September 3rd, 2004

Arrow: Felicity - I can do this

You know it's going to be a bad day when...

I should have known the day was going to suck when I got woken up by a charlie horse 20 minutes before my alarm went off. Then my roommate was in the shower when it did. (I get up at the same time every day - she knows this.) I still was ready to go on time, by skipping my morning OJ.

I go to start the car and it makes clickity noises, but doesn't start. CRAP!!! My car's never not started before, so my heart starts to race and I mildly panic. I try again - the cd player spits out the cd, but that's it. I go back in the apartment and after pacing, I call AAA. Okay, first I called my dad (who's in Wisconsin, but still, my car's never not started before), but he didn't answer - it's an hour earlier where he is.

AAA sends someone to jump my car. I call my dad again and this time he answers and calms me down until the AAA guy arrives. He (AAA guy) says that I still have the factory battery and it needs to be replaced. (The car is a '99 and I bought it used 2 years ago.) He tells me to let it run for 45 minutes and sends me on my way.

I need gas. I knew I was down to a quarter of a tank, but the cheaper places on my way home were busy and I figured I had enough to get me through work the next day. I plan on stopping at a gas station a little past work that has a service, station, just in case. I get there about 40 minutes after the AAA guy got the car going.

The car didn't start. As I said, I purposely chose a place that has a service center, near work in case this happened. I had to leave my car there and they said it should be ready by 3pm. I called work and one of my co-workers came and picked me up.

I'd not done yet though. As some of you know, I eat breakfast at work. They have free coffee and free milk in the fridge, so I keep a bowl and box of cereal in my drawer. I got my coffee, which was fresh - the first good thing of the day. Then I go back to my desk to prepare my cereal, and bump the bowl as I'm getting up, spilling dry cereal all over my desk and keyboard.

I just knew that I didn't want to get up this morning. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't take the service guys long to fix my car, and that it doesn't cost me too much.
Arrow: Felicity - I can do this


Well, it was the starter. I just picked the car up. They replaced the battery and the starter - one of the most expensive parts of a car to replace.

There goes the new laptop I was hoping to buy this weekend. My Grandpa had given me a nice little check when I saw him in VT and I was planning on using it towards a laptop with a working battery so that I can actually leave my apartment to write. I'll still check the paper for sales, but I doubt that I'll be able to afford what I want now.

On a happier note, I've been nomiated at the Shades of Grey Awards in the following categories:
Best Character/Shipper Site
Best Series: Teacher's Pet (W/A)
Best Het: Obligatory Consent (W/Aus & W/S) AND Whispers on a Breeze (W/Aus)
Hey, I'm competing against myself!
Outstanding Author (Reader's Choice)

Thank you Gabrielle, Kat & Lisa Kelley!

I'm also excited that my birthday is one month from today. Yes, I'm pulling a Kat and letting you know a month in advance in hopes of some lovely prezzies. I won't beg, but I've had a bad day, so indulge me for thinking of something happy.