Monthly Archives: February 2007

Fun quiz thingy

Fun quiz thingy

() Smoked a cigarette
() Drank so much you threw up.
(x) Crashed in a friend’s car. (As a passenger)
() Stolen a car-
(x) Been in love
() Been dumped
() Been Laid off/fired
(x) Quit your job
() Been in a fist fight
() Sneaked out of your parent’s house
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
() Gone on a blind date
(x) Lied to a friend
() Skipped school
() Seen someone die
(x) Been to Canada
() Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
() Been on the opposite side of the country
() Gone to Washington , DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Felt like dying
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
(x) Played cops and robbers
() Recently colored with crayons
() Sang karaoke
() Paid for a meal with only coins
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
() Made prank phone calls
() Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Made a snow angel
(x) Danced in the rain
() Written a letter to Santa Claus
() Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(x) Blown Bubbles
() Made a bonfire on the beach
() Crashed a party
() Gone roller blading
(x) Gone ice skating

What a way to spend a day.

What a way to spend a day.

So Robby decided that since today was my birthday, it would be a good day to get my car fixed. It needed an alternator. It was making a horrible high-pitched squeaking noise.

We purchased an alternator and found a guy who would put it in for us. He commented that part of the noise might well be the belt (a universal belt), and he would change that, too, for only the cost of the belt and no additional labor. Sounded great!

2-3 hours later, he called, saying the car was ready. I had my MIL drop me by, where I paid him and turned on the car. No squeak! Then I put it into gear and pressed down on the accelerator. Oh, dear. Not only was it squeaking, but MUCH worse than before!

He listened, and said that it looked like it needed a tension adjustment pulley (that wasn’t the name of it.. the name slips my mind at the moment). Ok. I drove to AutoZone, picked up a pulley, and went back to the guy, and his guy replaced it.

Upon restarting the vehicle, the squeak resumed. He said we should get some belt grease stuff (I don’t remember the name of IT, either) and I headed back to AutoZone. About halfway there, the squeak stopped. However, from the time I left the guy’s place, it was making an odd noise. I hoped that since the squeak stopped, we were ok. I pulled into AutoZone and began gathering my stuff before turning off the car.

Suddenly, a thunk. Turning off the car, I popped the hood and got out. I opened the hood and looked. Sure enough, the belt was no longer on. In fact, one side of it was coming apart (it was a brand new belt so SOMETHING had cut it). I called the guy and he sent a couple guys over. They switched out the shredded belt for a new one and put it back on. They followed me back to the guy’s place where he once again took a look.

He said we would chalk it up to human error and hope it was ok now. It looked ok and sounded fine. I drove home.

We decided we were all going out to eat, in my CLEAN, newly-fixed car. We hopped in and headed down the street. Just about to the main road… yeah, you guessed it. Thunk!-Flubber-flibber-flup. So much for the new belt.

So we got it home quick (we were only about half a mile away) and went to eat in Robby’s car. And mine sits in the yard… Sigh.

Crazy dream

Crazy dream

I was with a friend, planning a party. We were not at either home, but at a neutral location. Her mom was there. At some point, we ran out of time, and my family (husband and kids) came to pick me up. She asked if we could stop by her house for a few minutes and Robby agreed we could. When we got there, we found that her parents were Vin Diesel and Mary Dutton. (The name Mary Dutton doesn’t ring a bell, but in a quick Google Search I see there are several fairly well known ones.)

I didn’t recognize Vin at first, because he had *hair*! Nevertheless, it was fun to meet him (if only in a dream LOL) and Robby got to do some computer work for him. Quite a dream, that!

Fun Name Changes

Fun Name Changes

Got this from stirene‘s blog:

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal)
Blue Cat

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street name)
Marie Edmonds

YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name and first 2 letters of mom’s maiden name, first 3 letters of your hometown)
Harda Casyr

YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
Green Water

YOUR ARABIC NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your mom’s maiden name, 3rd letter of you dad’s middle name, 1st letter of a sibling’s first name, last letter of your mom’s middle)

YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (your dad’s middle name, and your favorite author’s last name)
Arthur Pratchett

YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets)
Black Sadie