Earlier today, I spotted a billboard for KnoxTube.com, a site for local video blogs and other random crap that bored people in East TN want to post. Naturally, the second we got home, I had to check it out. This is the first video I found...
I am still on the hunt for a car, and I've been eyeballing CarMax since I want to go used, and they seem to have decent deals. I've heard that they don't give anything for a trade-in, but that's not really a concern since I will probably just sell my car privately.
Mostly, I'm wondering about the quality of the vehicles - do they really go over them with a fine-toothed comb? And, how is the overall buying experience? No haggling sounds nice to me, but is the rest of the process relatively pain-free? Also, if anyone knows anything about their guarantees or warranties, I'm interested in that info, also.
I rented this on a whim, 'cause everything else at Blockbuster looked stinky. I didn't know a thing about it, but WOW. I actually think it might take a spot in my Top 10.
This description from IMDB sums it up as best as possible, I think:
"Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, sixteen-year-old Finn (Anton Yelchin) wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend the summer in South America studying the Iskanani Indians, or "Fierce People," with the anthropologist father he's never met. But Finn's dreams are shattered when he is arrested in a desperate effort to help his drug-dependent mother, Liz (Diane Lane), who scrapes by working as a masseuse. Determined to get their lives back on track, Liz moves the two of them into a guesthouse on the vast country estate of her ex-client, the aging aristocratic billionaire, Ogden C. Osbourne (Donald Sutherland). In Osbourne's close world of privilege and power, Finn and Liz encounter a tribe fiercer and more mysterious than anything they might find in the South American jungle: the super rich. While Liz battles her substance abuse and struggles to win back her son's love and trust, Finn falls in love with Osbourne's beautiful granddaughter, Maya (Kristin Stewart), befriends her charismatic older brother, Bryce (Chris Evans), and even wins the favor of Osbourne himself. But when a shocking act of violence shatters Finn's ascension within the Osbourne clan, the golden promises of this lush world quickly sour. And both Finn and Liz, caught in a harrowing struggle for their dignity, discover that membership always comes at a price..."
So, add it to your Netflix queues. :bossy: A little funny, a little sad, all-around quirky and enthralling - very excellent.
I looked at the Land Rover LR3, Volvo XC90, and the BMW X5. The LR3 was a major disappointment, and the whole new poser Land Rover scene is a pool of doucherty that I'm just not ready to jump into. I've lusted after the X5 since it came to the market, but my head tells me that the XC90 is just the best bang for the buck out of the three. The fit and finish were really nice, and it had great space with a third row of seats that folds flat. I've driven an X5 before, and it's comfortable and fun, but I see the XC90 being more family-friendly and having a much more pleasant longevity to it.
(I didn't drive any of them today, but I'll get to that eventually. Also, I am definitely buying used, 'cause I refuse to take the new car hit.)
I don't know the first thing about Volvos, other than that they're supposedly safe and are probably designed by a bunch of guys named Sven. So, I'm going to research a little bit online, but if anyone has any experience with them or opinions (especially the XC90, though I'll listen to anything), I'm all ears. :)
This is Robert Redford's company, and I have no idea how I got on their mailing list, but I'm not complaining. I love this catalog. I want to buy all the furniture and home accessories, I adore the jewelry ('cause I'm really into silver rather than gold), and I love the leather goods.
Please click the below link and vote for Smugmug. (Yes, I know Etsy is tempting.) A very awesome friend of mine owns the company (which is also awesome), and it hosts my favorite gigantic motorcycle board. I would be most appreciative. :D