Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"43"


The number 43 will forever be iconic in the eyes of NASCAR’s ever-loyal fan base. Richard Petty is no doubt one of the greatest drivers to ever compete in a Winston Cup race, and I dare you to find someone who will argue that point with you. Like Dale Earnhardt Sr., another face on NASCAR’s Mount Rushmore, Petty’s son failed miserably to live up to his father’s reputation when the time came. Here in my 43rd installment on Chuck.0, I will explain to you why its successor will NOT be a letdown.

I’ve long felt that I am quickly outgrowing the limited platform that Blogger has to offer. I can’t do NEARLY as much as I’d like to with the limited amount of resources at my disposal. I’ve come to the realization that I can only grow and evolve so much until it either becomes cliché or crashes their puny server. The time has come to move on to a bigger and better platform. Therefore, I am happy to announce that ChuckJunior.com is on the way.

As for an official date, expect the new site to be up within the next year. As you all know, I am many things (automotive technician, blogger, lawn care specialist, professional pin-cushion) but web designer is not one of them. It is going to take a lot of time to get everything exactly the way I want it, but now that school is over for two more months I have a lot more free time on my hands than I had before to work on it. My ultimate goal is for the site to be more interactive than Chuck.0 could ever hope to be. My uncle’s website has come a very long way from where it was when I first started writing for him, and I really like what he’s done with it. While the new design isn’t necessarily focused on interactivity, the overall design is a major improvement from the original, and I see it as a good starting point for how I’d like mine to be laid out.
 
It’s a long work in progress, but a much needed upgrade is on the way. I really haven’t had as much free time as I’d like to have lately, but that’s all about to change. Until next time, stay winning.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dust in the Wind


Given my abusive past, naturally you can understand why I don't take friendship lightly. Like the rest of you, I have friends who are closer to me than others, but losing a friend I rarely speak to is just as painful to me as losing one whom I talk to on a regular basis. Never once did I say I was a perfect human being. I have my flaws just like all life on God's Earth. But it seems like keeping friends these days is damn near as difficult as keeping gas in your tank - it doesn't last long and you're constantly having to refill your supply.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

All Roads Lead Away From Opelika


As you all may or may not be aware, I am currently going through the Ford ASSET program, training to be a Ford Service Technician. As part of the program, we each return home for two months at a time to work at our local Ford dealership, in order to gain hands on, on the job experience, and since everyone's favorite Ford dealer here in Columbus wouldn't hire me because they didn't want to pay me, I made the trip to Opelika and got on with the local Ford dealership's service department. I've now been working there since this past November, and I'm fairly confident in saying that I've become a regular sight in the shop.

 

For the most part, I LOVE my job. I learn something new every day, my boss is very lenient and understanding, I'm good friends with some of the technicians from both our Ford and Chrysler stores, I'm paid well for what I do, and most importantly, I get to do what I love to do for a living. But of course, if life at the Chattahoochee Valley's newest Ford dealership was all peaches and cream 100% of the time, I probably wouldn't be writing about it here, now would I? So do your best Army drill sergeant impression, knock $7,000 off those F-150s and RAM 1500s, and give your credit some amnesty, because Dirty's BACK and dirtier than ever.