My First LALD Custom: smart fortwo

As I promised, I finally got around to doing my first custom job. The original plan was to take a derelict car that I didn't like so much, then restore it. But then on Sunday night I found myself walking into Jewel-Osco and finding a rack full of fantasy Hotwheels cars (I originally went there to buy a new hair brush… » 4/08/15 2:23pm 4/08/15 2:23pm

Boy one day, girl the next. Transitioning in your professional life.

Of all the stories out there about becoming Trans and its impact on life, there are surprisingly few stories about the logistics of beginning to live life as another gender. You have to come out to your workplace, come out to any educational institution, then eventually go through a huge gatekeeping process to legally… » 3/20/15 11:58am 3/20/15 11:58am

How Do I Get Started? (Custom)

Hi everyone! As I promised, I'm making reviews of my diecasts as well as customizing/restoring my favorite cars. Unfortunately, I've been sick for the better half of two weeks so I put the brakes on every activity I had planned. Now that I'm mostly back to feeling well, my mouth is watering over the diecast action… » 3/10/15 11:00am 3/10/15 11:00am

Fourza Hot Lapping Game!

I have a fun game for you Opponauts. Over at Upper Midwest Oppo we're having a debate about who is the fastest driver. At the Chicago Auto Show, I dominated at VW's Forza 5 Challenge (2nd fastest in the entire show) but I completely failed at FCA's Charger Challenge (in which my fellow UM authors made a leaderboard… » 2/24/15 6:48pm 2/24/15 6:48pm