My friend was nearby and I could have asked for a lift home to get the spare, but I decided that I would use my car insurance "road assistance." I paid for it right? They show up 30 minutes later and use the little air door separator to pry the door. He then stuck the metal claw to unlock and sure enough the alarm went off. The guy had me sign and I was outta there.
Have you ever used your Broken Glass, Lock Out, Out of Gas features from your insurance?
It's Halloween and many went dressed up but the one that got the most votes was "Sister Marie with Child." The Cardinal that was responsible for Sister Marie's condition didn't want to be photographed. Don't get mad at me, I just took the picture! At lunch they are having a contest so let's see who wins the grand prize.
Is your work a fun place to work?
Then, I pull into the first available spot and the hose won't extend. Since I put my credit card and it authorized, I quickly did a u-turn but somebody pulled in. He backed up and gave me that "you're a moron" look. But, I wasn't paying for his gas! After filling up, the prompt, "Want a car wash?" appears but the NO button is not working. I can just imagine the guy I just pissed off press "YES" and selecting deluxe everything after I leave.
I get downtown and somebody parked in the morning rush hour lane even though the sign says, "NO PARKING 5:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m." and the tow truck is there. A lady is trying to parallel park with one hand while talking on her phone moving 1 inch at a time. We have to wait for her since the other lanes are coned off.
It's okay...I left early enough that I had plenty of "Pharting around time" and got to work on time. :) (:
You ever start your day like this?
Well, the game ended just like that! I bet I won't guess another exact one in a bazillion years. It was a big victory but if the Chargers couldn't score after the 1st half of the game, then that says a lot.
I wonder how they measure this and then it also makes you wonder about bathroom smells. Maybe I shouldn't have gone there, huh?
The segment is where the radio show calls a suspected cheating partner and offers them free roses with a card with no strings attached and they can give it to anybody they want. The other partner is on the line with the radio station just listening and hoping that the "suspected" cheater is going to give the roses to them instead of the other girl/guy, or confirm what they suspected and move on.
It's rare that the suspect gives them to the accuser, but that was the case today. The lady was so happy. This was just a case of a guy finding it difficult to say "I love you."
Do you ever stay in the parking lot listening to the radio?
We couldn't get her friend to go shopping with us so Heather and I went to Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Heather loves to listen to the music and gets ideas on new songs she wants. We ran into some friends while we hunted down a book for Heather to read while she's out of school.
Of course we can't forget about stopping at the Apple Store. We looked all the new toys they have and I glanced at the "Lamp Clocks." But, the most fun was taking photos on the demo machines. Here's Heather's favorite.
We e-mailed all the photos that we took to our personal accounts to that she could put them on her page. :)
My favorite is the one on the right. I couldn't stop laughing and I thought we were gonna get kicked out. :)
We had to make sure we got a sunset photo even if it was not as scenic as we would have liked. I didn't have my camera but the cell phone would do :)
Although things are bad around San Diego County at the moment, we're glad that we're safe and our loved one are too.
We're still thinking of you guys...and to everyone that contacted us - Thank You! :)
I just checked on my neighbors to make sure everyone was okay. The people on my right are elderly and I saw that someone was taking them out early. Everyone is still packing their cars and I hosed down my car to get rid of all the ashes.
I called Heather's mom and made sure we had plans in case the word came out to "Move it!" No school tomorrow. So let's see if the weather will help. :)
So, overall I'm happy! :)
San Diego County employees have been ordered to stay home to keep freeways open. Many schools closed today. The air quality is BAD! Evacuate to Qualcomm Stadium. You got your family, pets, and important papers/pictures? Then move it!!! Here at work, we did a roll call to make sure everyone was safe.
Yes, there is a fire east of my house but it's still "far away." A map of the fires.
[Update 10:50 a.m.] The San Diego Emergeny website is down and many of the radio stations went dead. My office handed out face masks in case we need them. People are teasing and calling me "Dr. Sam!" We are on voluntary leave at the moment. If you have to go...just go.
[Update 3:20 p.m.] Parts of Chula Vista are under voluntary evacs...Here's my local cbs link for most of the updates. The 905 and 805 near my house are shutdown because of a fire in San Ysidro by the high school.
Heather: "lam Wah wau oowa cloc.
me: You want a lamp clock?
Heather: Yes that's what I want.
me: hmmm. So you want a lamp clock, huh? I've never seen one of those.
