Archive for July 5th, 2007

July 5, 2007

I changed my flat tire by myself!

The Bad News: The fix a flat didn’t hold much longer. The tire went out again today. I ended up getting two new back tires and now I’m beyond broke until my paycheck goes through and clears.  I got the check in the mail today after work, but the banks had been closed for hours by the time I got home. This sucks. I hope I can still see Lennex tomorrow night at Rams Head Live. I hope I have enough gas to get to and from work tomorrow. Eek.

The Good News: I finally was able to change the flat tire all by myself! I’ve come close before but ended up needing help with this or that. The only thing was my best friend Adam came by to make sure I drove to Sears okay on my spare (and give me a ride home in case I’d have to leave it there over night. Luckily, they fixed it tonight).  Since he was there, I had him double-check that I had the lug nuts on tightly enough. And I did! WOO!!!!! Now I know the next time I get a flat tire, I probably won’t have to bother anyone for help.  I hope that’s how it works anyway.

Some of you are thinking “Big deal, I’ve been able to change my flat on my own since I was 16”. But I know many of you call AAA the moment the flat goes out and you have no clue how to do it.  😉

For me, I just feel a little more independent now, hehe. One less thing to stress about. Getting a flat in the future will still suck. But it won’t suck as much.

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July 5, 2007

Raining, thunderstorming 4th of July

I was going to go to my friend’s house for a party. Adam Meister threw a party. (By the way, he is running for City Council in the 11th District of Baltimore – check him out if you live in the area. www.adammeister.com)
He lives in this awesome house in the city with three flat roofs. They are fun for parties and you can see the fireworks from there.  I went to his Fourth of July party last year and it was lots of fun. When he told me he was doing it again this year, I was looking forward to it. Not only is his house perfect for watching the fireworks, but he and his friends are good people. But noooo, there had to be a freakin’ tornado, thunderstorm, and hail warning until 10 PM. It rained and there were warnings on tv not to go outside if it started lightning because there is a risk of getting struck. Being on a roof isn’t the safest place to be when there’s lightning involved. I was going to see if maybe he was still  having the party inside, but my boyfriend’s back was hurting him badly today, so he didn’t want to go out. So I just ended up hanging with him at his place.  I had a good time with him,  but it just sucks the weather had to be like this today. Oh well. I’m not really complaining because there is a lot I have to be thankful for.

And the day wasn’t a complete loss.  I got to sleep later than usual.  And I ate some crabs and drank a corona with my mother.