My dream house would be a 5 room house in the city, close to all stores, schools and places I might need to visit.
The house doesn’t need to be a huge mansion and it would be best if it was just a normal house on the outside. That will prevent robbers from targeting “the huge house with lots of possible profit”. It needs a big garage for all my and my guest’s possible cars and to have a big room under a roof for all kinds of activities. In the backyard of the house, there might be a pool but definitely a hot tub. Around the backyard, there is a tall fence to block anyone from swimming in my pool without asking and keep the eyes of the neighbors out.
In the living room it needs a big TV, a couch with massage built in and a mini fridge for easily accessible drinks. One of the 5 rooms would be used for storing and building remote control cars, boats, planes, drones and other toys. The Kitchen would have an ice cream machine, popcorn machine and few other appliances that are not that common.
The Garage would be a special place with lots of tools for some bigger toys used outside like quads, dirt bikes and snow mobiles that would be stored there. That house has lots of things for me and my guests to enjoy and entertain me in quarantine.
My dream car would be a red 2020 Toyota supra mk5 with lots of modifications that would make it cooler and more usable in Alberta.
Toyota Supra is an RWD Japanese sports car that is powered by a german twin-turbo inline 6. Toyota calls the supra a “tuners dream” because it has many tuning options and should be easy to modify. The engine is limited to 262 HP because of Japanese voluntary self-restraint among manufacturers. Many people have proven that the car actually makes 330+ HP on the dyno just like the BMW Z4 where the engine is taken from.
The car would need AWD to be safe in Alberta winters, have steel bumpers to prevent unwanted deer or moose damage and would definitely be lifted with 25′ wheels to go over snow, rain and the mud. The best engine to go into that car would be a supercharged 6.2L LSA engine with an upgraded camshaft and exhaust that would make a reliable 600 HP and would sound great. The top speed of the car would only need to be 200 Km/h to be able to have fun in the summer and since speed is not needed off-road its good enough.
The interior needs lots of cup holders for all the drinks that I and possibly a few friends drink. The seats need to be comfortable but safe at the same time with a 5 point harness that would keep everyone in the car during possible jumps. The speakers could get an upgrade from the stock ones that many people complain of being squeaky.
The Art of Losing Friends and Alienating People
As people get older, they might lose some friends that they didn’t see in a long time. When they get older there are more responsibilities and they lack the time to meet with them. Young people have little things to worry about and can just go out to meet with friends almost every day. The friends have been ghosting each other and the author says that it’s difficult to realize that one has been ghosted when the ghoster disdains all forms of social media. Some younger people might not want to become friends with older people and old people have their pals so it is hard to make new friendships.
I’m 72. So What?
The author is 72 years old and tries to find new friends. Everyone thinks that she is extremely old and doesn’t want to talk to her and sometimes even avoid her when she goes out with her dog in the park. She already lost most of her friends over time and can not find new ones.