Posts Tagged ‘car’

Reunion blues

July 20, 2005

My 10 year high school reunion is next month, and I’m not happy. It’s not that I don’t want to go, I do; it’s that no real invitations were sent out. “They” decided to just send out e-vites, as far as I can tell, and I just don’t think that was the best way to do it. For starters, even now, not everyone has e-mail. I graduated with 133 people, and let me tell you, there are NOT 133 people listed on that e-vite site. There are also NOT 133 people listed on So, it stands to reason that not everyone is going to hear about the reunion if done solely via e-mail, right?

I think I’m going to try and track people down that don’t seem to be on any list. I’m usually halfway successful when I do this type of thing at work, so I’m crossing my fingers I have the same luck with this.

So, I’ll start with this: Anyone from Olentangy High School Class of 1995, if you would like information about our 10 year reunion, which is on Aug. 13, please e-mail me and I will send you the info! My e-mail address can be found by following the link to my home page at the bottom of this post.

In other news, my car loan is officially paid off! Naturally, I will begin looking for a new one at the end of the summer, and hope to get a new one in early fall. The current car has an assload of recalls and crappy things, so I can’t wait to trade it in towards something else. I’d like to get a convertible, but I’m concerned I’ll get knocked up two years into a loan and not be able to get out of it or have anyone buy it out, and convertibles probably aren’t the safest mode of transportation for infants. NOT THAT ANY ARE PLANNED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SO DON’T ANYBODY START WITH ME!!!

In still other news, a new Web site started Tuesday with a list of missing adults in Ohio. Our family friend is on there. So, if anyone from OHS happens to be reading this, please pass the link amongst your friends in the old stomping grounds and ask them to keep their eyes and ears open. Thanks.

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Way too early

March 22, 2005

Either the house is extremely hot right now, or my sinus problems are causing me to run a fever. Either way, I feel like I’m having a heat stroke and going outside doesn’t help because I just get overheated as soon as I come back inside! Bleh.

I haven’t been able to post because Dave keeps hogging the computer, but that’s OK because I don’t have much to say right now.

I discovered this morning — yes, I’m awake waaay before noon and I’m not happy about it (thank you sinuses) — that we only have four more payments on the car! Woo-hoo! I was planning on getting rid of the bitch as soon as it’s paid off and get a shiny new used convertible, but I think we should probably hold off on that. 😦 If we ever want to buy a house, we’ve got to save some money somehow.

Ah, Rascal Flatts is on the radio. I need to get their CDs. Did you know that Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts graduated from my high school? Yeah, I didn’t know that until a year or two ago, so don’t feel bad if you didn’t know. 🙂

OK, off to surf the Web.

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Brief rundown

April 8, 2004

Hmmmm should I start the same way as the last one? Wow, it’s been a while, huh? But that’s OK. All I would have done is bitch for the most part anyway. The reason for my lack of posting is that by the time I get home from work these days, the last thing I want to do is get back on a computer. BLEH!

Anyway, we did buy a truck, and we did get my window fixed, so that’s good. The truck is a 2000 Chevy Silverado 4×4, a lovely blue. It’s pretty cool, but not meant for short people.

Had a fabulous time with Jen & MB last month. Went out to lunch, dyed our hair, had some drinks, did the Mary Kay thing, and I got my iron-on from MB. Haven’t put it on the shirt yet, but I will eventually.

It’s 4 a.m. and I’m actually getting sleepy, so that’s all for now.

*BURN UPDATE* I think it’s losing its power; it looks a little fainter.

Gettin’ a truck

March 17, 2004

Wow, it’s been a while, huh? I’m sure the two people who read this are pretty pissed, but I know you’ll get over it. In my defense though, this is only partly my fault. Some nights, no, I didn’t feel like getting back on the computer after work. Some nights Dave was working so I couldn’t get on here.

Anyway, we’ve decided on a truck, and we’re just waiting to get Dave’s next paycheck so we can go put a downpayment on it. Woo-hoo! Then we can start saving money to get my stupid car window fixed, and start looking for a house to rent.

