Tuesday, September the 27th, 2005

Like clockwork, my life over the past few years has been a steady sequence of steps leading up to the next major event. The next major intellectual hurdle, the next major trip, the next major purchase … . Not breaking the pattern, I’ve decided what I really want next: A British Racing green Mini Cooper-S. (PDF with pictures of the car, attached goodies and pricing.)

Unlike my father, I don’t enjoy recurring expenses. I really prefer paying in huge lump sums. So extreme financing whereby I pay a tiny amount initially and keep paying a sum per month for many months thereafter is not an option. I plan on saving up for it and paying for a bulk of it at the point of purchase. Since our earlier checklist worked so well, I’ve devised a more colourful scheme for announcing my progress toward the goal on this web log. Tadaaa.

My MiniCooper-S Thermometer

For those with negative energy in the audience, I know, sure the average grad student doesn’t want to wait eons and rather goes in for a 2nd-hand rusty bucket of bolts.

I am not your average grad student.

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5 Responses to “Next major event”

  1. pUl| says:

    Can I have a large (1280×1024 and up) version of

    a. Scottish highlands OR

    b. Sunny scotland OR

    c. History lesson

    for my wallpaper?

  2. wahgnube says:

    To avoid future such offtopicness, I get e-mailed comments from these web logs, so you can comment, for instance, on those earlier pictures and request for the larger versions or send me e-mails. They won’t go unnoticed.

    Anyway, for now, here are 2560×1920 versions of those images:

    a. Scottish Highlands
    b. Sunny Scotland
    c. History Lesson

    Of course people, grabbing and using them needs to be in compliance with these terms.

  3. pUl| says:

    Awesome. Thanks for the really quick response! I liked those photos so much that I wanted them instantly. Sorry for the unrelated post. Won’t happen in future!

  4. pUl| says:

    Actually, once you do get the car, you will probably cease to remain a grad student.

  5. wahgnube says:

    Time-scales indicated by back-of-the-envelope calculations seem to indicate that.

8,941,057 people conned into wasting their bandwidth.