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SUCKY end to a (mostly) SUCKY week...

Let's get the non-sucky part out of the way first: went to see Eddie Izzard on Wed. night, w00t! (with editswlonghair and vampyrusgirl, thanks to whom I was even able to pounce on what may have been the LAST TICKET on an impulse on Tues. night.) It was fantastic, and I recommend the show to everyone. Also, Eddie was just SMOKING HOT. (Not so much with the transvestism; jeans, black tshirt, black cutaway tails-coat with red silk lining; I hear he had on black eyeliner, but from the cheap seats, who can tell?) Also, I was totally charmed by the parts of his routine that consisted of him coming across some stream-of-consciousness point, and resulted in him pulling out his iPhone, calling up Wikipedia, looking up the thing, and reading it to the audience. I know this doesn't sound hilarious, but it was.

As for the rest...

Ehn. I'm still coughing. I'm tired all the time, and I have verrrrrrry little motivation. I was all jittery last night and I didn't know why. I'm extremely crankypants and feel very snappish and irritable, and while that's often a sign of PMS, it can't be, so. MEH.


So as I'm getting off the bus, I mis-time standing up and the bus moving, and I fall on my ass and bruise my legs and arm. :P


I walk over to my car and open the door, and say to myself, "why is there glass all over the seat?"

I had to do an entire circuit of the car before finding that it was the back window that was smashed in. :( :( :( I stood there -- IN THE RAIN -- for several moments staring at it, and thinking, what the hell? There's nothing visible back there except for two boxes of cat-litter, which are still there, and they haven't been moved, so it's not like someone riffled through the back looking for valuables.

So then I put my seat forward to get at the paper towels to brush the glass off my seat, and I find... a golf-ball in the little net pocket on the back of my seat, along with the paper towels. Yes, I *was* parked along a main road that happens to run alongside a country-club.

So I drove up to the country-club -- more glass tinkling off into the back with every bump -- and went inside to find out what their policy might be with regard to their patrons chipping their shots and breaking car windows. And indeed it turns out that they have a Standard Procedure for this, so that worked out fine, and I got their card, and the number of the glass place that does work for them and will supposedly come to me and just charge it to them. *sigh* I really hope they work on a Sat. and that they have a Mini Cooper back window with heating element in stock.

And then I stood there in the COLD and the RAIN (well, not in the rain, but under the veranda) waiting for AAA to come, because it struck me that driving with chunks of the window liable to fall out at any moment was probably unsafe, and if I tried to break it all out myself, first, I had nowhere to put the stuff, and second, if I cut myself, I would be the biggest moron in the world. It took them nearly an hour to come. telepresence and then raqs kindly talked to me -- or allowed me to talk at them -- until then.

Now I have a big piece of cardboard over my back window, and some plastic garbage bags sort of draped over the outside to try to keep out any more rain tonight, and THIS IS NOT THE FRIDAY NIGHT I WAS WANTING TO HAVE.

And my back hurts, and all the energy that I left work with, that I was going to apply to any number of things since I had a late lunch and didn't need to eat right when I got home, is all gone, and I'm hungry now. And my legs hurt.

The end.



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May. 3rd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
POOR MINI ME. ;____; And poor you! What a sucky week. I fricken hate golf courses for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the fact this place is teeming with them. A DESERT. TEEMING WITH GOLF COURSES. WHICH DEVOUR RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF WATER.

I hope your weekend gets better! *hugs!*
May. 5th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :(

Golf-courses do make a bit more sense in the NE, it has to be said...
May. 3rd, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
Ugh, that sucks ASS! At least your windshield will be replaced at no cost and with no insurance claim, so that's something. But not enough. Yuck. Hope the rest of your week is better!
May. 5th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man. :P
May. 3rd, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a shitty day. I'm so sorry.

May. 5th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Bleh! Thanks.
May. 3rd, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Aw hon! Hugs and stuff, that sounds shitty.
May. 5th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :P
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May. 5th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I've done the creepy break-in thing. It's just not as much fun as it sounds. :P
May. 3rd, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Wow, that wins the prize for sucktasticness.

I'm sorry the world turned on you today.

*gentle pats*
May. 5th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Could've been suckier, I know. Still. :P
May. 3rd, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
Oh, honey. i wish I was there to give hugs, but I'll be saving one for you for when I get back. In the meantime, have a cupcake.
May. 5th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, man.
May. 3rd, 2008 04:27 am (UTC)
I'm at least glad that you waited for AAA - you're RIGHT, you would have been a big moron if you cut yourself on that glass (though it is safety glass, so it's hard to cut yourself on). But it was a SUCKTASTIC day, and I'm so sorry.
May. 3rd, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Oh bless you *hugs* but YAY and WIN on the Eddie.
May. 5th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Eddie is MADE of win, it has to be said. ;-)
May. 3rd, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Oh, ow! Sorry to hear about all that - I've not been too healthy myself of late and standing in the cold and damp on top of even the tail end of flu isn't any sort of fun. Hope you manage to get the car sorted out quickly and that spring only gets better from here on out!
May. 5th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, that's just what I was thinking: "oh yes, this'll be great for my lungs..." Meh! :P
May. 3rd, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)
OH frell! Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help. And good that the club is taking responsibility.

:::massive hugs::: I hope you're asleep right this very minute and that you wake up feeling better.
May. 5th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I was pleased that they were so on the ball about it.
May. 5th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
*more hugs*

And er...did you just say "on the ball"? ;) Sorry, I'm unable to resist puns of any kind.

Also, seriously, I hope they move very quickly. And that you get some time just to plotz this week with nothing acky going on.
May. 3rd, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Man that sucks. :( Good thing it wasn't someone trying to steal stuff from your car.

* hugs *
May. 5th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Oh yeah, I've had the "car broken into when it is packed to the roof with stuff for a week-long trip" thing, and it was NO FUN AT ALL. (We were fortunate that we got some stuff back from that, because the thieves discarded some things around the corner in an alley. :P)

So yeah, it could have been so much worse. Including, me not finding the golf-ball right away (could it have come to rest in a more convenient spot?), and trying to deal with the whole thing through MY insurance, which I'm glad I didn't have to do. Plus of course: the car could have been hit, or sideswiped; could have been stolen; etc.
May. 4th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
Oh, the horror. I am so sorry. At least the rich plutocrats owned up to smashing your window.
May. 5th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised by how accomodating they were. I had never thought about how a golf-course would really have to have a policy about that. (Not just for random cars hit along the road, but, in their own parking lot.)
May. 5th, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you called AAA as an open back window can also allow CO into the vehicle.

Have they fixed it yet?
May. 5th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Huh! Yeah, I wasn't even thinking about the CO. I was thinking of the liability involved in driving around with shards of glass (even safety-glass) falling out and maybe hitting cars behind me.

I dropped it off at the glass place this morning, and it ought to be fixed so I can pick it up at the end of the day.
May. 5th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Screw other people, I was worried about you.

I hope it didn't get too wet over the weekend.
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