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My R56 Mini Gets a Much Needed Upgrade

April 14th, 2010

I’ll try and remember to get some pictures, but she needs a bath first.  My Mini Cooper S just got a much needed upgrade.  Rather than the John Cooper Works 205 18×7 Rims with a 35 tire on them, I upgraded to a set of 215s at 18x8x40 this makes the tire a bit thicker which took a lot of the “ox cart” feel that Diz hated (I just disliked) and gives the car a much smoother ride.  The wider tires grip like nothing I can explain.  I wend from GoKart handling to F1 handling.  The car just grips curves to the point I could put Diz in my lap going around a corner.

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I’m really happy with the setup, and TireRack.com was very helpful with helping me pick out the rim and tire combination. I ended up with MOTEGI RACING SP10 and the Continental Xtreme All Weather.   Yeah I know I was running a racing compound before, but you know what I have more grip and I won’t go through tires as fast, and when I hit snow in Tahoe I won’t fear for my life.  That is all worth something to me.

Oh and Diz’s new complaint. The ride is too quiet she can hear the “whoosh of the turbo”.   We just do the car talk thing and turn the radio up.

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John Corbett of Sex and the City and Diz Heat It up on the Red Carpet

April 14th, 2010

Diz looks like an elf next to the very tall John Corbett.  Diz was swooning over him, and he was gracious enough to pose twice with her since the first time I messed up the picture.  That’s ok this pic has a nicer back drop.

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Our Stay at the Beverly Hilton Oscar Night

April 14th, 2010

Diz and I did our annual pilgrimage to Beverly Hills to Co-Produce the Night of 100 Stars, and while the event is at the Beverly Hills Hotel, we stayed this year at the Beverly Hilton.

The Beverly Hilton is a great hotel, with good dining, great location, and all the amenities you would expect. I had a small grip that the expensive bottled water blocked the view of the TV.

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But we had a nice room with a great view that was quiet, and had all the things you’d expect.

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Though Diz and I had a conversation about the lack of a Tub.  It’s not that we take baths all that often (as opposed to showers, but after standing in heels all day Diz would have liked to soak her feet at the end of it.CIMG5495

Yes that is a little TV in the Bathroom.   Something I could live with out, but it was an interesting idea… I mean Mark Cuban does it, so if he does why shouldn’t the Hilton.

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