Monday, January 8, 2007

Someday We'll Laugh About This Week, January 2nd -8th

Someday We'll Laugh About This Week

So, let's recap. Absent lost her cell phone on Christmas Day. Absent got a new phone. So we think that everything is going well for Absent. But then, driving home from the best Twelfth Night party ever where she participated in the coolest Wassiling ceremony ever, Absent's battery light comes on, right about Draper.

So, Absent, remembering that her brother had a similar problem (with his alternator) once about at the point of the mountain, and that it wasn't fun to be pulled over on the side of the road there, starts fooling around with buttons on her dashboard and starts her car alarm, which causes the headlights to flash on and off and the horn to honk, while she is driving. While she fumbles to turn the alarm off, she realizes that the car in front of her is a Utah State Trooper.

So, the Trooper follows Absent for a while before he pulls her over. He just wanted to check to see that everything was okay. Absent couldn't find her proof of insurance but the trooper was pretty nice about it. He looked at her battery and told her that it probably was her alternator, and that she should go straight home. That was already the plan.

Saturday, there wasn't a battery light. Then Sunday night, when driving home from Orem, Absent's interior lights begin to freak out... and then go out. And then shortlyh, Absent was driving without headlights, for about five miles. As she pulled into her parking lot, her steering froze up, and she could no longer turn, so she just parked, and pushed the defective vehicle into a proper parking spot.

Which brings us to today. Absent woke up with a head cold. Blah. But, she was able to get the car towed to a dealership. But, Absent was absent from her office of employment all day while trying to get car situation in line, and her head drained of all mucus. Actually, neither is accomplished. Absent's car is absent still, and her head is still full of gross green stuff. And her head is bleeding from the nose a lot. But, that is probably TMI.

And then, while Absent was intent on the scary part of Heroes where the cheerleader was getting levitated and bloody and gross, my lampshade broke. The shade just fell straigh off of its wire frame. It scared Absent because it made a horrible noise, and it made her sad because she loves her lamp. Poor lamp.

It's a good thing that it's Someday We'll Laugh About This Week. And it's a good thing this week ends today. Because other than the car and the lamp, and I probably can't count the cell phone, but I will, I can't loose anything else. This is getting expensive.


Th. said...


I celebrate SWLATW all year round!

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Yeah, I think that I do too.

Edgy said...

So can we laugh about this yet?

absent-minded secretary said...

Yeah, I think we can. And, I didn't loose my cell phone this Christmas! Yea!

Edgy said...

The holiday season isn't over yet . . .