kokopelli73

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from Las Vegas, NV

  • Activity

    • It's been 10 yeeeeears!

      4 years ago

      kokopelli73

      Very vague Aladdin reference.

      But seriously, I've been on this site for 10 years (and a month and some days). It's amazing what a role this site and Halo have had on my life. RT has changed a lot, but I'm glad they've been successful. Along the way, I've made some lifelong friends and even a wife! Wouldn't change it for anything.

    • 6 years ago

      kokopelli73
    • 6 years ago

      kokopelli73
    • Sport Kart Grand Nationals

      7 years ago

      kokopelli73

      Registered for this today. Pending that the Air Force doesn't move us prior, wish me luck!

    • Nothing to see here, move along...

      7 years ago

      kokopelli73

      Here is the first video, taken during practice. I will upload the other soon. It's super long, and at night during the race.

      My stints went flawlessly, but unfortunately my teammates were involved in two accidents, which led to three separate mechanical failures. We ended up 11th out of 12 in class, out of 26 overall. Derp. Very disappointing. Next big race will be the sport kart nationals in June, with some league racing in the meantime. All individual stuff, so things should go well.

    • 7 years ago

      kokopelli73
    • Machismo

      7 years ago

      kokopelli73

      The 12 Hour is coming up this Saturday. Multi-class racing with 16hp karts (the class I won in last year) and 22hp karts (which I am racing this year), over 70mph at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring, coinciding with the Indy championship weekend. The track will be going in and out of the bullring, utilizing the banking and the entrance hills, and several sports car and open wheel professional drivers will be racing with us. Going to be nuts!

      It looks like there will be perhaps two other teams that will really be threatening for the overall win. I will make sure to have video up Friday night from our test session, and on Sunday at some point from the race. smiley0.gif

    • Update!

      7 years ago

      kokopelli73

      Work is not fun, and quite difficult. I am not a fan. Do enjoy Vegas a lot though, as does Kristen. Done all the Vegas things, more or less. Went to a show with show girls (meh), spent a weekend at the Hard Rock and went to the club (packed), been to a strip club or two, jumped off the Stratosphere (like the Space Needle except taller), go to Fremont Street occasionally and see all the weird people and drink, and its been a lot of fun. Kristen and I still want to see Penn and Teller, and this weekend coming we're going to see Weird Al in concert (my idea). It's cool that there is almost always something new to do. It's really nice to enjoy it all with someone too. Love you darling!

      It's good to be in one place for an extended period of time. We've made a few friends too, which is good. The house is awesome. If anyone wants to visit, let us know!

      Applied to the supercar rental company at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a driving instructor to work on Saturdays. Already got a response back. Not sure if that will work out yet, but hopefully it will. Good future resume builder, if nothing else.

      Have a 4 hour enduro coming this month in the pro (22hp) karts to practice for the 12 hour in October. We're not going for a victory or anything. Just practicing to get used to closing speeds, using an open wheel kart, driver changes, etc.

      Uploaded some driving videos that have been residing in my old hard drive finally, some very old, some more recent. Listed in chronological order:

      VIR Formula Car School 2008
      Karting next to Hockenheim outdoor
      VLK indoor karting 2009
      Outdoor karting at Charlotte Motor Speedway
      Indoor karting in Jerusalem (yes, Israel)
      Open wheel two seater at VIR
      Outdoor karting at VIR
      Indoor karting at Fast Lap Karting, Las Vegas

      In Reach, got to General last week finally just by playing multiplayer matchmaking. Felt pretty good about that. Played through Portal 2 again, but have yet to play through Co-op. Someday. Look forward to Halo Anniversary. Pissed that Forza will not have Porsches, but will probably get it anyway. smiley5.gif

      What are you guys up to? smiley1.gif

    • Race weekend

      8 years ago

      kokopelli73

      Hadn't been in a kart since October, and had never raced at this track, but by the end of the day I was back in the groove of things. Steep learning curve in the heat races and qualifying though, and I qualified in the worst kart there - a whole second off the pace. There were four mains, each with 19 drivers (76 drivers total). The winner of each main moved up to the next one.

