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  1. Mudpinesredneck

    What are dealbreakers for you?

    Bump. Mine, as a guy: 1. Bad teeth. I love a young lady with a million dollar smile. I don't care if they're a little yeller, but come on. Less teeth does NOT make for better kissing. I reckon. Haven't tried it. 2. Lack of hygeine. Wearing an old shirt? Cool, can care less. Pants have stains from bar oil helping dad get fire wood for the winter or gear oil from changing the rear end on your truck? Come here baby! Let me show you my Kenmore Elite washing machine! But flaky hair, poorly slopped on makeup, perfume that smells worse and pungent than the above gear oil? Come on. I'd rather stick my whole head in a pot of used motor oil and transmission fluid than smell $1 store perfume. 3. Expecting me to do every little thing. I don't mind helping out, but come on. 4. Clingy 5. Drinks to the point of respiratory depression and vomiting. I enjoy literally 2 Budweiser's a week. I have yet to pee myself, vomit, or have a ER visit due to drinking. 2 beers are plenty fine for me. 6. Prissy, opposite of point 2. I love a girl who drives a nice truck, dresses nice for a mountain girl, but if you buy $10 cups of coffee and drive a Mercedes that's it. I like my 2007 Nissan Titan. I like doing my own work. I like my space. And I am not made of money. I'm not your redneck Romeo that will take you out on $300 dinners. Please, keep it modest. 4X4 Jeep that runs good (can that be in the same sentence)? Folgers, wears a dress to the sports bar on Friday night to enjoy a beer or two with me? Not afraid to get a little mud on the tires. Yes, please! Let's not get a DUI sweetheart. 7. No weird fetishes. Seriously. Can we just stick to the normal stuff? I've been handcuffed. Haven't been to jail but have been detained while fishing for fishing without my license on me. I've seen people restrained on life support. My idea of sex is not being restrained, switching styles freely, being able to maybe kiss you in between. No, you're not going to strap me to my bed. 8. Extra liberal. I don't want to hear about how horrible I am because I like Trump. Don't try telling me my guns are a problem. I have never shot anybody. 9. Heavy. I don't mind a girl with a little body fat, we all have it. But please. I have enough health problems. I don't want to have to deal with your health issues down the road that are related to obesity. I try to keep a good weight and waistline. I keep myself active. Please do the same. I'm not "fat-shaming." I don't feel attracted to anorexia, but I like sensible weight. 10. Ignorant. Or thinks more emotionally than cognitively on politics, things like that. Quite frankly, my dream girl: Is strong built, pretty, good smile, cute. Kisses like she took classes for it. Likes affection as much as I do. Doesn't mind that my idea of a good gift is keeping your car maintained, hanging that shelf you always wanted built but didn't want to buy a Dewalt for one occasion. Yes, honey buns, did you see the love note I wrote on the back of your Napa receipt? :) Not cheap but modest. That scarf you bought at Ross for $24.99 on sale actually looks REALLY cute on you Doesn't have huge fantasies of being some multi millionaire at the expense of her man. Makes her own money. Doesn't mind gifts, but doesn't need money all the time. Works hard That's about it, really
  2. Mudpinesredneck

    How to choose a car?

    Nevermind cars, I will never drive a car for personal use. Company, fine. If I hit a squirrel and take an airbag to the face, that's on them. I've creamed a deer with my truck. Front end got totaled. I walked away shaken with a bruised ego. I'd have hit the same deer with a small car, doubt I'd be alive right now. Toyota Tundra, Ford F250 with a 6.7 Powerstroke diesel is what you want: 1. Maintenance is usually cheap(er). Nice oil change intervals for highway driving and hard driving alike. 2. Reliable as all heck. Both will last you your lifetime. 3. Parts are cheap(er) 4. Roomy 5. Full of practical features. Tow mirrors, good radio, tranmission take off provision, cab heater. Can tow Los Angeles county, bumper pull. 6. Easy to work on for a new truck, and diesel respectively 7. Tundra is open cylinder. Easy plug changes 8. Can hit a deer doing 60, and still drive home safely. 9. Huge fuel tanks = range 10. Can be plugged in in the winter 11. Can be ordered in various config's to suit your needs unlike a sedan with only a 4 door option. 12. Truck can make you side income 13. Easily accessible engine parts. See number 6 14. You can buy a small toyhauler RV, and in disaster be able to bug out in a fully prepped unit 15. 4X4 and good ground clearance. See above 16. Diesels, you can put on a huge transfer tank in the bed and have instant access to 100+ gallons of diesel fuel when prices are cheap. 17. Bigger vehicles are easier to park. Easy when you have huge tow mirrors that can see the Mexican border from Oregon. Yup. Trucks for the win.
  3. Mudpinesredneck

    What About Tinder?

