Barbara: Exit 4 off the New Jersey Turnpike, which lands you 4 miles from my home in Cherry Hill. Yes, "what exit" is a very common question in NJ, and you will frequently find magnets with numbers on the back of people's cars to represent their favority exits. There is no other information - just a number, and we all know what that is in reference to around here. See you soon...?
BTW - my wife is a cat-loving, Cheeto-eating, wife-of-a-muscle-car-driving, ... well, you get the idea!!
Barbara: strangely enough, the demographic that you "defined" is not a very small group. In fact, you may have nailed a high percentage of the male population! ...but we love you anyway, and wear that demographic as a badge of honor.
Bolaji: Hang onto that dream!! Some day, you might have good luck and find that dream car. By the way, I define "good luck" as a situation where preparation meets opportunity - i.e. you are ready to buy a car and the right one just happens to be within your reach. I hope your dream comes true as it has done for me ... twice! The first car was a blue 1968 Pontiac Firebird convertible with a 400 engine, a white top, and 15" Crager SS rims. It was perfect ... until I lost my job and couldn't make the payments any more.
In any case, it sounds like the three of us would have a fun time hanging out together. Come to New Jersey, and we will make it a party.
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TimKarr and Bolaji: see, you two have something in common, so you should create a group or better yet, build your own social networking site! I know there's a market out there for beer-guzzling, women-ogling, cat-hating, muscle-car loving snack food addicts (did I get that right? It's been so long since I slammed that particular demographic)
TimKarr2000, My muscle vehicle is still only in my imagination. Perhaps you can help me select the best. I do love the idea of having a muscle car though. It's fun, interesting and maybe a bit odd to be so passionate about something you don't have. But that's me. From my teenage years when I first saw a convertible Mercedes 450SEL (I believe that's what I saw though it's been so long now I can't be sure) I've longed to own one. I also have read or viewed some of the Ford muscle cars and know I would like to own one.
Matteo, Yes, humans are social beings and like to surround themselves with people who share similar things. But even a social animal should not be suffocated with the things we like -- everything in moderation, I guess.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
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Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
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