I arrive to add my input. I've nearly clicked 'discard' three times while typing this.
Anyway, that's me.
@foghat1981 We went to see a concert at Nautica the week before last. During the second-to-last song of the night, the band was shocked to see the 615' MV Sam Laud looming into view. They were even more amused when the big boat's pilot began interacting with them using the horn.
Was the first time I'd been to Nautica, and I really enjoyed the sideshow (not a fan of the band, but she is...so I go). Was also really cool to know that, of the hundreds or thousands of shows they're liable to do over their tenure, the band will always remember the night they got honked at by a great lakes ore carrier.
Edit: for those not in the know about Cleveland, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica is a concert venue sitting directly on the Cuyahoga River, a twisty waterway navigated by ships hauling iron ore to the Cleveland steel mills. MV Sam Laud is one of those ore haulers, and they run at all hours of the day and night.
The venue lies in the inside of the circled river bend.
@eric You’re not wrong at all. It really is too clean.
@hfv I can!
1981 Honda Accord LX coupe. This one doesn't have leprosy...mine did.
@musashi66 Cars like this are gonna be perfect set pieces for period movies based in the late '90s. I've always thought it would be fun to have a collection of ubiquitous cars that no one ever thought to care about, and then later discussed at a car show 20 years on, like "'member those Concordes? My uncle had one when I graduated high school." or something similar.
That said, I'm not paying 10 large for it, perfect as it may be.
@pickup_man I reached this point with my gf's '97 Saturn SC1. It had 240k miles, was cramped, noisy, rattly, constantly leaking oil, bad weatherstripping on the trunk so it was always wet, grungy inside, clearcoat peeling, festering pile of junk that she loved dearly. She kept it until we finally went shopping for a newer vehicle with fewer problems, and ended up with a hell of a deal on a new '15 Accord. That put us at 4 vehicles...for 2 people. She was glad the Saturn finally had a break, so she took it to her mechanic to get it emissions-safe, and he called her back to say the frame had rusted to the point that the right front wheel wasn't guaranteed to be with the car much longer. We sold it for junk. I hated it and was glad to see it gone. She cried....so much. It was heartbreaking...
...but I was still glad to be rid of that thing.
@napoli Happy birthday to you, too!
@just-jeepin I really like his project here, but if you're not into building, then there are other solutions. I received this for my birthday, for use as a monitor for my electronic drumset. It has a built-in battery and bluetooth connectivity as well, but is listed as a PA system usually. It works great as a louder, better sounding bluetooth speaker.