‘Mobile Madness: The Ultimate Car Buying Championship

Today, I am up for a likely raise. After proving my ability for 6 months (a long 6 months at that) I will be reviewed today! So, in much deserved (and delayed) jubilation of graduating a year ago as well as being successful in my line of work, I have been thinking about getting a new car!

But now, which car should I get? There are countless used car dealerships in my area. How will I able to decide what suits me, especially since I will hopefully be able to afford a nice used car.

The solution? The creation of a “reality blog.”

Survivor. The Biggest Loser. The newly created X’s and O’s. There are a plethora of reality TV shows which pit contestant against contestant, often in grueling competiotion, to ultimately find the champion. So why not do this for my own car buying quest?

Later this week I will be starting a new segment. The Ultimate Car Buying Championship (UCBC) is an exclusive The Heap tournament of 16 car finalists. There will be four 1,2,3 and 4 seeds. 1s will match up against 4s in the first round, and 2s against 3s. For each match up, there will be a comprehensive review, research, comparion of stats, and a media portion- pics and youtube videos. And of course, I will get to use WordPress’ POLL feature! YOU willI’ll see if I can come up with some sort of rubric later, but it will be along those lines.


I’ll be announcing the seeds throughout the week with the tentative first match up this weekend!

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Thank You!

I just wanted to thank all of my family and friends for the kindest of birthday wishes! It was a great day for your Heapmaster, as I celebrated the day at work with a nice cake from my coworkers!

Thanks for all the wonderful gifts! (Which include:)

Ed Hardy Sandals, a PERFECTLY picked out Hurley shirt, a great travel pouch for toiletries (specifically for when I go to TX 😀 ), khaki shorts, a Powerball ticket, scratchoffs (which I failed at miserably), a new Rays shirt, another awesome graphic T, money, and of course, lovely cards.

Thank you all for thinking of me, whether it was by phone, text, or Facebook!