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July 25, 2008

If I’m going to buy a motorcycle, why not do it right?

Filed under: general topics,Las Vegas,Turning Point — Tags: , — admin @ 11:44 pm

Today was a banner day – I was escorted out of work at 1:30 for my last *physical* day at work (I’ll explain later), I took – and passed – my written motorcycle test, and then bought a brand new 2008 Harley Dyna Glide Low Rider as my first ever motorcycle. Hell, I’ve never even driven a motorcycle and end up buying a 1600cc motorcycle. What was I thinking?! My main motivation was to get a motorcycle that I would most likely never have to upgrade from, and secondly, I wanted an American made motorcycle. I have NEVER owned anything but American made street legal vehicles. Never. I get the motorcycle delivered tomorrow and I can’t wait to start riding it. I take my riding classes at the end of August.

Why was I escorted out of work today? Honestly, I don’t know for sure. I gave my notice about a week and a half ago and today was to be my last physical day in the office. Monday through Wednesday I’m still employed by the company but I’m on vacation. I left work to take my motorcycle test and when I got back my laptop had been wiped and all of the system passwords had been changed. It was like a hit – and it was like I was fired. Sheesh – I’ve been there for over a week since my notice, if I was going to do anything destructive or malicious then I would have done it by now. I’m not complaining since I got to leave waaaay early, but it was just the manner that they did the whole thing that bothers me. It was very slimy. Anyway – I guess I don’t need to worry about taking any calls from them through Wednesday since even if there was a problem that they needed my help with I wouldn’t be able to log in and fix anything (I was the only Systems Administrator). I find myself wondering why they didn’t just end my employment today. I’m headed to Vegas on Sunday so I’m not going to concern myself with any of it. This is the closest thing I’ve had to a real vacation in a long time so I’m not going to distract myself with trying to figure out their motives.

Nickey’s mom is coming in to town tomorrow night to watch Hayden while we’re gone. I can only imagine how spoiled he’s going to be when we get back. Hopefully I’ll have lot’s to report when we get back, but it won’t be for a few days (mom!).


  1. Nice bike! So are you going to get out to Milwaukee to check out the new Harley Davidson Museum as well? 🙂

    Comment by Gil — July 31, 2008 @ 12:04 am

  2. Thanks dude! Good to hear from you, it’s been a while. I tried to contact you when you were going to be in town last time but I guess you must have missed it. I’d love to make it to Milwaukee to see the museum, but for now I can’t make it out of my local neighborhoods 🙁

    We did go to the Harley Davidson cafe in Vegas tho!!! That was mmmm, mmmm, goood!

    Comment by admin — July 31, 2008 @ 12:30 am

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