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  1. [quote name='shmokeandapancake' date='12 January 2010 - 12:55 AM' timestamp='1263286506' post='444699'] Hey all, I'm a long-time hookah smoker, new hookah buyer. I really like the herbal shishas, or the non-tobacco shishas, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere in stores... If anyone knows of a really good smoke shop in the Las Vegas area for shisha and hookah? Maybe somewhere I can find the non tobacco shisha or good priced hookahs? I also want to know about any experiences with herbal shisha, anything from good sellers to mixing? [/quote] I have seen it around before and I have a friend who bought a pack of Hydro once so I know you can find it. The only shop I remember seeing some in is the one in the Vons shopping center at the village center circle. I remember most of their products being quite overpriced though.
  2. [quote name='Charley' date='21 December 2009 - 08:52 PM' timestamp='1261457523' post='440877'] [quote name='alexander' date='21 December 2009 - 10:37 PM' timestamp='1261456633' post='440875'] [quote name='mustang_steve' date='21 December 2009 - 04:18 PM' timestamp='1261433900' post='440812'] [quote name='giant ninja robot' date='19 December 2009 - 01:03 PM' timestamp='1261245832' post='440289'] Thing looks fucking dangerous as hell. Try lighting up the blood in your hand or face with that thing.... The only people I can see getting one are serious hikers/campers/adventurers, my kids would lose their site and/or be seriously burned with that thing around. [/quote] I have five words: Less Than Lethal Home Defense. Ever stare into 140 lumens at about 10-15 feet? It's slightly disorienting....now imagine hundreds of times that power, and you have this beast of a flashlight. At that light output level, it can induce immediate vertigo and up to a half hour bout of nausea. In other words, it'll put an intruder on the floor, hard. If the intruder gets stupid enough to get close, just press it into them and let the heat do the work....extremely few people respond with anything but a flight response to being burned. It's no replacement for giving a violent home intruder the gift of lead and copper, but it'll do in the situations that such a violent solution is unwarranted. [/quote] This is exactly what I thought when I watched the video. An intruder is completely incapacitated when they can't see, even if they're armed. You can't shoot a gun or use a knife when you don't know where your target is [/quote] um yes you can lol. you just may not hit what you want to hit, but you can still shoot. [/quote] For that reason, I would rather just shoot the aforementioned intruder. Wild blind shooting on the part of the intruder might actually hit me or someone else nearby. My specifically directed shot will less likely do so and the intruder won't be in a state to shoot back afterwards. I also don't have to worry about my battery dying and then being left defenseless with a pissed off and armed criminal. However, I have the luxury of living in a jurisdiction where using a firearm for self-defense is acceptable, for others, this flashlight might be a good alternative. Although, I guess having both the flashlight as an initial defense and a firearm in case the intruder does happen to have, and attempt to use, a weapon would be ideal.
  3. [quote name='thatonethere' date='20 December 2009 - 11:56 PM' timestamp='1261382208' post='440694'] [quote name='INCUBUSRATM' date='20 December 2009 - 09:02 PM' timestamp='1261368134' post='440662'] I see Ed Hardy creating a huge movement of bros swarming the hookah community in due time... Watch out. [/quote] Can somebody fill me in? What is a "bro"? [/quote] The stereotypical college-age party-going dumbass who calls everybody "bro" The kind of person that would think their shitty no-name Chinese hookah is the shit with their Starbuzz and 3K QLS.
  4. [quote name='indian_villager' date='20 December 2009 - 10:50 AM' timestamp='1261335003' post='440577'] [quote name='JOE' date='20 December 2009 - 05:02 AM' timestamp='1261303325' post='440511'] very nice find, i need to measure my vase and go shopping with my caliper [/quote] Or [b]you could walk around with your stem and jab it into things[/b].......Almost what I did. [/quote] Lmao, until the cops show up.
