Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gray skies are going to clear up...

I'm trying so damn hard to be in a good mood, but the world is conspiring against me.

Yesterday I woke up and thought, yes! I only have 7 more days with these temps on my teeth, I have a hair appointment tonight, and AND Plum Spooky finally came in. I was only 169th on the reservation list at the library. Patience is not my forte. If it hadn't been one of the risky 'between the numbers' books I would have bought it last year instead of waiting.

This is what happened.

Wednesday we had a team vs. team lunch-n-bowl scheduled. I’m not much of a bowler, except on the Wii. I felt bad because only 3 of my other team mates showed up, so I actually gave it a try. I rolled a fucking 50 something. My team lost by about 19 pins. The bad part was, as I was carefully tearing apart and eating my chicken fingers (gotta love bowling alley food) somehow I tore loose one side of my temps. I quickly pressed it back on. So far it’s held, but I’m thinking I might not make it until next Wednesday without some repair work. (I didn’t feel bad about my score. Really, I warned them about my lack of skill.)

So, I left work to head to the salon. The disaster area they call I-75 was its usual mess, and I was afraid I’d be late. I finally got through the jam and was flying along thinking, at least I didn’t run anyone over. But if I do, I’m following this example:
Published - Jan 17 2009 06:53AM EST AP
An elderly woman in Palm Beach County crashed with her vehicle into a man on a scooter and then kept driving to make her hair appointment, police said.
Louise Davidson, 77, was arrested Thursday for leaving the scene of an injury crash, Boynton Beach police said.
Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said the woman was turning right when she veered into the path of the oncoming scooter that had the right of way. The man was thrown by the impact onto the windshield and then fell to the road, she added.
Police said they later spotted the woman's car after she had her hair appointment.
Authorities said the man suffered abrasions all over his body but the injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Do not get between a woman with gray growing out and her hair appointment. This is a lesson to all you men out there – hair crises trump abrasions.

I decide to change a few things, which will require some awkward growing out. Looked fine when she styled it, even if the bangs are a bit shorter than I like. I go to style it this morning and I can’t do shit with it. We’ll see if I make it to the new style without taking scissors to it.

At lunch I stop in Walmart to get the only yogurt I actually like (which the bastards at Kroger stopped selling.) Guess what. No. fucking. yogurt. I consoled myself with a box of Ghirardelli dark chocolate mint creams. That sounds like I ate the whole box, but I didn’t. Even if I wanted to.

Back at my desk, trying to enjoy my chocolate buzz and Captain Clueless calls. It seems he took our 120+ lb (hey, it’s his winter weight) dog out for a walk. CC wanted to tell me, in case there are police at the house when I get home, that someone’s poodle attacked our dog. My big sweetie doesn’t like strange dogs, because he was bitten by a loose dog.
I asked if there was blood.
Serious injuries?
“Couldn’t tell. He had it pinned to the ground by the throat.”
Did it happen in their yard?
“No, on the street. It didn’t have a leash, just ran out from under a porch at us.”
I told him where the non-expired dog license was, just in case. But I’m thinking it’s the poor little shit’s owners fault.

And of course, there was a wreck on the I-75 parking lot so it took me 3 times the usual to finally get home.

So my question is, if I snarf the rest of that box of chocolate while using the elliptical and reading my book do any of the calories count?


  1. Seriously? No. You are home free. Hell, I'd toss it back with a nice stiff drink or super cold beer, too.

    Word on the whole hair appointment thing, too. If the city hadn't reactivated the traffic cameras along my hair salon route, I'd have breezed through every red light to get to my appointment. I had an excuse, too. My bangs were super long. I couldn't see!

  2. Ok, your blog is trying to kill me. Third time trying to comment. Deep breath. If you love a product/service NEVER say it out loud or it magically disappears. Like yogurt or hair stylists. Okay? OK.

  3. After that kind of day you should just chill. And whip out the ice cream with that chocolate.

  4. "I-75 parking lot" HA! I almost peed myself laughing at that. You should feel good about your minor chocolate fix. After driving home during a white out last night, I was so traumatized I stopped for Mcdonalds and chocolate.

  5. I hope to hell you weren't bowling on Jerry's team. He's never forgiven the last bowler who made his team lose....

  6. You're lucky cause elliptical + book + chocolate= free!!

    Eat some for me too, ok?

  7. Most importantly - how's the hair today?

  8. Spent most of my career on the road alone... 21st century starts, and it's all about team-building! God, I hated that! I learned a long time ago how to get along with the kids in the sandbox... I played on the swings...

  9. After all that? Hell no, the calories don't count! Girl, you seriously crack me up!

  10. FADKOG - I know, everyone knows when my bangs are in my face and doing the weird flippy thing not to mess with me. It is so justifiable.

    Ann - Those coded words are a bitch sometimes. My last stylist (of 10 years) quit to stay at home with her baby. How worse can it get?

    CG - All the ice cream here is vanilla bean. Damn CC does not get the chocolate thing at all.

    Crazy - it's funny because it's true. Thank goodness I'm north and didn't have that storm to deal with.

    Jeanne - hmm. Seems like you didn't get over that kid either. No, the team was my team but the boss is on two so he still has a chance.

    WW - no worries, I eat enough chocolate for 10 people on a daily basis.

    Scarlet - the hair. Well, it's a work from home day so I didn't have to do shit with it.

    Buff - You are scary like me and my husband. Are you a Taurus too?

    Debra - Whew! I'm so picking up another box of those to face next week!

  11. Our section of I-75 is ridiculous also. I can relate on that. And I'm all for chocolate no matter what.