knexkid

26 years old
Male
from Grand Blanc, MI

    • knexkid

      WARNING: Car Stuff

      2 months ago

      Hey everybody,

      I haven't made a journal or been on the site in general recently for one reason or another (nice weather means suddenly everyone is in the spring cleaning inspired mood of "I've been putting off fixing my car but if you have any free time I could use some help"). So I figured I'd share the excitement of my drive home from work.

      I try not to go on about my job very often because I acknowledge it bores most people to sleep but for those who don't know I work in brake testing and development for GM. Which has lead me to come to the very firm belief that ABS is a necessity. Some cars still don't come with ABS standard (it's cheaper) like the Chevy Cobalt and HHR or the Dodge Avenger. Its a common argument that people make "It causes you to take longer to stop" 1 of 1,000 situations they are right but in the rest ABS is a valuable asset. Especially when said person isn't the best driver. For instance it allows a panicking driver to steer their car while standing on the brake pedal... But I'm not going to go into a rant on all that stuff today, on with the story already

      On my way home on US-23 there is a particularly short on / off ramp combination that always causes a conflict between people getting on or off and the regular highway traffic. Well the fore mentioned excitement occurred when about 50 ft ahead of me a merging car decided to cut-off an Avenger because he wouldn't let him over or something and the Avenger driver panicked and hit the brakes hard. The Avenger's wheels locked, the car began to rotate and made it about 30 degrees to the left (this is the part where ABS comes in handy) before letting off the brake causing the car to suddenly veer over into the left lane and have just enough time to correct and catch the car before he left the road.

      So that was about it I almost got to see an accident up close and personal. Everyone survived unscathed...

      But that's enough from me for on day I think, hope to see you all Saturday!

    • knexkid

      Facebook works in mysterious ways

      4 months ago

      As Facebook has evolved from a computer based social media site, that could only spam you with game and group requests when you're at your computer, to one that constantly pings your smart phone courtesy of push notifications... The 'people you might know' function has maintained a consistent level of useless with my reaction usually being some variety of "Nope, never heard of them".

      Well surprising enough it finally got one right but I have no idea how it came to it's conclusion. The notification was for none other than @LoZelda... What makes this so odd to me is I've never posted any RT stuff on Facebook (Other than liking RT and AH) and I'm not friends with anyone from the site on there either. We live on opposite sides of the state. We have no friends, schooling, or occupations in common. So as far as I can tell I paired us as potential friends based solely on liking the RT page... Well done Facebook, you finally got one right lol

    • knexkid

      Post RTMI meet-up

      4 months ago

      Finally home after another great RT meet-up... Short version 'I'm far more out of shape than I thought this morning' (thank you Sky Zone for driving that one home). Great seeing you all again!

    • knexkid

      Grieveing Community +1

      5 months ago

      Skimming though my news feed the journals started vague like Burnie's about the podcast to the full blown shock of Matt's... It's devastating. It doesn't feel right looking for something funny to watch but then again I don't need to search. Tonight is a RWBY night.

      It's a weird thing wanting the opportunity to say goodbye to someone you didn't even know and wishing you could've told them through all of the noise how much you loved what they did... From the greatness that is RWBY to every scene of awesome you brought to RvB.

      Good bye Monty Oum

    • knexkid

      6 months ago

      Hanging out with some cousins today reminded me of a 'face palm' moment I had over the holiday with another branch of the family that I would like to share... Long story short: we got into a discussion about some internet videos off a tangent of which I asked the question "do you how many letters are in the alphabet?" Of the 11 in attendance varying from 8-34 y/o the answers varied from 12 this was answer given by a 34 year old man... really dude lol - 29 with only 1 other person in the room knowing there are 26... (sigh) family lol

    • knexkid

      Happy New Year!

      7 months ago

      A few hours late but it's the thought that counts...

    • knexkid

      10 out of 10

      7 months ago

      What started as a small holiday get together grew to 11 of us hogging a table for 2 1/2 hours, then onto hours of awesome with CAH, literally about 2 hours of chucking tennis balls at @Uberboard3 (he liked it a little too much I think), mingling long enough to justify eating round 2 where we got to some drunk dude hauled off by the cops lol. 12 hours later... I had an awesome time as usual and cant wait to see you all next time...

    • knexkid

      7 months ago

      ..."Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

    • knexkid

      Never thought we'd see this again...

      7 months ago

      I don't really know what is causing the falling gas but whatever it is it should definitely keep it up. The station down the road hit $1.98 for the first time in like 6 years and just in time to give my wallet a much needed rest after the Christmas shopping season lol.

