As I wrote earlier, the ratio between the cost of ownership and the benefits of ownership was getting worse and worse. This year, I strongly believe it would not have passed its New York State safety inspection as it has numerous problems ranging from a rusted gas filler and a semi-operational windshield wiper switch to a warped disc rotor, non-existent rear shocks, and a noise that's indicative of a failing constant-velocity joint.
So rather than wait for something to fail catastrophically (and in the process, continue to pay insurance on a vehicle that I seldom drive), I opted to take it off the road for good.
My plan is to disassemble the car piece-by-piece. Some parts I'll keep for other projects or souvenirs, but most I'll either sell them, give them away, recycle them, or — if need be — throw them away. I'd also like to maintain a blog of the process with an associated database, documenting each component part.
See, I'd like to get more experience with MySQL and this is the kind of project that has the ideal combination of sufficient complexity and low risk to conquer such an endeavor. Plus, I'd like to apply some of the things I learned from Chris Guillebeau's book, The Art of Nonconformity: 279 Days to Overnight Success … perhaps applying some of that to JayceLand someday.
But what to call it? I'll register a domain name for the project soon and I'm leaning toward something like "Goodbye Sassy" and specifically avoiding things that mention "Honda" or "Civic" in the title. So get out your creative fingers and drop a comment. With some pestering on your part, your comment makes you eligible for miscellaneous pieces and trinkets left over, or an invitation to the Airbag Detonation Experiment.
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Third Presbyterian Church (4 Meigs St., at the corner of East Ave.) is a Brahms Extravaganza featuring Jennifer Turbes on viola, Lisa Raposa and JooHyun Lee on piano, and mezzo-soprano Korin Kormick.
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Da hong deng long gao gao gua(Raise the Red Lantern) starting at 8 p.m. From the Eastman House calendar: "A young, poor college student (Gong Li) is forced to marry the wealthy lord of a manor and finds herself embroiled in bitter competition for the privileges that come with the lord's favor. Zhang's (Hero, House of the Flying Daggers) acute visual sense constructs a tense environment through controlled use of color, claustrophobic sets, and 1920s period costumes by Huamiao Tong."
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This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, April 30, 2009 (Thu, Apr 30, 2009, 4/30/2009, or 4/30/09) Friday, May 1, 2009 (Fri, May 1, 2009, 5/1/2009, or 5/1/09) Saturday, May 2, 2009 (Sat, May 2, 2009, 5/2/2009, or 5/2/09) Sunday, May 3, 2009 (Sun, May 3, 2009, 5/3/2009, or 5/3/09) Monday, May 4, 2009 (Mon, May 4, 2009, 5/4/2009, or 5/4/09) Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (Tue, May 5, 2009, 5/5/2009, or 5/5/09) and Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (Wed, May 6, 2009, 5/6/2009, or 5/6/09).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.