- 2:00 PM, Friday,
March 10th, 2017:
- To the secret
reality show producers that are apparently running my
life right now, I can take it from here! I got
this. I know I joked about wishing we had a
little more drama with this project and you most
certainly delivered, but what resides in the following
video sounds completely made up and no one is ever
going to believe this is really happening.
- To those that know
me however, this is really happening...
- I had no intention
of doing another 2-for-1 episode/entry thing again, in
fact the first part of this was already the entry
video, I uploaded it, started writing the entry this
morning and I get THAT FUCKING call. It was
clear to me that the entire 24 hour period should be
the entry... so here we are.
- Throw into all of
this? An interview with the current horsepower king,
Nicholas Roedl and a meeting with Karen who is footing
some of this build as a business partner and wondering
WHAT IN THE EVER-LOVING FUCK is
happening and why is it so expensive... today was one
of those days. It never stopped. I never stopped
editing, talking, producing... in fact - yes,
I was a producer today. I'm usually doing so many
different things, that's a given - but dealing
specifically with money, deadlines and investors made
it feel very "Producery". Somehow I'm keeping up with
these videos and somehow I'm still playing with my
kids. AND TONIGHT IS DATE NIGHT!
- Now, about that
fucking shipping problem. I have to be honest, in
my entire life that has never happened to me. Granted,
there's only a few times I've ever had to emergency
overnight something, but I've done it before and no
one has ever quoted me the price, we then PAID the
price and they shipped it 3 day GROUND. I mean
what the serious mother fuck cock balls. GODDAMNIT.
I still haven't fully processed this.
I mean, YAY MIKE! Glad he's going to make
the damage as minimal as possible but fuck me man...
- ...then again,
someone made a mistake. They probably never overnight
shit and someone just made an oversight. Of course
they were the only 2 guides they had so they couldn't
overnight ANOTHER pair... so we're just kind of stuck
with it in transit which means a TUESDAY arrival.
I mean... for the love of fuck.
- However, here is
the actual good news and something I honestly didn't
understand until Kenny told me today: we don't HAVE to
have the car broken in or the car tuned to make all
these gigs. It would be nice, but it won't hurt
anything. We do however need all of that done for the
following week when we have the 1/4 race. We also need
the suspension which was supposed to arrive today but
was only JUST NOW DROPPED OFF at the
UPS store in Virginia -
I MEAN FUCK people. Either way, we
should still get the suspension next week, still have
the car aligned, balanced, tuned and READY to go for
the race weekend.
- At which point I
may actually shit my pants. We also may do the dyno
that day so Goldie is there. Which is already
nerve-wracking. Uggggggh. I want the 1/4 mile
time to be OVER. Get the record and then it's OVER.
- Good news is Kenny
gets a weekend off. I will be editing my ass off
but Kenny gets two days to not think about this
- ...AND FUCKING MOVE.
He has to MOVE this weekend.
GREAT TIMING THERE. Poor bastard. What, a,