General15 Jul 2008 09:26 pm

Have started golf lessons and bought clubs.

Assimilation of golf fashion has begun. Visiting Lacoste store tomorrow.

The car has arrived! No official name yet, but accepting suggestions.

Paint job is new; it’s sparkly yellow mica paint and is lovely.

The car is a 1993 RX-7 (left hand drive) and came from California. It’s now street legal, so we can go for bubble tea runs and late night drives all we like.

Weather has been typically Albertan lately. Out-of-nowhere downpourhailbeatdowns turn into…

Evaporative early morning mist type scenes.

Learning to drive the ‘Rex is a nerve wracking ordeal. We drove around the Oliver Safeway lot for a good 3/4 of an hour, as I practiced shifting and stopped squealing when I revved too quickly. The car’s got a lot of pep.

Self satisfied after my lesson.

Not as sure of my new fringe hairdo.

Every year the town of Rimbey has a 100-foot shootout drag race. All classes of cars are welcome to enter, and the races are, well, 100 feet. We drove out the hour to get there.

The smell of canola was pretty overwhelming at times.

But it complemented the paint job of the ‘Rex nicely.

Rimbey is, well, a small town in Alberta.

Note gun rack on side.

$10 too much to pay for an event in your front yard? Ain’t nothing a lawn chair and some Pil from the fridge won’t solve.

In addition to this ridiculous souped up Suzuki Sidekick (which won it’s first heat then was DQ’d embarassingly by a Z28) there was also a front wheel drive Astro van and a wood paneled station wagon.

This guy made it to the finals. Originally, from the stands, I thought it was a chihuaha. Closer inspection showed something even better! Good driving buddy, IMO.

Sick Corvette Stingray.

Parental units on front step. Yes, that is my father’s tongue sticking out.

We had a rack of lamb for dinner. Here, Mike is showing proper searing technique.

Later, I almost had to get a fan going the smoke from the berbere rub was so bad.

The lamb was pretty good though.

2 Responses to “Rimbey and other things”

  1. on 16 Jul 2008 at 12:21 am Design Monkey

    What? Car? LIfe? Drag racing? New ‘do? Lamb? Good heavens! Have you achieved domestic bliss?

    Impoverished in London,

    Design Monkey

  2. on 19 Jul 2008 at 1:06 pm 32-P

    I love that photo of you standing beside the car… did you match your shirt to the car just for the driving lesson? :-p