    Sure! I can just see the powerpoint "Today we study the effects and comorbidities of living in a rural area. Now, class, it's not to say that peeing in your front yard screaming MURICA has any health risks. But the stresses of prereq's, mixed with the various oils, transmission fluids, and coolant on this Mudpines guys arm may cause cancer, premature death and more!"
  4. Mudpinesredneck

    What About Tinder?

    Tinder seems too "Hook up" ish for me. My personality? I am a pre nursing student with a passion for helping others. I enjoy working on my cars in my free time. I can spend hours on end doing one of two things: Reading that damn Lippincott book, or mindlessly typing in part numbers and brainstorming how much it will cost me to build my dream SUV. I listen to anything from Rebel Son (real Redneck"ish" band, I actually met the lead singer) to Suicidal Tendencies to Metallica. I believe in old fashioned relationships. I don't have one night stands, I don't enter relationships for sex. I don't crave sex voraciously like some I know. I am old fashioned. I care the hell less for bling in my vehicles, other than being slap covered in camo 24/7. Drink Budweiser and chew Copenhagen. I can back my trailer around an alleyway faster than you could nose your Prius into a parking spot. People I don't know ask me randomly where Walmart is. Gee, I wonder why? Did my truck on 35 inch mud tires, the camoflauge, or the dip in my lip give it away? Would a nurse be a match for me? Sure, most of them are beautiful, inside and out. But I also don't make an object out of a woman for her profession.I would date a nurse in a heartbeat. And my resting heart rate is 40, that's1.5 seconds to think. The question I ask, is how many see the traits I see, of those 7k? Caring soul, alone time, independent in finances, handles stress well, etc? That's what I see in a nurse beyond physical attributes. I've seen gal's at the parts store just as beautiful, physically, as that nurse without the personality attributes. All that said, I try to narrow it down. I wouldn't want to date a young lady that had the opposite thoughts and opinions. I am who I am. I will not change for anyone. Personally, I use Match, and have actually seen a few nurses on there, badge and all though. I find that someone honest to say their rank on the site is good. I'd hate to date an RN and find out she's a CNA. But then again, do you want everyone knowing where you work? As to nurses being hot, when I worked at the adult store, nursing pornographic genres were stocked more than any genre, other than, err, LGBT stuff? I found that stupid, honestly.
  5. Mudpinesredneck

    Share your Tattoos!

    Thank you! And yes, I try to choose my lettering good. Grandma's tattoo is the same font as her German newspaper The Spanish font i do like My dad was an IT guy His tattoo is actually a programming font. My dad hated tattoos. But to me, those memorials have always served a form of closure to me. :)
  6. Mudpinesredneck

    Share your Tattoos!

