July 22, 2004

 anything that can go 195,368 miles deserves a new, cool start.

the mechanics worked on my air conditioning for more than 5 hours yesterday... and they're still not done. my car now has a little bit of A/C (!!!), and they let me drive it home (without paying, i might add), but they're not fully happy with the amount of cold air coming out of the vents, so i'm taking the car back tomorrow so they can tweak it to perfection.

so far my bill is $465. i think they'll have to add a condenser to the tally, but thankfully the compressor looks a-ok.

i have to say... even though they're not fully satisfied with the repair thus far I AM THRILLED to get even a weak little gurgle of cool air. i drove around last night with a big-ass smile on my face. this is what it's like NOT to sweat!!

i went shopping last night with mary. (i insisted that i would drive, so as to force my cool air upon her... i've got lots of friends to whom i owe countless summertime rides.) neither of us really needed to go shopping, but we both bought new skirts anyway. i now own at least 4 skirts. (ok, a couple of those are skorts.) i don't know what's come over me lately with the skirts... i think it's that my ass looks better in a skirt than in pants. (not that anyone but me is really looking.)

after shopping we decided we were hungry and stopped in this new place at briar creek called moe's southwest grill. we were hollered at when we walked in the door: "WELCOME TO MOE'S!!!" everyone behind the counter shouted it at once. they shout it at everybody. it's quite irritating.

we found a table outside (away from the shouting) and sucked down frozen margaritas like they were going out of style. we also enjoyed heaping mounds of nachos.

here's something i wish i had read before drinking that pitcher of margaritas... if i had only known, i could have put my pee to work for me and skipped the nachos. ewwww.

Posted by xta at July 22, 2004 12:50 PM | TrackBack

I'm from Durham. I was there not long ago for my dad's birthday.

Posted by: charles at July 22, 2004 02:10 PM

Was the above a non-sequitur?

And in regards to peeing on your own dinner - EW.

Posted by: pinky at July 22, 2004 02:40 PM

skirts are great! I wear them all the time. If you don't count exercise pants, I have 2 pairs of pants. I thought I only had one, but I recently found another in the back of my closet.

Posted by: Sarah at July 22, 2004 04:02 PM

That was car wreck information - as in, you don't really want to know it, but ya just can't turn away. Scary stuff.

I miss you Sta!

Posted by: Lulu at July 22, 2004 05:41 PM

Go air conditioning!

Not pee-food!!

Posted by: Phil at July 22, 2004 09:39 PM

Well, I finally had my '65 towed the day after you got your AC. I guess the 400,000 miles (or whatever) on it mean it deserves some work too. I haven't touched it since it was vandalized last winter. I'm still pissed off about it; I need to let go of that. I'm going to get it running again, then get the front and driver's side windows fixed. Then it's off to my friend Keith's for some slow, long-term TLC. No more rusting hulks in front of my house, or at least I hope not.

Oh, and I had to move it anyway: they're repaving Glendale next week. ;)

Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas at July 24, 2004 04:55 PM
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