Rolling Down the Street in a BMW 7 Series

June 5, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Posted in The Luxe Life | Leave a comment
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For the last week I have confiscated Hanx’ car which is a BMW 7 series while he’s abroad.  I have to say, after getting used to that car and the luxury and comfort it offers, I’m not sure I can go back to my car or any car for that matter.  For all you guys reading this, I’m not a car addict so I can’t give you specs… But what I can tell you is that it’s like you’re driving a plane or a tank.  There is so much space and it rides so smoothly.  More importantly, you pretty much don’t have to do anything other than turn the car on and off by the press of a button.  The lock opens automatically when the key is anywhere in range.  You turn the car on and the mirrors and seats adjust automatically.  You reverse and the sensors show up on the screen in the middle of the car to tell you exactly how far you are from anything on every side.  It’s got a fridge in the handrest and the car amazingly cools within seconds even with the blistering heat of Kuwait.  I’ve never been one for BMW’s or cars that are as big as a boat but now I finally see why Hanx bought this car.  This is the first time I’m actually not looking forward to him coming home 😉

So for any of you who have the cash and want to make a luxury investment, you should check these cars out.   


Would You Try for an Impossible 94% on Chemistry for a Maybach?

June 11, 2008 at 9:47 am | Posted in Girltalk | 10 Comments
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Yesterday at dinner,  Hanx’s uncle told us the most recent offer he gave his son (who is now studying in AUB).  The relationship between Uncle H & his son is the classic case between a parent and a child in the first years of university. The parents want the child to get straight A’s and focus on their future whereas the child just wants to have fun.

So to try to sway his child to do the right thing, he gave him the following option in his worst courses (which he is next to failing):

“If you get a 94% in your Chemistry and Biology course, I will buy you a Maybach as your graduation gift.  Will you take the offer?”

Here’s the catch… It’s next to impossible to get a 94% in any course at AUB and everyone including other universities in the States know that.  So you would have to study your heart out and kiss major professor butt to have a 50% shot at a score like that.

Unfortunately the kid declined because he is realistic in his strengths and weaknesses.  Or maybe he values enjoyment of life over A CAR THAT EVERYONE DREAMS OF.  WHAT THE HELL!!!  I would take the Maybach!!! But that’s just me…. I’m the Type A compete till you die type. 

Actually my dad pulled a similar stunt with me.  He bought me the newest 525 BMW and every time my my grades dropped below a B, he would take the car away.   I am feeling kind of ripped off now though.  I mean there is no comparison between a Maybach and a BMW.  And I fought just as hard 😦

Either way, I loved the concept.  So which would you choose? The Maybach or the Good Life?

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