    4 more tattoos since my last post :) 2. "La Yerba Mala Nunca Muere" -Spanish proverb Means the bad weed never dies. The good die young. The bad just lingers around seemingly forever. This one is a reference to my dad, who died at 62. 2 strokes on his 50th birthday (what a hell of a 50th birthday present) and a laundry list of health problems and major events. And to my "step father" who assaulted me, who is 62 as well. Alive and well. This tattoo represents the 2 Dynamics. Diabetic. Hx 3 strokes. 1 code in 2015. Pulled his tube out. Icu nurse called. My grandma ran into my bedroom (retired nurse midwife) yelling HES OK HES JUST ON SUPPLEMENTAL O2!!!! Hes ok!!! Then coded 4 times last year, brought back 3 times then passed finally on the way to ICU to be intubated. Coded sitting on the toilet those 3 times. Just bad. I'd rather just get sick one day when I'm 70, take a fat swig of Jack Daniels, light a Marlboro, and look at the countryside as I lay dying. Me personally, preferably. My dad did some dumb things. Nothing worth the life he had and death he suffered. Then you have another 62 year old. History of prison time. No remorse. Other things. 62, go figure. He's a solid horse. No strokes, no heart issues. 3. My dad's memorial. He told me never get married. the only part of my tattoo that hurt was husband. I firmly believe that was my dad looking down going "Thanks a lot, idiot, I was perfectly happy with being a friend and dad" Avid amateur radio operator. My mom never gave him a burial. I have his ashes. I have yet to drive to Mugu Rock and put a small portion in the ocean for him. My tattoo is essentially his tombstone Wasn't close to my dad as i was my grandma but, God I miss him now that he's passed. I understand illnesses much better after his passing. Physical and mental both. 4. Yosemite My childhood second home. Mütti is for my mom, a retired ER/ICU/SNF nurse who taught me more than any teacher could ever. Yes, she's alive. It's not a memorial, just symbolic that I opened a case of beer, did some weedeating and got a free redneck tattoo out of it. She made that redneck of mine. Her creation from birth to the things i do. I doubt four wheelin, fishin, and keeping junk cars in yer yard is a genetic trait 56 is because I got the tattoo on her 56th birthday. "1" is for the General Lee. Both our favorite show (The Duke's of Hazzard) 5. Toyota Logo with flames. Flames are just for show. why toyota? because my 2001 Toyota taught me life lessons and skills. My tattoo represents every minute I have spent under the hood of that damn car working on it. Listening to nursing or mechanic stuff, sweating bullets, cussing a storm all the while learning how to not pay $90/hr for mechanic work. And get it doke, correctly When I was 20, a lady friend had to change my battery. 4 years later I'm grunting "Do I really have to spend 5 freakin hours pulling my ****** ***** ***** ************** intake manifolds?" And that's a big job. I have pulled the top end of my motor off in one night. With the F word said ONLY 1,372 times. Edit; I just got a spray of WD40 on accident. Yuck. Motor oil tastes better LOL [ATTACH=CONFIG]27421[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]27422[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=CONFIG]27424[/ATTACH]
  7. Mudpinesredneck

    Fentanyl used for executions?

    5 Current execution methods in the US Hanging: Gruesome. Does not cause instant death Electric chair: No one knows if it causes instant death. Lethal injection: Who came up with that idea to use 3 drugs? Just give em a gigantic shot of heroin. Nope. Gotta love bureaucracy Gas chamber: Causes pain similar to that of a heartattack Shooting: I say the most humane. If I was in that predicament, I'd choose that. There needs to be less oversight. We need to use proven methods, like shooting. Hell, run em over even. My 6500lb 3/4 ton pickup truck can do a better job than the gas chamber.
  8. Mudpinesredneck

    What Type Of Pet Is Your Favorite?

    Dogs. My friend is a survivor of many ailments. Things he should have been dead from, without going over his whole medical history One of his dogs is extremely entuned. He left me with the dog for a week while he took care of some business across the country. I had a major panic attack one of those nights. She sensed it, and whimpered at me. Sat by my side, until that dog KNEW my RR and pulse was down. I know, I counted my respirations and my pulse. Harley knew I was experiencing something not normal to that dog. She reacted with giving me unconditional love, even though I was just there to let her pee and eat.
  9. Mudpinesredneck

