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So I picked up the seats for the thunderchicken yesterday. Was a 5 hour drive
into PA round trip. Not bad, was rather relaxing.

Here they are:


2003 Acura TL Type-S. Leather, Power, Heated.

The seller accidentally failed to mention that these seats have side impact airbags, intact, still in them. This quadruples their value-- and I can take the airbag modules out and sell them on ebay. I'll easily get back the $225 I spent on these seats.

They should install fine, though I'm having trouble with the wiring. I will probably have to manually trace each pin to figure out what wire goes to what. The drivers seat has 40 pins. Some of it is airbag sensors, some are the seat heaters, some is the memory function of the motors, still others are things like the seatbelt. It may be a little while before I get everything functional. I'll start with the seat heaters and work my way up from that. I may be visiting the local library to get wiring diagrams. I've not visited a local library in a decade or more. Hopefully they still exist. :)

Driving lets me think. It's my form of meditation, which is ironic given the required level of attention necessary to drive. During yesterdays drive I wrapped my head around the concept of the positive aspects of living in this area. Specifically, what I benefit from all the bad stuff that I hate so much. I came up with some interesting concepts.

The biggest is the whole lack of community thing. Really, this suits me just as well-- if this was a close community, I'd stand out like a sore thumb. I don't know my neighbors, and I don't WANT to know my neighbors. I don't want them to know me. Here I am complaining about this recently, yet if this was a close community I'd be complaining about my nosy neighbors pestering me.

I can be in an elevator, and I don't /have/ to look at the other people and smile. I can be walking on the road, and I don't /have/ to acknowledge other people. I can live in my own little world, which is what I prefer. My reasons are different than most. But the effect is much the same.

So .. while I may hate the people in this area, at leas I stand a better chance of blending in when I'm in my typical anti-social mindset.

- Keman


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Dec. 8th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
very nice seats ^ ^

Driving to me also can act as a form of meditation, when its just you and the open road. Where people say the most stressful part of traveling is actually getting to yoru destination, i consider it not stressful at all, but rather calming most of the time :)
Dec. 9th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, definitely if you find smiling/acknowledging other people a chore, that would invalidate most of my opinions being used to bolster any of your thoughts.

For myself, I find other people interesting. I don't think it's "nosy" so much as I like to be aware of my surroundings, help people out, etc, and that's hard to do without building relationships.

That said, I definitely like my space during "personal time" (not work-time), which is probably why I prefer to live in the pseudo-country. If I don't want to social, why go somewhere there's bound to be other people in the first place?
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