Something that needs to be done, like tomorrow (Wednesday, today, whatever – my days start around noon so I’m still on Tuesday ya know) What was I saying? Oh yeah, something that needs to be ASAP is mailing my T-shirt to MB so I can have my shirt. Curious? Well, I’m not giving you the link! Ha! You have to go to on your own and read her fantastic blog and find the shirt yourself! Work for it!

Speaking of MB, I get to see her and Jen on the 27th! YAY!q )That q is brought to you by Sugar Puddin’ a.k.a. Jebus and Baby Cat.)

*BURN UPDATE* It’s pretty pissed that it snowed just days before the first day of spring.

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Why don’t I just bend over?

December 20, 2003

Look out mom, there’s bad words in this one…

Damn baby, whad-joo do to yo hair? (a la seance scene in “Ghost”) I ripped it out in chunks ’cause this week frigging sucked! I don’t even know where to start; I should have blogged more this week. Guess I suck too. Anyway, we’ll start with Tuesday. Took the car to the dealer (big mistake) to get the heater fixed and see about getting the windows (I just typed winders in case you were wondering…random redneckness) fixed because the front two are screwed. Driver’s side will go up and down, but there’s a funny grinding noise once it gets to a certain point, and when I close the door something inside the door bangs. Passenger’s side will go down but not up. Fast-forward to Wednesday, when they tell us it will be almost $1,000 to fix everything. Buh-bye. Just fix the heater, you money-sucking whores. Thanks. Pick up the car Thursday, the passenger side window (dammit, did it again!) is not closed all the way so there’s a lovely whistling as I’m driving and I HATE that. They’ve shoved some cardboard in at the bottom of the window, presumably to keep it from sliding open, but it didn’t work. It moved, and now there’s a little gap letting all the snow in. I will be taking the car back to the dealer and demanding that they at least return the window to the position it was in when I first took the car in. Mr. Findlay Ford/Lincoln/Mercury fat cat better hope I don’t ever run into him.

So I get home from the dealer, watch some soaps, try to get hold of someone at the Western Reserve museum (I was going to do a story on a nifty exhibit there), then prepare to head to the mall to get a wedding gift for a friend of Dave’s. I was also going to get a dress for the wedding, because I got my Christmas bonus Wednesday. I call the happy bank 800 number to check the balance on the checking account, and learned that I really fucked up. We had less than $150 in our account – after my paycheck was deposited, which was almost $600 – and we had four insufficient funds charges of almost $30 each. I was in total shock! I’ve never done anything like that before, and I still can’t figure out how it happened. So then I freaked out and curled up in bed and cried for about an hour. Freaked Dave out when he got home. I felt and still feel like an ass, but sometimes when you start a cry-fest, you start thinking about other things and cry more and you just can’t stop.

Luckily Dave got paid Friday, so it’s all OK now.

On a lighter note, another dilemma this week was what do you get a millionaire for a wedding gift? He doesn’t need your money or a gift card, and anything they need he can buy. I trudged through the mall Friday, and found the holiday kiosk of an area family-owned gift basket business, and they made up a basket with a wedding time capsule. I think it’s pretty nifty myself. My parents got us one of those when we got married, and it was fun to put stuff in there. Trouble is, we’re not going to the wedding now ’cause it’s today in Cleveland, and we’re afraid a big ol’ lake-effect storm might blow in. It’s a little snowy here in O-hi-o. So no wedding, and no museum trip, so no fun staff-written travel story for next week’s paper. Thank god for the Associated Press.

I’m thinking after a fun-filled day of cleaning we may rent the first “Lord of the Rings” movie. They seem interesting, and everyone seems to be crazy about them, so I think I’ll give it a shot.

A nice thing happened this week though. I found out that I amuse at least one person other than my friends and family, who have to at least pretend I amuse them. The good RevSpork discovered this here ass, and linked it on his page! Woo-hoo! I’m going to have to return the favor, whenever I get around to making changes on my page.

*BURN UPDATE* General consensus in the Haus-hold says that bitch is gonna scar. I can’t believe I’m so estupido!