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James Hong

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

It's the year of the dog. I'm not sure what dog years are supposed to be like, but i thought it'd be fun to check out the people on hotornot that have dogs as a keyword.

When I was 3, my family got a cute golden retriever puppy that I used to think was huge, but now I realize I was just small too. He kept pooping all over the place, driving my parents nuts, so we ended up giving him to someone else and instead we got a cat. There is no year of the cat. What sign are you? You can check a chart here

Sunday, January 15, 2006

ok, this is going to sound crazy to a lot of people..

...but i am totally excited about getting a Prius. I put a deposit on one a few weeks ago, not sure when I actually get it.

Yes, the Porsche was super fun to drive, and I'm sure the Prius is gonna feel sluggish as hell... BUT:

1) I get to drive in the carpool lane (anyone living in California understands what a big deal that is!! no $271 fines for me..)

2) It's good for the environment

3) Over the almost 4 years I've had the Porsche, it has been to the shop for defects about 6 or 7 times. This includes having the engine replaced twice. TWICE!! Even if I drove the engine hard, which I don't, I wouldn't expect to replace it even once. Porsche takes really good care of people when things go wrong, which is why I figure they get really high customer satisfaction ratings, but the truth is, I'd rather things just not go wrong to begin with.

So, I'm going back to Toyota for now. I had my parent's old Camry forever, and that thing wouldn't die, no matter how poorly I treated it. Seriously, I wish my relationships were that steady and reliable ;) Yea I know the car isn't as stylish, but I still think it's HOT in its own way.

Not sure what I'm gonna do with the Porsche now. If I end up trading it in, given that its warranty period is almost over, I'd hate to be the one to buy it used!

Monday, January 09, 2006

Lazy Sunday

Man, It's been weeks since the SNL skit was shown, but I still can't get this stupid rap video out of my head. I think I watch it 20 times a day. I think I'll throw a party where all we have is cupcakes, red vines, and mr pibb.. (anyone know which alcohol mixes well with mr. pibb?)