let's see....friday night, 9:20 pm PST

worked 10 hrs t'day, then went and picked up Loren. driving home from his mother's house someone in a little Toyota pickup just locked up his brakes for no reason....4WD pickup with good disc brakes vs my lil' metro....no contest. one more smashed in spot on the front end. the guy said he wasn't worried about it, i bet he had no insurance- he knew he caused it, even though he blamed it on someone else just locking up their brakes in front of him who "took off up Highway 9". my right front signal light is shot- some of the pieces are on the road, some are still stuck in the front end. this one's not going on the insurance, and it's not getting me another $128 ticket for "failure to stop" or "following too closely" (neither of which i was doing, nor speeding, for that matter). regardless....the Geo is getting less legal to drive all the time. i need to fix my truck and get it back on the road. this little car seems to be bad luck lately.

got home, threw in a frozen pizza for dinner....which promptly started melting through the oven rack....not the first time i've seen that happen, though it's fairly unusual. tried to peel it out from between the rungs of the rack with a spatula....but pierced the crust instead. hoping it would bake up ok and i could eventually get it out, i let it be; it promptly dripped melted cheese all over the element and sent up smoke signals....or at least one large signal. off goes the oven, pry out the pizza....which fell to pieces and dropped down into the crack between the oven door and the oven....what a mess. very annoyed now. clean up as best as possible as quickly as possible so as not to miss Enterprise (which i'd planned on eating pizza and watching, rather than cleaning up one pizza and cooking another and missing).

forgot in the hubbub of work to call in a house payment today...this will be the first one i've missed the grace period on....ever. thanks to getting paid late. i paid up the rest of my bills slightly before they were due, counting on getting paid monday...but it didn't happen until yesterday. i tried to deposit my check in the bank in Everett, but they closed at 5, so i had to high-tail it over to Snohomish and hope they were open till 6- which they were. i tried my mortgage company's "pay by phone" option last night but it was unavailable for unexplained reasons. hoping to resolve the matter today, i took my information in to work with me, but managed to forget about paying the bill. overall at this point on a scale of one to ten i'd have to rate this day as downright shitty.

still, if i wasn't so tired (and honestly: grumpy) i'd be in a better mood- which is like saying if i wasn't so short i'd be taller. on the bright side, Loren's here (currently inhabiting the bathroom upstairs....which gives me time to vent here. which i've now done.) and i'm ready for a little Dad time...it's been too long, again. it's always too long. and the time he's here is always too short. and i can't jump over the moon.

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