Even nearly four months after getting rid of the Jackmobile it haunts me.
Yesterday in front of the ITP estate sat a red, early 2000s-era Honda Accord. It was not identical to the Jackmobile but certainly close enough in appearance (without the bumps and bruises) that I was instantly thinking of my old car.
Then in the mail came a second bill from the State of Georgia trying to penalize me for not renewing the insurance on the Jackmobile in January because, you know, I no longer own the fucking car! On March 12th I mailed their original demand back to them along with proof of transfer of ownership. Guess who gets to deal with another government agency because of their inability to do their job?
And then there was a message on my answering machine from Curry Honda encouraging me to bring the car into their shop to get the airbag recall work done on the car.
Can’t anyone else recognize that I’ve moved on???
Tornado Watch And Power Outage? Oh My!
Around 2:00pm yesterday my phone started making a racket. Apparently weather conditions ripe for tornado-making existed in the area and I was being encouraged to find safety. My cubicle is next to a west-facing window on the sixth floor, ain’t no safety here.
Not long after the threat of tornado passed a heavy rain fell. Within minutes a loud boom was heard and the power in our office building went away. After sitting in a darkened cubicle for fifteen minutes attempting to watch last Friday’s The Amazing Race on my iPad but being constantly interrupted, I left. My decision to leave was hastened when I realized how many others would be trying to get out of the Perimeter Mall area while traffic lights were without power and intersections were without police to manage the road rage that was to ensue. Fortunately for me I was able get through the only three intersections lacking power without incident. Once I made it to Peachtree-Dunwoody all was back to normal and I continued my journey homeward.
Today will be a horrible day of meetings interrupting the much-needed coding time that I require. I also need to start mentally preparing myself for tonight’s German class, including writing a short paragraph about what I did last week (“Was habe ich lezte Woche gemacht?”). FWIW it’s really hard to type in German when the spellchecker keeps changing your correctly-spelled German words into different English ones.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW
It’s Tuesday, if you haven’t watched last Friday’s “The Amazing Race” then shame on you (or bully for you if you’ve been too busy with better things).
You had to know that the first leg of a “two-hour” episode would be non-elimination. But who’da thunk that it’d be the olympians getting non-eliminated? And then they had a horrible time during the next leg? I was certain that this team would be a shoe-in for top three, if not the ones to win it all. Tangentially I’ll miss seeing Aly.
Was I the only one who was hoping that Nurse Blonde would just up and quit “The Amazing Race” to live a life with the African bush pilot that she was so bloody gaga over? No, I have a feeling that her partner Doctor Nerd was also hoping that she’d quit, even if it meant he’d lose the opportunity to win $500k (before taxes).
And more German language skills needed? Mein Gott! If not for the ridiculous height-related detours and requirement to drive a stick shift this season was made for me to have been a contestant. 😉