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Discussion in 'Northeast' started by Toshi, Apr 20, 2002.

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  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Ride North Table today. Shoulder not good. Rock gardens make it feel like my forearm scabs are about to bleed. Thus I took it very easy. Seems like it’d be an entertaining trail with the optional rocks that I avoided today.
     
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    I assume that's "forearm scabs"?

    Or your actual shoulder still no bueno?
     
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Whoops. Yes. Shoulder better than before but not good. Can now raise arm above shoulder height but still has a deep twinge and feels unstable.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Did the omakase (chef’s choice) at Matsuhisa last night. It really was much monocle, many wows: 3 hours, 8 courses.

    While good and different than what I’d pick I think next time we are there I’ll stick to ordering myself.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Winter is coming.

     
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    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    are you doing stretching / strengthening exercises for dat shoulder? all e-jokes aside, take care of yourself bud!
     
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    To the great detriment of my bank account I have done two chef's tasting menus and an omakase dinner this month. While the tasting menus were interesting they seemed to be trying way too hard. As far as $/delight is concerned I'd rather hit the local taco joint. The omakase dinner was simple yet amazing, will happily hit that shit again.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  10. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    hamachi belly isn't a regular on the local menu, but the chef often has a few pieces. trust yo' chefs.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I haven't thus far. I expect the ortho doc that I'll see later this month to recommend PT, but I'd also like to get an MRI to see exactly what's up. I figure I either sprained or tore my supraspinatus based on what motions I can and cannot do. Biking season is likely over for me... but it won't stop me skiing.

    Chef's tasting at non-Asian places and omakase at a sushi joint? Because omakase is the sushi chef's choice, after all... They did try hard (e.g. thin strips of some giant mushroom with a sprinkling of parmesan and citrus as a salad--it worked) but ultimately I'd have been happy with some toro, wagyu, and one or two odd things.

    Fair enough. All but one dish of our 8 courses wasn't on the regular menu as far as I could tell.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    aristocracy passed over me. I'm thrilled to get some fatty belly once in a while :drool:
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Hmmm... I wonder if this is what I had in San Fran at PABU - they called it "fatty tuna" and it was so so so good. :drool:
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Fatty tuna is "toro". Done right it is the best, but it can be mangled in preparation and that lovely fatty texture lost completely.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    And the final update to the correspondence chain, which cements that I shall never consider a Volvo again in the future. This just wasn't a luxury car-brand experience on many levels.

    >>>>>

    Hi Toshi,

    Unfortunately, after having your request reviewed with our regional manager, the request for assistance has been denied. I apologize I was unable to meet your expectations you were hoping for in this matter.

    I apologize for this experience and please contact me with any additional questions.

    Med vänliga hälsningar!

    Yours Sincerely,

    Eric
    Volvo Car USA
    201-308-8598
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    which request is being rejected, exactly?
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    For some future financial benefit to keep me in a Volvo after this lease is up.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    They apparently don't appreciate how influential you are.

     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Final numbers for the Volvo botched transaction:

    1) I was credited 2 months' lease payments from Volvo Car Financial Services due to the dealer not getting their paperwork correct and on time to them. This was withheld from the dealer's disbursement by VCFS, so the dealer effectively paid.

    $605.29 x 2 net benefit.

    2) I was reimbursed for August's Uber and rental car expenses by Volvo Corporate.

    $0 net benefit, since this was a reimbursement for extra expenses that I incurred due to this fuckup.

    3) The dealer reimbursed me for my first year's (actually 17 months--backdated to May) registration fees and threw in some extra money on top of that. I guess they felt guilty and this was how much they'd pocketed from the transaction initially? I paid for $1,147.37 out of pocket, which I would have paid myself were this transaction "normal", asked for exactly that in reimbursement as they'd promised the same, and received a check last night for $2,080.44, to my surprise.

    $2,080.44 net benefit, since again I would have paid the registration on my own otherwise. (Yes, ~$1k first year registration for a new vehicle of about this value is par for the course in Denver County.)

    So overall I came out ahead $3,291.02 in exchange for 5 extra DMV visits x ~1 hr, and countless phone calls to the dealer, DMV, and VCFS over the last 5 months. Meh. Still would have rather it had been a smooth, normal transaction and not dealt with any of this.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    The wife's 2019 PHEV minivan to replace her 2018 is now in JB status. This means built, OKed by QC, shipped to an upfitter for who knows what. Maybe another month before we see it?

    Codes:

    BA: New order that hasn't been checked
    BB: Review by fleet department
    BD: Special equipment processing
    BE: Edit error
    BG: Passed edit n/a for schedule
    BGL: Edit ok parts unavailable
    BX: Passed edit available for schedule
    C: Sub firm - Tentative schedule
    D: Firm schedule - dealer has allocation and all parts available
    D1: Gateline schedule - scheduled to be built
    E: Frame
    F: Paint
    G: Trim
    I: Built not ok'd
    J: Built ok'd
    JB: Shipped to Upfit Center (for Stripe)
    JE: Emission check
    JS: Shipped to storage
    KZ: Released by plant , invoiced
    KZL: Released - not shipped
    KZM: First rail departure
    KZN: First rail arrival
    KZO: Delayed/recieved
    KZOA: Plant holds
    KZOB: Zone/distribution holds
    KZOC: Carrier delays
    KZOD: Carrier holds
    KZOE: Mis-shipped vehicle
    KZOF: Show/test vehicle
    KZOG: Damaged vehicle
    KZOH: All other reasons
    KZT: Second rail departure
    KZU: Second rail arrival
    KZX: Delivered to dealer
    ZA: Canceled
     
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    Is it a black van with a red stripe running down the side angling up to the rear roof mounted spoiler?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Now that I think of it despite the internet-sourced status code lists (including that stripe bit) it's probably for the mudguards. Seems excessive to ship it out just for that but what do I know of production logistics?
     
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    Splash guards look minimal imo, shouldn't take too long to fit.
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