Friday, March 16, 2007

The 624 Horses in my garage

It has been quite a hiatus. Well, at least it is a proxy for the fact that I am busy with my dissertation work.

The urge to talk about my horses brought me back to my blog. Yes, everyone has horses in their garage - I mean the horsepower of their automobile rating. there are not many folks with more than 400 in their garage, even with two cars parked their simultaneously.

Yes, we have about 624 of them in the garage right now. 224 of these come from Saturn which has a 3.5 L V-6 powerplant. The remaining 400, well I guess you must have figured out with the magic number - 400, come from our latest "Car Toy" - A brand new red Corvette coupe with a 6.0 L V-8. Pure Monstrosity with a 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, and a rated top speed of 186 MPH (a commercial jet takes off at 178 mph!!).

Well, what can I say - I am looking forward to taking on the autobahn without its speed limits one day. Till then, I have to limit myself to the little pleasures of envious looks from other drivers.