Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Oh, details.

Happy birthday, Enzo Ferrari! Today you are 111! Also dead. Oh, details.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Because Germans Are Not Joking!

After receiving that very cordial invitation from my prof to visit him in Greece this summer, I've been doing a bit of research into the travel costs associated with that adventure. Wikipedia recommended I check out the "low-cost carrier" German Wings. I doubt I'll fly with them because I know I can find better prices on Easy Jet or Ryan Air. But I do love this:

Fabulous Friday!

Here in Minneapolis, it's been another fabulous Friday. Sure, it may have been Friday the 13th (hiss!, boo!, yada, yada, yada), but that doesn't mean there can't be fantastic news. Firstly, the sandstorms have abated and testing resumed today in Bahrain, where Kimi Raikkonen trumped the lap times both Toyota and BMW in the F60. Ferrari on top, well, it's not surprising. But...

We were using the KERS! And nothing went wrong!

Oh, I'm having one of those Scuderia moments where I feel deliriously giddy and perilously close to fainting. I feel like some glowing angel with Jesus-like features is flying me very quietly over a mountain range somewhere in Austria (Oh, wait, that's called the Christkind, my bad)! Except this is even better than Christmas!*

It's just such a relief. Frankly, I've been nervous about KERS. How could I not be, what, will all the news that we were terribly behind schedule/struggling during the past several months.

Oh, but all this gets better, because I just learned today that my favorite British driver (Ant Davidson, of course!!) is getting a commentator's position on BBC Radio 5! Yes, I would love to see him get back in a car, but as that's not possible at the moment, this really is the next best thing. He's quite concise. Kijk even over dit filmpje!

Doesn't it just make you feel good inside?!

*NB: Apparently in Austria Santa Claus doesn't exist, just some radiant, stealthy Jesus angel called the Christkind. Weird, huh? Who thought that up?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kimi Raikkonen is just not that kind of Pokémon!

I was going through my profile pictures tonight on Facebook. Contrary to what you would expect, most of them are not, in fact, of me, but rather Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, the two of them together, or a fabulously sexy red car. Well, really, what did you expect?! Anyways, I stumbled across this in my album, and oh!, nothing takes me back more! I just love it!

Finding this also reminded me that I have not been consistently giving much love to Kimi Raikkonen. Yeah, a lot of this is probably linked to Felipe Massa's polarizing cuteness (and genuine skill behind the wheel!) easily eclipsing the Can't-Be-Bothered Raikkonen of 2008 in my mind. There were more than a few times last season that I would gladly have punched Kimi Raikkonen several times in the gut, had I been within swinging distance. Nonetheless, this revelation has left me much chagrined. At this point in time, I want nothing more than for Kimi to go out in Australia and trounce everyone (except for Felipe Massa, who I love dearly, and Sébastien Bourdais, because he seems a bit vulnerable at present). Essentially, I want him to do well so everyone stops saying he's shit, because frankly he's not. I had this conversation with my roommate the other day in which I voiced these outrages and concerns over Raikkonen's 2009 form. His reply follows.

It's like, 'Oh, Shitty Raikkonen's coming around again! Oh, here he comes. What a Slowbro!'

LOL all you like, but Kimi Raikkonen is just not that kind of Pokémon!

Also, it's smiling a bit too much.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Message of the Day - This Blog

Would you like to read some blog posts.

I think they are written in a disjointed style.

But I thought they were funny.

So I am sharing them with you.

I would recommend reading the Message of the Day Posts..