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Three Years A For'ner Pelican.

Thanks for having me.

I have learned so much. Before signing up here I had never even changed the oil in any car. Now I do all the regular service and random upgrades myself. ALL THANKS TO YOU GUYS. I highly value my new found basic knowledge of how a car works. Makes me feel more like a man - really. The doctor thing is pretty lame in comparison.

I have had more interesting debates and insights with you guys, than in my 'real' life. You make up a very comprehensive extension of my social community. I learn about your country everyday. Everything from politics to drug habits via religion and grid girls.

90% of good laughing (by my lonesome) has come from reading Pelican posts.

How tragic and pathetic isn´t that for a life.

You guys are outstanding and you will just have to bear with me proclaiming it out loud like this!

Cheers all the way from a southern Sweden, that actually seem to harvest some of that much spoken global warming this winter. Clearly milder temps and the grass is already starting to grow. I look forward to an early spring wake up for my beloved Carrera and at least three more years a Pelican.


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Old 02-09-2008, 06:39 AM
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Just remember, Porsche's look best with a Blond nurse in the passenger seat!
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:43 AM
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Just remember, Porsche's look best with a Blond nurse in the passenger seat!
Especially while you explain to the blond nurse what the role of a "fluffer" is... then she proceeds to practice while you are driving!

Marcus, am heading back to London tomorrow and if we get near Sweden will give you a shout! Will try to bring some nice warm weather and sunshine from Arizona with me!

Joe
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Just remember, Porsche's look best with a Blond nurse in the passenger seat!
and post many pics...

theres no place to learn about a car than a car forum.
Old 02-09-2008, 07:08 AM
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Great post Livi. You've always been a wealth of information and insight in your posts and always very polite and cordial. Maybe less of a forn'er than some others.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:37 AM
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I still remember your first post here.

One look at those shoes and I knew we were dealing with someone special
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Great post Livi. You've always been a wealth of information and insight in your posts and always very polite and cordial. Maybe less of a forn'er than some others.
My thoughts exactly!

Livi, I find it amusing that you are always apologizing for your English when you do better that half of the Americans!

I also appreciate you showing us durn 'mericans a little taste of the European mind set.

Thanks!

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:38 AM
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marcus, you've always been a durn f'orner...doncha know?? seriously, you add a great deal to this forum. it's quite apparent that you're 'great people' and my kind of guy (not that there's anything wrong with that..)
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:45 AM
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Hey Marcus, its been a pleasure. I do hope life brings our paths close enough to cross one dya.
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Hey man, don't underrate the doctor thing. You pretty much saved me from having a heart attack last Fall. Obviously I appreciate it!
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Livi, i think it's time for some kind of initiation ritual

i think you need to disassemble your car, every nut and bolt
throw it all in one big pile, and then reassemble it again without using any workshop manuals

it's a coming of age, spiritual thing
and now is the time to do it, summer is not yet there, but it's close enough to bring enough performance pressure to really make this event meaningful

we got yo back !
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:28 PM
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Thank you each and everyone very much for your kind words. Almost spooky how much it means to me despite never having met any of you.

Can´t believe my old classic red racing clogs are still remembered!
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Now I do all the regular service and random upgrades myself.
Hey now... don't you know that all new Porsche owners have their service done at the local Porsche dealership and pay about a thousand bucks and hour labor.

Get with the program!
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Marcus I, for one, am glad that you joined our group!
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Markus,
Happy Annivesary.
It is pathetic, but what'ya gonna do?
I find myself telling other people about this/that posting on PPOT, its kinda scary.
Reality is, there's alot of accountability on this board, good people and a wide range of knowledge and experience. Always something to learn, enjoy or participate in.

I love the fact that you're so down to earth, its very grounding for most, I'm sure.
Your a great poster and a distant friend, buddy. I always take the time to read what YOU post! Most of the time its amusing, but I love the wisdom that you often share too.

See ya around,
Cheers!
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Markus,

It's been fun getting to know you (well, as much as we can know each other without meeting).
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My thoughts exactly!

Livi, I find it amusing that you are always apologizing for your English when you do better that half of the Americans!
So true, I was just on the Swedish BMW website letting them know, "där er en ny sheriff i stad".

Livi, you are always välkomnande.
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Marcus have you ever thought of moving to the US? It seems you could make a bunch more money here. Docs like you here drive new 997 Turbo's. If I recall you are a kid doc. You could live just about anywhere you wanted.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:14 PM
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Markus...don't underestimate the "doc" thing. Anyone can plunk down a few bucks and buy a Porsche. Not anyone can save the life of a child. Just a few weeks ago, you offered a few words of encouragement when we were terrified that our 13 year old had a headache and numbness (remember?). Your comments were exactly consistent with our follow-up with his pediatrician. He's just fine.

Lots of resources here on the ol' BBS. You are among the best of them. Happy Anniversary.
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Markus:

I always enjoy your thoughts, enlightened viewpoints and reasonable nature.

I came across this last night and thought of you - is it accurate?:



Best,

Kurt


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