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|7 hours 26 min ago||oh man||
That adidas gear is awesome! We made a huge mistake going to Nike/Jumpman! We must return to adidas stat! adidas are t3h rox0rs
|7 hours 32 min ago||What about... Brandy,||
Brandy, Heather, Channing, Brianna, Amber, Serena, Melody, Dakota, Sierra, Bambi, Crystal, Samantha, Autumn, Ruby, Taylor, Tara, Tammy, Lauren, Charlene, Chantelle, Courtney, Misty, Jenny, Krista, Mindy, Noel, Shelby, Trina, Reba, Cassandra, Nikki, Kelsey, Shawna, Jolene, Urleen, Claudia, Savannah, Casey, Dolly, Kendra, Kylie, Chloe, Devon, Emmalou, f'in' *Becky*?
|10 hours 28 min ago||They have it for the ACC||
They have it for the ACC (FSU, although UNC and UVA are also good) and Big 12 (Texas, although I kinda like K-State for some reason)
|12 hours 59 min ago||Love the mathletes posts.||
Love the mathletes posts. Also, any chance monuMental will make a reappearance with his stellar wallpapers any time soon?
|1 day 7 hours ago||Or anywhere in between. Just||
Or anywhere in between. Just win, baby.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Alas?||
|1 day 9 hours ago||Although you've never had the||
Although you've never had the bells and whistles, I've found that even now-basic things like bluetooth are a gamechanger, particularly with all the new hands-free laws. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you no longer need to separately pay for a navigation system.
You can get a really decked out Civic for well under $30k. You could also look at other compacts, like the Mazda3, Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, and VW Golf or Jetta.
If you want something a little bigger, you can get well-equipped cars like the Accord, Sonata, Optima, Fusion, Malibu, and Altima for under $30k and still have an average fuel economy around 30 mpg.
I've rented the Mazda3, Forte, Elantra, Optima, Sonata, Fusion, Focus, Malbu, and Optima (and probably more I'm forgetting) and have nothing bad to say about them. I also love that Bluetooth is pretty much standard on all the cars these days.
I also agree that safety is more or less a wash and it really comes down to personal preference in terms of how comfortable you feel in the car and price. Think also about how you're going to be using the car and make sure it fits those use cases. If you make frequent trips to home depot for sheets of plywood and 2x4s, maybe an SUV or wagon is a better bet than a sedan.
|1 day 10 hours ago||That's a LOT of cars. What||
That's a LOT of cars. What about style? SUV/CUV, sedan, hatch/wagon, sporty? Do you do outdoor activities and want something that can accommodate a trailer hitch? AWD/4WD? Bells and whistles or plain jane? American/Japanese/Korean/European? Any brands you do NOT want?
Most cars can accommodate iPhones now. Some cars have Android Auto, which I would definitely go for if you have an Android phone. Bluetooth is pretty standard.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I have an '03 I35||
It's actually been pretty good and no issues with PS or tranny leaks. Do have some minor oil leaks, although I think that was bad gaskets by oil filter and/or drain plug. Replaced it all and now good.
The thing I hate about my I35 (and all Nissans of this vintage, apparently) is that the exhaust system is apparently completely uncoated/treated, so i've had the following completely rust through within the last 9 years we've lived in IL: both exhaust flanges (A-B and B-C), exhaust hangars, and brackets.
This has resulted in the pipes hanging low and hitting the crossmembers and other random things under there. I've hacked up a fix, which was to strap on a piece of member on the crossmember secured with large hose clamps to support the exhause pipe. It works, but still annoying. My wife took it to the dealer when I was out of town and they saw it and said, "Great idea - definitely cheaper than replacing all the brackets/hangers and it gets the job done." They undid it to check out the exhaust system, then put it back :)
|2 days 6 hours ago||That was my thought, also.||
That was my thought, also. Two sports and a diamond? Football and baseball, it seems. Good luck to the young man.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Adam Jacobi is a writer for||
Adam Jacobi is a writer for the Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants.
Those dudes are pretty funny.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I don't know about that||
I'd say more like Lewis = King, with King's advantage being size and zone
I would say, though, that Lewis > Tabor
|2 days 11 hours ago||so what?||
One could then make the argument that Carl Lewis is the overall better athlete and more dominant Olympian because he was proficient in both sprints AND a field event. And remember, Lewis also won a gold in the 200m in 1984, so he wasn't a one trick pony in track, either.
|2 days 11 hours ago||How is Bolt more dominant,||
How is Bolt more dominant, though? Phelps has more medals, gold medals, world records, and more Olympic games than Bolt.
|3 days 1 hour ago||if you're looking for a specialist||
then it's bolt. otherwise, it had to be Phelps. along the lines of being the greatest athlete across a range of disciplines, why isn't Ashton Eaton in the conversation? he just won his second consecutive decathlon gold and is the world record holder.
|3 days 1 hour ago||you do realize||
that swimming is also a race with margins of hundredths of seconds
|3 days 1 hour ago||can bolt||
win the 110m hurdles? doubtful.
|5 days 8 hours ago||hackenberg||
not only most maligned, but probably also the most hyped quarterback in the big ten over his career. which, frankly, I never understood. he was decent as a freshman, but i never saw anything special his last 2 years. I guess he's got "potential".
|6 days 5 hours ago||small class size||
means they can be much more selective
|6 days 5 hours ago||well timed||
use of overused mgomeme
|1 week 1 hour ago||nice race||
a sweep by the USA!
|1 week 1 hour ago||Go Blue!||
|1 week 10 hours ago||although||
Having him 100% for the other 10 games doesn't hurt either
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow||
He's a 5* basketball player, too? Is there anything he can't do?
|1 week 3 days ago||autocorrect||
remember, not engender. no idea where that came from.
|1 week 3 days ago||look up!||
there goes the point right over your head!
of course we'd engender it fondly. but we would not write an entire book about it.
|1 week 3 days ago||actually||
uber is allowed at ORD now for both dropoffs and pickups. however, it is still far more expensive from where I live compared to a suburban taxi service. maybe it's cheaper to the city.
|1 week 4 days ago||and on topic||
ORD does have valet service also. pricey though.
|1 week 4 days ago||ORD||
parking garage by the terminal daily rate, last I checked, is around $36 per day. lately, I just take a car to the airport. guy is s taxi driver, but I text a day ahead and he picks me up. all my travel is for clients and expensed, and is a wash or cheaper than the daily lot most times.
|1 week 5 days ago||Have a friend, family member,||
Have a friend, family member, co-worker mail it to you. This cover is in almost half the states (24 states + DC), so you must know SOMEBODY well enough to get it for you.
"The Michigan cover, featuring Jabrill Peppers—who is profiled by Andy Staples in the magazine—will be sent to Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska and Eastern Missouri. "