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Test Drive Aston Martin DB9

I am a huge fan of the BBC's Top Gear, a program strictly about cars.  Through the many seasons of the show, one car in particular has stood out and become my dream car: the Aston Martin DB9.

The DB9 is exceptionally made, handles well on roads, looks spectacular, and is simply amazing.  Of course, I only know this from watching TV.  However, things are about to change.  I emailed Aston Martin to request a test drive of the DB9.  Unfortunately, the nearest dealership (in Bellevue, WA - almost 3 hours away from me) didn't have any DB9's in stock for a test drive.  Working with the sales department, I have arranged to test drive the Vantage Roadster.


While not exactly the DB9 and often referred to as a baby Aston, the Vantage still looks exceptional.  We'll see if I like it as much as I hope I do.  Updates to come after next week's test drive.  Yes, they agreed to it!

Make the ask

We've all heard the Biblical expression, "ask and you shall receive."  But, how many times do we actually believe it?  Most of the time, we think our asks are either too trivial, or they're too ridiculous.  Perhaps we don't have enough confidence in who we are and; therefore, think we're unworthy of certain perks and benefits.  I think all of these thoughts are bologna.  If we ask, we may be surprised with what we can receive.  I intend to test this hypothesis through this blog.

I am going to ask for things that I want and then tell you, my hopefully soon to be plenty readers, the results - whether good or bad.  I fully anticipate getting a lot of "no" responses, but I'm not going to let them stop me.  I'll keep on asking - not making any of it personal.  After all, it's generally not personal when someone says "no."  It's a matter of fact that something cannot be done.

So, here are the ground rules for my asks...

1.  I will n…