McD's lot. Or, if you want more expensive but slightly longer lasting trays, my buddy and I would take his mom's thick cutting boards, bend one end up (using oxy-fuel torch to heat it up), and use those. They lasted ever so slightly longer. » 9/14/14 10:45am 9/14/14 10:45am

From my experience, long distance relationships (especially with college freshman) almost never work out. That said, I wouldn't try to keep both girls on the hook. If you're good friends with the girl from back home and want to stay good friends, dont go sneaking around her back, because that wont end well. If you… » 8/29/14 9:22pm 8/29/14 9:22pm

I'll throw in my 1974 Chevy C10 Super Cheyenne. Bought it a couple years ago from the original owners from their field where it had been sitting for a few years. Got it running, then started building it up. It's got a 454 with a new intake and carb, Turbo 400 trans, soon to come Eaton Limited Slip diff with 3.73… » 8/29/14 9:11pm 8/29/14 9:11pm

Good on you! Whenever you can get back to working out, do pushups and pull ups and any other body weight exercises with extra weight (ie, pushups with 25 lbs on your back, pull ups with some weight between your legs, burpies are good too, dont know how to add weight to that other than a weight vest). When I do it, I… » 8/27/14 10:17pm 8/27/14 10:17pm

Both of you shut up. Raiders: nobody cares about what you did 30 years ago. You got the shit beat out of you last time you were in the super bowl 12 years ago, and since then just resort to doing exactly what you're doing right now; living in the past. » 8/27/14 12:24am 8/27/14 12:24am

Very well written. When I got my license in 2009, many of my friends had faster cars than me (pretty much everything is faster than a 2000 Expedition), and I witnessed some street racing. I thought it'd pass after high school, but I still see it in college. I think part of it may have to do to the lack of track… » 8/27/14 12:03am 8/27/14 12:03am

Summer Internship is over after this week

I learned a lot over my 11 weeks at the Nevada Automotive Test Center. I had the pleasure to work with some great engineers doing both vehicle testing as well as vehicle design/fabrication. I probably can't say what vehicles I've been working on (all military stuff), but it really was a great experience. The vehicle… » 8/25/14 10:58pm 8/25/14 10:58pm

67-72 trucks are getting pricey. Depends on what your budget is, but if you like the body style, the 73-87 Chevy and gmc trucks are much cheaper. I picked up my 74 for 2 grand, and with about 4 grand into it (half of that extra money was tires and wheels) it was a strong running truck. They make great platforms to… » 8/23/14 7:49pm 8/23/14 7:49pm

Admittedly, it was the burbs (Chesterfield to be precise), but growing up in St. Louis was great. Got a better sense of community and a more wholesome childhood there than I did when we moved to California. Sure, the hot and humid summers are miserable, and the winters were equally bad (not much snow, just freezing… » 8/21/14 12:50am 8/21/14 12:50am

Dierks is great. Great performer live too (saw him at the Ventura country fair a few years back). As others have echoed, most modern country is pretty garbage, but there is good stuff. Old Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Lee Brice (for the most part). A lot of Jake Owen's older stuff is really… » 8/19/14 12:52am 8/19/14 12:52am