      My results started me sixth in the C main. I worked up to the lead by the halfway mark, but coming to the last lap my kart died from a carburetor issue. Could not believe it. Thankfully, the guys at CalSpeed run a great program and knew I would have had the win, so they moved me up to the B main, thankfully.

      Good fun in the B main. Started in 19th and drove up to 8th by the end. Good day of racing altogether. A Main next time.

  • Comments (1770)

    • sven

      5 years ago

      That's too bad about your Porsches. The 944 needs some work but it's still fun to drive.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      That's the music always playing in Mien Porsche.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Togv_8fCZ3A

    • kristen

      7 years ago

      ughhhhhhh!

      The original comment is gone. I love you, too.

      The internet downstairs is slow, but this is just painful. WTF?

    • kristen

      7 years ago

      Wow. It posted twice, but I only pressed enter once.

      Post edited 5/08/12 4:11PM

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Also:

      Among the Hopi, Kokopelli carries unborn children on his back and distributes them to women; for this reason, young girls often fear him.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kokopelli#Myths

      You're Native American pedobear.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      shit just got real
      BigKokoCV.jpg

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      youtu.be/bsf8S3qgwX8

    • m00nweasel

      7 years ago

      Short memories don't help either.
      I thought a lot that stuff would bother me less once I left. No such luck.

    • m00nweasel

      7 years ago

      I saw on book of face, I am facepalming so hard for you right now.

    • burgundy

      7 years ago

      Yeah, I did. I am doing extremely well in one class and bombing 2 other classes and haven't had a test in the other class, yet. I just have 3 classes that the professors think this is a DIY nursing degree and we can just teach ourselves. Luckily the class I am doing well in comes easy to me...

    • reSpawn

      7 years ago

      Haha, pretty true. Luck is what keeps the skillful from victory too.


      ...ah, now you're confusing luck with misfortune. smiley8.gif

    • m00nweasel

      7 years ago

      Yeah, it all seems cool now.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      youtu.be/IhI7ah4nKwQ

    • S1apSh0es

      7 years ago

      And not a razorback to be found. Sweet mother of mercy the beauty :')

    • Spartan2177

      7 years ago

      Yeah an internship is required to graduate. I'm looking at Warner Music Group either in Manhattan or Nashville.

    • Spartan2177

      7 years ago

      The requirements were bulleted so I tried to hit on each topic. It wasn't a thesis type of paper, more like a bunch of topics. He actually had mentioned something like my final point in class on Thursday and I told him I wrote about it and he said he would look forward to reading it.

      Thanks for the feedback though.

      And no, his class is the only class in my major that really requires coherent thought. All the others are basic "do the work and get an A" type of class which bums me out sometimes.

    • burgundy

      7 years ago

      Yeah, funny thing is I wasn't really looking this time around. Just got introduced to her through a friend at school and things went well. Oh well... I'm definitely NOT expecting anything now... so maybe it will happen? Lol.

    • m00nweasel

      7 years ago

      You don't happen to have a mic?

    • jws381 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I want to just sell my car for parts, but I'd be lucky to get $100. No one really wants it. If I replace the trans, I might be able to get up to $6000 for it, but that's the extreme top end of the value.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      WAIT WHAT? I think you mean she just showed you that for the first time right? RIGHT?

      That has to be right.....I can't handle it any other way.


      ....but I guess Alaba only got innernets in '06.

      :P

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      FUCK!! I NEED TO GET MY ASS TO MARS! GERMANY!!!!

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      Prob a return of a Hanford like device, and or more power less downforce.

      The current formula of IRL has always seemed bad, it's just too bad Dan was taken in what is probably the last race of the format.

    • SorvatS

      7 years ago

      It's not a cod game it's better. BF came out a year before any of the CoDs.

