So I'm driving down Pleasant St. at a comfortable
30 mph, a good ten under the limit considering it's been snowing
out for a few hours now. It's Friday, school just got out, I'm
on vacation. I'm coming up to a bend in the road, so naturally
I start breaking a little. I skid. Naturally, I break some more.
I keep skidding. I break harder.
My car is now part of a telephone post. I get
out. Ben and Amanda
were following. They're out of Ben's car and walking toward me.
"I guess this is why I have a cell phone,"
I said as I called my Dad. It was true. This is exactly why I
wanted a cell phone.
Basically, we just waited around for a while
until a neanderthal man from Henry's tow service came to tow my
car away. He tried to cheat me out of some money. He said they
don't accept AAA if it's an accident. What the fuck?! That's why
people sign up with AAA, so they don't have to pay neanderthal
shits like you who try to cheat me out of my money.
Whatever. What's done is done. My dad's going
to file a complaint against Henry's 'cause this is the second
time it's happened with them.
It's vacation right now, and I'm enjoying it. I'm sitting at
home doing absolutely nothing and I'm lovin' it. In fact,
I think I'll go make myself some tea and sit around, doing absolutely
nothing for a little while longer.
Two nights ago, I started reading Being There,
by Jerzy Kosinski. It's a great book. I'm almost done with it.
Granted the book is 140 pages long with half-inch margins, but
what the heck...
Quote of the day: Chance shrank. He felt
the roots of his thoughts had suddenly been yanked out of their
wet earth and thrust, tangled, into the unfriendly air. He stared
at the carpet. Finally, he spoke: "In a garden," he said,
"growth has its season. There are spring and summer, but
there are also fall and winter. And then spring and summer again.
As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all will
be well." He raised his eyes. Rand was looking at him, nodding.
The President seemed quite pleased.
-from Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski