We had a big Strolling show today at the Missouri Athletic Club. A small ensembled played for the cocktail hour, and the full group with a bunch of alumni leads played for the dinner, which had well over 400 people crammed in a small room. So that was really interesting. The problem with space wasn't as bad as I had thought though. Afterwards, I went with a bunch of sophomores to Talayna's, where we had Pizza. So that was tons of fun.
Friday, 2nd of February, 2001
You know you're from Missouri when... (so true, my comments in parentheses)
Thursday, 1st of February, 2001
The 2002 Impreza was not there, the lady said we're a week too early, and it'll be at Chicago next week. Darn. So the Subaru section was basically familiar territory. Saab had some nice tricks up there sleeve, they had a black Viggen and an Aero. Nice. And there was also a 9-5 with "AWD" printed on the side. Hmmm. It wasn't really in the Saab section, but rather the custom audio, so I don't know what the status of that one is. Speaking of the custom audio, there was this ridiculous Ford Excursion there with 12 gigantic amps, 12 12" subwoofers in the back, and speakers and tweeters all over the place. Ridiculous. And they wouldn't even let us turn it up loud. I went around and sat in cars I probably won't get chances to sit in, mostly sports cars like the Corvette, Celica GT-S, and what not. So that was fun. As for normal practical cars, today really confirmed my notion that not many cars are better than the Subaru Legacy.
Another car that deserves mention that my brother also got a kick out of was the Toyota Echo. It's so nice, $11000 base price ($1600 more for A/C), and it has a gigantic interior and trunk space. Gigantic. Absolutely impressive, comparable to small station wagons. And the interior? I sat down, and being tall, I had tons of head room left over. It's not like the S4, where my head was almost sticking out of the sunroof. And at 42 mpg, it's definately a nice-value car, though I guess it's really not the best car for a person like me, who likes to soup things up... maybe I should stick with the Hyundai Elantra for that.
CNet publishes a Cell phone radiation chart, it's interesting. It seems Motorola dominates the low radiation levels.