It All Started with a Pair of Sunglasses…

It all started with a pair of sunglasses…

My wife (A.K.A Fiona) and I have been obsessively watching the entire Burn Notice series on Netflix.  I love Burn Notice.  I’m the kind of person who enjoys problem solving.  I evaluate the resources at my disposal and figure out a way to use those resources to get the job done.  I employ these skills both on the job and in my hobbies.  So I found myself intrigued by the character of Michael Westen.  I like the way he thinks.

The other day I was at a friends house when I spotted a pair of sunglasses on the counter.  While my friend (A.K.A. Sam) was in the other room, I put them on as a joke to see how long it would take for him to notice that I had swiped them.   When he saw me sporting the frames, he just laughed at me and said, “Take them.  Josh [from Va. Beach] left them when he was over here the other day.”  So I slipped them in my pocket.

When I got home, I went in the closet when my wife wasn’t looking and got a grey sports coat from the closet.  I slipped on my new shades and casually strolled into the room.  My wife took one look at me from across the room and said, “Michael!”  The ran up to me and gave me a Michael/Fiona embrace.

After that, my six year old daughter took my picture using my smartphone.  As a joke, I put the picture of myself in my best “Michael Westen” pose on Facebook with the photo caption “Sporting the Michael Westen.”  As if my ego needed encouraging, I received 33 likes in a short while.  Not enough attention to call the pic viral or anything, but it was enough.

After that, I made up my mind.  I will find a 73 Dodge Charger and restore it into a Burn Notice clone car.  Black paint job, hood scoop, white interior…the whole nine yards.

And here we are…

This website is the product of that vision.  While building this site, I have also been searching Craigslist for the right opportunity at a project car.  I have a couple that I plan to look at closer in person and hope to acquire a Charger in the very near future.

Meanwhile, you can help me make this dream come true by following my blog The Operation, participating in the Information Forum, and by Becoming an Asset.  We hope that our assets will become part of the team by donating through PayPal towards this build.  I need seed money for the car, paint, parts, and site maintenance.  Please consider becoming a donor.  Every dollar counts.

Also, we have an incentive program for donating, as your picture will be included in the Cast and Crew.  Assets will also receive special reward icons next to their image based on the donation amount.  Get in on the action and Acquire a Target today!

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Author: A.K.A. Michael

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