Heather: Dad!!! A laptop! A good one but also a purty one.
me: OH!!! A LAPTOP! LOL
They've needed me in Hawaii before so, I'm hoping that they offer me a contract :) Wanna go with me?
I was going to put little arrows and such to identify the stuff but you can pretty much tell what's on the table (my mom's). The monitor that is turned off is saving energy, okay!? A little to the right of the monitor, I can see the TV in the family room, so that's why the remote control is there.
I bet my future significant other is not gonna be happy with this set-up. What do you think?
One thing I remember the most is him never helping me, but making me find the answer myself. "Go to the library, or bookstore...Figure it out. You'll find the answer there." Uh okay.
Today, I was out and about and decided that I just needed to go to a bookstore. Since I was in the area, I decided at the last second to visit Borders instead of the Barnes and Noble! We now have one down in the Eastlake area and I was spotted by a friend. I got a hug and was wished an early happy birthday, they remembered! I think I got my answer... :)
Everyone had to hold up tickets to help out the servers so that they would know what to give you. The color coding thing helped a lot, except I think they needed more than three servers.
We did discuss business then played bingo and trivia games. Our team won the department competition so we got cool pins.
I figured out why I had to go...because I was getting an award! Wooohooo. One of those "official" seal kind. :) Overall, a good time even the parking meter guy was festive and ripped up a ticket. We all cheered for him when he gave the person a break.
What is Google going to do in response? They started al lof this with their 1GB gmail account and now it's up to almost 3gb. I've had a gmail account for several years and I'm only using 10% I guess in reality they could go unlimited because only the "few" people would fill it up. But the again, the fine print, they reserve the right to remove other e-mail accounts you create.
[10/19/07] Seems like GMail gave us another gig of space.
How many e-mail accounts do you have (including spam accounts)?
The lights don't work. But the lights at the very top of the elevator do AND you can press them. The guy behind me was zoning out so he had no clue what I was doing but started to smile as I started to talk.
her: Nice tie. [Referring to my pink "Are you Aware" tie.]
me: Thank You. I'm sorry Miss, but on this elevator you have to press the buttons up there!
her: OMG, are you serious?
me: The pad doesn't work. They are supposed to fix it sometime next week.
Since its a freight elevator it doesn't start to move instantly and she crinkles her forehead.
me: [I step all the way back]
her: [She stares at the buttons.]
me: Would you like one of us to give you a boost?
The other guy starts laughing.
her: hahha very funny. Can you press 5 for me, please?
me: [I press the 5 on the panel up top]
her: Thank You.
me: You're welcome.
her: Is it really broken? BTW, what's your name?
me: No...heh heh. My name is ... uh ... Chang Lee.
What do you collect?
Do your pets show their emotions?
Luckily I knew the lady that was collecting the orders/money. She put my last name wrong on the list. I don't know if she did it on purpose or that's how she thinks it's spelled. But, at least I have something to eat on Thursday. :)
So, I paid back the $20 I borrowed yesterday, and then didn't have enough to pay for the meeting. Oh well. :)
I like the last summary paragraph after you take the test:
"Better yet, combine your mental workout with the benefits of social interaction and set up a card game with friends."
So, on my way home, I got a call from my buddy about going to La Belle's for Monday Night Football (Giants -v- Falcons) and watch Boston versus Cleveland in the ALCS. We decided to go straight from work and met up. As we sat down, we both realized that we were cashless! We sat down at the bar and ordered anyway. No, we didn't plan on bailing on the bill! :)
The lady asked what I'd like and I responded that I was going to be a heavy drinker tonight "gimme a coke, please!" She smiles. We got a pizza caught up on stuff and my friend went and got some cash while I watched both games. We paid the bill, and chatted up a bit. Yes, I finally confirmed what he had suspected. We have plans for Thursday after the "bored" meeting. This time I'll be sure to have money! :) Plus, his wife will be happy to get him out of the house!
Has it ever been your turn to pay and you have no mula?
[7:40 pm]...and the Chargers win 28-14. "LT" gets four rushing touchdowns and ALMOST gets 200 yards on the ground! As you see I predicted at least an 11 pt win, and yes, I beat the spread. I listened to the game since I was out of town (HEMET).
I was told that I couldn't reveal the location where this bill was accepted, but if you ask and you promise not to tell, I'll let you know. Shhhh.
Is this bill good enough to fool you?
After several hours in a focus group they came up with this sign! That's right, security cameras are the ultimate in comfort and convenience! didn't you know that?