  5. [quote name='Charley' date='20 December 2009 - 12:21 PM' timestamp='1261340487' post='440598'] am I missing something here? the post you linked was talking about a robbery and shooting nothing was racist in it. unless your talking about them saying the suspects are black? I am sure i did miss what you were trying to show us tho. but anyway the world is more racist than we are lead to believe its just not P.C. to talk about it anymore. I live in southern Indiana and just talking to 75% of the ppl here in casual conversation you would think they just got back from a cross burning and it sickens me. im almost ashamed to come from here. in fact the nearest town to me used to have a sign just outside of town that was still up till the very late 80's by the bridge leading into town that said no blacks after sunset unless you live here. (and no it wasn't written that politely if you get what im saying) I just plain hate how misguided ppl can be based on stupid stuff. I will never understand how ppl can look at someone and think "hey they don't look like me they must be bad ppl." [/quote] Interesting, there used to be comments on that page and that is where all the racism was that demonix was referring to. It looks like the comment section is gone now.
  6. Thanks dude, I am actually selling it though, as I have chosen to upgrade to a Bambino.

  7. [quote name='fineout' date='19 December 2009 - 09:41 PM' timestamp='1261287702' post='440478'] [quote name='Jondd88' date='19 December 2009 - 05:40 PM' timestamp='1261269642' post='440418'] Ya, it is a tough call. My 17 year old sister wanted me to let her drink with me. Initially I was unwilling to do it, but then I started thinking about it. I know she can get alcohol without me, so I would much rather her be drinking under my supervision than with her stupid teenager friends. I can keep her out of trouble instead of letting her friends get her into trouble. It was the same line of thinking that caused my parents to permit me to drink underage as long as I did so at home. I never really did drink alcohol until I moved out though... I hope this helps. [/quote] drinking at 17 is way different IMO, 17 is past when a lot of places in the world will let you drink and is very close to 18 when youre pretty much an adult, 12 is way way way too young to be smoking [/quote] [size="2"]I agree. [/size][size="2"]I believe 12 is too young to be smoking and if my sister was that young, I definitely would not have let her.[/size] [size="2"]However, it is a lot harder for a 12 year old to go behind ones back and get it themselves here than it would be in a nation with no age limit on smoking.[/size] [size="2"]Even if it is more harmful at that age, I still think smoking with a responsible adult is better than smoking with irresponsible peers of similar age and invincible mindset if they determined to try it.[/size][size="2"] Kids are stubborn, I was a kid too not very long ago and I know that if they can get away with something without your permission, disallowing them does nothing to stop them. Half of the things my parents didn't let me do, I ended up finding a way to do it anyways. [/size][size="2"]I know that drinking at 17 is acceptable in most of the world, but here in the US, it seems a lot of people truly believe that anything under 21 is too young.[/size] [size="2"]I hear people and the media make a big deal when someone underage gets alcohol as if on your 21st birthday you wake up magically a more responsible person.[/size] [size="2"]My story wasn't as extreme of an example, but I believe the point I was trying to make remains the same and I figured drawing on personal experience would help me get that point across.[/size]
  8. [quote name='Cheng' date='19 December 2009 - 05:14 PM' timestamp='1261271673' post='440435'] Its going great, iv sparked up quite a few coals around around 16 lumps so far and did a refill. The lighter button gets hot tho after around 3 mins of it being on constantly lol. Its great for me as I smoke in my room which is on the third floor, I cant be running down everytime I wanna light some coals [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/post-5619-1201289386.gif[/img] [/quote] Have you considered getting one of those plug-in single coil burner? I use one of those to light nats in my room. It looks like you live in England though, I heard they are hard to find there. I am not sure why. I would definitely recommend giving one a try if you are interested. Even when they worked, I found the butane torch to not be as easy as the burner.
  9. [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:57 PM' timestamp='1261270650' post='440430'] Sarcasm detector....reading a quotient of 36. Its clean. He was bagging on Rani! Get him, guys. [/quote] lol, if you are referring to me, I think your sarcasm detector might need calibration. I was being serious, it would be a shame for him to come back only to start breaking rules again. It would be great if this mistake became a valuable lesson for him to grow off of.
