Two weeks to go! That and Knives and Flames... Read on!

We’re just two weeks away from our big season opener! Before you do the happy dance where your neighbors can see you, keep in mind we get rained out on opening day most years, so remain tuned to what’s happening by checking the blog. This is when we play rain-roulette with Mom Nature and she’s not always the most cooperative.

Last night we ate at Fuji Steak House right there in Redmond Town Center, directly above the lot where we will all be mulling around looking at cars and noticing each other’s added fat… and the food was really good. It’s sort of like Benihana except it was…well, really good. We were sitting at the bar but could hear the knives and see the flames, but as far as we know, nobody got singed or filleted, with zero evidence of arterial spray anywhere. It will be a fun spot after E@RTC along with all the other great places to eat at RTC. I wouldn’t recommend FSH if you’re combustable, but for the rest of us, it was very nice.

Thank you Jessica for the nice time and the good food. Redmond Town Center is awesome so please, please, please, (I said it three times) come and visit the mall! Don’t you need socks?

We were there to discuss our big party plans for July 6. We’re going to not say much about it, but put a big “x” on your calendar for that day and preserve it like you did that orchid from the prom, or that finger you lost and accidentally cooked at Benihana.

We are getting lots of email about our updated criteria for this year and so far, most of it has been swimmingly positive. We had a couple of negative comments, but that’s normal this time of season. Hey my day isn’t perfect without a negative comment from someone. I was raised by nuns so bring it on! There is always that one kid who thinks they are special. Wait until they get forced out of the basement and have to look for a real job.

Some have asked why we have such a weird questionnaire for our volunteers. Well, the short answer is because it’s funny. The long answer is that we’re trying to get a sense of who you are and if you’d fit the volunteer culture. We’d want you to have as much fun as we do and if you don’t see the humor in all of this, well, I feel bad for starters, and the alternative is you could get a "customer experience” job at Comcast. We all know they are fun. If you’re not having fun, you’re not going to keep volunteering, and so that sucks too.

We like to have a good time and we care if those who show up have fun. That’s very important to us! No really! This should be a good time for everyone except for city politicians and sociopaths. We prefer they remain at home. Yet, judging from the volume of email and the traffic on our site, this should be another great season of good times!

We still don’t have a date for classics, muscle and collector cars so as soon as we get one from someone, we’ll post it. If your name is Mark, click here.