Daily Archives: October 29, 2001

So looking at the syllabus

So looking at the syllabus for tonight, it seems that I have a 8-10 page due today. I’m hoping that it got pushed back until next week and then our bibliography got pushed back another week. Here’s a toast to hoping.
**sigh** It’s not like I’m not doing the reading for these classes. I’ve actually read most of my books at least twice. I hve no problem reading the shit and I actually finding it fascinating. I just hate trying to put my own ideas about the stuff on paper. And there is so much that I need to put on paper.
Hist 642
15-20 page paper/project – 2 pages done, few sources collected
8-10 page historiographical essay on the 60’s – 0 pages done (eep!)
bibliography for said 15-20 page paper – hah!
AAS 310
Midterm tomorrow. Just need to explain why white people are the cause of suffering for all of the other races in history, in this case the Chinese (You think that I’m kidding; he has all but written it on the board. He actually made a chart about it, I wish that I would have copied it down)
Anth 569
Dropped it. Actually I’m withdrawing out of it, but it looks like I have to get the teacher and the dean to sign paperwork on it. Hopefully, it won’t be too difficult to do
Hist 469
5 page midterm – 3 pages and DRAGGING…..oy vey is it Dragging
5 page book review on Children Book (Laurence Yep/Dragonwings) – Need to find the book and read it)
So that is the state of my academic progress for my last semester in college. Not looking pretty folks. **sigh** I wish that they could bottle inspiration, dedication, or maybe an anti-procrastination pill. I could def. use an antidepressant. I guess I should start back on the St. John Wort. Poop.
Current mood: blah
Current music: Phanton Of The Opera – The Point Of No Return

Car Choice #4

VW Jetta GL. My parent bought a Passat earlier this year and it really looks nice. I can’t afford the Passat though.

ABS (anti-lock braking system)
1.9L 90 hp, 4 cylinder in-line, turbocharged
direct injection diesel
Power-assisted rack and pinion steering
Front and rear gas shock absorbers
Independent front McPherson struts, stabilizer
Independent track correcting torsion beam rear
axle with integrated stabilizer bar
Traction Control
EBC (engine braking control) prevents
compression-induced skidding in slippery
5-speed manual transmission
Roof-mounted amplified flexible black whip
Brake Lights
Center high mounted stop lamp in the bottom of
rear window
Gray shade band on upper windshield
Tinted glass, green
Body-color grille with center logo
Dual tone horns
Lights, Front/Rear
Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Upon start-up of
vehicle, headlights are engaged with reduced
Side blinker lights (clear lens optic)
Body-color mirror housings
Driver and front passenger side power mirrors,
Body-color side moldings
Full-size steel spare wheel/tire
2-speed windshield wipers with 4-speed,
programmable intermittent wipe feature
Air Conditioning
Air conditioning, CFC-free
Anti-theft vehicle alarm system for doors, hood,
trunk lid, radio and starter
Front center armrest, adjustable/folding with
storage compartment
Rear ashtray receptacle with red insert at rear
end of center console
Assist Handles
Silicone-dampened return assist handles, 2 front
and 2 rear
Cruise Control
Cruise control
Electric rear window defroster
Electric side mirror defroster/defogger
Doors/Side Panels
Integrated armrests in front and rear door panels
Floor Mats
Front and rear carpeted floor mats
Instrument Cluster
Brake wear indicator
Illumination of controls and gauges–blue, with
red indicators
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer,
coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge, gear
indicator (automatic transmission), warning
lights, and digital clock
Folding keys (2), with radio-frequency remote
transmitter for central locking
Valet key
2 rear reading lights
Interior front center dome light with time delay
with 2 reading lights
Automatic locking feature (Dealer programmable)
Child safety locks on rear doors
Driver and passenger door mounted power
lock/unlock switches for central locking system
Remote central power locking system with
selective unlocking and key-operated convenience
close feature
Driver and front passenger illuminated visor
vanity mirrors with sliding covers and
illumination light in headliner
Chrome lock cylinders (glovebox and trunk
release), park brake button, shift lever plate
(automatic transmission), interior door handles,
and ring on shift knob
Premium 8-speaker AM/FM cassette stereo sound
Remote Releases
Remote releases for fuel filler flap and trunk
with valet lockout, located on driver’s door
Restraint System
Automatic tensioning retractors for front and
rear passenger safety belts, to secure child seat
in place
Buckle switch (sensor to adjust speed at which
airbag deploys depending on safety belt use)
Driver and front passenger front and side airbag
supplemental restraint system*
Height adjustable front 3-point safety belts,
color coordinated
LATCH (Lower Anchorage and Tether for Child
Rear 3-point safety belts for all seating
positions, color coordinated
Safety belt pre-tensioners with load limiters,
front seats only
Side Curtain Protection (TM)
Seating, Front
Front seats, fully reclining, height adjustable,
with adjustable lockable head restraints
Seating, Rear
60/40 split folding rear seat
Steering Wheel
4-spoke padded steering wheel
Height-adjustable, telescoping steering column
Steering wheel deformable/collapsible upon impact
Theft-deterrent steering column
Dash-mounted retractable beverage holders
Front door storage pockets with rubber liners
Front seatback magazine/storage pocket
Storage compartment inside front center armrest
Fully carpet-lined luggage compartment
Ventilation System
Pollen and dust filter
Rear seat heat and A/C ducts
Key-operated convenience close and open feature
Power windows with pinch protection. Front
windows with automatic one-touch feature,
operable from driver’s side only.
Limited Warranty**
Corrosion Perforation
12 year unlimited distance Limited Warranty
Against Corrosion Perforation
5 year/60,000 mile (whichever comes first)
Limited Powertrain Warranty.
4 year/50,000 mile (whichever occurs first)
Limited New Vehicle Warranty. Wear and tear items
and adjustments excluded after initial 12
months/12,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
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For all of these cars,

