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10 February 2011 @ 04:13 pm
February 10, 2011? You suck.  
I don't know if I can actually do this justice.

I'm going to try.

First of all, the water lines to my washer and dryer have been frozen for a week. This is due in equal blame to the pipes being on an outside wall, BUckets and buckets of snow that have drifted against the house, the temperatures not getting above 20F for a week, and short-sightedness on the part of the home builder.

Fine. The children didn't have anymore clean pants to wear, and we're going out of town. I had to do laundry.

First of all, laundry blows. Generally speaking.

Second of all, I had to go to a laundromat. I haven't been to a laundromat in fifteen years. I actually had to look in the yellow pages to see where one was located.

Laundromats can't even see 'blow' from where they are. It was four dollars a load to wash. FOUR DOLLARS? What. The Crap. I barely had enough cash to make it work! And some guy HIT ON ME WHILE I WAS FOLDING MY HUSBAND'S BATMAN BOXER SHORTS.

He came up, all SUAVE, with his Tommy Sweater and gold chain (help me, Rhonda) and said, "So would it work if I asked you if you came here often?"

Honestly, I didn't know what to say. I blinked several times, trying to decide if this guy was for real, and then gave him an eloquent and unequivocal, "No."

And then I folded all the socks and booked it outta there.

THEN, I dropped one of the damn laundry baskets in an effing snowdrift, so all the clothes that I had washed, dried and folded, at great personal risk to my sanity, were now WET.

I scooped them up and put them in the car, and then stopped at Walgreens, Target and the bank. Uneventful. No more lewd weirdos. No catastrophic issues. I breathed easier.

Until I got to my alley. When it snows, I have to go up the alley to get in my garage. I can't go the other way, the grade is too steep and I don't have four wheel drive. BUT, some JACKWAGON was blocking the entire alley with his dually truck (FYI: I LOATHE duallys. I feel like the owners are compensating for something) while he used a snowblower on his driveway.

And he smiled at me as I was backing away. Like wasn't he cute for snowblowing his driveway?

Ask me if I think he was cute for snowblowing his driveway. ASK ME. I DARE YOU.

So against my better judgment, I went the other way. And got stuck in a snowdrift. I finally gave up after an hour and a half of trying to get myself unstuck. One woman sat and watched from the top of the hill for about ten minutes.

She's lucky I didn't have a laser gun. I would have ended her.

Luckily, I don't own one. Yet. After today, I'm looking into it.

Anyhow, I called and made arrangements for someone to substitute for my class - you know, someone who wasn't idiotic enough to get their car stuck in a damn snowdrift. Thankfully, the folks at the theatre are nice and accommodating that way. No one gave me any crap for being stupid.

And I've convinced my husband to take me to run errands this evening - I'm getting a pedi/mani for this trip - after today, I NEED IT. And I have to pick up Nolan's Valentine. Because I'm a good wife like that.

In short, I'm blessed to have a washing machine and live in a place where it DOESN'T snow 360 days out of the year. Because if I didn't? And I had to live today every day? I WOULDN'T MAKE IT. I'd jump off a bridge, or into a snowdrift, or impale myself on a crappy laundromat washer and END IT ALL.

Bottom line: I'm going to be on a beach in a few days. Eye on the prize. Eye on the prize. Eye on the freaking dang prize.
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: stressedstressed
I hear:: 5th grade freaking math
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tracey/Greg - Kissingjandjsalmon on February 10th, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
Would it work if I asked you if you came here often


(not your predicament - which blew almost as hard as the laundromat - but the SUAVE man thinking that line would work).

You definitely have to keep your eye on the prize - hot sunny beaches an beautiful blue waters. It'll keep you going.
Carrie Leigh: Being vaguecarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
In hindsight - it is funny. Standing there felt like the Twilight Zone.
stardust_20: Castle - Alakazamstardust_20 on February 11th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
You are blessed. I do live in a place where it seems like it snows and is -20 most of the year. However most builders are intelligent enough NOT to put water pipes on the outside wall. We have discovered that our builder from 106 years ago wasn't so bright. I feel your pain. Thankfully there's a laundromat not even a block away. However, there's a laundromat less than a block away so suave guys like the one who hit on you? They're everywhere here. ARGH.

Eye on the prize Carrie. You'll make it. I know you will.

Finally, a reason to use this icon. *happy sigh*
Carrie Leigh: Meh dead like mecarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
I don't know how you DO it. My body refuses to work when it goes below 32F!
O Demanding One: Express: *LOL* Tiggeriffic!heyurs on February 11th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)

*laughin' out loud* Not laughing AT you...promise! *on the floor*

NK has Batman boxer shorts! He SO Rocks! xD

Yes. Get a laser gun! *hollerin'*

Oh! Tell me when you are leaving, Lovey. Need to have folks praying for a safe trip! ♥

*goes off hollerin'* xD

Carrie Leigh: fairie kisscarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
I'm glad you were entertained. :)
O Demanding One: Express: (BH) Wheeee!heyurs on February 11th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)

hehehe! :P!

Elle Blessingway: Stock: Summer Flip-Flopselle_blessing on February 11th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)

Carrie Leigh: miss grumpy pantscarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
It's on there. SOOOOOO on there. *wants the beach*
Jessica K Malfoy: disney: meg in distressjessicakmalfoy on February 11th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
this pretty much had me in hysterics. especially when you just told him "no." just no. ROFL.

your dually driving neighbor & woman at the top of the hill suck though.

and that's right! KEEP YO EYE ON THE PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!! and definitely go get that mani/pedi.
Carrie Leigh: lovecarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Alas, the mani/pedi had to wait til tomorrow, BUT IT WILL HAPPEN.

Thanks for the Valentine! It is SO cute!
Kate: Hugs youmugglechump on February 11th, 2011 01:11 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. That blows.

(Suave dude was a little funny, though.)

Have a good time at the beach, you deserve it.
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Suave dude was gross.

He had bad teeth, too. *shudders*
Brendanbrendanm720 on February 11th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had quite an adventure. :-)

(I had a day where nothing went right earlier this week. I feel your pain.)

To avoid further adventure, you may want to think about shutting off the water to the water lines (if you can) that are frozen, lest they thaw and leak all over.
Carrie Leigh: redshoes on bookstackcarrie_leigh on February 11th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Bad days are the suck.

And totally got it covered. Thanks!
Brendanbrendanm720 on February 11th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Sweet. [thumbs up]
(Anonymous) on February 11th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Seriously! I live across the way! You should have called me and said,"hey, can I have a key. I need to do some laundry." I would have said yes in a heartbeat! Also, you would have had the house to yourself since I ended up being at work for 12 hours straight today! You could have done laundry, ironed it all, had someone come do your mani/pedi, cooked dinner to take home and I would have never known you had been to my house!! Yes, eye on the prize. Eye on the prize!!!
PS: It seems like Monday night out was WEEKS ago!!!!!!
dragonsangel68: Ewan Buggerdragonsangel68 on February 11th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
Eye on the prize! You deserve it after that day!