  10. [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:48 PM' timestamp='1261270080' post='440423'] Good point Jondd. I would also ask you to think in terms of the future. Lets say you smoke hookah with your sister, she loves it and smokes more. She starts smoking cigarettes. 30 years from now, your sister gets lung cancer and lives in misery for 5 years longer until she dies a horrible, lingering, suffering death. Stand in your shoes on the day she dies and ask yourself what you want to do today. Will you feel guilty or be able to attribute her actions to her free will? If you can connect those events, feel OK about it and look forward with a clear conscience, then go ahead. Some people might judge you harshly, but I guess I feel like everyone is going to die, if we know the cause and have a name for the disease...it makes death more tragic? I don't think so. [/quote] You make a very good point. However, the way I see it, at 17, she only has 1 year before she is old enough to buy her own tobacco. (Actually, less than a month since her Bday is early Jan.) If it takes 30 years for her to develop lung cancer, she would have had 29 years of her adult life to make the decision to quit and at that point it isn't anyone else's decision but hers. By denying her hookah, at the best I am just delaying her lung cancer for 1 year. This is assuming she doesn't just go behind my back and get it from someone else who doesn't take the time to explain the dangers of smoking and helping her make an educated decision. I have already told her that smoking hookah is probably as dangerous as smoking cigarettes, her dumb teenager friends might try and tell her it is harmless, an unfortunately common misconception. Also, I can make sure she learns how to do it correctly Of course, 12 years is a bit younger, but I think my point remains basically the same. However, Greece has no smoking age as far as I know, so that is a different situation. I think it really depends more on the individual's attitude and maturity than the numbers on her birth certificate. My point is, between the lesser of 2 evils, I would choose her smoking with me, being a responsible adult, than with her friends whom I don't know and may very well be reckless and stupid. On a slightly relevant note, Eric. She lives with my parents in San Diego where I grew up prior to moving to Nevada. She turns 18 next month and wants to go to a hookah lounge to celebrate. Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to visiting yours, which I have heard so many great things about, and I am dying to try some Tangiers prepared by The Man Himself. We might be visiting you sometime next month while I am down there. I think I might be more excited about it than she is
  11. [quote name='INCUBUSRATM' date='19 December 2009 - 04:34 PM' timestamp='1261269271' post='440416'] I'll keep a look out for it. I think it's just gone for right now and has yet to be put back into the new layout... [/quote] Can a mod or the admin upgrade people to premium manually without using the payment system? If so, people could just donate 15 bucks and the admin/mod could come by and upgrade people manually.
  12. [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 04:45 PM' timestamp='1261269936' post='440421'] [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 04:13 PM' timestamp='1261268024' post='440410'] I banned myself for an NHT reference. I didn't even think about it. Completely unintentional. Thats was my point. Its not always a sinister intention...Flow of consciousness. James Joyce. I Ching. Damned serious discussion section. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif[/img] [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 04:17 PM' timestamp='1261264665' post='440393']If you were sleeping with your 14 year old sister would you just forget to not talk about it?[/quote] I can't help it you lied about your age. You said you were 18, I trusted you, and you reveal this in public? I'm shocked and hurt. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif[/img] I also don't have a sister. I have a half-sister. When she was 14, I would have been 10. It is illegal to do some things. Talking about something, on the other hand isn't...outside of the Forum. Its not like the guy talked about breaking the rules. He didn't have a chance. You are blurring action with discussion. He broke a rule in action, your analogy involves doing something illegal and then not talking about it. The rule is to not discuss NHT. Just because he discussed them doesn't mean he did them. He did break a rule, though. Bad example, Rani. [img]http://www.hookahforum.com/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif[/img] Still love you too. You're twice as sexy when you're disagreeing with me, I should just say. I got the Christmas card, Rani, thanks! Merry Christmas to you. [/quote] I'm not sure it was a bad example because my point was that some things you just don't talk about. Never mind rules, etc. Just don't. But having said that, I was at the Lodge today and we were talking about this kind of issue. I generally swear like a sailor and yet automatically stop whenever there are children around or if I'm in an office setting, etc. It was pointed out that just because I have the ability to switch mental gears doesn't mean it's a normal ability that comes easily to everyone and that I'm being too judgemental assuming everyone can do it just as easily. Most people will continue to do what they habitually do regardless of their current environment. So I stand corrected on those grounds because I do believe that we shouldn't necessarily judge others by our personal standards for ourselves. In the end, I have to agree that[b] the most important thing is that he comes back after the suspension.[/b] At the very least he can take credit for giving us something to argue about! 'Rani [/quote] Hopefully, having learned from his mistake and able to not let it happen again.