For all of these cars, there are special financing. VW is 0.9 %and college grad assistance. Honda has 3..9-5.9% financing. Toyota has 0% financing and Saturn has 2.9%. But I figured all of the finance stuff assuming if my credit union was financing me at 6.49%. And I’m not even sure if I would get that with my credit. Actually, I am not too sure how bad my credit is. I know that it’s not spotless, but it might actually be better than I make it out to sound. Anyway, All of these specials end on the 31th, so if I wanted to get one of these, I would have to do it soon.
O. K. time to clean my room and to take my mind off of this.
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Car Choice #3

Toyota Celica. IF there is a car that I want, then this is it.

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Car Selection #2

Honda Civic Coupe. Click Here to see all of the details

Not sure of all of the differences between the DX, EX, and LX. But it would be a nice car and if I ever had the inclination to “rice boy” it up, I could have my brother Eric do it for me.
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Car Choices: Car #1

This is sorta of the car that I was looking at the Saturn Dealership on Sat,
Saturn SC2
2002 SC2 Three-Door Coupe 5-speed Manual Exterior Color: Orange Interior Color: Black Cloth
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price

Options Installed by Manufacturer
Sunroof $725
Anti-lock Braking System w/ Traction Control $495
27 38
Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle condition. Results reported to EPA indicate that the majority of vehicles with these estimates will achieve between 22 and 32 MPG in the city and between 32 and 44 MPG on the highway.
1.9L DOHC 16-Valve Engine, 5-speed Manual Transmission
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost:
For Comparison Shopping, all vehicles classified as SUB-COMPACT have been issued mileage ratings 11 to 42 MPG city and 16 to 49 MPG highway.
Standard Equipment
3 Year/36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
See Retailer For Details
24 Hour Roadside Assistance
30 Day/1,500 Mile Money Back
1.9L DOHC 16-Valve Engine
5-speed Manual Transmission
Rear Access Door
Variable-Effort Power Steering
Stainless Steel Exhaust
Power Brakes w/Front Disc and Rear Drums
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Lube For Life Suspension
Sequential-Port Fuel Inject.
Compact Spare Tire T115/70R14
Sport-tuned Suspension
Dent-Resistant Exterior Panels
Rear Spoiler
Color Keyed Pwr Ext. Mirrors
P195/60R15 Radial Tires
Sport 15 Inch Full Wheel Covers
Halogen Headlamps
Solar Glass
Air Conditioning
Power Windows w/Express Down
Pwr Locks w/Keyless Entry & Saturn Security System
Driver Seat Height/Lumbar Adj
Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo w/CD and 4 Coaxial Speakers
Leather Sport Steering Wheel
Adjustable Steering Column
3-Speed Intermittent Wipers
Remote Trunk & Fuel Fill Door Release
Fold-Down Rear Seats (60/40)
Front Seat Armrest w/Storage
Front Console with Cup Holders and storage pocket cup holders built into door panels
Tachometer & Trip Odometer
Rear Window Defroster
Oil Life Monitor
Reclining Front Bucket Seats
Adjustable Head Restraints
Front/Rear Carpeted Floor Mats
Carpeted Cargo Area w/ Light
Passenger-Side Vanity Mirror
Headlights-On Chime
Safety Features
Reduced Force Dual Airbags
Daytime Running Lamps
Side Impact Door Beams & Pads
3 Pt O/Brd Front/Rear Safety Belts
Child Seat Tether Anchors
Part 2 of Window Sticker For 2002 SC2 Three-Door Coupe: Configured MSRP with factory options: $17,300
Extended Powertrain Coverage
5 Years/60,000 Miles (with $100 Deductible)
Retailer Installed Accessories
(These MSRP’s do NOT include retailer installation charges which may add significant costs to your final price. Please see your local retailer for details).
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Slowly losing my mind

I could have sworn that I made a post this morning from work, but it’s not there. Nothing really mind blowing, just blah, blah rants
Well, I’m at home now surveying the damage that I have caused to my room this weekend. It’s in a large pile covered by my mink blanket right now. **sigh** The messiness of my room has always been an indication of my mood. Well it’s not looking good, people. I am in a serious funk that I wonder if I can ever get out of. Of course I will, but it might take awhile to do so.
Not even installing Windows XP is helping my mood. Buying more computer stuff is a short term boost that not lasting as long. O. K. once Civilization III comes out on Wed, then I might be happy for awhile.
What would really make me happy is a new car. When to different car sites looking at car prices and stuff. It’s all so nerve wracking. Suzanne really wants me to get a Saturn, and while I’ve moved closer to getting one, I’m still kinda hesitant about it. Blah, I’ll just keep the old Metro for the rest of my life. How’s about that.
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