Cynan: February 2006 Archives

February 28, 2006

New Car

Well, I replaced my old car already! I'm still waiting to settle the other one with the Insurance company, hopefully I don't have to go through their arbitration/ possible court process to get what I think's fair for mine. Right now, I think they're shorting me at least $1000, probably more if you look up 1995 Mercury Mystiques on, or

But back to the purpose of this post, my "new" car is a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Limited. Leather Interior, heated seats, dual moon roofs, the works! So far it has driven great, but has had 2 minor coolant leaks that I know of. The first one Dave S. fixed for me, it was a super loose clamp on a coolant hose going into the heater (at least we think, that's what it looks like it'd be going into, and I haven't downloaded that section of my service manual yet!) The other one is on the other side of the engine, which wasn't leaking before the clamp was tightened, I'm guessing that the other place was easier for it to leak out, so it did. I'll get a new clamp, and hopefully that will fix that problem, and not cause it to leak out some other place!

I'll post some pictures of it, probably on Friday, since it is my day off, and I can take some pictures of it in the daylight!

Posted by Cynan at 07:28 PM | Comments (3)

February 26, 2006

Since Nagi's a Bastard

Four jobs I've had:

1. Paper Boy
2. Greenhouse worker
3. Software Design Engineer
4. Computer Tech

Four things I want to do before I die:

1. Have Fun.
2. Hike AT end to end.
3. Climb something really tall, like a mountain.
4. Not total any more cars.

Four things I say a lot:

1. I talk?

Four of my favorite foods:

1. Barbecue Ribs, rub, not sauce
2. Chicken Schwarma
3. Homeade Pot Roast w/ Potatoes and Carrots
4. Cheesecake

Four people I'd like to curse:

1. Nagi for tagging me
2. _______ ________ (Names withheld, guess)
3. _______ ________
4. _______ ________

Four things I don't trust:

1. My Car Insurance company
2. Undercooked meat
3. Strangers with Candy
4. Clowns

Four people from history I'd like to meet:

1. Jesus Christ
2. Thomas Edison
3. Leonardo DaVinci
4. George Washington

Four movies I watch over and over:

1. Boondock Saints
2. Office Space
3. Sports Night (okay, so it is a TV show)
4. Princess Bride

Four people I'm tagging:

1. Dave (ha!)
2. Meghan
3. Jeff S.
4. The Brother

Posted by Cynan at 08:38 PM | Comments (3)

February 20, 2006

Poor Car

So, I went home for the weekend, and on my way back to the motor city, I was in an accident, and totaled my poor car :( It wasn't bad, and I wasn't hurt, except for a cut on my finger from pulling Keira out from her shattered cage. She didn't like the airbags going off, which was what defineatly totaled my car.

Traffic was slowed down for a previous accident, and going about 45 mph. The guy in front of the Chevy Blazer in front of me (or someone in front of him) slowed down suddenly, and since we were quite close I wasn't able to stop or swerve completely out of the way. The front right corner hit the back right of the Blazer. My car was just the right height that the Blazer's bumper hit square on the headlight/hood of my car crumpling it up, but didn't really appear to bend the frame much at all. However with the airbags going off (which I didn't need, since I didn't even hit them, my 1995 car doesn't stand a chance of not being totaled.

Now I've got to decide what to do. Do I get a nicer used car, lease a new one, or buy a 5-7k one?

Posted by Cynan at 07:26 PM | Comments (1)

February 05, 2006

A Post for my Stalker

First, I went rock climbing at a climbing gym up here on Friday. I loved it, but my forearms were very sore the next day! I'm definately going back, and probably going to buy my own stuff so I don't have to rent it every time. Anyone who want's to check it out and will be in Detroit, let me know!

Second, Go Steelers!

Third, my new product Reviews.

1) Kellogg's Cran-Vanilla Crunch

It's not bad, but not very cranberry tasteing due to the massive amount of sugar in it. Seriously... you can actually see sugar crystals in the milk at the bottom of the bowl. I think it may have more than Frosted Flakes! They do taste pretty good, but not a good part of the loose weight by eating cereal diet!

2) Gillette Fusion Razer

Do you Really need 5 Blades? I'm still undecided on this, but at least the refills were cheaper (at least for now) than the Mach3/Turbo. The vibrating feature is still really pretty much worthless in my opinion. I shaved one half of my face with the Mach 3, and one with the Fusion, and actually cut myself more with the Fusion. I'll give it a try this week for the entire week, and see if it ends up better, but I think razer techonology needs to change from Oh, lets add more blades on, to making them last longer than a week or 2.

3) Gillette Fusion Shaving Cream

Now this I liked. It's shaving cream...not much to really say about it!

Posted by Cynan at 09:26 PM | Comments (3)

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