Thursday, May 29, 2008

Simon got a Haircut

It was time for a summer cut. Yes I realize that this isn't the most awesome of pictures but he will sit absolutely still right up until the moment the shutter is released so just getting one of him looking at the camera is a feat.

Also notable in this picture.... That is Michael's hand! :o) And yes, I know that is a cop out as far as pictures go but I hate just taking pictures. Someday the stars will align and I will be carrying my camera while we do something picture worthy.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today I received the title on my car. I've been paying for it for five years and now it is truly 100% mine.

I'm not sure if this is her trying to rub all her problems in my face or her forgiving me. It could perhaps all be a coincidence that all these problems arose as I was making my final payment since technically she is an inanimate object but I highly doubt that.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great. Thanks.

So, among other things, I took my car to the dealership yesterday to be fixed. I was told on the phone that it was going to take about 1.5 hours and (if that check engine light code is correct) cost about $300.

I spent the night at my (ahem) boyfriend's house because the dealership is about 2 minutes from his house and about 30 minutes from my house and this way I wouldn't have to get up as early, plus it was a good sleepover excuse. I drop off my car at 10:30am and think that I should be getting a call around 1pm to pick it up. They call at 11:30ish to tell me what we thought was wrong wasn't actually and really it is these other 2 things and oh yeah we should probably fix this thing while we're at it or you're just going to have to come back and it should be done by 4pm and your total is going to be $426.83. Great. Thanks. (those of your who don't know me as well, those last two words should be read with the utmost of sarcasm).

Later that afternoon I pick up my car at like 3:30 (yay for being done early) and my wonderful (ahem) boyfriend waits with me while it takes them like an hour to bring it around. Finally I'm on my way home. About 25 minutes into my 30 minute drive home my temperature light starts beeping and flashing at me. I call them, they say bring it back, probably just a bubble in the coolant line, we'll fill it up and you'll be on your way. Great. Thanks. (see above regarding these two words).

The following ensues when I arrive.

My Personal Service Advisor, Brant, pops the hood. "Yeah, you're almost out of coolant, let me grab some."
Pours in coolant, we watch the level drop back to nothing.
Brant: "hm, looks like you've got a leak in your coolant system."
Me: "there wasn't one there this morning." (as kindly as possible I swear)
Brant with flashlight: "yeah see it there pooling on your transmission"
Me: "mmhmm" but thinking - so that's where my transmission is, interesting.
Brant looks at me like he expects me to do something about it.
I look at Brant like what do you expect me to do about that?
Brant: "Ok, let me take it in the back and we'll see if it is something we can fix right up. Not sure though since we didn't touch your transmission or coolant system today. Have a seat in the lounge."

an hour later

Brant: "So your temperature sensor just popped off, we went ahead and fixed that right up for you and drove it around you are good to go." in a tone that implies they have done me a favor.
Me: "My temperature sensor popped off?"
Brant: "Yep" smiles.
Seems odd that this would randomly happen on the exact same day that I had my car worked on, wait a minute, where have I heard the words temperature sensor recently...
Me: "hang on."
I dig out my receipt from earlier
QTY: 1
DESC: tempsensor
PRICE: $25.87
Me: "do you mean that the temperature sensor that you installed earlier today 'popped off'?"
Brant (no longer smiling): "Ummmmm. yes."
Me: "ah. and now it isn't going to do that?"
Brant: "No. our shop foreman checked it all out."
Me: "Great. Thanks."

Friday, May 23, 2008

10 Reasons I Know I'm Not a Grown-Up

- I went to 3 stores and called 3 more to find the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Box set because I couldn't wait for it to ship from

- I miss my mommy and daddy.

- I call them 'mommy' and 'daddy'.

- There is never a time when candy doesn't sound like a good idea.

- I want to be a secret agent when I grow up.

- There are more toys than books on my bookshelves.

- I choose my breakfast cereal by what is being given away.

- My socks have Tinkerbell and Mickey Mouse on them.

- I can and do skip semi-regularly.

- On every birthday I wonder if this is the year I get my magical powers.

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Weekend

Some of the highlights from my weekend.

1. I went to Pflugerville to go to Deutschen Pfest (get it get it with the pf?) and while the only remotely deutschen thing at the pfest was the sign that said "Bier Garten" there was a sort of street carnival/fair and to me this means one thing and one thing only, cotton candy. yessssss! But is also means lots of different schools and scout troops with events to make money for some upcoming trip to camp and my personal favorite (and the one with the longest line, gotta love Texas) was an event where for $1, $3, or $5 you could take 3, 5, or 10 whacks at a rusted out car with a sledgehammer. Watching 80lb teenage boys try to prove their manliness by making no visible dents in a car with a sledgehammer is just good clean fun for the whole family.

2. I drank beer - sorry, bier - out of a can for the first time in my life. Weird right? I was carrying my bier in a can as we went to sit down so that I could drink my bier and eat my cotton candy at the same time (yes I am a grown up thank you very much) and I couldn't figure out why I felt kinda trashy. This is not the first time I've had bier, nor is it the first time I've had bier in public, why does it feel kinda white trashy this time? Oooooooo, it is in a can. I think I'll stick to bottles and glasses.

3. I went to Ikea with my (ahem) boyfriend and found a woman who doesn't really have a concept of sarcasm. Anyone who knows me semi-well knows that over the top sappy romantic gestures make me a little bit sick to my stomach, luckily my (ahem) boyfriend feels the same way - one reason why we get along so well - so when we had the following conversation we both knew the other was being sarcastic - another reason why we get along so well.

Him: Oh look, heart-shaped ice cube trays *insert puppy dog eyes in my direction*
Me: Awww, I should get those that way every time you come over I can put little hearts in your drinks and you'll know you're loved.
*both look "lovingly" at each other*
Lady: Oh my gosh that is just the sweetest thing ever! Sorry I didn't mean to overhear but heart shaped ice cubes, you two are just the cutest.

I'm fairly certain she had a tear in her eye.

4. Oh yeah, Michael and I had "the talk." You know the one. The one where we are both like, "I'm not dating anyone else and I don't want to and we spend every weekend together and usually at least one night during the week together so yeah we're boyfriend/girlfriend." That talk. What? You haven't heard anything about Michael? Yes you have. We went mini golfing and he told me I had great taste in tv, introduced me to new music, and brought me pretty flowers.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Marvel vs. DC

So this is the funniest thing on the internet right now.

There are a ton more on you tube but this is by FAR the best one.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Summer Vacation

I took my last test this morning so I am officially on summer vacation. And by summer vacation, I mean the next two weeks before the summer semester and I still have to work. But at least I don't have to study for anything.