Friday, December 17, 2010

Today's Adventure

My car is getting a makeover.  Ok, not really, but it will have been at the car shop for nearly 6 hours when it gets done.  Guess who decided to wait for her car today instead of arrange something else?  That's right me!  However, I'm not upset, because thankfully I knew coming in that it would take about 4 hours, so I came prepared.  I brought a fully loaded backpack of entertainment and had shops picked out that I could shop at in the surrounding area using the wonderful shuttle service to pass the time.  So when the guy said that it would take another 1.5 to 2 hours to fix the other problems, I didn't even break a sweat.  (Apparently, I've not had any brake lights for awhile and a leaky hose…and of course, the alignment).

Here's been today's adventure:
1st hour: in the waiting room, playing with Garage Band and mixing songs while drinking a lovely grape soda (which I thought was a grape Fanta, but didn't realize until grape soda #2 that it was not).

2nd hour: Took the shuttle, hung out at Borders, looked at the book Outliers, but decided to wait since it was $27 and then debated purchasing The Pioneer Women's cookbook.  Ultimately, I decided to wait until after Christmas in case I get it for Christmas and I'll have more dough in my pocket, because it was also $27.

3rd hour: Pier One and Old Navy.  I got a Techno Hoodie at Old Navy.  So cool.  It has the headphones built in and the cord to hook it up in the pocket.  AND it's washable.  This is particularly awesome, because I have a bit (that may be the understatement of the year) of anxiety and my iPod and headphones are like a security blanket.  So having my headphones built into something is AWESOME.

4th hour: Brief trips to a few stores including Target.  I had to cross 119th Street during this hour and 119th is not pedestrian friendly.  I waited at the crosswalk for several turns of the light then realized that the light clearly didn't work and I was just going to have to risk it to make it across the street.  Thankfully I was only carrying an Old Navy sack and a backpack.

5th Hour: Took the shuttle back to the car place.  Chatted with the other people in the waiting room.  Watched part of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?  Changed into new Old Navy Techno Hoodie and tried it out (it works!)  Broke out the laptop again and started typing this blogpost while drinking Grape Soda #2.  

1:59pm: Finish blog post, but realize there is no wifi to publish it, so I decided to give a run down of my next few minutes.
2:04pm: The guy next to me asks me what I'm doing, I explain writing a blog post and listening to music, then we engage in a nice discussion about how makes are awesome.  His wife reminds him he's not supposed to read over peoples shoulders, but he explains that it's impossible to read the tiny type on my screen (I'm writing it in Text Edit).
2:11pm: Decide to document everything in my back pack

Backpack contents:
Dried mangos from Whole Foods
The Whole Deal (Whole Foods coupons and recipes)
Stuff Christians Like book
My very first Bible EVER, given to me for Christmas in 1998 by Caroline Helmers.
Power brick for my mac
Therapy Journal (just incase I decide to do my therapy homework early)
Macworld magazine
Mac Life magazine
3 of my favorite pens - Precise V5 Black
1 Sharpie - Black
1 Post-it highlighter with sticky tabs built in
Silly Putty - Blue
Check book
Renters insurance policy to remind me to call and inform them of my new place
Pair of sunglasses I broke this morning
A wine key (you never know when you might need it.  Okay kidding, it was in another bag for another adventure I had involving glass bottled soda and got transferred to this bag on accident.)
New car insurance cards
Bottle of random meeds (e.g. ibuprofen)
Saline mist (I'm having a lot of nosebleeds, never can be too careful)
Bucky Balls (216 VERY magnetic balls, so awesome)

2:30pm: Car finished!

1 comment:

  1. 1. Glad you enjoyed your cocoa trio from is delicious.
    2. Do you have a Borders rewards card? It is free and you get lots of coupons and savings, as well as free drinks in the cafe. Can you tell I have to say this A LOT to people?
    3. Borders is a cool place to hang out, but I'm not hanging out there right now because I work there and it isn't as fun to go to the place you work to relax and hang out. So come February, I will probably resume some hang out time in the Borders cafe.
    4. I love that you listed all your backpack contents, quite amusing.
    5. Glad your car is fixed now!!!