    Long Commutes, White Line Fever, and Car Stuff

    Been a while since I've been on. In the last month I've been hospitalized twice for concussions after my mother's fiance assaulted me. Getting whacked at the temple by a 300lb body builder is a sure fire way to have a numb face for days. And a direct admission to the wonderful staff at Clovis Community. I was also commuting 200 miles a day from Midpines to Fresno for the nursing program prereqs. Luckily I purchased a condominium (in the middle of the ghetto) so no more commute. Just loud music, Bulldogs, gunshots and sleeping with one eye open. Nonetheless, here's some ways to get through that long commute: A longer response to the thread here: 1 mile commute. Worth it? | allnurses White Line Fever: It is very real. In my own definition, White Line Fever occurs when you are so damn bored of driving straight lines on the same road, that your eyes become heavy, and you enter almost a trance like state. You won't remember the last few miles you've driven, yet completely awakeI can't begin to think of how many times I've gone down Minturn Road, and "woke up" at the stop sign. With no recollection of the road I took. How I have Mitigated White Line Fever: 1. Vary your route. Everyone needs change. And change can be in the form of new scenery. Take a day off, and explore every possible route to work. I know for a fact there are 20+ ways I can go from Midpines to Fresno. Some you can do 100+ on a crotch rocket. Others, you'll barely make it on a dirt bike. In a truck, 4LO and pray nothing breaks. But the bottom line is, I have options. 2. Leave early. Very early. If you feel tired, go to the lake, or the park and take a walk. Allow a half an hour for food or a power nap 3. Take the Road Less Traveled. It's not only a country song, but in my book, good advice. Taking the rural path can allow you to see new scenery. And you're away from people. If you drive like me, other people irritate you 4. 4WD first, 2WD later. Take the dirt road If you commute through said rural areas like I do, it's pretty hard to fall asleep or get tired on dirt. You have to concentrate too much. Look up a map of off road trails. Some are so well grated that you can drive it in a Prius without breaking a sweat. 5. Do not do deep breathing exercises, unless your doctor tells you to There's many reasons why people do this. Notably, to control anxiety or to get your thoughts back, so to speak. There is something about deep breathing patterns that puts me to sleep. Not a good thing while you're driving a 7000lb pickup truck down the road. As an anxiety sufferer, I used to do this. And I inadvertently got myself more tired. 6. Ditch the caffeine. Makes you crash later as we all know. Save the cup of joe for after the commute. 7. Get out every 100 miles in a safe spot. Check your tire pressures, do a general lookaround. Pop the hood and make sure oil isn't splattered everywhere. You don't need to be a master mechanic, just keep your mind busy and useful. 8. (older cars) get an Aftermarket radio, and good speakers You don't need to be a pHd in the Science of Auto Mechanics to install a radio. Having a radio with an Aux input, or Bluetooth will allow you to play your music, on a playlist, without the hassle of tapes and CDs. Look up your wiring diagram, and buy a repair manual. You can pop it in in no time. Usually, it's sautering butt connectors together to the wiring harness that takes the longest. 9. Get another phone. Preferably, decently fast, with the power port and aux port on the same side. Buy a Micro SD card big enough to store your audiobooks and music. This is a God send for long commutes 10. Shuffle it Turn your music from high to low at random intervals. Also play audiobooks that interest you. Something that saved me many of times on my commute was listening to Nurse Bass' videos. You're probably already a nurse, so that won't be relevant. Maybe find a spoken discourse of a Florence Nightingale speech. SOMETHING to get your brain working full time. 10a. Music you like. Download the hell out of it. And Karaoke it. When I think of my commute, I think of Porch Honky by Mocassin Creek ,Or, Ain't My ***** by Metallica as I drive down a country road blasting it. You should too, with your own songs. Make it fun. Karaoke it. There's no one to criticise it either. 11. Add more workout time. I've gained a solid 10 pounds commuting. Some from my trips to McDonald's. Others from sitting all day. It's an adjustment if you were active before An extra half hour doing situps or cardio can go a long way I reckon. And it'll probably keep your arteries clearer of that McDonald's. But heart disease and strokes run in my family so I'm probably screwed either way. I'll live my life an adrenaline junkie until my last breath. And frankly, As long as I can carry on my family's legacy, and be the 3rd Gen to be an RN, my life is complete anyhow 12. Power Naps are not for everyone. And dangerous for some. You can try sleeping for 20 minutes at the rest area, but for me it does not work. Some say 20 minutes is all you need. I say no. I need to sleep 10 hours to feel refreshed. And the only cure for fatigue is sleep. No ifs ands or buts. 13. Consider a motorcycle. Enough said. Motorcycles are fun. For 8000 you can have a Brand New dual sport to call yours. 14. If you are hopelessly addicted to nicotine, dip. Spitting constantly won't put you to sleep. Gutting will ensure a fate of diarrhea for the hours to come. Still waiting for Copenhagen Southern Blend to come to California...yummy.. Car Tips: As your long commute progresses, you will pack miles on. As such, things go wrong. Here are some tips to keep the ride in tip top shape, and save money in the process. 1. Change your oil every 3000 miles and learn how to yourself. I can do another separate thread on how to change oil. But it's easy as can be. If you can do a 12 lead in your sleep, you can drop a drain plug in your sleep. Changing the oil every 3000 is the key to longevity. Do it. Like clockwork. Like religion. 2. Keep up on your fluid changes. (Trans, t case, diff, brake, etc). Doing so will extend the life of the parts those fluids lubricate, cool, etc. Refer to your owners manual or your mechanic for service intervals. 3. The "Pre Trip" inspection isn't just for truckers. When you become a truck driver, you are required to complete a Pre Trip before you even start the truck. I do this religiously as to catch most problems before they become bigger problems. Guys, I'm sorry to say, but I've seen countless people pull into my old gas station, with only a quart of oil in their motor! How? Why?!?! Because they didn't keep up on their service or looked under the hood for YEARS. Their excuse was busyness mostly. But, why is my car not running? I see a few things...battery acid all over the terminals, no oil, belts got a crack. Coolant looks like fecal matter, literally. Don't be mad at ME customer I'm just pointing out the obvious. And the things you should have taken care of. I can post a template of my pre trip, but the bottom line is, look under your car for obvious problems. Check your tires for cracks, wear, pressure. Pop your hood. Check for leaks anywhere, check your belts and hoses, your fluid levels, that your battery terminals are clean and tight. Check your dipsticks. It takes 10 minutes and can save so much time, money, and heartbreak. If you're not sure where to start, you can buy pre trip templates at the local truck stop as well. 4. Use the good stuff. If you can fill up at a branded station, like Shell or Chevron then absolutely do so. I have a buddy who's a mechanic for small engines. and if he looks at the carb, he'll be able to tell what gas you've used based on the carbon buildup, if my memory serves. Use good gas. Skip John Doe's Cheap unbranded station. 5. Always follow your service intervals Enough said. 6. Go beyond detailing the visible stuff. Detail the motor! Many of us send our cars to the detailer, and for $75 we get waxed up, Armor All, etc But we've all been missing a vital step. DEGREASE YOUR ENGINE! My mom recently sold me her 2001 Highlander for $200 It had a inch of caked on burnt oil. And it smelled like hell when I idled. And it covered a possible catastrophe. I went to oil change it after degreasing the motor. Cleaning the motor uncovered a huge leak that had been there and supposedly fixed. I like to think it was better to find it at home than going 80 down the highway. Enough said. 7. Tire rotations now, new tires at 1/4 tread. I recently had a dispute with the wonderful people at Costco. My tires lasted all but 23k miles under my rough terrain. They would not refund me fully as I still had usable tread (1/8 of an inch, if that) A load of bull, indeed, but it taught me a valuable lesson. Rotate them at the advise of the person who will have to refund you one day. I like to rotate mine at every 7k miles. I will buy new tires when a quarter of the tread remains. Don't ride them to the wear bar. That's how accidents happen. Bad ones. 8. Know how to change a spare 9. Learn how to work on your car. It'll save you money, and will save you one day on the side of the road And that's most what I've done to help myself. Hope y'all enjoyed!
  10. Mudpinesredneck

