Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

October 19th

Back when I was in college, we had to set goals. Except for one, mine were all, in some way, related to cars. The one that wasn't, was about increasing the strength of my heart, and lowering my heart rate into the 40 bpm range. My teacher wrote a comment on that project that said something like this:
"That's impossible. You will die if you heart rate drops that low."
"Explain that to Olympic swimmers", I thought to myself.

That's when I realized that teachers do not know everything. They're not stupid, but they're human, and therefore say stupid things sometimes.

One goal I had set for myself was that I would own my dream car before I turned 30. Luckily, my dream car was not overly expensive. However, it was incredibly rare, and very difficult to find, especially in Canada. I'm quite happy that I was lucky enough to find a DeLorean for sale in British Columbia.

Last night, at 12:01 a.m. I silently celebrated turning 30 by creeping downstairs into the garage, and getting into my DeLorean. I sat in the 24-year old leather for an hour, just holding the steering wheel, and shifting the gears.

When I woke up this morning, I felt kind of sad. Part of that sadness was for one of my best friends, who is holding a funeral service today for her dad.

As you can see, today's blog doesn't offer much. So, how about a survey?

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Doors open?

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...or doors closed?

Just click the link here and the poll will open in a new window. It's very short, and will probably take you less than 10 seconds to complete, since it's just one question. If I remember, I will post the results on Friday. If I don't remember, I'll post them sometime next week.

Oh, and incidentally, my heart rate is 56 bpm.


Blogger ms. creek said...


I love being the first commenter on a blog!

Ummm, happy birthday, i'd play it on the piano for you, but i can't play loud enough for you to hear it.

sorry about your friend's dad. my sister's husband's funeral is on monday. you can read my blog about it. we are sad...


11:38:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

and thanks for stopping by....
this is also the anniversary date of my 24 year old nephew that drowned 2 years ago....rough month indeed....

i know NOTHING about this kind of car......what's up with it? give me all the stats or whatever you call it on it...

1:34:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Seems to be a day destined for sadness I guess. So strange. I will definitely stop by your blog again, very shortly.

Stay tuned for a future blog about the DeLorean. It's been too long since I wrote about it, but my stories have been hi-jacked by October and Halloween.

11:02:00 AM

Blogger marmar hater said...

marmar you are gay

6:29:00 PM

Blogger Lo said...

it's posted sorry for the wait

6:31:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Blasphemy!! Halloween hasn't hijacked your blog, it is simply sticking up for itself. The Delorean is around all year, but we only get the glee of Halloween for one day (which we devotees can stretch to nearly a month).

The Delorean is no less important, but can ceratinly wait for it's day in the limelight again!

7:22:00 PM

Anonymous marmar basher said...

marmar is gay. and now he's 30? how G A Y !

8:10:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Pete, you're right, and please accept my apologies.
Marmar hater - you're dead!
Marmar basher - you're toast!

10:17:00 AM

Blogger Emptyman said...

Great Scott!! 1.21 Gigawatts! I didn't know they made a non-time-traveling version of that car.

OK, so I just have a BMW 330 (but it's a ragtop). But I'm 39 and my heart rate is 44.

Happy (belated) birthday.

2:28:00 PM

Anonymous M A R M A R M A R M A R BASHER said...

Mmmmm....toast. Me like toast.

2:39:00 PM

Anonymous marmar lover said...

Why you so mean to marmar? I might have to beat you up!
marmar lover...

3:11:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

emptyman - Yes, it's true. I couldn't afford the dealership's time travel package.
Thank you for that info! Are you an athlete in any way, shape or form? I suppose I could check your blog for information.

3:28:00 PM

Anonymous marmar hater said...

marmar you are weird. you do weird things. you like weird things. you like brett

8:38:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Brett is my home-boy.

5:31:00 PM


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