Mar 21

I NEED one of these.  It’s so awesome I can’t even believe it.  Actually I want blue and red.  I’m not going to order one though…after I spent SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS on my car last week.

Thursday night I was on Mansell road when an idiot in an Audi decides he’d come into my lane with me.  I say “he,” but I have no idea.  It could be a woman.  Whatever.  So he shoots into my lane as I simultaneously lay on the horn, slam on the brakes, and swerve to the right.  Well, right where I swerved just happened to be one of those low concrete traffic director things (triangle shaped, saying to turn in and out of the gas station).  My car started beeping and the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) light came on.  I have no idea what happened to the Audi.  I turned off at a BP right down the street and looked at the damage, my rear passenger tire was literally ripped up the side, and both passenger side wheels/rims were slightly damaged.  Not damaged badly enough to need replacing, thankfully ($$$$$$$$$$$), but it’s really annoying.  The front passenger tire has a little bit of rubber gone, but I believe it is fine.

Anyway I called Mazda roadside assistance who called and paid for AAA to tow me.  Lorena was kind enough to keep me company for a little bit while I was waiting and take me home.  I got to drive my car backwards onto the tow truck!  It was fun.  Then we watched Casablanca and it was excellent like always.

Friday morning at 8 I got up and WALKED to the Mazda dealership where my car was.  I guess I could have gotten some other arrangement, but it was only a 20 minute walk and I’m sure I could use it.  I had them put a new tire on the driver side too, because both of my rear tires were pretty much dead.  Tires were $237 apiece, had to pay $80 for alignment because I hit the concrete, and $100 for labor.  Also I had to sit at the dealership for hours.  Also I had to call into a conference call right as my car was getting done, and it was kind of embarassing for me cause I looked stupid to the folks on the conference call and felt rude to the Mazda folks for trying to transact business on the phone.  But anyway.  It’s all over.  I think the Audi should be responsible for all of that minus the rear driver tire, but he was long gone in true Atlanta driver fashion.  Oh well.  I’m getting back to work now.

Emotron tonight$!!#@!#  Also I have been listening to The Format almost nonstop.

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