Recommendation: C and J Tire and Auto Repair

This is not my usual blog fare but I thought as a public service to other residents of Fayetteville I’d write a quick recommendation for C & J Tire and Auto Repair on Yadkin. I drive an older whip (2000 Jeep Cherokee NBD) that recently required some not inexpensive repair in order to pass a NC vehicle inspection. My method of operation in these situations is to do some obsessive Googling in search of a place that won’t rip me off, very research intensive but also hard to figure out with so many possibilities. Finally a buddy who has a similar ride recommended C & J to me. Some quick research revealed excellent online reviews and I was sold.

I took my car in, got an estimate that was very fair and after a super quick turnaround got my Jeep back in no time. I’m hoping for no further issues with my beloved auto but I’m glad I know where to take her now if anything does come up. Highest of recommendations people of Fayetteville.

You can find C & J Tire and Auto Repair at the address below. Ask for James and you won’t be disappointed.

5522 Yadkin Rd
Fayetteville, North Carolina


MRE Madness Championship

MRE Madness Finals

Its time. After weeks of anticipation and hard fought battles, we have arrived. Two will enter, only one will leave a champion. In one corner, emerging from the Veggie Region, the #1 seed, Cheese Tortellini. In the other corner, representing the Beef Region, the underdog, #5 Beef Ravioli.

Lets look at how they got here. #1 Cheese Tortellini took out #8 Ratatouille, #4 Kosher and Halal, #3 Spicy Penne Pasta and #7 Chicken w/ Noodles. #5 Beef Ravioli pulled the mild upset in Round 1 taking out #4 Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce. In Round 2 it knocked out pre-tournament favorite #1 Chili Mac, followed that by beating #3 Meatballs w/ Marinara Sauce and then #2 Chili w/ Beans to reach the finals.

Will #1 Cheese Tortellini finish its dominant run with a Championship? Can #5 Beef Ravioli, an underdog in every one of its matchups so far, finish its Cinderella run? The champion will be crowned Monday morning. Good luck to both competitors. You can see the whole bracket and results here.

MRE Madness Final Four

Well here we are, the Final Four. What a journey its been. Remember when Chili w/ Macaroni lost? I know, right. Crazy. Voting is through Wednesday night, may the odds be forever in your favor (you here is #1 Cheese Tortellini). Pour one out for my beloved Buffalo Chicken.

#1 Cheese Tortellini vs. #7 Chicken w/ Noodles

#2 Chili w/ Beans vs. #5 Beef Ravioli

Shoutout to Mike Denny who came up with the MRE Madness name which I should have been using this whole time.

Who Is This Man At Deutsche Bank?

I’m reading Kevin Roose’s Young Money and this passage stuck out:

The unit was run by an ex-military officer who ran it in the rigid, disciplined style of an Army platoon. Soo-jin was the only woman in the group who wasn’t an administrative assistant. And for years, anyone getting promoted within the division was put through “risk college”, an orientation program that included several boot-camp-type physical challenges. Military culture, in fact, seemed to set the tone for the entire bank–from the chief executive’s office (he, too, was a veteran) right on down to the uniformed officer, outfitted in military fatigues, who stood outside the bank’s 60 Wall Street headquarters every day and greeted employees as they entered.

The bank in question is Deutsche Bank and Mr. Roose I’m going to need a little bit more backstory on who this gentlemen is greeting people and what in the world it is he is doing.

MRE Tournament – Chicken Region Round 3

People hate on #1 Buffalo Chicken, and it barely got out of Round 1, but here it is, poised to make it to the Final Four.

#1 Buffalo Chicken vs. #7 Chicken w/ Noodles

MRE Tournament – Veggie Region Round 3

#1 Cheese Tortellini is the new favorite to win this whole thing with #1 Chili w/ Macaroni’s upset loss in Round 2.

#1 Cheese Tortellini vs. #3 Spicy Penne Pasta