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Friday, March 25, 2011

Earning that beer

As a college student, living away from home, its been tough for me to find time for what used to be everything I lived for. Once upon a time I would wake up at the crack of 9 to start working on my car. All day, no breaks. No food, no rest, nothing but completing the project would matter. I would toil away on my beloved machine until the sun began to go down and only then would I rest.

With school and all the other commitments that come with getting older, I've had less and less time to tinker. But alas... this last week was spring break. I finally got to spend an entire day (albeit in the rain..) working on  my Mustang. It wasn't all fun and games mind you, I unfortunately got into an accident a few weeks ago, and I've been carless since. I had no time to fix the car during the schoolweek, but I finally got the chance.



It felt good to make short work of that snapped tie rod. and begin putting the body back together. I admit, the poor car is going to have to stay beat up for a little while, as I cant afford the more expensive aspects of the bodywork, but hey, at least its going to be back on the road. Progress was temporarily halted while I wait for new tires to come in. Two of the wheels had dismounted tires from the crash, and theres no way to go get the car realigned til those come in.

At the end of the day I got to finally do what I could never do back in high school. I sat down with my good friend MGD and my car, and relaxed for the first time all day.



Its so easy to forget the value of a single beer these days. Parties rage for days at times and no one stops to remember that the little bottle of brewed perfection is more than just a ticket to a schwasted sinfest with your "associates". It's a treat. It's a reward. It's a reminder that you spent all day doing backbreaking labor to fix something you could have paid alot of money for someone else to do. But you did it yourself. Why?

Because you love it. And at the end of the day, why else do we do anything.

76 comments:

  1. man, this post makes me want a beer. it's five o'clock somewhere!

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  2. Seriously. I remember digging a trench down the side of a hill. That cold beer was delicious.

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  3. I reallllly want a beer now. Like, I would do anything for one.

    Because I love it.

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  4. It'll all get fixed eventually, that's all that matters :D Nice work

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  5. The last picture is so bad ass, got to take one of those some day!

    Thanks for sharing, ill be back for more!

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  6. an ice cold beer at the end of the day, the college life

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  7. Nice car man, nothing like seeing the fruit of your labor

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  8. haha drinking beer is the greatest.

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  9. going to get a beer now haha. great read

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  10. damn i just got a six pack for tomorrow, looks like its gonna be gone come tonight

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  11. I work on my own car, and you're absolutely right about cracking that beer. It's always the best beer you can have.

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  12. Its that first refreshing mouthful

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  13. Just got home from work, read your post now I have a beer in hand. Thanks dude! :D

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  14. "Parties rage for days at times and no one stops to remember that the little bottle of brewed perfection" <-- i REALLY couldt agree more!

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  15. :3 I love me some sexy cars oh oh.. & beer lol

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  16. Holy shit that is one purdy car.

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  17. The beer always taste better when you've been bustin' you nuts, makes it worth it!

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  18. lol i dislike beer never liked it

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  19. That's really the only reason college kids want lower tuition. More money for beer.

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  20. We get older every day and then you realize you're 10 years older. After college, time fly's by.

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  21. right. going to work on car tomorrow....with beers!

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  22. I need to get myself a nice car like that one day

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  23. Probably shouldn't drink & drive, though.

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  24. Nice stuff, but you couldve used a better beer :)

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  25. Not really into cars, but i love beers, also you shouldn't drink and drive as pokemonmegaman says haha, following!

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  26. Yeah use a corona that stuff is bomb

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  27. i definitely do not support drinking and driving. the car stays parked the moment the bottle is opened

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  28. so much better when you earn it

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  29. I'm not into alcohol, but I know exactly how you feel, because doing hard work, and having a chill moment after it just feels fucking awesome

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  30. Mustang looks nice, coming along real well!

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  31. Not into beers. But hey you need a good one after a hard days work.

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  32. that's a pretty sick looking car =)

    upload more pics as you go along

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  33. One beer good, two beer better.

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  34. I know exactly what you mean when I'm reading this :P

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  35. a beer well deserved. cheers mate.

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  36. Speaking of beers, I'm kinda buzzed right now. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  37. Beers and cars, what's not to like? Followed.

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  38. so were you drinking and driving.

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  39. isaac, i was not drinking and driving. lost control of the car on a mountain road. it was a dry enough day, but after the crash i noticed that there was a significant amount of watter flowing over the last turn i had made before my crash. combine that with tires that were pretty much toast, and the car got sideways, slammed into a rock on the opposite side of the road and spun the car around.

    anyways, shes almost back on the road. stay tuned for an update soon guys!

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  40. Nothing's more relaxing than a drink after a hard day. Forget getting drunk, just a drink to look back on the day and go, "Yeah. It's good to be where I am now."

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  41. Nothings better than a cold beer after a long hard day.

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  42. Haha I could always use a beer. Miller's!

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  43. It feels good to work with your hands especially when the end result is a nice car haha.

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  44. I've never been a car guy, but I love the passion you convey throughout your post. My nephew (who's 21, I'm 23) is amazing with cars. He has a whole garage full of antique cars that he's gradually restoring and it's quite interesting to watch.

    Couldn't agree more about that first beer after a long day. There's just something about popping the tab and taking that first sip that makes everything alright.

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  45. oh nooooo! "It's Miller time!"

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  46. Gotta agree! Beer can be used to chill back sometimes, and not to just get smashed with buddies on a Friday night

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  47. I feel your pain, dam you TIME!

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  48. Damn! I'm really parched, and when i saw that beer... Oh god I'm going go grab some water..

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  49. hopefully you didnt get hurt

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  50. A beer well earned! Come check me out, alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  51. I luckily got out of this scrape without so much as a scratch. The airbags didn't go off, but I definitely see the value in racing seats and 4 point harnesses now. Very glad I switched over to those

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  52. nice stuff.. looks like she's got a bit of work left to do on her (the car that is)

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  53. It takes dedication and hard work. At the end of the day, you deserve a cold one. Great post.

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