I am officially done with my two online college classes. I’m unofficially done with one of my classroom classes, because we were told to have our final paper done last week, but he gave us an extension for some reason and I was sick and didn’t get the memo, so I was done early and am just waiting for the last class tomorrow. Then I have a math final exam on Wednesday, and then I have an Operating Systems Fundamentals final exam on Thursday, as well as a powerpoint presentation to give, which I haven’t decided if I’m going to or not. Apparently, the teacher is going to grade on animation and sound and eye-catchiness, instead of… you know… actual information?! I did my presentation on the Xerox Alto. Compared to the one presentation I saw last week, it’s a very not-eye-catching presentation, but it’s oh, so much more informative than the advertising pitch the last presentation made for OS X. I think I’m going to leave it alone, present it, not care what happens and just… be done with it.
After that, I’ll be done with college for the summer… and I’ll be bored… or WILL I?!
You know how I was going to work my fuzzy little tail off to get that $4000 computer I had in my dreams? Well, as it turns out, my brother had been working on restoring a damaged Ford Explorer… a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport. He just finished it a few days ago and I immediately fell in love. Actually, I’ve always been in love with Ford Explorers for as long as I can remember. I don’t know why, I just have. They just appeal to my artistic tastes! Kinda like how I love DeLoreans, too, not only because they were in Back to the Future, but because they’re just about the most awesome looking car you can buy! My friends also have an Explorer that I love riding in. Best vehicle I’ve ever ridden in… Smooth ride, comfortable seats, sealed up tight so you can’t hear all the usual loudness of a vehicle.
Anyway, so my brother fixed one up and it rocks. What you do to fix wrecks is buy two vehicles. Yup. Two of ‘em. One to restore and one to rip parts off of. It’s gotta be the same model, though, of course, duh. BUT ANYWAY, IT’S LATE AND I NEED TO GET DONE WITH THIS POST BECAUSE I’M REALLY TIRED. He fixed his, and he has parts left over, and Dad found ANOTHER wrecked Explorer with enough intact parts that the left over parts from Brother’s fix-it job will replace all the broken stuff. Almost a perfect match.
Soooo… Instead of buying a computer. I bought a wrecked SUV that I’m going to be fixing up over the course of the summer and then have a kick-butt vehicle for next semester of college and beyond! I already have a car, but it gets… Well… maybe 0.1 miles per gallon. You drive out the driveway and you need to fill up the tank. It’s a useless roadster. A 1992 (I think) Ford Mustang GT Convertible, booyah. Awesome stuff, but not really practical to drive with gas at 3 freakin’ bucks a gallon.
But oh, GS, you’re saying, you can’t afford a Mustang, but you bought a gas-guzzling SUV that causes global warming because Al Gore said so?! Yep. That’s right. I bought an ice-cap melting SUV. Well, not exactly. It has the engine of an Aerostar and gets 30 miles a gallon. That’s purdy durned gewd. Hello, fuel-savings for me!
Here’s a picture of what mine’s supposed to look like:
Same colors almost exactly! Except… That’s not what it looks like right now, haha, no. Not at all. I’ll maybe take a digital picture for those of you who are dying to know what it looks like. I think… Maybe just me.