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Old 02-05-2005, 10:28 AM
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Rather wrench on diesel than hang out at a bar ?

Hey guys/gals,
I just wanted to make sure I'm not the only one doing this...

I'm in school full time for another quarter or so (see other gratuitous posts with job searches in them =). Every wednesday night a group of the guys from the UC mens chorus I am a part of(and girls from the women's chorus) go to a local bar near campus and hang out, sing kareoke, blah blah blah, and as far as the times go- they are pretty cool to hang out with- no excess drunkedness, level-headed kids (I am 7-9 years older than them...I kinda see them as kids) and my wife is understanding when I come home late wednesday night becuase she knows its the chorus crowd I'm with. Add this to the fact that I come home late just about every night (night classes, doing homework in the lab- no broadband at home...) I am pretty happy with my understanding wife in this reguard.
Well the point is- last 2 wednesdays I bolted out of my wednesday night class and went to my brother's garage where I have been replacing little stuff on my 240Dismal- Speedo cable, change trans fluid...little stuff. Suffice to say I dont get home until late and the wife just assumes "Oh, he's out at the bar with his buddies" I've told her about my MB wrenching excursions the last 2 wednesdays, but I fear that I'm missing something.
Anyone else forgo the bar for wrenching on your MB ?

-John
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Old 02-05-2005, 12:09 PM
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Are you kidding? It's friggin' Mardi Gras here, and I'm on the Diesel forum! I also plan to work on the Benz today. I don't plan to go to the French Quarter this year, but I say that every year. Then I wind up walking home at 4am because I drank my cab fare. Well, I guess I just have to wait and see how that goes. Until I have a wife to keep me in check I'll probably continue to find myself in the Quarter every Mardi Gras, penniless and intoxicated .
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Old 02-05-2005, 01:01 PM
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Being 35 I have outgrown the bar thing, mostly. Luckily I have buddies who are married too, like to wrench and we often hang out in garage and wrench/benchrace/drink beer. I still like the occasional night out but staying in the garage keeps several things from happening: More money in the wallet. Beer at home=less than $1/each, bar beer=$3+,+tip. Beer at home, no chance of DUI. Beer at home keeps you from talking to all those women you shouldn't be talking to.... Beer at home keeps you from beating the crap out of dumbass 21-25year olds that choose the old guy to show how macho they are. The only pro-night out thing I can say is since you are only in school for a little while longer you should at least enjoy the cameraderie while its there. And the scenery is better in the bar too. RT
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Old 02-05-2005, 04:25 PM
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Hey guys/gals,
I just wanted to make sure I'm not the only one doing this...
To put it into perspective, I've been under the hood of my car (and, more often, my truck) countless times...and have never seen the inside of a bar.

So, you've got more of a life than I do
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:40 PM
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If I were the drinking 'type' it might be different-
Big on the saving money thing- I wont drink but I will blow $10 on a burger and fries- so thats what....3 beers and a pissed off waitres?

I laugh at "I dont go to bars, so I dont have a life" - people who say that (I used to say that) already know that there are more important things in life..

likely I'm just not the guy who hangs out in bars (6yrs in the navy and I never got used to it...) I just wanted to know if others even had the decision to make...

"hmmm...which is it tonight, bar or benz...bar or benz..."

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Old 02-05-2005, 09:03 PM
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More money in the wallet. Beer at home=less than $1/each, bar beer=$3+,+tip.
mm.. If you still have money in your wallet you don't have
a) enough tools
b) enough parts

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Old 02-05-2005, 10:06 PM
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The hell with the "bar" thing and more power to wrenching!

You're already married,so hanging out in a bar is simply a waste of time that inevitably make you "window shop" all the pretty young trim you imagine you could have,not at all conducive toward a secure relationship.

You are doing something constructive and rewarding, perhaps this crisis of conscience is related to the overtly sexual atmosphere inherent in bars you may feel a twinge of guilt over,men being men.
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So, Angel, are you lucky enough that your wrenching garage is in the Clifton area or do you have to go a long way? You and Sady's owner ought to get together sometime. Seems like there are more and more of you Cincy dieselers out there in the old home town.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Angel
Hey guys/gals,
I just wanted to make sure I'm not the only one doing this...

I'm in school full time for another quarter or so (see other gratuitous posts with job searches in them =). Every wednesday night a group of the guys from the UC mens chorus I am a part of(and girls from the women's chorus) go to a local bar near campus and hang out, sing kareoke, blah blah blah, and as far as the times go- they are pretty cool to hang out with- no excess drunkedness, level-headed kids (I am 7-9 years older than them...I kinda see them as kids) and my wife is understanding when I come home late wednesday night becuase she knows its the chorus crowd I'm with. Add this to the fact that I come home late just about every night (night classes, doing homework in the lab- no broadband at home...) I am pretty happy with my understanding wife in this reguard.
Well the point is- last 2 wednesdays I bolted out of my wednesday night class and went to my brother's garage where I have been replacing little stuff on my 240Dismal- Speedo cable, change trans fluid...little stuff. Suffice to say I dont get home until late and the wife just assumes "Oh, he's out at the bar with his buddies" I've told her about my MB wrenching excursions the last 2 wednesdays, but I fear that I'm missing something.
Anyone else forgo the bar for wrenching on your MB ?

-John
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:54 AM
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Oh, i would hope he's not in the Clifton area, unless its changed from when my son was at CCM.
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:01 AM
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Been that way most of my life. Cars always came before girls But now that I am married to ravishing hot babe my focus belong entirely to the garage housing my new '84 MB.
Hey if the itch bites she's just a few step away for instant relief
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:59 AM
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Thumbs down No, Clifton is boring!

Unless you like being stalked and spit at by all kinds of unsavory drug dealing/using locals! Working on your Benz is a whole lot safer! By the way , UC has changed a lot since I went to school there-since the infamous riots of '01, you leave campus at your peril.
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Old 02-06-2005, 12:09 PM
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Are you kidding? It's friggin' Mardi Gras here,

Thats awsome, grab some beads and look for hot girls! I have never been to a Mardi Gras I want to go to one. Beer, girls, beads= good times and crazy stuff.


I find working on my MB to be relaxing, now that I am back in school I enjoy spending an afternoon tinkering even more.
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:58 AM
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Mardi gras- diesel content =)

I did go to mardi gras a few years ago when I was temp. duty at Keesler AFB- mardi gras was **crazy**, definitley go once- and only once- WOW does that place get dirty...

Its funny, I am still newly married (less than 2yrs) so looking at college chickies doesnt do much for me- if it did I'd be in trouble b/c the men's and women's choruses are going to Florida for spring break this year (singing engagements in daytona, Orlando and Clearwater/Tampa...). Not that they are ugly, its just that they are all "below" me =)

I do not live in clifton, my apt and my mom's house (brother's garage) are on the east side- Anderson township so going to school is a diesel or 2-wheeled commute for me. I cant comment much on how safe clifton is nowadays, I still hear about cars getting broken into when parked along the street (another reason I'm glad I have a W123...) but thats normally only in that big park near campus and/or at night. Heck, I only have 1 class in clifton, chorus, the rest of my classes are at OCAS- a "branch campus" on victory parkway.


whunter- I'll have to look in my college's ASME office- they have some old engineering-type drawings on the walls that I've always wanted to stare at for a couple hours, just to see how they used to design things. Sorry if I dont have much "MB porn", a 240D is a jealous mistress =)

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I had forgotten this thread, until it came up in a search..
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