The last 36 hours has been rather eventful for my car and me. Back in July, the day after the release of Harry Potter 7, I had a flat tire. That was an adventure of its own, but the spare was put on and I promptly forgot about it. (Bad I know. Let's look past that.) Yesterday, one of the guys in my work building pointed out that the tire was low, and recommended that I get it taken care of before I get stranded in the nasty weather we were having. After work I took myself to the Sears Auto Center and convinced the poor mechanic eating for the first time all day to help me out. I spent a good hour wandering the adjoining store. Two tires later I was finally on my way to picking up Reimsy and heading into the city for a party.
All was well until I got directions to the major road I needed from the hostess and was headed home. Unfortunately, her directions were to turn right on New York Ave (US-50) instead of the left I needed. Even more unfortunate was the fact that every other street in the surrounding Southeast DC is unsafe and there was no convenient place for a U-Turn. All I could do was drive to the side of the city opposite the one I needed and drive all the way around half the Beltway to get home. Not the most ideal of situations at 11:30 PM, or ever really, but I finally made it home.
Another quick story for my car's past - the dome light started acting up and wouldn't turn off when it was supposed to, so I just slid the control into the permanently off position. Over the last few months, I've gotten used to not being able to see in my car at night when I park.
Tonight, that all changed. I arrived in my lot, parked, took my key out of the ignition, and the dome light turned on! I sat, amazed, for a good ten seconds. It even turned off when I locked it, just like it should, except that it's still supposedly set to off. I think it might be possessed.
Despite all the randomness with my car, wandering around whilst waiting for a tire change allowed me to find these:
Now, I'm all in favor of Christmas decorations. I understand light bears, penguins, and deer. But a frog and a dolphin!?!? Seriously.