Back and settled in for a few weeks! I head out in a bit for Xmas but will be here pretty much for the next month.
Body weight is settled at 257.5 this am which is good for me. I want to be under 260 as I train for the XPC Arnold.
Powerrackstrength is updated, improved and now LIVE. Granted, some issues with it here and there, but make sure to check it out and let us know how you feel about it. Also, dont forget to check out the copious training logs added.
I had the great pleasure of going in to get my oil changed yesterday. Unless you live on the moon, you are aware of how crooked these places are for the most part. The car dealerships are typically your best bet but the “fast Lube” type place is usually a tiring and irritating ordeal for most.
I don’t always have the time to make it in to the dealer so when I go, I’m very clear about what I want even though they try to sell you everything but the kitchen sink. Even in the past with a car that had less than 30k miles, always bullshitting you about what you should be doing. Every once in a while, you get one that actually listens to what you say and wont TRY to make their ticket quota on YOU. ‘Sir, you should consider using synthetic…’ OH REALLY? The people who BUILT this FOOKING car suggest using regular – as the engine ‘likes’ standard, not to mention you SHOULD stay with ONE type of oil and not deviate on a whim, Mr. Mechanic. I’m very sorry that you don’t make any money on a regular oil change and want me to get my brakes, air conditioning serviced and then flush my radiator… and wiper blades replace as they are ‘slightly dry’… Nah, pass….
Along the same lines; RENTING A CAR is a much worse experience in some cases. ‘Sir, what type of coverage will you be getting for you car because insert scare tactic/lie here _________________. After you decline, next attempt they make – try to make you feel crappy for not getting their protection and make sure you know you’re risking everything.
What they wont tell you: in most cases AAA, your credit card and YOUR INSURANCE will PROTECT YOU.
I hate hate hate both, and cringe as I hear the bullshit sales pitch as they look at you and lie. Drives me crazy.
I feel similar to buying a car, but I’ll share a story on that soon. I’ve actually had some really cool experiences the last few times.
I needed to say this. Thanks!