Weird happenings...I call my friend on the way home, and she immediately says, "Your song is on the radio!" What a coincidence. See, but I was "yelling" at her about her having the same song on her verizon "Enjoy the music while we locate you" feature. She says I'm mean, but maybe not to my "other" girlfriends.
There I posted it. Happy now?! LOL. You have to wait until Monday to read it.
When does lunch break start? Is it the second you walk out of your cubicle? Or when you get your food? I think an employee would say it's when you sit down and start eating it, while a boss would say as soon as you leave that cubicle.
I come in 30 minutes earlier so that I can ENJOY my lunch and not have to inhale the remaining bits that I would've normally have had to scarf down. Most of the time I eat in the lunchroom with friends, but I like to eat outside on the bay sometimes. Some eat their home lunch at their desk and surf the web but that is maybe not a good idea either...
BTW, If you're going to the lunch truck, I'd stay away from anything that has meat in it for the next couple of days. :)
Do you have to worry about time during your lunch?
I was a "little" sleepy and I unmuted the TV to watch my first episode of "Survivor" and it's been on for a month? I don't know what's going on or the characters so I might just skip this season. Couldn't keep my eyes open so I crawled in bed and passed out!
CSI will have to wait until later on ... You guys better not tell me what happened or Dexter for that matter!
So, in a nutshell: Don't just wait for things to happen, make them happen. None of this "it wasn't meant to be stuff", make it be! "Whatcha gonna do about it?" It comes down to you!
You ever talk on the phone (not gf/bf) all night?
Not to be outdone, someone has even tried the ONE BILLION dollar treasury notes. But you can look that up on your own! :)
Would you laugh in their face?
It's interesting to see her on another team that's not Bonita Valley (6 years), and I guess she'll probably be on more so I should get used it to it, right?
I liked the playing fields and this is where we had the second game. Don't ya like the seats? I'm playing around with google maps and decided to give you the exact location that I shot this photo from. So now you know where I was at exactly 10:24 a.m. PDT. We ended up winning two of the three games.
What were you doing?
When you get a fortune cookie, what do you want it to say? That you'll find money, love, happiness, motivation? What?
Do you do any of the following things in relation to elevators, if so, how many?
- Press the button even though it's already lit.
- Rush in before the people have gotten out.
- Head to a corner.
- Head to the control panel.
- Look up at the "floor" display the whole trip.
- Reach over and press the button instead of saying, "6 please."
- Avoid eye contact, or other people.
- Miss your floor because of someone in the elevator.
- Release "toxic" fumes as you get out on your floor.
- Press the "close" buton if you see someone.
- Pretend to press the "open" button, along with the acting.
- Go to the opposite corner of the pad so you can't press the "open" button.
- Go UP on purpose even though going down.
- Check out the other people in the elevator.
- Pretend to be "sick" to get more room. Cough, cough, Sneeze, clear out!
- Make plans for the day with someone on a different floor.
- Mumble "Why the heck are you using the elavator to go up 1 floor?"
- Hold your breath because someone is wearing too much colgne/perfume.
- Not get on because you don't want to be in the center being stared at.
- Not get on so you can be in the "empty" one that is next.
- Hanky Panky.
- Do nothing but hope the day goes by fast.
Throwing the softball/baseball was also on the menu along with taking photos, running, scootering, biking, rollerblading, etc... Just a glimpse of the speed that she'd show later on in softball.
But, I can still run faster - maybe not for long though! :)
Think you can catch her?
I liked the glass elevator, but I loved going up the stairs before Sunday school, and dropping M&M's down the stair well gap. To see if it would make it all the way to the bottom! Spit didn't work to well, btw.
Have you ever done something similar?
It tasted pretty good and held me over while my carne asada burrito and grilled chicken taco arrived :)
I did eat 14 raw spinach leaves so does that count?
Have you ever slept through the alarm?
What's that annoying sound?
Oh, it's the phone. Who's calling? It's the alarm ringing - doh.
It's decision time...I put my hand on my chest and mouth, "Sorry..." and wave with the open hand. He has a choice: accept the apology, and go on our merry way, or build up some stress/drama/tension, etc...He chooses to continue. WHY? What's the point? What is there to win?
He's now in my way to move over to the 94, I slow down and move over to the right going behind him. Now he glares at me from the other side. No accident, no nothing....just a lot of stress at high speed when he could have just nodded and acknowledged that he accepted the apology. I wonder if he feels better now?
What would you have done?