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tashabear
tashabear
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My car broke today.

We're not sure if the alternator seized and that broke the fan belt or vice versa, but I ended up with a seized alternator and a broken fan belt and no clue how to fix either. At least I managed to limp it home, but the power streeing quit on my too, and I'll tell you what, a Corolla with no power steering is harder to haul around corners than a deuce and half. BTDT, Iknow what I'm talking about.

This is one situation where living in my neighborhood comes in handy. Remember the junk yard across the street? The one that blows up occasionally? There's a garage next door. So I walked over, explained my situation to the befuddled proprietor (what is a white girl doing in my shop?), and he said they could fix it on the spot. (I should mention here that I live in a primarily Spanish neighborhood; I think most of my neighbors are from the Dominican Republic; I thought it was funny that he was so surprised.)

$173.95 later, my car is working again. Handles beautifully, too. And next week I go back to get that ticking in my axle fixed.

I just wish I'd realized before 2:30pm that the alternator was seized. I could have taken care of all this a lot sooner. I didn't get to bed until 4, and slept till 11pm-ish. I'm still wiped, and I really want a very cheesy pizza. I think that's what we're having for dinner Saturday night. Wolfie's on this Chinese food kick, and I'm so sick of Chinese food... PIZZA!! I WANT PIZZA!

That is all.

i feel: exhausted exhausted

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Comments
cadenzaallli From: cadenzaallli Date: November 8th, 2003 11:42 am (UTC) (base camp)
ack! glad your car is at least fixed. :\

i think you definitely deserve pizza. especially because i'm not the biggest fan of chinese, and think it should not be eaten overoften. :D
tashabear From: tashabear Date: November 9th, 2003 12:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
I only eat it because I can't get Korean. Mmmm... bulgogi.
cadenzaallli From: cadenzaallli Date: November 9th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC) (base camp)
i don't know that i've tried korean. i do like thai, though. mmm. and my roommate has a major thing for sushi, which i have always been afraid of (especially since i'm a vegetarian.) she assures me, however, that there is vegetarian sushi, wish stuff like asparagus and avacado and soba noodles, so now i'm quite eager to try it. :D
tashabear From: tashabear Date: November 10th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ah. You wouldn't want bulgogi, then; it's Korean barbecued beef. But kimbob is good; it's vegetables wrapped in rice wrapped in seaweed and then sliced and served cold. Very tasty. And kimchee, if you like pickled (and sometimes HOT) vegetables.
cadenzaallli From: cadenzaallli Date: November 11th, 2003 05:06 am (UTC) (base camp)
yes! that also sounds very appetizing. i need to expand my ethnic food horizons.
5 trips or shoot the rapids