  13. [quote name='BohoWildChild' date='19 December 2009 - 03:17 PM' timestamp='1261264665' post='440393'] [quote name='Sonthert' date='19 December 2009 - 02:18 PM' timestamp='1261261094' post='440371'] Come on. Everyone assumes that it was conscious "Im going to discuss NHT". Sometimes people read the rules and forget and accidentally mention them. Thats what happened to me. [/quote] Now..... you know I'm crazy about you...... But....... I'm disagreeing totally with you on this. If you were sleeping with your 14 year old sister would you just forget to not talk about it? Mouths come with a control device also known as your brain. I see no excuse for not using it when you're talking about something that's illegal. 'Rani [/quote] Ya, but considering this is a forum that focuses on smoking, it is a bit less of a stretch to slip up and mention something you aren't supposed to here than it would be with your example. I don't know what he said, but he might not have even been talking about doing it himself. He could have just mentioned it in a discussion in which it could have been relevant. Just playing the devil's advocate. It does seem a bit silly that some people have difficulties following such a simple rule. That being said, we all make a mistake every now and then.
  14. Ya, it is a tough call. My 17 year old sister wanted me to let her drink with me. Initially I was unwilling to do it, but then I started thinking about it. I know she can get alcohol without me, so I would much rather her be drinking under my supervision than with her stupid teenager friends. I can keep her out of trouble instead of letting her friends get her into trouble. It was the same line of thinking that caused my parents to permit me to drink underage as long as I did so at home. I never really did drink alcohol until I moved out though... I hope this helps.
  15. Like chinamon said, canning jars get boiled after they are filled with food and sealed so that bacteria and fungal spores can't get in and cause the food to decompose. Since you are just using it as an airtight container, all you need to do is fill with tobacco and put the lid on. If you want to clean them prior to putting the tobacco in, you can just use hot water and soap. Boiling them will just be a waste of time, water, and gas/electricity. I have some half-pint mason jars myself and used them for some of my Nakhla. They are handy for storing things in when you want them to stored in an airtight container.
  16. Look at the bright side: if you are losing interest, you probably aren't addicted
  17. Like others have said, you should put the disc on the bowl towards the edge and move it around in a circle throughout the course of your session. I only ever used 1 disc when I used quicklights and a conventional bowl. One of my first hookahs was a pumpkin hookah given to me as a gift. They suck compared to the better hookahs, but I think they are actually fairly good as a starter hookah just because they are cheap and easy to use. If you decide that hookah smoking isn't something that you really want to get into, you don't have to worry about having invested $50 or so in a nicer model. If you do decide to upgrade, I would definitely recommend a small Mya. I haven't used the QT, but it is very popular on this forum. I have the Mini Mya Acrylic, which you can get for free at Hookah-Shisha.com if you order $100 worth of products or more, and it smokes very well, especially considering it is free. If hookah smoking is something you really want to get into, I would definitely recommend going that route. Buy $100 worth of coal, tobacco, and accessories and then get the hookah to smoke them with for free. Since tobacco and coal are consumable goods, you are probably going to end up spending that much money eventually, so you might as well do it at once and get a free hookah. You can also get a conversion kit to upgrade it to a 2 hose for $5. Another suggestion would be to invest in a Phunnel bowl. They take some getting used to, but they are definitely worth it. Also, if you can, I would definitely recommend using natural non-quicklight coals. They aren't as easy to light, but are definitely worth it if your situation allows. If you are interested in tobacco suggestions, Tangiers and Nakhla are my personal favorite brands. They are also really popular on this forum so you can find a lot of information on how to pack them properly. Al Fakher is another brand I enjoy and would recommend trying.
