Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, so sorry if it's already been said, but if you're going to buy any sort of toy/model aircraft, it would be a great idea to check out the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and seriously consider joining. They provide lots of good information but, more importantly, membership… » 12/08/14 11:30am 12/08/14 11:30am

As someone who recently traded his BMW for a Toyota, who has an 11 month old son and another child due in March, a 401k, and who is currently researching 529 plans, I think you articulated it perfectly when you wrote that "you prevent yourself from buying silly things by hiding your own money from yourself." I'm… » 11/06/14 10:55am 11/06/14 10:55am

As a current Florida resident (UK ex-pat), I cannot possibly deny that there are a ton of bat shit crazy people here. However, I will defend the state of Florida by saying: (1) a large number of people in FL are transplants from other states, not natives , thanks for sending all your crazies; (2) this model parent… » 9/09/14 1:50pm 9/09/14 1:50pm

As an attorney, I would defend the statement about "stupid arguments" by simply saying this: sometimes you get hired by stupid clients who do stupid things, and they don't give you much to work with. Your only recourse is to throw out the one stupid argument you have, see if you get a little bit of traction, and then… » 9/05/14 3:40pm 9/05/14 3:40pm

I've been hit three times in 2 different cars. First car was hit by a teenager in a parking lot (no police report, claim filed with his insurance, approx. $2,000 of damage) and then by a deer in South Carolina (no official police "report", filed a claim with my insurance, approx $5,000 damage). That car showed NOTHING… » 9/04/14 4:24pm 9/04/14 4:24pm

Not Labor Day Weekend, but the weekend before I traded in my 2008 BMW 335 (*tear, sniffle, cry, tear, frowny face*) with 93k on the clock to purchase a 2014 4Runner Limited 4WD with 2 on the clock. I have a dog, a 9 month old sasquatch of a son, and another (child not dog) on the way, so cargo space has now become a… » 9/02/14 3:53pm 9/02/14 3:53pm

I want a car/truck that is universally given and known by a nickname among neighbors and locals. This dude obviously didn't tell people "Hey, could you please refer to my truck as "the Warhorse?" The truck just made it happen on its own. That is bad ass. » 8/29/14 10:53am 8/29/14 10:53am