    • knexkid

      Halo MCC

      8 months ago

      While playing through the Halo 2 campaign (which is gorgeous) the multiplayer fiasco has come to light so I've been dragging my feet and decided to concentrate on some campaign achievements until they patch out some of the madness. That being said, even the campaign isn't without it's bugs. For instance I collected the Black Eye skull yesterday and the achievement notification just popped lol, on about a solid 24 hour delay here. Now if I could just get it to acknowledge I beat the first level we'd really be making some progress.

  • About Me

    So I'm Justin, for the past 3 years I've worked for General Motors in Brake Development as basically what amounts to a hybrid between a test driver and mechanic. I'm a closet gamer whenever I'm not tinkering with something... And yes my username is terrible and childish but I made back in 2004 when I fit the bill but I managed to be user # 4505 so I just couldn't bring myself to make a new one.

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  • Comments (30)

    • Bruisedfrog

      Bruisedfrog Michigan Craft Beer

      3 months ago

      Let's move this off the thread I suppose. Weekdays I'm home and settled by 7 for now. I've got an interview on Thursday so this could very much change by the end of the week. Weekends are also busy for me too.

      • knexkid

        knexkid

        3 months ago

        I'll jump on tomorrow and see if I can remember mine lol... (I can only imagine the updates i haven't installed)

      • Bruisedfrog

        Bruisedfrog Michigan Craft Beer

        3 months ago

        My Battle.net tag is Bruisedfrog#1555

      • Bruisedfrog

        Bruisedfrog Michigan Craft Beer

        3 months ago

        Yeah I'm down for tomorrow. Depending how Friday goes I could play then as well.

      • knexkid

        knexkid

        3 months ago

        Probably a good call... Well would you want to do it this Thursday? IDK when your interview is but assuming you'd be home around the same time and are up for it. I'm not sure if it's still going to happen but Patrick was talking about doing a Minecraft game night this Friday but there hasn't really been much in the form of solid plans so there's a very real possibility I'll be free on Friday too.

        Or there is always next week if you want to plan it out further in advance.

        Post edited 4/29/15 3:51PM

    • JoeFace

      JoeFace

      4 months ago

      Whats up fellow genesee countier..... I don't think thats even a word...

      • knexkid

        knexkid

        4 months ago

        Well that's good to hear. I've kind of developed a back catalog and am starting to work my way though it. Earlier this month Tomb Raider on the 360 (Just finished that), now I'm moving onto Bioshock: Infinite on the 360. There was some Worms: Battlegrounds on the One and Rayman Legends on the One as well whenever I get to that... You been playing anything?

        Post edited 3/22/15 11:19AM

      • JoeFace

        JoeFace

        4 months ago

        Well things have been going good so far. Sister is doing quite fine. Just been going to doctors a lot.to keep on the brain for now. Oh god...i am afraid as to what games for gold is this month...

      • knexkid

        knexkid

        4 months ago

        If it wasn't before then it is now lol. Not much man, a lot of sitting on my ass (I blame "Games for Gold"). What have you been up to? I don't think I've seen you since Clarkston... How have things been your way? How's your sister doing?

    • pennypanda

      pennypanda lemon curry?

      5 months ago

      skype told me it was your birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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      • knexkid

        knexkid

        5 months ago

        Thanks Penny smiley0.gif

    • pennypanda

      pennypanda lemon curry?

      7 months ago

      How were we not already friends?

      • pennypanda

        pennypanda lemon curry?

        7 months ago

        it definitely would be very sad if you didn't come, then we would not have become friends and then we would end up in a vicious circle of never actually hanging out in the bigger groups

        Post edited 12/28/14 1:20PM

      • knexkid

        knexkid

        7 months ago

        Idk... I think just because we've only ever been in the big group together and just never talked. Which is a same because last night / this morning was probably the most fun I've had thus far with this group (and to think I almost did come lol)

    • physcochick9

      physcochick9

      6 years ago

      wow what a dumb move... my mothers truck broke down in the middle of an intersection........ we were in the truck with her, it wasnt fun

    • lilsugarbabe

      lilsugarbabe

      6 years ago

      Hey what up

    • lilsugarbabe

      lilsugarbabe

      6 years ago

      nothing much just talkin to people

    • lilsugarbabe

      lilsugarbabe

      6 years ago

      Hey what up

    • physcochick9

      physcochick9

      6 years ago

      i hope your truck turns out all right

    • lilsugarbabe

      lilsugarbabe

      6 years ago

      yea it works