jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Apr. 3rd, 2010 08:53 pm)
So, you probably already know this, but just in case, I've been off in Disney World for the last week, and have only been sort of checking LJ on my phone for the last week. If the world ended while I was away, please leave a message informing of it here.
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Mar. 17th, 2010 05:25 pm)
I needed to change the bulb in the front left fog lamp on my car, since it burned out recently and my car's due for its annual safety inspection. Virginia's rules with respect to flog lamps are...weird. If you have them, and they are wired, they must function, or you fail. If they're there but not connected, the state doesn't care if they work. And if you don't have them, none of this is relevant, obviously.

I hit up Google for info on E46 M3 fog lights, and all it fed me were places to buy replacement housings and forums where people who obviously have zero business ever getting near a tool were complaining about how difficult it was to change them, but no one selling the actual bulbs. So off to BMW of Sterling I went. They sold me the right part, but pulled the wrong box off the shelf. I discovered this when I pulled the old bulb out. At home. If I hadn't have had to drive back to BMW of Sterling to get the right bulb, it would have been a three minute job that requires a single tool (an 8mm hex driver, if you care). I'm still trying to figure out how this is remotely difficult. Or complicated.

The bulb itself is fairly weird and yeah, that's gonna be something that I get from the dealer (in five years, this is the first time I've had to replace a fog light bulb, so it's not that bad).
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Mar. 17th, 2010 05:25 pm)
I needed to change the bulb in the front left fog lamp on my car, since it burned out recently and my car's due for its annual safety inspection. Virginia's rules with respect to flog lamps are...weird. If you have them, and they are wired, they must function, or you fail. If they're there but not connected, the state doesn't care if they work. And if you don't have them, none of this is relevant, obviously.

I hit up Google for info on E46 M3 fog lights, and all it fed me were places to buy replacement housings and forums where people who obviously have zero business ever getting near a tool were complaining about how difficult it was to change them, but no one selling the actual bulbs. So off to BMW of Sterling I went. They sold me the right part, but pulled the wrong box off the shelf. I discovered this when I pulled the old bulb out. At home. If I hadn't have had to drive back to BMW of Sterling to get the right bulb, it would have been a three minute job that requires a single tool (an 8mm hex driver, if you care). I'm still trying to figure out how this is remotely difficult. Or complicated.

The bulb itself is fairly weird and yeah, that's gonna be something that I get from the dealer (in five years, this is the first time I've had to replace a fog light bulb, so it's not that bad).
jsbowden: (BMW Convertible)
( Mar. 17th, 2010 05:25 pm)
I needed to change the bulb in the front left fog lamp on my car, since it burned out recently and my car's due for its annual safety inspection. Virginia's rules with respect to flog lamps are...weird. If you have them, and they are wired, they must function, or you fail. If they're there but not connected, the state doesn't care if they work. And if you don't have them, none of this is relevant, obviously.

I hit up Google for info on E46 M3 fog lights, and all it fed me were places to buy replacement housings and forums where people who obviously have zero business ever getting near a tool were complaining about how difficult it was to change them, but no one selling the actual bulbs. So off to BMW of Sterling I went. They sold me the right part, but pulled the wrong box off the shelf. I discovered this when I pulled the old bulb out. At home. If I hadn't have had to drive back to BMW of Sterling to get the right bulb, it would have been a three minute job that requires a single tool (an 8mm hex driver, if you care). I'm still trying to figure out how this is remotely difficult. Or complicated.

