Kelli and I are getting rid of some games we don't really have interest in. Let us know if you want any, and can come by at some point to pick some up.
Sid Meier's Civilization: The Boardgame
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring Strategy Battle Game (Games Workshop)
Battle of the Sexes
Scruples (may be missing stuff)
Get The Picture
Mensa Mind Pack
Kids jigsaw puzzles:
Winnie the Pooh (24 piece)
Hello Kitty (64 piece)
Well, I'm just posting today because of the stupid LJ strike, which says you *shouldn't* post today. I think the reasons for the strike are stupid, and people are getting riled up over nothing.
True, I am a paid LJ user (The only feature I use is stylesheets so I can get a single RSS feed for all my friends), but you get better functionality with the ads level of service than you did with the simple basic.
Furthermore, I looked at the Russian interview, and it really wasn't as inflammatory as the original translator claimed.
In sum, don't just react to something because someone is whiny tells you to, do think a little bit for yourself. If you have investigated and thought about it and still support the strike, well, I support that--but don't expect me to do so.
I was inspired to do this after seeing the initial bit in a Questionable Content comic. What autocompletes in your browser after hitting one letter?
I'm currently struggling with what kind of car to get when I return to the US. There is a set of parameters that are fixed: I am getting a convertible, probably 2-3 years old, stick, under $30k. Within these parameters, though, there are two major contenders and I don't know which way to go.
The crux of the problem is that there are several competing factors, and I just don't know which ones are more important to me at this point. So in way of explanation, I will toss out the models I've considered:
1) Honda S2000. I've been in love with this car for some time now--I actually considered purchasing one here in Qatar. It's a sweet car, sporty, and I'd bank on it being reliable since it's a Honda (as a subset of Japanese cars). I'm not actually going to be commuting to work by car anyway, so I don't need a car I can car pool with, or anything like that. Drawbacks: 1) Only 2 seats, 2) favorite color only came out in 2006 (minor). I don't know that I feel comfortable with only having room for one passenger, as it's mainly a pleasure vehicle, and my vision would be to use it for enjoyable trips, particularly since I'll be living with Kelli and Jamie. It also means that I'm hamstrung in being able to help out in giving rides to people, but perhaps this really isn't much of an issue these days. Trunk space might also be something of an issue.
2) BMW 3-series. It has 4 seats. The body is quite nice, though I'm not crazy about it, available colors are OK. I suspect the reliability somewhat more, and the resale value doesn't seem to hold up quite as well--though coming in at the 2-3 year mark probably equalizes things quite a bit. The performance will probably be more than reasonable for what I really want and would use it for. I'm not going to be taking it out on the track or anything like that. There seem to be some good deals if I look nationwide, though I'm not really comfortable buying a used car site unseen. One other problem is that the rear seats might not really have enough room to be very useful--I've never really looked closely at one in person.
3) Toyota solara. If it weren't for the fact that the car is completely uninspired, it'd probably be the right compromise. The exterior is OK but more eh than the BMW. The interior...looks exactly the same as every other Toyota ever. Which is to say, "boring".
So, gods of Livejournal, I would appreciate any thoughts you may have. Anything else I might be missing/forgetting? I'm pretty down on American cars, and whatever it is, I want it to be very reliable.