Honda – too little too late

So Honda. Trying to make it up to me?

Seems Honda was finally smart enough to send this our way, the TSX wagon, based on the JDM/Euro Accord wagon.

Yea cool, too bad it’s so ugly.

Up until these last few years I absolutely loved Acura products. I love this TSX, my girlfriend’s brother had one and it was one of my favorite new “sport” sedans when it came out.

I love this TL, my friend has one and if I didn’t need a place for my big dog (and if it wasn’t FWD) I would seriously buy one.

I wanted my girlfriend to buy this MDX.

Here’s what they all look like now.


Look at the back of the TL!!!! (reminds me of the joke of shaving your dogs butt and making it walk backwards, but I can’t decide which end is worse!!!!)


They all have this wierd man in the iron mask thing going on, and it’s horrible.

Sofa King Ugly.

Speaking with a colleague this past weekend, who is an Acura owner himself, we decided that there isn’t a new car from Acura that isn’t absolutely horrible looking. They are are super duper ugly in the face. And nobody in their right mind should buy one.

My friend says that he gets surveys that ask about his Acura ownership experience, and he has nothing but positive things to say, but that his parting remark is always;

“Dear Acura,

Please make something that I would actually buy.”

So kudos for bringing over a car that should have never been discontinued in the states (idiots), but poo poo on you for making all of your new cars ugly.

Edit: The only thing that could save this car is to keep that JDM/Euro grill that is in the first pic. It’s that man-in-the-iron-mask look that ruins all these cars (although nothing could save that TL). But it still isn’t as good looking as the first gen TSX.


Incase Studio tour – awesome design house of packaging

So I bought that Incase iPhone case for my 3gs and I am still really impressed with the design, fit and finish of the unit. During my surfings of the internets, I came across a tour of the Incase Studios. I hadn’t realized how much different type of work they do, and it looks like a really cool place to work too. I mean, I was just impressed by their bike racks!

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Howard does Seattle

So my buddy Howard made the trek from Springfield Missouri this past weekend. This is some of what we did.

Had Chinese food in the international district and checked out Pink Godzilla, a shop with a bunch of old school video games and newer import and domestic games. No pics, but here’s their website. Then we went to Matador, a bar near my house.

Then we made our way down to Qwest Field for the last Sounders FC regular season game, the Sounders won 2-1 over Dallas. Apparently Howard doesn’t like Dallas, so everyone was happy.

Here’s the march to the match that the Sounders supporters do from Pioneeer Square to Qwest.

Here’s Sluggers bar, we did warm shots of Jack and drank Bud Light. Not a great combination. Adam and Cody dropped by and had a few beers with us, apparently they had been doing some drinking of their own.

After this, I don’t know what happened. I went to a wedding and left Howard with Adam and Cody. Apparently they caused a ruckus on Capitol Hill, getting kicked out of clubs and dirtying street corners while consuming hot dogs. That’s the only part of the story I got. I leave for 3 hours and we have to swoop in to evac the team.

Then Sunday we went to a pre-opening of Earl’s restaurant, a new place in Lincoln Square in Bellevue. Very good food and a very cool atmosphere. We had steak, prawn tacos, pizza, alfredo pasta, ribs, chicken wings, chicken caesar salad, a pitcher of Bud Light and a shot called a Gumdrop. All for free. Awesome.

Seriously the food was great and I would suggest anyone go to Earl’s if you’re in Bellevue. The prices aren’t unreasonable, everything goes from 15-30 ish for the steak and stuff on the high end. The place itself is very nice as well and in a great location right next to the Bellevue Art Museum.

This was just crazy weather from last night.

Then we had a last hurrah down a Fox Sports bar in downtown Seattle, had a few drinks and some food for Monday Night Football.

A very good weekend with more drinking than I normally do, but it was good times.