For those who hadn’t heard yet, I have new wheels.
Pictured: my new 2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ. Officially, the registration says “Blue” for color; while it looks very close to what GM says is Aqua Blue Metallic, it could also just as easily be Slate Metallic, too. The interior is gray leather.
Its only previous owner appears to be a Hertz rental shop in Hawaii (I’ve never been there, but apparently my car has!), and it only had about 12,800 miles on it when we bought it from Auction Direct USA in Victor, NY. Under the hood (more photos likely to come later on this) is a 3.9L V6 engine, getting 233 hp. The car is capable (see the “FLEXFUEL” badge on the tailgate) of running on E85, but considering 1) it’s not as easily available in Rochester and 2) it’s not as powerful or as efficient as gasoline, I’m likely sticking to gasoline for the time being. Features include power sliding sunroof, rear spoiler, built-in remote start and keyless entry, Bose 8-speaker sound system, heated seats and dual-zone climate control (passenger can set heating/cooling temperature independently from the driver).
Have a look through the Flickr set to see more of the car, as well as the new Empire Gold plates being issued in New York State. They’ve generated quite a lot of reaction, both good and bad, but I kinda like them.
Apr 20, 2010 Photos
Yvonne wanted to share some pics of her new car with her friends, so here are some. It’s a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ, pimped out with (almost) every option there is. Makes my ’94 Lumina look pretty sad by comparison (you can see it in the background of a few of the shots).
The question is always asked this time of year: “What’re your new near’s resolutions?”
I don’t usually have many, if any. Like many people, they’re forgotten about within a few weeks, and there’s no real accountability in the whole deal.
This year, though, between a gift and a project, I’ve got two.
First up is the project, and this post is part of it. One week ago, I posted about Project52, an effort to post at least once per week for the calendar year of 2010. My first resolution, therefore, is to write more here on my blog. Being, now, the first week of the year, I’ve got this week covered.
The gift is a “new” camera, by which I mean “new to me.” As a Christmas gift, my wife Yvonne gave me her Nikon Coolpix 5400. It may not be brand new, but it’s an upgrade over my existing Olympus Camedia C3000, and has 100% fewer dead pixels to boot! So, my second resolution (camera resolution, get it? Ha ha! Heh… ok, never mind) is to shoot more photos.
Yeah, there are a few other things I’d like to do, too, but these are a couple that I know are easily within reach. Nothing wrong with starting with the low-hanging fruit, no?
How about you, humble reader? What are your new year’s resolutions?
Dec 9, 2008 Photos
Looking through the photos I’ve got on my computer, I realize I have several sets to process and share. Here’s a particularly cute one from Yvonne’s and my trip to MontrÃ©al last May to hold you over until I get that going. Enjoy!
For those who hadn’t heard, or didn’t know the date, my wife (!) and I got married last weekend, August 31st. Here are the photos my friend Steve took. For those who know me on Facebook, Yvonne’s been doing a good job of tagging me in any photos people put up there, too.