March 2007


Last Sunday (25th) was the one year anniversary of my first post. It slipped by without notice. I guessbetween trying to Bluetoothmy new vehicle and the fact that I’m in the process of changing web hosting companies, I’ve been too busy to think about the blog itself. I have to say I’ve enjoyed writing here, even if I don’t have the large following other blogs enjoy. I’m sure that has a lot to do with the fact that Randomography is…well…random. With no particular theme and nothing to rouse a reader to comment, I guess I’m doomed to relative obscurity. So be it. And Happy Birthday. 😎

The 740iL made it to the dealer without blowing up. And in its place now sits this 2003 X5 3.0. So far I’m impressed with the ride and handling. Very solid and surprisingly quiet. And with 100,000 fewer miles, I’m hoping for a few months without a trip to the dealer. 😀

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I’ve long been a fan of Formula One. It’s the pinnacle of motor racing with awesome technology, incredible driving talent, and some pretty involved strategy. This promises to be a really interesting year with some veterans changing teams and several extremely talent newcomers. Add in the best team of announcers in any sport (SpeedTV crew), and you have a great way to spend a few hours on Sunday mornings. 😎

Formula One

One week ago I posted about summer being right around the corner. We still have snow on the ground in places, yettomorrow is supposed to be in the 60s with temps in the 70s slated for Tuesday. What a difference a week makes. I just hope Spring lasts a few months. It’s too early for air conditioning.

On another note, my beloved 2001 BMW 740iL will be going away this week. Not since I owned a 1977BMW 633CSi have I enjoyed/hated owning a car so much. The 740 is my third BMW. My first, the 633, was incredible to drive when it ran well, but it was a frustrating beast and spent nearly as much time in the shop as it did on the road. The 740 has been pure joy to drive, but lately the 147,000 miles on the odometer have really been taking a toll. When I lose faith in a car, it’s time to find a new(er) one. So this week I’ll be trading it in on a 2003 BMW X5. My second BMW, a 2001 530i, never gave me a single problem. I’m hoping the even numbered cars, like the even numbered Star Trek movies, turn out to be the classics.

Ah, summertime. It’s just around the corner.Warmevenings, nice breezes, barbeques, and corn on the cob. No better way to eat it. 🙂

Corn on the cob.