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Dec. 8th, 2009


I'm not Dead!!!

Just busy. ;o\

House is getting cleaner... started an apprenticeship in addition to working full time and serving on 2 non-profit boards... free time is something I don't have much of... But I do think of y'all!!

Have a Merry and a Happy!!


May. 13th, 2009

Fucked by Dumbledor

Ye Olde Car Drama...

And you want to know the absolutely fucked up thing about having car drama???
I got rid of the old POS that was giving me all the drama took my sorry credit rating, sucked it up and went to DriveTime.
I bought a newer model with the assertion that it would be a quality used vehicle so I could avoid car drama altogether...


Enter the faint smell of oil when I turn on the AC, which is starting to shut off when I idle.  Hmmm... suspicious.
I take the car in for it's 3000 mile maintenance and oil change... being a responsible car owner and all that jazz.

**Que the dramatic music crescendo**

My 2007 PT Cruiser is leaking oil from the head gasket. That is a MAJOR repair.
Luckily, the car is still covered under the limited warranty of the dealership. So, they pay for a new gasket and a for the head to be re-machined. Oh, and that AC problem? it's the engine cooling fan motor. It doesn't work. That's NOT covered under warranty. Yay.

So I pitched a wall-eyed fit and used terms like Lemon Law and they saw fit to cover the cost of the part, and I would cover the cost of labor.
Fair enough-ish.
I also called the Better Business Bureau and submitted a complaint. The whole premise behind DriveTime is their thourough inspections and ACE Mechanics that make sure they are selling a quality product. Then they want to give me a hard time about my warranty.

The BBB said I had grounds to submit a complaint, so I did.
I am usually the person to get my ass corn-holed by car dealerships, but I've decided to be the squeaky wheel and get the oil.
So far it seems to be working.

I'm just so PISSED OFF!!  I mean, what did I do in my past lives to incur this bad of car karma?? 

Now, I'm just waiting for the other hubcap to drop. I'm taking the car to MY mechanic and having him do a thorough inspection of the vehicle.

Keep your fingers crossed, flist.


May. 11th, 2009



You Scored as Euterpe

You are Euterpe, the muse of music. You are an inventor, and you constantly come up with new ideas. You are happy when everyone else is happy.

May. 4th, 2009

vintage sexy

Life has a way...

 Of picking you up and carting you off to Oz.

                                                                             ...Well, not to me, but it could happen.

I have been waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay remiss in posting anything about anything.
I should be over my funk now, but I don't have the stamina to stay up later to post more.
Life is life, hubby is still collecting unemployment, my child turned 6 and my house is still messy.

We got a dog... it just adds to the brat pack hanging around the house.


I am looking forward to a week-long vacation in June...

Hugs to the flist, I'm off to disappear into the nebulous ether of my dreams.


Mar. 31st, 2009



It's a Naughty Birthday for you, Sub... But I hope you like the Cake!!!Collapse )

Mar. 29th, 2009


Happy Birthday, to my lovely Friend Poustinia_3

Happy birthday, Goddess Womyn!!!

*squishes you with love*

Feb. 2nd, 2009


Chant for Imbolc by Erin (Gardengrrl13)

Imbolc Chant

Night has come, but a Light is breaking
The Sun has set, but the Moon lights our Path
The Mysteries of the Dark have called us
But Dawn will light our way back home

(Ganked from sisalfish)
Now you're invited, as well, if you are reading this:

WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2009

WHERE: Your blog

WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day

HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.

RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on this post. Last year when the call went out there was more poetry in cyberspace than I could keep track of. So, link to whoever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun.

Feel free to pass this invitation on to any and all bloggers.

Jan. 19th, 2009


MLK Jr. Day

We're marching today.  Me, dear hub, the bratfink and my MIL are all going to march. *squees*
The past two years it has been absolutely miserable weather. It's supposed to be unseasonably warm today.
The Bratfink's school marches every year, so we are marching with that group... I am so excited. This is fabulous and a momentous occasion, I'm so glad this is something my kiddo can be a part of.

I heard something really beautiful on, of all things, Good Morning America:

"Parks sat so King could walk.
King walked so Obama could run.
Obama ran so our children could fly."

Hope everyone has a great day, whether you're working or not, today.
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Dec. 25th, 2008


Merry FSMas!!

And a Very Happy B'Day to Keladry Lupin!!

*squishes you*

(For those of you wondering about FSMas.)



Anyway, I hope everyone had a very Merry and a wonderfully Happy whatever it is you celebrate!

Love to the flist!!

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Nov. 6th, 2008


The inevitable...

So, they transferred Granny from ICU to a Hospice unit this evening (here in the States, Hospice is generally end-of-life care). An hour later she passed peacefully. I find I'm not as weepy as I thought, although I was my Da's driver so he could go see her one last time and sign her over to the funeral home. That may have something to do with it.  My Da is, in his words, going to get spectacularly drunk tonight. I say he had a head start. It's to be expected.

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts.
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