October 4th, 2003


Friday Five

I don't usually do these, but this one kicked the bloke gene.

1. What vehicle do you drive?

1998 Toyota Camry "Vienta"

2. How long have you had it?

I bought it used in 2000. It only had 28,000km on the clock. When I started looking around for another car I asked my mechanic "What's a good car?"

He said immediately "Toyota Camry. They're reliable, easy to work on, and the parts are cheap."

I made up a wish-list of what sort of Camry I wanted: V6, Manual (preferred, would take an automatic) White (preferred. any other colour is too hot out here) A/C, power steering (preferred). Next day I went to the local Toyota dealer and gave him my wish list. He thought for a moment and said "Yeah, we have one over there *points into the used car lot*"

So I bought it. White, V6, 5speed manual Toyota Camry "Vienta" with A/C and power steering.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle?

3 litre V6 motor with 5 speed manual gearbox.

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?

The CD player doesn't always recognize there's a cd in the mag.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now?

If money was no object I'd have 2 cars:

Bloke Gene Den wants a 7 litre V8 Holden Monaro (Pontiac GTO to the United Statians)


Conservationist Den wants a Toyota Prius Hybrid.
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    Jurassic Park - W. A. Yankovic

Broken Zoo

A massive storm ripped through here late Thursday night, but here in Town it was just a big storm and did little damage. But the Zoo has been shredded. There are trees down all over the place and the zoo had to close its gates for 2 days.

The animals are pretty freaked out by it all. I just heard on the news that one of the giraffes, Shari, became so frightened she charged out of the pen and tripped over a fallen tree. She was so badly injured the vets had to euthanase her.

Everyone in the zoo is pretty upset. Shari was one of the friendly ones who could be hand fed by visitors.
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