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    In Texas today.

    Full day of meetings now having dinner at ‘Rudy’s B-B-Q

    Smells gooooooood
    Hot over there?
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    Same as back home.....below zero at night and about 8-10 during day!

    I did however find a restaurant called the Cheesecake Factory. I had already had dinner but felt it would be rude not to try a 1,300 kcal slice. De-lish-ooooose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    I did however find a restaurant called the Cheesecake Factory. I had already had dinner but felt it would be rude not to try a 1,300 kcal slice. De-lish-ooooose.
    Ah, Cheescake Factory is big in the US. Much like their customers. We stopped for one at lunchtime (where they have the option of smaller serving sizes). Still massive quantities of food.
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    I wouldn’t be doing it regularly!

    It was really busy, even on a Tuesday night. Huge restaurant and yes, huge customers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    I wouldn’t be doing it regularly!

    It was really busy, even on a Tuesday night. Huge restaurant and yes, huge customers!
    Everything is bigger in Texas, apparently. What's the biggest Pickup you've seen so far? If it's anything less than an F450 on a 13" lift and a dual rear axle, it's not enough.
    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    I applied for a job out of the blue last week, totally different industry etc.


    Today I've been invited for a interview at BMW next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    Everything is bigger in Texas, apparently. What's the biggest Pickup you've seen so far? If it's anything less than an F450 on a 13" lift and a dual rear axle, it's not enough.

    Some big stuff, especially trucks mostly going 70mph+

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    I was approached for a new role just before Christmas, which I very much liked the sound of, but they couldn’t shift the job requisition from the US to the UK and it fell through last week. All for the same company, but some internal P&L misalignment.

    Been approached for a better role today, which looks like it should come with a proper UK requisition. It is not done until it is done, but it looks good...

    Went from being a bit annoyed to glad, what with option 2 looking a better role than option 1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post

    I did however find a restaurant called the Cheesecake Factory. I had already had dinner but felt it would be rude not to try a 1,300 kcal slice. De-lish-ooooose.
    Already on my list of places to try when we go to Florida later in the year
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    It has to be done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    I applied for a job out of the blue next week, .........

    If a man speaks his mind in a forest and no woman hears him...is he still wrong ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    last I meant to put
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    Good job I quoted you...or I'd look like a literary mong....rather than just a mong.


    Oh...good luck in the interview Kev
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    Already on my list of places to try when we go to Florida later in the year
    The one at Mall at Millenia is great!

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    Rate my plate on Facebook has been giving me some genuine laugh out loud moments this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    In Texas today.
    I bet that gave Martin a shock.
    Or maybe he didn't notice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthypig View Post
    Rate my plate on Facebook has been giving me some genuine laugh out loud moments this week.
    Weeman does appear to be on a mission there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow View Post
    I bet that gave Martin a shock.
    Or maybe he didn't notice...
    Probably wouldn’t have to be fair

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    Pushing the boat out with premium economy on the way back.

    Big screen, lots more room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Weeman does appear to be on a mission there...
    About 5 posts a day


    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    I did however find a restaurant called the Cheesecake Factory. I had already had dinner but felt it would be rude not to try a 1,300 kcal slice. De-lish-ooooose.
    Went to one a few times on Honeymoon as close to our hotel.
    HUGE menu and portions!

    This was a simple salad!




    Cakes were nice though

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    Schpot on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow View Post
    I bet that gave Martin a shock.
    Or maybe he didn't notice...
    very good
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    Great game between Wales and France!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave G View Post
    Great game between Wales and France!
    Very much so, looking forward to heading to Twickenham for the England Scotland game next month.

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    One of my customers, lovely lady, rolled her Z3M coupe in France last year and killed it. Some of you may remember a recent thread where she invested in a cut n shut...
    Anyway, following a decent engineers report she got a refund and the car went back.
    Fast forward to Wednesday. I received a phone call from her partner... "Lucy and I are at Rottinghurst motors, looking at a car. I've gone out to the car park because she told me not to bother you. There's an estoril Z3M coupe here for sale and she's going to buy it. I think you should look at it first."
    "Good idea" says I, "can I speak to her?"
    Fast forward again to this afternoon. I arrive at Rottinghurst motors at 13.45, fifteen minutes ahead of schedule. Greeted by "Simon" who sarcastically greets me with "oh, you're the expert are you? 'chortle'".
    I get fifteen minutes to give it a quick look over before Lucy and her partner arrive. Poking, and I literally mean with one finger, at the offside front jacking point, the plastic lifting block crashes to the floor along with half a bucket full of rust. Simon practically explodes and asks me to leave the premises, with a few F's thrown in for good measure. At that point Lucy walks in with her other half. She clocks me, Simon, the looks on each other's faces, the pile of rust on the floor... She turns to her partner and says, and I quote, "SEE! THIS IS WHY WE NEED GARETH TO COME AND CHECK IT BEFORE WE BUY!"
    Fookin' priceless!!

    The icing on the cake? Simon followed me into the car park and stopped me as I was getting into my car. Asked me if I'd be interested in repairing the car for him. I told him he couldn't afford it.
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    Blimey!

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    Lucy is very lucky to have a UB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Lucy is very lucky to have a UB
    Sounds like her partner has the patience of a saint too!

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    UB to the rescue with his finger of truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    Sounds like her partner has the patience of a saint too!
    Lucy is quite a case! Huge fun though!!
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    That’s fecking hilarious, made my day
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    Love the subtle name change to Rottinghurst Motors . Very Roald Dahl. I would have gone for Bilgeworth's, but you can save that for next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmudge View Post
    I worked my last day at McLaren today, left before lunch.

    Sad to say goodbye to the team, the product and the brand but I'm looking forward to moving onto new challenges and broadening my skills.

    Left work at midday, picked up the wife and kid in the new car and headed for the Eurostar, now stopped in a wooden chalet overlooking a lake somewhere in rural France having a beer! Tomorrow we head to the alps for a few days skiing before Monday and the next adventure in my career.
    Good luck chap!
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