    13 Reasons Why - Teenage Suicide

    Damn that's deep. What I honestly think would help prevent it too is maybe letting our adolescents be in nature. And teaching practical skills. Just giving them something to do. Let schools start a fishing club, an off road club. You'd be surprised even what and where a Honda Civic can take you with decent tires and a good driver. Let them learn practical skills. Our education system needs a overhaul. Auto mechanic programs, EMT programs in high school. But nope. We're too stuck on trying to get every one of them in Ivy League schools. Then life hits them and boom, they're screwed. I know when I lived in Ventura County, a lot of kids complained they had nothing to do. Parents both working, suburban area, most parties involve alcohol and drugs in copious amounts, anything fun involves gas money And you wonder why they not only have a big heroin problem, but a lot of depressed teens. My move to Oakhurst was a life changing one, but I'll tell you this Our kids have practical skills Our kids might be rowdy 4 wheelin punks sometimes But we're self sufficient. We have practical skills. We don't push our kids into social, financial, and personal success. There's always something to do. A new trail to ride your dirt bike, dad's old Square body needs fixing. And I haven't heard of many suicides up here. Who will commit suicide? The kid who is trapped at home, seeing depressing stuff on his phone all day, with no outlet for his boredom Or a country boy that has every ability to let his stressors out in a healthy manner? Unless you want to talk about Ron Van Meter and Roderick Sinclair
  11. Mudpinesredneck