  18. What program are you in? I feel the same way about the holidays. I barely have enough money for my financial obligations, let alone gifts. I think my family pretty much understands though. I will make it up to them when I start my career in engineering. I hope you get that B or better that you need in your class.
  19. [quote name='Cheng' date='17 December 2009 - 11:34 AM' timestamp='1261078458' post='439861'] I couldn't edit my post so heres the rest [font="Tahoma"][size="2"][url="http://img8.imageshack.us/i/iphone003i.jpg/"][img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1614/iphone003i.th.jpg[/img][/url][/size][/font] [font="Tahoma"][size="2"][url="http://img8.imageshack.us/i/iphone004lw.jpg/"][img]http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1599/iphone004lw.th.jpg[/img][/url][/size][/font] [font="Tahoma"][size="2"][size="2"][url="http://img339.imageshack.us/i/iphone005.jpg/"][img]http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/1909/iphone005.th.jpg[/img][/url][/size][/size][/font] [/quote] How is that working out for you? I have never had a butane lighter that has lasted longer than 2 days... I gave up using them as a way to light nats and bought a single coil burner.
  20. [quote name='INCUBUSRATM' date='19 December 2009 - 04:10 AM' timestamp='1261224631' post='440240'] [quote name='Jondd88' date='11 December 2009 - 06:24 PM' timestamp='1260577455' post='438175'] Ya, if it is only a one-time payment of $15, I think I would be interested in upgrading my account. Unfortunately, I can't seem to figure out how to do it... Is it because of the new forum upgrade? [/quote] I became premium on the old layout... I'm having a hard time finding where it is for the new layout. I'm also maybe thinking that since I'm already premium it's not showing up anywhere for me, but will for you to allow you to upgrade. Do something for me- go to the "Donate" tab on the top, and see if it gives you the option to donate to become premium. It only shows a donation to the root admin for $10 for me. Maybe it'll show the premium option for you. [/quote] Actually, I thought the same thing at one point and checked it out before, but I didn't find anything about premium subs in the donation page. I tried it again just now to be sure and I still didn't find anything.
  21. [quote name='delSol_si' date='19 December 2009 - 02:57 AM' timestamp='1261220242' post='440230'] Last night I went to my buddy's cabin to smoke. I wanted to try some alcohol in the vase because i have heard stories about its greatness and wanted to see for myself. I went to wally world and being the cheap ass I am, I bought some Arbor Mist Mixed Berry White Zinfandel. Plus, I like Arbor Mist anyway. I got to my buddy's place and asked what he wanted to smoke and he didn't know, so I got all my shisha out. He smelled my Layalina Orange and goes "ok, this smells good, lets smoke it" and, having smoked it before said "nah, that stuff is way too citrusy and strong, it is only good as a mixer and I'm not in the mood to mix shishas right now" so, I pulled out my Tangiers Lucid Orange Soda. Packed a bowl in my phunnel, rinsed out the vase, and then put my Arbor Mist in. I was sadly disappointed...the entire bottle didn't fill the vase up enough. it was only like 1/4" above the downstem. So, I had to add a little water, not much, but a little. I put everything together, lit my coals, put my bowl on, put the coals on, put the windcover on, and waited a min to let the bowl heat up a little. Took a smoke and DAMN!!!!!!!!!! IT TASTE AMAZING!!!! Like, Orange Soda is usually a little strong on the citrus side for my taste (still amazing) but the wine tempered down the citrus JUST RIGHT. First I got a little sensation from inhaling the alcohol (what little it had in it), and then on the exhale I could taste the Orange Soda with a hit of the Arbor Mist. It was phenomenal!!!!!!! Like, if my buddy wasn't sitting right next to me, i probably would have jizzed in my pants, thats how fucking good this was. Unfortunately, after about an hour into the session, the bowl started getting a little hot and coalish, so I took it back off and attempted to take out the toasted shisha and replace it. It was still good after that, but not AS good. So, I still have a little work to do in that department. Anyway, I suggest you all try this, no wait, I INSIST you all try this (of course, if you are of legal age, that is ) oh, and i didn't feel a buzz off it, but then again, i never do from arbor mist anyway. I was using my 34" KM ice for this, i assume with a smaller hookah you wouldn't have the problem of the vase not being 100% filled. [/quote] Lol, a friend of mine put several shots worth of rum in the base water of the hookah we were smoking and it was pretty horrible. It was like inhaling shots of rum, but without the benefit of any intoxication. I haven't tried it with wine though, I might give it a shot when I acquire some Tangiers Orange Soda.
