December 29th, 2003

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It was a dark and stormy morning...

Big storm moved in overnight. Lots of rain (my poor plants, which usually lack for water all year, are currently three inches deep in it!), but the wind is the most amazing. Gusts of 50 MPH! Was very cool, wish I didn't have to be at work and away from any and all windows.

When on vacations or long weekends, I try not to let my sleep schedule get too messed up; for the most part, I succeeded over the last four day weekend. I was up between 8 and 9 every day for the last four days... but for some reason it still felt traumatic as heck to have to get up at 6 this morning.

I had an odd, sad dream last night. I was a kid and on the soccer team, and the coach from Whistle! was our coach. For some reason myself and two other kids were all moody and teenage-pissy, so we went to practice on the roof of the building instead of out in the field where we were supposed to. Then a giant windstorm hit (foreshadowing RL!), and we still didn't go inside. It had more than hurricane-force winds, and we were nearly blown off the building's top. So the coach came out and saved us, grabbing us and literally throwing us inside the door (he was so strong!), but after he got the last kid in, the door shut without him being inside. After a moment we opened the door to look for him, but no one was left on the roof. :( They found him on the ground (20 or so stories down), with many broken bones and such. He was alive, but he'd never be able to run or play or anything anymore, and it was all our faults for being moody, stupid kids.

I have to go to the dentist today. I'm really trying not to think about that...
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The Day: Bad, bad, worse, horrid, okay?

11 AM: Internet access goes down at work. Stays down. I do nothing more than stare at the wall for four straight hours. (No support calls came in all day -- most of our customers are closed this week.)

3 PM: Leave work to go to dentist. (Ugh, ick, aie.) Stop at home to change, brush teeth, etc.

3:45: Arrive at dentist's office. Appointment is at 4:15. Kill 15 minutes. Go in.

5: Get seen by dentist. (ARG! GRR! GAH! You suck!) Don't get a single apology for the delay.

5:30: Leave. Drive through rushhour and the worst storm we've had all year on unfamiliar streets.

5:45: Halfway home. Hear odd noise from car. Buh? Very odd. Flap-flap-flap. What the heck? (Okay, it was more like "fap-fap-fap", but everyone would snicker at that.)

6: Arrive home. Walk around car to see what's wrong. *Totally* flat tire. ARRRRGGGGG!!! Note: These tires are two weeks old. Driving on it probably ruined it, and I'll have to replace it.

6: Call AAA. Hear the message "long hold times, over 5 minutes". Snicker, think "over 5 minutes isn't so bad!". Joke's on me. On hold for 25 minutes. (ARRG!) Mind you, this is the biggest storm of the year. Wondering if I'll even get service tonight at all. (Yes, 25 minutes is over 5 minutes, but you'd think the message would be more like "over 20 minutes" if it was going to be 25 minutes...)

AAA lady was a nice, wonderful person. Thanked me off the bat for being a member for so long. Takes my info quickly and clearly. Checks the time that service can come out. (At this point I'm cringing, thinking about AAA employee Punch's stories.) 45 minutes, the dispatcher will call when he's outside. Pick my jaw off the floor, thank phone lady lots. (She sounded surprised as well, most places had a 2-3 hour delay.)

...So, if he really does get here within or close to that time, I will be very, very happy. But really, I kissed my AAA anyway. What the heck would I ever do without someone who would come and fix things? Change a tire myself? Haha, might as well ask me to build a car from scratch! (I know, I know, it can be learned, but I have zero interest in learning car stuff.)

So as bad as this seems, I suppose it'll be okay. I'm told I should be able to drive to work on a donut if I'm careful (work's close), then at lunchtime or after work I can find a place who will look at the tire and fix it or replace it or whatever.

So please, Mr. AAA tow guy, come and save my day.

Edited to add: Woo! The tow guy (who was rather cute and very nice, as an added bonus) came in about 20 minutes! I love AAA.
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Shopping in my sleep. (PoT, Whistle!)

Sniff! Just three more Whistle! eps to watch. I haven't watched this week's Fullmetal Alchemist yet because I'm itching to see how Whistle! wraps up.

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I can't wait to BT Whistle! so that more people can watch it. But hey! Remember that Fuwa is mine! Everyone else, keep your hot little fangirl hands off him!

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I can't recall doing it, but apparently I bid on a TeniPuri pencil board because tonight I won it. I like pencil boards, so it's cool, I just don't remember bidding... (The top image on that auction always seems to be broken, but the lower one is fine.)

Alas, bedtime now. Hopefully I can get my car all straightened out tomorrow, then my life can go back to calm and boring again. I like calm and boring.
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