My car tried to run away yesterday

What a weekend! Out with the gang (Erin, Ali, and Kyle) Friday and Saturday nights. Friday was dinner, driving and swimming followed by a movie. Saturday was TV, talking and swimming/hot tubbing. The gang is building again it seems. That always makes me happy, alone time and “us” time is great, but I need group time too now and then. The summer holds promise for some interesting times.

Yesterday was a day though, one that I was glad to be done with. I woke up in a bad mood from being out late the night before and it went down hill from there. Thankfully and regrettably I had the house to myself in the afternoon, I planned to clean up my room, the car, and just chill for a while. It quickly turned ugly. I let the battery on my car run down completely while cleaning it out and getting distracted with laundry. Dead, not even enough to make the engine turn over slightly. Crap.

Normally we have all kinds of odd tools and stuff around the house, not a battery charger though. Since no one else was home I had no one there to jump start my car either. I called and found that I had access to my uncle’s car but I had one small problem since my car was in my garage and no one was there to help guide it out. I got his car in my driveway and then thought about how I would get my car out. It’s a straight shot out of the garage into the driveway and the driveway isn’t that slanted, a quick push out the door and then jump in to stop it and then a quick jump and I’d be on my way. Of course it sounded all too easy.

I lined my car up to push it out, just a little turn to the steering wheel to square it up. A small push got me to the edge of the driveway/garage then another push would take the back wheels over the small bump that separates the two structures. One more push from the front wheels and I’d be set. I lined up on the front of the car, I couldn’t push with the door open or I’d risk ripping off the door of the car or screwing up the side of the garage door opening. I pushed just enough to get over the bump, the car took off down the driveway. I mean it went a lot faster that I thought it would. I quickly ran around to the side of the car, jumped into it while it was increasing in speed, slammed on the non-power brakes and threw it into gear. The car lurched to a stop nearly at the sidewalk by the edge of the driveway. I was 5 feet from the busiest road in my neighborhood. Terrific.

I hooked up the jumper cables and proceeded to jump the car, of course that didn’t go that well either. My battery was so dead that I couldn’t just hook up the cables and go, no I had to wait 10 minutes to get the thing charged up. Geez, not my day. Knowing what I know about cars (not that much probably) I knew that I had to let it run for a while so the alternator could charge up the battery again. I moved my uncle’s car back to his house and locked it up again.

A quick trip to Peru would help charge it up I thought. I took it to AutoZone to see if they’d test it out to make sure that I just ran it down and there really wasn’t a bigger problem with the car. The battery hadn’t fully charged during the 15 minute ride to the store and the guy said that I could have a problem with the battery. I had the cables in my trunk still and thought instead of buying a new $60-80 battery I would chance it for the evening and see how it would work out.

Back home to shower and get ready to go to Kokomo. The car started like a champ on my way out to hang out. I had the cables I was ready. We did our thing at Kyle’s house and headed home a little earlier than I thought we would, but late enough I suppose. No problems.

Today I headed back to AutoZone and received a clean bill of health for my battery. All is well again.

For a moment yesterday I imagined my car rolling down the driveway and crashing into a slow moving Chevy, that would kill my insurance payments for sure. Luckily all is well and the guy said I really have nothing to worry about. I’m still buying a battery charger this week, just in case.

It’s done…

Me and MattBad quote to steal I know. But tonight just felt like the end of everything. Our gang once consisted of 5 guys and various girls coming and going. Well the group broke apart one summer and got back together off and on for a while. Then marriage, Army and everythign else got in the way. 3 of the guys are married ro getting marrie dnow, Matt and I were the only ones left. Now he’s gone. I’ll miss him, he is like a brother to me. We’ve been best friends through so much that I can’t imagine him being gone so long. What do you say to your best friend when he’s leaving for a year plus and will be getting shot at on a daily basis? It was hard to say goodbye, I know that he’s smart and well trained so I have no doubt that he’ll come back to all of us. It’s going to be a long year though… Our prayers are with you man… Godspeed

I shouldn’t write this now..