The bulb itself is fairly weird and yeah, that's gonna be something that I get from the dealer (in five years, this is the first time I've had to replace a fog light bulb, so it's not that bad).
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Feb. 9th, 2010 11:01 am)
Can we get a break? Please? I know you're going for the all time record here, but you know, I'm totally okay if we don't break five feet of snow in a seven week span. Really. I don't live in New England on purpose.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Feb. 9th, 2010 11:01 am)
Can we get a break? Please? I know you're going for the all time record here, but you know, I'm totally okay if we don't break five feet of snow in a seven week span. Really. I don't live in New England on purpose.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Feb. 9th, 2010 11:01 am)
Can we get a break? Please? I know you're going for the all time record here, but you know, I'm totally okay if we don't break five feet of snow in a seven week span. Really. I don't live in New England on purpose.
jsbowden: (ROFLOLZOMFGWFTBBQ!?!?!)
( Jan. 27th, 2010 10:18 am)
My aerocar is totally hosed right now, and the mag-lev was packed this morning. My HCD only gets spotty reception on the train too, so I totally couldn't catch up on holo-vids. Gah, silly Zeussday.
jsbowden: (ROFLOLZOMFGWFTBBQ!?!?!)
( Jan. 27th, 2010 10:18 am)
My aerocar is totally hosed right now, and the mag-lev was packed this morning. My HCD only gets spotty reception on the train too, so I totally couldn't catch up on holo-vids. Gah, silly Zeussday.
jsbowden: (ROFLOLZOMFGWFTBBQ!?!?!)
( Jan. 27th, 2010 10:18 am)
My aerocar is totally hosed right now, and the mag-lev was packed this morning. My HCD only gets spotty reception on the train too, so I totally couldn't catch up on holo-vids. Gah, silly Zeussday.
jsbowden: (Dobok)
( Nov. 18th, 2009 09:30 am)
After class last night, a friend downloaded the lightsaber app for his iPhone, and I downloaded the one for the Droid to mine. Our duel was a draw. Unfortunately, I couldn't use the Force to pull the roof down on his head and claim superiority that way, so for now the Empire and the Rebellion are at a stalemate.
jsbowden: (Dobok)
( Nov. 18th, 2009 09:30 am)
After class last night, a friend downloaded the lightsaber app for his iPhone, and I downloaded the one for the Droid to mine. Our duel was a draw. Unfortunately, I couldn't use the Force to pull the roof down on his head and claim superiority that way, so for now the Empire and the Rebellion are at a stalemate.
jsbowden: (Dobok)
( Nov. 18th, 2009 09:30 am)
After class last night, a friend downloaded the lightsaber app for his iPhone, and I downloaded the one for the Droid to mine. Our duel was a draw. Unfortunately, I couldn't use the Force to pull the roof down on his head and claim superiority that way, so for now the Empire and the Rebellion are at a stalemate.
jsbowden: (Default)
( Oct. 15th, 2009 08:30 am)
Go fuck yourself.
jsbowden: (Default)
( Oct. 15th, 2009 08:30 am)
Go fuck yourself.
jsbowden: (Default)
( Oct. 15th, 2009 08:30 am)
Go fuck yourself.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Sep. 30th, 2009 10:55 am)
Seriously, FOUR? It took four hours to drive from Reston to FedEx Field for last night's U2 concert. If they hadn't started late, instead of missing the opening act (Muse, whoever the hell they are) and the first U2 song, we'd have missed half the main act. Google Earth is confirming the route I took as the shortest at 37.4 miles (with an estimated driving time of 46 minutes, ha ha, I gave us two hours) by taking the Dulles Toll Road to the Capitol Beltway and taking the north side of the beltway to the stadium exits for the north side parking lots.

Dear Maryland: Fuck you and your lack of capacity (we were moving fine until we crossed the Potomac, then everything went to shit, and it was primarily normal commuter traffic).

At least it was a good show.
jsbowden: (Eclipse)
( Sep. 30th, 2009 10:55 am)
Seriously, FOUR? It took four hours to drive from Reston to FedEx Field for last night's U2 concert. If they hadn't started late, instead of missing the opening act (Muse, whoever the hell they are) and the first U2 song, we'd have missed half the main act. Google Earth is confirming the route I took as the shortest at 37.4 miles (with an estimated driving time of 46 minutes, ha ha, I gave us two hours) by taking the Dulles Toll Road to the Capitol Beltway and taking the north side of the beltway to the stadium exits for the north side parking lots.

Dear Maryland: Fuck you and your lack of capacity (we were moving fine until we crossed the Potomac, then everything went to shit, and it was primarily normal commuter traffic).

At least it was a good show.
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