    Safe Driving in Wintry Weather

    My current driving setup Bolt cutters Jumper cables Slime tire patch 2 spare quarts, Royal Purple 5W30 oil Siphon hose Toolbox with: Extra fuses Stripper set for various wiring butt connectors 22GA/16CAL Wrenches Screwdrivers and drill bits Krazy glue Duct tape Inflatable gas can My laptop bag School books Gym bag with 2 days worth of clothing + jackets Dog blanket, extra dog food -20 sleeping bag 3 days of food in MRE's Water, silcock key, water filters 3 gallons of water + half gallon of sweet tea Some easily microwavable food Extra smokes and a pint of fireball Fishing kit Rope for making traps and snares Travel hammock, camo color Extra 550 cord N95 respirator masks Flint and steel 9v battery, steel wool Waterproof matches 16 inch machete that will cut a tree branch like a hot knife through butter Stove and mess kit 2 Nalgene bottles First aid kit...no seriously, I can do gunshot wound surgery out the back of my SUV Caterpillar battery pack + jumpstarter and air compressor Baofeng UV-82HP Transceiver that also picks up EMS/LE/Fire/pretty much anything 2 meter 440, and FM radio as well Backup phone, loaded with offline maps, SOAP note, CPR rhythm app, and a list of food sources, backroads I know about, and repair manual for my car If that ain't prepped for the winter, or the zombie acopalypse I don't know what is... Everday carry... Phone Headphones Flashlight Keys with CPR shield, flash drive loaded with operating systems and portable apps, handcuff key (Yes, I trained for E&E) Smith and Wesson Border Guard II with seatbelt cutter and glass breaker Wallet. Going to get a ITS Tactical lock pick kit My beloved Copenhagen wintergreen Bandanna, tourniquet/mask impromptu Leatherman Wave multitool Paracord bracelet with ferricium rod Watch Keep another spare knife in my boot as well
  12. Hey y'all, Here's a cautionary tale... If you are not a cross country runner, don't even think about going with AAA for roadside. My mom gave me her old SUV last week. She bought herself a brand new Ram 1500 with a Cummins diesel. No need for her to have the old car. Drove it 1400 miles last week, 200 miles a day for my nursing program prereq's... I oil changed it earlier. I was just chilling in my garage, listening to Nurse Mendoza's video on DKA, and adding oil when catastrophe happened. I found an oil leak. A large one. I checked my oil filter and my drain plug...nothing I did. 5 quarts of fresh Castrol GTX oil onto my garage floor. Dipstick wouldn't even register. I added 2 quarts of older oil I had laying around, and called AAA Shortly after, I got a call saying they wouldn't go to my house since I live on a dirt road, and would send a car dolly setup down the hill. I exchanged my fair share of going off on the dispatcher, and they were finally able to send a FLATBED, capable of hauling my AWD. I mob it as fast as I could down the hill, 3 miles or so to the awaiting tow truck. Engine runs, didn't fry. Thank GOD. I get told I would have got charged a dirt road fee. Screw that. I run 3 miles up 15% grade at times, dark woods, with my small flashlight to my ranch. Beer in one hand, light in the other, listening to my old workout mix I'm not a believer in the boogie man, but I'll tell you what does exist: Mountain lions, bears, and these 3 foot long suckers called rattlesnakes. No harm was done. I ran roughly 3 miles in 32 minutes jogging, at a heart rate of 202 at the top of the steepest part. But being left on a dirt road at midnight and having to drive my car with only 2 quarts of oil in it 3 miles was sketchy. Think I'll go with Good Sam next time, or I'm going to throw $500 at my mom and pray she sells me her old car hauler. The icing on the cake? I filed a formal complaint for the fact they refused to come up to my ranch. I was told AAA holds no obligation to get you home after breaking down. Yup, you're walking. Yup. I think I'm going to call mom tomorrow, and politely ask for her price on the car hauler. Hopefully y'all will think twice before going with these guys -_- I should have I love running. When my dad got his toes amputated when i was in High school, my routine was: I'd go to school, go home, do his dressing and his PICC line of Vanco. Then go on a 20 mile run to melt my stresses away. Running up a steep grade at midnight in the cold just isn't my idea of fun
  13. Hey y'all, Here's a cautionary tale... If you are not a cross country runner, don't even think about going with AAA for roadside. My mom gave me her old SUV last week. She bought herself a brand new Ram 1500 with a Cummins diesel. No need for her to have the old car. Drove it 1400 miles last week, 200 miles a day for my nursing program prereq's... I oil changed it earlier. I was just chilling in my garage, listening to Nurse Mendoza's video on DKA, and adding oil when catastrophe happened. I found an oil leak. A large one. I checked my oil filter and my drain plug...nothing I did. 5 quarts of fresh Castrol GTX oil onto my garage floor. Dipstick wouldn't even register. I added 2 quarts of older oil I had laying around, and called AAA Shortly after, I got a call saying they wouldn't go to my house since I live on a dirt road, and would send a car dolly setup down the hill. I exchanged my fair share of going off on the dispatcher, and they were finally able to send a FLATBED, capable of hauling my AWD. I mob it as fast as I could down the hill, 3 miles or so to the awaiting tow truck. Engine runs, didn't fry. Thank GOD. I get told I would have got charged a dirt road fee. Screw that. I run 3 miles up 15% grade at times, dark woods, with my small flashlight to my ranch. Beer in one hand, light in the other, listening to my old workout mix I'm not a believer in the boogie man, but I'll tell you what does exist: Mountain lions, bears, and these 3 foot long suckers called rattlesnakes. No harm was done. I ran roughly 3 miles in 32 minutes jogging, at a heart rate of 202 at the top of the steepest part. But being left on a dirt road at midnight and having to drive my car with only 2 quarts of oil in it 3 miles was sketchy. Think I'll go with Good Sam next time, or I'm going to throw $500 at my mom and pray she sells me her old car hauler. The icing on the cake? I filed a formal complaint for the fact they refused to come up to my ranch. I was told AAA holds no obligation to get you home after breaking down. Yup, you're walking. Yup. I think I'm going to call mom tomorrow, and politely ask for her price on the car hauler. Hopefully y'all will think twice before going with these guys -_- I should have
  14. Mudpinesredneck