      Halo anniversary might be good the single player story is the best out of all the Halos. The multi is maybe more what would entice me.

      But I'd rather own those other games than another copy of Halo.

      I prefer BF multiplayer to any other shooters (have done so since 2002).

    • jws381 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      How much for that car? Just for laughs.

      As for F1 2011, it's supposed to be better.
      - There's supposedly much fewer bugs and annoying issues like the pit release being too sensitive are supposed to be fixed.
      - The online has been improved with more cars and options.
      - Celebrations, but not podiums, have been added.
      - The off-track paddock area has been expanded.
      - The Safety Car, Red Flags and Restarts have been added.
      - DRS and KERS have been added.
      - Tire and fuel strategy improved.
      - Mechanical failures for player and AI.
      - Fully modeled steering wheels have been made for all teams.
      - Split-screen on consoles.
      - Co-op championship.
      I'm sure there's more, but those are the things that stick out in my mind.

    • C16H14N2O

      7 years ago

      I answered your questions(s) on my journal about the cpap and how it works. :)

    • burgundy

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the comment on my journal. Every bit of advice helps, and I am glad I can come here and vent and get good solid advice from you guys. Like I told ded, its hard drawing the line from time to time, especially when its refusing something you would ordinarily desire. But, like he said, its what makes a man a true man. Draw the line within my morals and not overstep them. Its hard much of the time, but that is truly part of growing up. Now just to continue to do it, lol. Thanks again!

    • Spartan2177

      7 years ago

      I'm not a fan of parodies. Plus I don't like him. smiley6.gif

    • C16H14N2O

      7 years ago

      Hey! Thanks for remembering me. Yeah, things are proceeding in good fashion as far as my progress is concerned. I'm into the so-called speech therapy phase of the process right now. Hope you and yours (Kristen) are doing well. :)

    • BobSalawalatski

      7 years ago

      I actually haven't been down here that long. The journal I posted about it (which you actually commented on twice, hah) was posted the day after I got down here.

    • Ninjen13

      7 years ago

      I know! I want to see you guys so badly. However, plans have changed and I'm flying to TX instead of driving so we will have to all plan a get together down the road to see you guys. It will be too hard to deal with an international car sale in TX as I can't keep my little car so I need to sell it before I leave :( I'll make it up to you guys though I promise!

    • burgundy

      7 years ago

      Thanks man! I expect it to be very busy and very stressful, just doing my best to stay organized, and I think I will survive just great.

    • burgundy

      8 years ago

      Ohhh ok. I won't be going near Charlotte due to my detour to Georgia.

    • burgundy

      8 years ago

      Thanks man! Whats VLK??

    • maverickgtr

      8 years ago

      Actually we heard it in the Halo movie/anime/thingies. So ha!

    • spikep

      8 years ago

      good man still in the lobby

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      That's only because I use chloroform.

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      If i'm home sure, how bout right meow?

    • Spartan2177

      8 years ago

      i'll have to go out and rent it, but sure. i traded it in along with codblops and medal of honor to get dirt 3.

    • SnideT_BIRD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      work has been owning me, so therefor under a rock is where I've been lol. And a updated Halo, sweet!

    • Spartan2177

      8 years ago

      fair enough >.>

      tagged..

      for you <3

    • Spartan2177

      8 years ago

      I will need to go before the summer is up. Is this the same parent company that owns VLK?

    • Spartan2177

      8 years ago

      The back and forth is fun, so no worries. Nah I'm not leaving anytime soon. <3

    • Spartan2177

      8 years ago

      With all the aids off, how I play, it is somewhat difficult, but not impossible. It's not at all realistic... pretty arcade-y. And I've never played that game for PC o.O

    • kristen

      8 years ago

      you live in las vegas now. smiley1.gif

    • SorvatS

      8 years ago

      geit EX BEE ELL! we need to talk some nonsensical nonsense and stoff

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