Monday, December 28, 2009

Hedda Lettuce

I just thought this was cool. I love Hedda Lettuce. Hooray for her balls....Christmas that is :p.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blame It On The Rain II

And so the 'Blame It On The Rain' Saga continues. Thelma, the car, after having survived the 4 minute drive to my friend's driveway, has died. She broke down about a hundred yards from the same place I got into a wreck at. This was about a week ago or so. After fighting and talking with my insurance company they have finally agreed to retro act my policy for before the accident occurred. So now I finally have full coverage and my car gets fixed on their dime. I guess they figured out they flubbed up to much and this was easier.

My car was estimated at 5700 dollars and can go up to 4000 worth of damages without being totaled. So far the estimator Chris said that the damages were about 2400 dollars in repairs and that's not counting what's wrong under the hood. I have no clue what's wrong under the hood. I was talking to my friend Penny and her mechanic boyfriend said that from the sounds of it, it doesn't sound like my engine seized up or tranny quit or anything like that. He said it might be something simple and shouldn't be anymore then 600 dollars to fix. I hope he's right or else they will total the car and I'm slightly screwed. Only slightly though since I'll get the money for the car and will have a 5 day rental to get a new one.

Thankfully my policy also covers towing of the car to Rocky Mount from Zebulon. Today after fully waking up I get the delightful job of calling around for estimates and hoping that the place I decide to go with will be reputable and also do me a solid by not letting the cost of fixing the car go over 4000. My friend told me that if you explain to them that insurance is going to pay them they know that they're going to get the money and will sometimes not let the cost of fixing it go over the cost for it to be totaled since they don't get money that way and everyone wins. Let's hope so.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bah Humbug....Oh Fine!

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule to everyone. Been very busy, which is why my updating sucks.....well my ability to update as of late has been sucky for a while; but this time, I have an excuse! Haha! The Blame It On The Rain Saga continues tomorrow.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blame It On The Rain

I never thought this would happen to me. I'm such a good driver. But I got into an accident today. Had the car for a whole year, spent most of my life living in the city, no accidents. Move out of state where there are hardly any cars anywhere at any given time and bam! Rear end someone. I guess that's irony for you. I am thankful though that no one was hurt. My friend Scott got some bad whiplash though, but other then that, no one was hurt and no paramedics were called or anything like that. The girl seemed rather nice just shaken up; but then again, they're all like that at first right before they sue you. I just really hope she's not that type to try and lie her ass off to get money. Especially because I have none.

I'm so pissed, not really at myself though, it really wasn't my fault. I wasn't speeding and the person in front of this chick stopped to turn into a gas station so she had to stop suddenly and that means I had to stop suddenly. It was also raining which means I hydroplaned right into her. I didn't know my car could skid two car lengths ahead of me. Took me by damn surprise.

My car took the brunt of the damage. My left headlight is now hanging by a literal thread and busted out, the hood of the car is slightly crumpled near the headlight and my fender is cracked near my licence plate. Her car? Nice sized dent in the bumper....that's fucking it!! Her damn paint wasn't even scratched and I got a left turn signal that acts all crazy! I also got a citation from the state trooper that was called into the place for "failing to decrease speed so as to avoid a collision". Which is stupid since I slammed on the damn breaks, there was literally nothing I could do but to crank the wheel so hard I threw my car into the ditch to the right of me; or put myself into incoming traffic to the left. He also made a mistake on the citation and wrote down under accident 'NO' which makes no sense. I'm not sure if I should try and fight it or not, my friend Penny thinks I should and my Grandma says I should call the insurance company and ask them.

That's the sucky thing too. I accidentally left all my insurance papers at Scott's house, now I have to wait until tomorrow to call Geico. Stupid me.

I hope everything works out ok, I mean it should, I have full coverage. Still so mad about my once beautiful car though.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Crap Morning

I hate the gas stations around here. I just want to know, who the hell, sees that a gas station is full of big rigs and cars and then parks in the street blocking the only damn exit??!! I had to drive through mud to try and get out and wound up hitting another parked car. But on the plus side it was only bumper rubbing against bumper, no one saw and there was zilch damage.

Also I am really going to have to remember to take my Garmin in at nights. I don't know whether it gets over heated in the day or too cold at night, but sometimes it just conks the hell out. Scott better be so glad I memorized the way to work from Bonnies's.

Wasn't to to bad though. I got breakfast from Bojangle's out of it, so yay. Also gas prices are starting to go down around here. So happy for that. 2.65 is way to high. Bonnie is making loaded potato soup for dinner. Yum!

Speaking of food, I want to eat at this restaurant so badly one day. I think it should be one of my 43things goals. It's a Ninja themed restaurant! Apparently food is served by ninjas who also do tricks and there is a secret entrance way, it's decorated like some sort of ninja dojo or whatnot. So sweet. The only thing is that the prices are high, but it would be a really nice treat to eat there one day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I Can Has Adoptions?

Found a new site, courtesy of facebook. It's called Adoptaguy. The website only has a little flash of pink women picking out pink boyfriends for their pink shopping carts. And a place for you to put in your e-mail address for an invitation when the site officially opens or starts or whatnot. I've looked at their facebook page and still have yet to know exactly what I've signed up for. It doesn't say at all. I've heard two hypothesis on what it could be, either a dating website; which would make perfect sense. Or someone said something about getting a grow your own boyfriend type of toy; which would be really freaking cute and neat.

I'm hoping it's something weird and cool and not a dating website. Not that I have anything against dating websites. But unless the dude is up for just a friendship, pen pal or swinger type friendship I have no use for them as I already have a significant other.

On an entirely unrelated note, I found a new way to get to North Carolina. If I take the 95 south exit near the Home Depot near my house in Baltimore I go through Virginia and completely bypass Washington DC on the way, which is freaking awesome. However coming through the other way, going to Baltimore that is, there is no way to avoid it. Fortunately I'm only in there for like 10 minutes.

So annoyed at the moment. I hope to Gods that K-Mart calls me back. Don't really want to work there, but I have no choice at the moment and money is money. I have begun to realize that jobs posted online with Monster or Better Greenville Jobs or Job Search or what have you, all either require a level of expertise or some sort of degree that I just don't have and therefore am not qualified for. It also doesn't help that our budgets for gas is tight and I can really only take Scott to work and back since the mooching roomie we live with keeps asking for more money from him. This means that to really look for jobs I have to drive into town, and since I've spent all my extra money I came in here with, I can't do that. I'm actually to broke to look for a job, so pathetic isn't it?

I hate not having a job.