    Share your Tattoos!

    Irmgard Hild 1-25-1928 11-23-2015 Bad Hersfeld Oakhurst Midwife, New Rochelle Hospital Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden That's for my grandma Born in Bad Hersfeld, died in Oakhurst. She was a midwife at New Rochelle Hospital. I chose to add that because putting it short, newborns and babies in general were my grandmothers passion. Shortly before she passed, she had the opportunity to hold my step brothers baby, Vanessa. I had never seen her so happy in her life. Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden is a German Army funeral song, with no political meaning. It has been translated in many languages. It also translates to "I once had a comrade" Which I thought was fitting for the fact she was my rock, emotionally and for life advice. She was my best friend. The lyrics, in German and English are: ch hatt' einen Kameraden, Einen bessern findst du nit. Die Trommel schlug zum Streite, Er ging an meiner Seite In gleichem Schritt und Tritt. Eine Kugel kam geflogen: Gilt's mir oder gilt es dir? Ihn hat es weggerissen, Er liegt zu meinen Füßen Als wär's ein Stück von mir. Will mir die Hand noch reichen, Derweil ich eben lad. Kann dir die Hand nicht geben, Bleib du im ew'gen Leben Mein guter Kamerad! I once had a comrade, You will find no better. The drum called to battle, He walked at my side, In the same pace and step. A bullet came a-flying, Is my turn or yours? He was swept away, He lies at my feet, Like it were a part of me. He still reaches out his hand to me, While I am about to reload. I cannot hold onto your hand, You stay in eternal life My good comrade
  15. Mudpinesredneck

    HOLY! Look at this 4th Gen Cummins Off Road!

    Oh heck yeah! I'm not proud of having done this, but my mom's 2001 Highlander, AWD, all stock, managed to get mud up to the door, and jump like Bo Duke on all 4 wheels. Circa 2011. Mariposa County. Chowchilla Mountain Road after a rainstorm. Just got my license And then there was that time I managed to pull a F150 out of mud with the same car. You can't even try to kill those cars. Can't happen. You'd have to drive it off a cliff or set the thing on fire Still ran and drove like normal, minus needing one hell of a wheel alignment!
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