Now that Russell is moving out, there are a few things in the kitchen that I need to replace:

  • Coffee pot

  • Coffee grinder

  • Blender

  • Knives

  • Glasses

  • Toaster

  • Tea kettle

  • Sugar jar

  • Foreman Grill

Angry Cell Phone Customer Trashes Verizon Store

POSTED: 11:43 a.m. EDT May 14, 2004

FARGO, N.D. — A man who said he was fed up with his cellular phone service went to a Fargo mall and started hurling phones across a store, striking an employee and causing more than $2,000 in damage, authorities said.

Jason Perala, 22, of Fargo, told The Forum newspaper that he planned only to yell at employees at Verizon Wireless.

“Then I just lost it,” he said. “I just started grabbing computers and phones and throwing them. I just destroyed the place. … I kind of regret that I did it, but I hope my message got across.”

Police said Perala took off his shirt and put on safety glasses before throwing around computers, phones and other items.

One employee was struck in the shoulder by a phone before he and other workers dashed into an office, locked the door and called police, Sgt. Kevin Volrath said. Other businesses in the West Acres mall lowered their steel security gates during Thursday’s incident.

Perala was arrested without incident and jailed on charges of felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor simple assault.

FloorBurn won last night, 5-0, I scored a goal and we are in second place!

Cars I would consider buying at this point in my life:

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Pontiac Solstice (unreleased)

Honda S2000

Mazda Mazdaspeed Miata

BMW M Coupe (no longer offered)

Infiniti G35 Coupe

It’s a shame that I do not feel terribly strong about any of them.

Speaking of cars, I totally forgot to say that I officially own the Camaro now! I took a few crappy pictures; I will try to get some better ones in the sun soon. So far, I’ve only driven the car in the parking garage at work and a few blocks around my building. I am still pretty horrible with the manual, but I’m getting better.

Last night, Jeff and I took it out for a little spin. Everything was going fine until I stopped at a stop sign and just couldn’t seem to get the car going. I kept stalling and stalling and stalling. It felt very weird to me since I was giving it a ton of gas, it just didn’t seem like enough. After about 12 tries I finally got the car going! It still seemed to be acting up because the revs were so low. I stopped at the next stop sign and had the same issue! Finally Jeff hopped in, played with the shifter and turns out, I was in third gear! I’m just surprised that I actually got it to go that one time. Oh well, Jeff said the shifter is fairly narrow and thus it’s hard to tell which gear you are in. I just think I am dumb and that is one more thing I will pay attention to when driving stick.

The more I read about the Pontiac Solstice, the more I like it. Take this article from Autoweek. They get to test drive a few engineering mules and were quite impressed. If the car is impressive in 85% complete form and Lutz is driving this home as the most important GM project, the final result is going to be amazing.

UPDATE: The car may only have 170 HP, but it also have 170 lb-ft in comparison to the 142 HP and 125 lb-ft found in a base Miata. Even the new Mazdaspeed version only has 178 hp and 166 lb-ft.

While Jeff and I were at the movies tonight, a lady dropped a large handful of change while at the consession stand. It was at least 50 coins, so I immediately bent down to help her pick it up. She was a bit older, so she let me pick it all up. Her husband must have been at the bathroom, because he showed up just as I finished. They both thanked me and started to walk off. Just then, I got a good look at her husband. Turns out, it was Lenny Wilkins! Quote from about Lenny: “Lenny and his wife Marilyn have three children, Leesha, Randy and Jaime, and two grandchildren, Ashley and Nicole. They make their off-season home in Seattle.” Pretty cool.

Sorry everyone, the GMail accounts are gone!