Love & Loathe — 10/20/09


* Coupons for restaurants. We found a coupon for buy one, get one free at Denny’s. Hello date night dinner! Today, I got a coupon in the mail for buy one, get one free at Chipotle. Hello to next week’s date night dinner!

* Aquatic exercise class. Who knew? I mostly feel like a gangly, uncoordinated dork (kinda comes with the territory being 5’11” tall and all, there’s a reason gymnasts are all petite). Fortunately, most of the exercise is all underwater, so no one knows how goofy I feel but me and I’m learning some good stretches.

* This time of year. The first fire in the fireplace, cookies and hot chocolate is just so cozy. So is snuggling on the couch.

* My feetie jammies made their first appearance of the year last night. Ohhhh, I slept so good.

* The last time I purchased gas for my car was on 10/3/09.

* We have plans to spend time together this weekend, going to the sold-out U2 concert at the Rose Bowl. I bought the tickets the day they went on sale, months ago, for Tony’s birthday. The best part of this is how over-the-top excited he is about going. I really love that I gave him something to look forward to.


* Burning the skin on the roof of my mouth. The hot chocolate was definitely hot, though, in case you were wondering.

* Owners who are not conscious of “dense neighborhood” living etiquette and leave their dog outside in a 25′ x 8′ back yard all day. Oh, and it’s a lab. That’s kind of a small area for such a big dog. So the poor thing barks all day – great big WOOF-WOOFs — which is annoying, but when she starts whining, crying and snuffling at their back door like a forlorn puppy? She’s normally a good dog and that whimpering stuff breaks my heart. Here’s hoping that maybe they just sometimes forget to leave their dog door open…

One Last Thing:

I stood in line for 30 minutes today. Not for a Disneyland ride, but to pay $262 for my illegal ride in the bike lane.

I ignored the kids in front of me who talked non-stop about everything from Dancing with the Stars to the fact that they were certain there was no such thing as fresh water fish — all fish are salt water fish, they declared.

The people behind me were gonna go in front of the judge and tell him that they just couldn’t afford the ticket, so he was gonna have to reduce the fee and they still wanted to go to traffic school. Yeah, good luck with that.

I got up to the window and reached for my credit card only to discover it wasn’t in it’s pocket in my purse. (*insert scared look here*) Yikes, so I’d waited in that line for nothing? I looked at the end of the line and couldn’t see it, it was wound around through the line guides and out the door.

Coolly, I asked if they take AMEX. Nope. (Pfft, what kind of place IS this anyway?). I could go check my car, she said, and just come up to her window if I found it. On a whim, I pulled out my stack of membership cards. Oh, you know, the CVS, Hallmark, and grocery store cards? Thank God, my Mastercard was right there. Don’t’cha know, Disneyland and MC go hand-in-hand. Phew!

Soooo, now I have until February 18th, 2010, to go to traffic court online. Guess I’ll have to fit that in my busy schedule somewhere.



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14 responses to “Love & Loathe — 10/20/09

  1. tony

    Traffic school on-line is better then sitting in the court room all day in the small wooden chairs, lucky you

  2. Your deadline is my 40th birthday!

    Poor doggy. I always feel so sorry for dogs who don’t have enough space for running around. Maybe the owners will pay you to walk it, at least while you’re at home and not going to work every day?

    Have fun at U2!

    • Your 40th birthday? How about I send you a copy of the my traffic school certificate as a birthday card?? At $262, that’ll have to be one heck of a card, eh? πŸ˜›

      I think it was just a fluke accident, because it hasn’t happened again. I’m glad for that sweet doggy.

  3. I LOOOOOVE my fireplace. We’ve had to fire it up a few times already but then again, the climate’s a little cooler here.

    • The fireplace is a wonderful thing… except, for some reason, we get a terrible smoke smell the day after we use it. Maybe the flu (flue??) isn’t closing or something.

  4. grrrace

    at least traffic school’s online. πŸ™‚

    i hate dealing with idiots… especially when you can’t get out of line or anything!

    i burned the roof of my mouth the other day. but it was sooo worth it. that miso soup was so damn good. hehe.

    i love coupons, too! i have one for hooters for $5 off a $15 purchase. woot! hehe. πŸ˜€

    yay for fun concerts! u2 puts on a good show. πŸ™‚

    • Oh, I know. Online school is awesome. πŸ™‚ Idiots suck a**.

      Mmmm, miso soup.

      Hooters was great fun — we really enjoyed spending time with you guys! πŸ™‚


  5. I can only hope they were talking about sushi.

  6. noonie

    * The last time I purchased gas for my car was on 10/3/09.

    ROTFL… in my UK mind I read that as March, then remembered it was October for you.

    I have a lab, no way could I leave him out doors on his own all day. I don’t even leave him all day on his own in the house, maybe once in a blue moon, but only after he has had a really long walk that morning, and a big hug.

    • πŸ˜† I didn’t even think of that date format thing — hahaha!
      They’re usually pretty good with that dog, they come home at lunch and walk her and stuff, so i think (hope) it was an isolated incident. It hasn’t happened since.

  7. Jammie–glad things worked out with the credit card! πŸ™‚ And dontcha just love coupons for restaurants? Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments at my blog. I always appreciate what you say! Blessings, Debra