Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Car is Dead

NO this isn't my car.But it might as well be. Yesterday , it broke down in the middle of traffic during rush hour. I panicked, because I'm a crip, and couldn't get out and push it! Amid all the people passing me by and flipping me off, some very nice men and one waitress from the bar and grill across the street helped push the old girl (I'm talking about the car here) into a nearby alley. The waitress even brought me a cup of ice water (it was wicked hot outside!).
I had the car towed to my mechanic and this morning he gave me the news: my little blue car has "passed". Apparently, my anti-freeze leaked into where my oil should be (?) and the engine locked up. I could get a new engine for $3500, but since that's probably more than she's worth, I'm probably better off getting another one. Which I can't afford. Any suggestions???
Oh, btw, she was a little Ford Focus. Electric blue.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

my problem with John

I've had some time to think about it, and I've finally come to the conclusion on the exact problem I have with John's scandal; it's not the affair (although I'm very disappointed that he would risk hurting his wife and family in such a devastating way); it's not the baby (which I think is probably his---who goes to see someone else's kid at 2 o'clock in the freakin' morning?). No, none of that.
It's that I think he's still lying. That, and the money.
I contributed to the Edwards campaign. Not a lot, but I don't don't make a lot. But I do work hard for my money, and I don't want it spent to pay hush money to somebody's baby mama. The folks at Jezebel can give you a better take on the particulars than I can:
Does anyone out there believe that a supporter would pay these large sums of money to an unmarried pregnant woman simply to help out a former campaign worker? If that's true,my daughter, who worked on the Kerry campaign four years ago is due a very big payday.
There are those that are saying that this is a personal matter, that the media shouldn't be covering it. If that were all that were involved, I might tend to agree. But if he took my money, used it illegally, then LIED about it---THAT, I want to know about.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I Give Up!

S/O is better. It took nearly a month, but she's up and running again. The loss of income has been pretty devastating, but we're muddlin' through best as we can. Ms Daisy was right; she has Meniere's disease, which means we may possibly go through this again at some time.

Now I'm the one with the double ear infection! What gives, ceiling cat? What does it take to get on your good side?