  22. [quote name='Jacob Shock' date='19 December 2009 - 03:42 AM' timestamp='1261222951' post='440232'] Soon there will be ed hardy coals. [/quote] Lol, I wrote something similar in the last Ed Hardy thread and then someone posted a picture of them... [url="http://edhardyhookah.com/product.php?id_product=16"]http://edhardyhookah.com/product.php?id_product=16[/url]
  23. [quote name='Codename067' date='18 December 2009 - 04:31 PM' timestamp='1261182676' post='440110'] [quote name='Jondd88' date='18 December 2009 - 02:06 PM' timestamp='1261173961' post='440078'] [quote name='Codename067' date='18 December 2009 - 10:34 AM' timestamp='1261161251' post='440024'] [quote name='Victim026' date='16 December 2009 - 11:34 PM' timestamp='1261035295' post='439799'] I've surely had a few close calls in the 22 years I've been alive, but by far the closest came when I was 7. Alot of the story is more what I was told about what had happened, not what I remember. But in 1994 my dad purchased Toyota Supra Single Turbo that he had worked on immediately and was pushing about 450hp in, about 6 months after he bought it we were in quite the accident. I was riding in it with him and we were sitting stopped at a red light, the light turn green and my dad took his foot off the brake and we began to move forward. At the same time some jackass in an BMW M3 came roaring through the intersection at 70mph on a redlight and hit us square in passenger side right at the engine bay. He tore the front end completely off of the Supra and missed broadsiding me in the passenger seat by about 8 inches. Neither my Dad or myself were hurt at all, not even a scratch, the driver of the BMW broke his leg. My dad took the insurance money and bought a Toyota Land Cruiser.... [/quote] Holy Sh!t. You guys were really lucky! Too bad for that Supra, a LC is...nothing in comparison.. [quote name='Jondd88' date='17 December 2009 - 01:00 AM' timestamp='1261040424' post='439807'] Wow, I am sincerely glad to hear that you weren't seriously injured. My first car purchase was from a guy who had to sell it due to being in a motorcycle accident that left him physically incapable of driving stick shift. He was just starting to be able to drive automatics again when I talked to him. He was a really cool guy and it was genuinely sad to see him struggle to walk and shit. It was also sad to see him have to sell a car that he had obviously put a lot of work and care into as it was over 12 years old at the time and in practically new condition. [/quote] Thanks man. What kind of car is it btw? [/quote] It was a '94 BMW 325is E36. It was a dark grey coupe with black interior. He got it from his father who was the parts manager or something like that for BMW. It was friggin flawless. I don't remember exactly how many miles it had, but it was at least 90k. My grandfather helped me buy it and he said that car drove like it was brand new. I've never ridden a motorcycle though. I would like to buy one someday when I can afford it. What kind of bike is yours? [/quote] E36's are classics, one of my favorites. Do you still have that ride? I've got a 03 Yamaha R1. 1000cc, 150 horse. Thing's a beast! I put some slicks on it...and man..especially on warm days, I feel like I am glued to the ground. Being on a bike out-weighs sitting in a comfortable seat in the nicest car for me. You feel like a bird on the bike. When you get some money, get yourself a 250cc, and you will get an idea what I am talking about. I jumped from no experience to 1000cc and I am more glad than ever. [quote name='HookahJohn' date='18 December 2009 - 02:14 PM' timestamp='1261174478' post='440081'] wow, glad you're ok george! [/quote] Shookran John, I really appreciate it. As promised, the video is going to drop soon. HD camera on the way! [/quote] Ya, I love the E36 too. It is a bitch when it comes time to replace something, but it is wonderful to drive. Unfortunately, I don't have that particular car anymore. I was speeding in the right lane of a 3 lane blvd. The only car anywhere near me was a woman in a Toyota SUV who was ahead of me in the far left lane. She decided she was going to sweep 2 lanes to make a right turn without signaling and going far slower than I, and probably even the legal speed limit, cutting me off. She entered