Thursday, October 25


Last night I was celebrating my sister's birthday party at her apartment. I parked my scooter where I usually do...right next to the unpainted curb on the street, far enough away from parked cars or illegal signs.
Well I had leave to give my brother something and guess what was on my back tire? a BOOT. No, not a witch's boot or Santa's black boot. A sickly orange metal constricting BOOT.

It was two minutes before I came out that he put it on there. So if my brother had called me 3 minutes earlier I wouldn't have gotten it! I called the idiot dispatcher and waited 45 minutes for someone to come get this boot off--for a $50 fee.
While I was waiting, I decided that I would lie. I decided that the person who parked their car in the closest spot had moved my scooter from their spot because there were not other available spaces. I decided a lie is worth $50--that I would lie to win $50, why not lie to get out of paying $50? I started crying then. And I knew I couldn't lie. That I would be blessed for paying the $50 and not lying.

The boot man came and stayed in his truck while he got my information. I was barely able to tell him my phone number because i was crying. He finally took the BOOT off and waited to let me leave first. but my scooter wouldn't start. so i rolled the scooter down to the parking garage because i didn't want to be anywhere near the boot man and I wanted to park it correctly before he put another boot on it. but it still wouldn't start. The tow man left and I was pretty frustrated. A few minutes of pointless effort in kick starting the scooter, the boot man came back. he asked if I needed help and I said "It won't start." He told me that he had a dirt bike and would try to start it. Sure enough he forcefully kick started it and it worked. I was doing the kick start wrong the whole time!

I am just glad he came back. Yes I was embarrassed and I never wanted to see him again, but he was nice enough to think about me and help me. Don't you hate it when police officers and other enforcers are nice? yeah me too.

Wednesday, October 24

Offense, Drama, DTR, and the likes

I wish I could say what I feel and not have the other person be offended. I am talking about any kind of relationship--dating, sibling, friends, etc. And it isn't limited to whether they take offense, it is also the fact that I do not express my feelings and in the end I feel far away. Sometimes I let silly things bother me so I just let them stew over time and they go away eventually but I would feel lot better if I had spoken to someone about it. In my experiences of telling the person who has hurt me, I feel worse after telling them because I alone would rather feel those negative emotions and just forget about it. I look at the relationships I have right now, and they are so awesome and fun! I really love my friends and family. But every now and then things are hard and I just try and truck on through it without really expressing any concern about it. It is important to me that the other person is happy and feels the least pain as possible--no DTR, no drama. But if there is only happiness can we truly call it happiness? If there wasn't an opposite--a relationship with no pain and sorrow--then aren't we cutting short the greatest amount of joy we could feel? Man, I don't know where to even start to be better at this.

Tuesday, October 23

Gay Dumbledore

Oh man. Thank you so much, JK. and I don't mean "just kidding," I mean the author, JK Rowling. OK yeah I am kidding too. This kind of ruins Harry Potter for me.
But hey, thank goodness she announced this AFTER I read the series...
actually wait - I have to read these books to my children as an elementary school teacher! I am going to LOVE that. no, no I am not.
No offense Dumbledore, but just think - you and Minerva McGonagall could have had the most awesome secret relationship!

read more on this here

Overcoming the Peeves of the Pet

Alright, so I caught myself red handed. It just looked so good! And now I am convinced that it isn't as bad as I thought it was.

Oh, I am talking about Pet Peeve #1 and #2.
The word "sweet" and ":)"

Here is where I used a smiley face:
:) (mmm feels so good)

Here is where I used "sweet" in my formally hated context:
3:10 PM me: hey sorry
how are you?
Alyson: oh good now
i was so worried when you disappeared
i thought deer creek dam had broken and taken out your office buiding
3:11 PM me: hahah
yeah that is the only thing that could take me away
Alyson: hahahaha........ha.................
that would be so sad
but I'd have a lakefront house
so would your parents
3:12 PM me: sweet
hot dang
Alyson: speaking of natural disasters, i need to find out what natural disasters virginia is susceptible to
me: haha
you do that
3:13 PM Alyson: oh don't worry i will
and when i do i'll pass the info along so you know too
3:14 PM me: haha
3:15 PM Alyson: one is flooding
me: uh oh
3:16 PM those sea side states!
3:17 PM Alyson: i know