In The CSD Driveway – 2015 Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack

Spending the night the Dirty Dodge. The color is as ugly as the weather outside, but I must confess…this is still the BEST family man muscle car out today!

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Good:

– Launch Control!

– Rumble at start-up is incredible.

– Computer allows you to have plenty of fun in Sport mode with an insane menu of adjustments that you can make on the powertrain side.

– Plenty of leg room for the fam. My 8-year old sat behind me and I didn’t have to adjust my seat. That could not have been done in the Camaro or Mustang.

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– Did I mention Launch Control? If not, I’m telling you, Launch Control!

– Pretty smooth ride compared to the Mustang and Camaro as well.

– Real, usable trunk

– Love the HVAC and radio controls. No instruction manual needed to operate and everything was easy to find even while driving.

– The performance measuring menu is top-notch. You can monitor G-force, 0-60 mph, 0-100 mph, 1/8th mile and more.

– That Launch Control!

– Dare I say, for $39K, is it a bargain?

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Bad:

– While I appreciate the MDS, you can hear the engine cruising in four-cylinder mode, and it does not sound pretty.

– That color. However, two of the kids did like it…but Boney saw me pulling up and said, “Daddy’s home and he has a new car, and it’s green, and it’s ugly! (Now you see why she has her own segment right?)

 

2015 Dodge Challenger 6.4-liter Scat Pack adds a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 470 horsepower, Tremec six-speed manual transmission, 180 mph speedometer, high-performance suspension, active stainless steel performance dual exhaust system, 220-amp alternator, Scat Pack striping, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, Brembo four-piston high-performance brake package, and new 20-by-9-inch polished aluminum wheels with three-season performance tires. – From Allpar.com:

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What Did Boney Say: How NOT To Treat Your Employees

Big Homie (7 yrs. old) and Boney (5 yrs. old) were playing. Big Homie was her boss and asked Boney to draw something.

Somewhere along the line, Boney said, “How much do I get paid for this?”

Big Homie said, “I do not have any money, so I’ll give you some Monopoly money.”

Boney expressed her concern of not being paid with real money.

Big Homie basically said, “You’re fired!”

Boney then decided that she will go in her room and barricade the door because, “…she didn’t want to be disturbed.” However, she really did not want to let him in.

What was her former boss’s response?

He offered her the job back, but through the door, she refused.

So his next action, was to go in his room and barricade himself behind the door!

Life lesson for those of us in the workplace?

If you treat your employees bad, one day, no matter how grateful you think they should be in this economy, they are going to leave and not come back.

If you’re an employee, it’s smart to find out how much you are going to get paid BEFORE doing the work. Because in the end, she has five other people in this house the she may be able to market her talent of drawing to, but she’s the cheapest labor that he can find…so his baricade might as well be for the bill-collectors when he has to close up shop.

“When Keeping It Real and Outsourcing Goes Wrong”

Did you hear that America?

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Two Things For You To Remember On Your Next Birthday

In my house, we just celebrated three birthdays over a ten day span. I’m broke from buying gifts, fat from cake and ice cream, and I feel old as Methuselah. But my kids hit me with a few sayings that I, and you, may want to remember the next time we celebrate our birthday.

I told Boney that Daddy’s girl was getting older.

“Daddy”, she immediately replied, “I’m not getting older, I’m getting BIGGER!”

Yea kid, that’s the same for the rest of us and really becomes the case after 35.

My boy, aka the Large Professor, turned 12 years old. I asked him how it felt to be 12 and I was quite surprised at his response. “It feels good, and I’m glad that God let me live to be 12.”

No, not that Large Professor...although LP and the Main Source said some things to make the listener think as well.

Wow, I wasn’t expecting that.

He later went on to explain that since God still has allowed him to live, he must have more for him to do on this earth, and he wants to do what God wants him to do…and one thing he knows is that God does not want him to fall away from him.

I told him that his work is only beginning.

How about you?

Are you just getting bigger each birthday and just “living”, or are you doing the work God has for you to do?

6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)

4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)

Super Bowl Edition of: “What Did Boney Say?”

Any mention of the Super Bowl, deserves a picture of the 1985 Bears!

My two boys love football and because of this, we did’t have the heart to make them go to bed early on Super Bowl Sunday.

The girls on the other hand…well, they just want to stay up to get the boys in trouble, forcing me and mom to send everyone to bed.

But Boney catches on fast.

It’s her bedtime and my wife says, “Come on, lets get ready for bed.”

Boney: No I want to stay up and watch football!

Mom: You don’t care about football.

Boney: But mommy, I do care about football.

Mom: You do? Who’s playing?

Boney: Nobody, but I’ll watch them!

Somehow I’d bet she has a better chance of picking the winner than I would…

In Today’s Edition of “What Did Boney Say?” – God Can’t Read Minds Can He?

Boney: “Look mom, I drew a picture for Jesus…for his birthday!”

Mom: “That’s nice, what is it?”

..short silent pause…

Boney: “I can’t tell you, God will hear me.”

Psalms 139:2 (NIV): “You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”

“Boney” is my 4 year old daughter. As the youngest and certainly the most “interesting” of my quiver when it comes to having a sharp wit,  sometimes I think she truly deserves her own comic strip.