my lane right in front of me, I slammed on my brakes, and tried to jump into the middle lane. Unfortunately, I was unable to avoid her and collided with her. I probably shouldn't have been speeding, but I still blame her as this whole thing could have been avoided if she was paying attention and at least signaled. Although I blame her, I still kick myself in the ass for not having been able to avoid it, which I could have had I known better than to assume she wouldn't do something stupid. The good news is that I got enough money from her insurance company to buy another E36. It was a better deal being much cheaper than my first one and still in pretty good condition, but it was nothing like my last car. That last car was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. Needless to say, I drive a lot more cautiously now. I am actually interested in getting a dual-sport bike. I feel the urge to own a motorcycle as well as owning something that is off-road capable, having only ever owned or driven cars, so buying a dual-sport would kill both of those birds with one stone. I live in Nevada and we have a shit ton of wonderful uninhabited desert just waiting to be explored The Kawasaki KLR650 is the one that seems to most appealing to me with what little experience and knowledge I have about motorcycles. The Yamaha DRZ400 looks interesting as well. Ideally, I would like to buy a BMW, KTM, or Husqvarna, but those are significantly more expensive so a Japanese bike would probably be my first simply because it is more affordable. A supermoto sounds fun as realistically I would probably be driving on paved streets 90% of the time, so I think it would be cool to have 2 sets of wheels so I can swap out to dirt tires when I feel like going on an adventure.
  24. [quote name='Codename067' date='18 December 2009 - 10:34 AM' timestamp='1261161251' post='440024'] [quote name='Victim026' date='16 December 2009 - 11:34 PM' timestamp='1261035295' post='439799'] I've surely had a few close calls in the 22 years I've been alive, but by far the closest came when I was 7. Alot of the story is more what I was told about what had happened, not what I remember. But in 1994 my dad purchased Toyota Supra Single Turbo that he had worked on immediately and was pushing about 450hp in, about 6 months after he bought it we were in quite the accident. I was riding in it with him and we were sitting stopped at a red light, the light turn green and my dad took his foot off the brake and we began to move forward. At the same time some jackass in an BMW M3 came roaring through the intersection at 70mph on a redlight and hit us square in passenger side right at the engine bay. He tore the front end completely off of the Supra and missed broadsiding me in the passenger seat by about 8 inches. Neither my Dad or myself were hurt at all, not even a scratch, the driver of the BMW broke his leg. My dad took the insurance money and bought a Toyota Land Cruiser.... [/quote] Holy Sh!t. You guys were really lucky! Too bad for that Supra, a LC is...nothing in comparison.. [quote name='Jondd88' date='17 December 2009 - 01:00 AM' timestamp='1261040424' post='439807'] Wow, I am sincerely glad to hear that you weren't seriously injured. My first car purchase was from a guy who had to sell it due to being in a motorcycle accident that left him physically incapable of driving stick shift. He was just starting to be able to drive automatics again when I talked to him. He was a really cool guy and it was genuinely sad to see him struggle to walk and shit. It was also sad to see him have to sell a car that he had obviously put a lot of work and care into as it was over 12 years old at the time and in practically new condition. [/quote] Thanks man. What kind of car is it btw? [/quote] It was a '94 BMW 325is E36. It was a dark grey coupe with black interior. He got it from his father who was the parts manager or something like that for BMW. It was friggin flawless. I don't remember exactly how many miles it had, but it was at least 90k. My grandfather helped me buy it and he said that car drove like it was brand new. I've never ridden a motorcycle though. I would like to buy one someday when I can afford it. What kind of bike is yours?
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