I am so frustrated with everyone right now… I could just scream. This weekend started out well enough with the gang going out to see Butterfly Effect. An absolutely amazing movie. I was in awe the entire time. It’s one of those movies that just grabs you and pulls you in more and more as it goes on. Definitely something to see if you have the chance. After seeing everyone was extremely hyper still at midnight we all decided to go to Steak n Shake. Good times. All in all it was a good night. Some covert drama in the behind-the-scenes part of everything but it’s all good. Saturday is probably when everything started to fall apart, to put it simply and vaguely. I said some things that I shouldn’t have and someone else took it and blew it way out of proportion causing me to lose something I’ve had for 7 years. I had no chance to make it right and now that I know what I do, I’m almost glad it happened. It’s funny how when the cards are really down, people’s true opinions really come out about you. I should have learned along time ago what was going on and go out of things. But as usual I learn the hard way and this is one of those things I’ll have to chalk up to experience. Maybe after the year has passed things will be better. We’ll just have to see how this week is going to go down first. Another interesting thing happened on Saturday too. Someone who would have normally gone out with us didn’t’ on the grounds that certain members of out circle of friends weren’t’ going. Now normally people wont’ show up because of other people being there but this time they wouldn’t go because some people weren’t going to be there. Whatever I guess some people are only your friends when it’s convenient for them. Others just drink themselves into oblivion and try to pass it off as nothing serious and all that other crap. I’m seriously so sick of people today. Anyways moving on with last night, we sat at BWs for like 4 hours and just talked. Nothing important or exciting happened at all. After I got home and crashed around 1 cause I was dead tired I woke up this morning to utter hell breaking lose. Some of it is personal and shouldn’t be put in such a public forum as this, since I know many more people read this than I know. Other stuff is just unbelievable and since I’ve vented about it already in this post I shall leave it alone. Today also was the day that I was going to study since I’ve slacked for about the last week on my HW. Well so far I’ve written a one page case brief and started a 3 page pager… I still have a ton of reading to do, but I’m just not in the mood after everything that’s happened over the past few days. I have to study though, there’s no way out of it. I haven’t’ even showered today… Of course I haven’t’ left the house, but still… I feel that I should maybe shower before bed or something tonight…hmmm… Its also blizzarding tonight… so far we have 2 inches in 2 hours… that’s freakin nuts… tomorrow should be a good drive to work… Also to everyone out there that has a blog… post something now and then… some of you haven’t posted in 2 weeks and I know you have stuff to say. We talked about what you should say. Anyway it’s freakin time to get this stupid paper done…

The girls of Sociology

I’m at school… What more is there to say really other than the fact that I’m bored out of my mind. I just got done eating some BK and going over my L201 stuff. Business Law, what fun! :-/ I just wanted to write a few things in here and I’ll get as many as I can before I have to go to class at 7. First of, entitled “the Girls of Soc.” There 35 people in my soc. class, 30 of them are girls. Being that IUK has a 3:1 ratio, this is nothing new. But since this class started and since I don’t’ pay attention that well in class I have made a few observations about the girls in my class. First of, there’s H, she’s a typical college student, 19, somewhat pretty and slightly on the shy side. She seems nice enough but totally reminds me of Emmy, both in looks and in demeanor. There’s not a lot to say about her other than that really. The other girl that I have noticed, K, she’s a bit different. She’s 21 and from the Tipton area I believe. She is nearly married and has a baby. She doesn’t seem like the typical college student in that sense or because of the fact that Tuesday was her first day of college, ever. She also has this thing with noticing the way people act and dress. She seems very naive for her age and just seems like she has lived a sheltered life at least in the past few years. She made a huge fuss about the girl who wore a mid-riff revealing shirt to class, “Why is she wearing that, doesn’t she realize her belly is showing?” The girl wearing the shirt was perfectly suited to wearing the shirt, albeit a little cold out to wear such a garment. K also has a slight tomboyish quality to her, she wears boots, not black heeled boots but work boots all the time. An interesting person for sure. I’m sure there will be more stories to tell about them both as the semester drags on.
The other thing I wanted to write about was last night. I was supposed to be studying but instead, I talked to Emmy from about 11 til 2ish I think. We had a very good conversation. She made her “5 year old voice” and I was putty in her hands. We talked about us and where we’re going and what we’re doing. I’m encouraged but still waiting on a definitive answer. Only time will tell.
This weekend promises to be both exciting and dull at the same time. I am going to work on a computer for a friend on Saturday, then out to the movies with the gang I think, and finally to see some people sing Karoke at around midnight. Then on Sunday is the AFC Championship game. Of course I’ll be watching that. I should probably get to class now cause this post is probably getting longer than I intended it to be.
Can’t wait to see my surprise tonight! 🙂

…I was like… Whatever!…

Last night I think I slept a total of 3 hours… not in a row though… Had a Carmel Macchiato and a DoubleShot from Starbucks… Not smart at 930 at night… Went out with the gang last night just to catch up on things, it appears that not one of us has a very exciting life at all… I’ve spent most of the last week with Emmy though. That’s probably the biggest news, we’re still friends. It weird I ran into someone last night, and of course they asked about her. It was cool to say that after everything we’ve been through that we’re still friends and we’re getting along just great. I mean yeah there is some tension over our “status” or whatever but just the same I think we’re really getting close again. Right now, I think that’s all I care about, yeah having her back s “mine” would be wonderful but I know she can’t make that decision yet and I don?t’ want her to until she is totally sure. Can’t deal with the heartache again. I’m going to buy my books for next semester today… $500… I won’t even use them most likely. I’m ready to go back to school I think… There?s not much else to do when all your friends work and stuff during the day. I have a good schedule next semester I think… 2 days a week, and then I can work the other days. Matt’s leaving soon, I’m bummed. Anyway I found a new site this morning, kind of like Relevant but different I guess. It’s called The Ooze If nothing else, it gives me something to blog about now and then I guess. It gets my mind going in the least. Either way it’s on my favorites/daily sites to visit now. I dunno, I spent part of last night working on my laptop… It’s almost back to normal now and actually appears to be working just fine. Maybe I won’t be getting a new one. Unless I can find a way to break it or something. I’m mad right now cause my stupid site is down and no one is going to read this. But like I’ve said a hundred times before, I need this to stay sane. I wish these people would get on the stick and get this stupid site fixed. It’s been down for like 5 days now. They have a 99.9% uptime guarantee. Where’s my money? Anyways I should be getting to work now. I’ll catch you all later.