Monday, June 7, 2010

Yes, I Would Like Some Cheese With My Whine

Hi folks. I'm breaking my 3-week silence solely to write this very whiny post about all of the annoying, upsetting, and generally unpleasant shit that has been happening to me lately.

My grandmother died.

I got a $330 speeding ticket on the way to my hometown to attend her funeral.

My car got a flat tire in the parking lot of my office the day before it was due to have all new tires put on.

My debit card was "deactivated," leaving me with no access to any monetary funds.

The band I drove all the way down to Toledo to see live canceled their appearance unexpectedly.

My water heater went kablooey, depriving me of hot water for four days. I had it replaced today, and thought all was well. That is, until I turned on my dishwasher tonight...only to find there is a major leak in the hot water line coming out of the tank. Water spraying everywhere. I managed to stem the leak by closing the cold water feed valve leading to the tank, but at 10:00 PM there's not much else I could do except place a panicked call to the plumber.

My basement partially flooded due to crazy insane amounts of rain Saturday night.

I had a small ant invasion in my kitchen.

I missed placing in my age group at the Dexter-Ann Arbor 10K by four seconds.

To say I've generally had it with just about everything would be an understatement.

I'm posting this from my bed because I'm too lazy to get up and do it in my computer room. Who cares?

Mobile Blogging from here.


Morgan said...

Oh man girl you've had such a weekend, I hope at least some part of it turned out well. ;) I've got a booked solid rest of the week but let's get together for a RUN next week. What's a good day for you???

Kristin said...

So sorry for your loss (plus all the unfortunate events). But congrats on your race anyway, 4th in AG is nothing to sneeze at!

Xenia said...

So sorry to hear about your grandma. Hugs to you. Hopefully things turn around soon.

Robert James Reese said...

That's no fun, but here's some good news for you -- GMR is less than two weeks away!

Nitmos said...

Sorry, Shel Silverstein's version was better.

But all the best anyhow.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Hopefully your luck turns around soon!

Vytautas Malesh said...

Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays!

That being said, I recommend gin for those hard-to-get-out weeks.

Kirsten said...

I hate phases like this...I hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel for you soon. I can recommend Terro ant baits for the pesky critters, though. It's a sticky liquid that is non-toxic to people and pets, but ants carry it back to the nest and within a day or two they are wiped-out and you won't have their 6-legged menace to contend with.

Payam Eric Nili said...

It sounds like you need a hug

Viper said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like you've wracked up some karma points for the foreseeable future. $330 for speeding? Just how fast were you going?

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P.O.M. said...

Yuck. What a crappy time you've had. Hang in there.

I'm so sorry about your grams.

Tricia said...


bunnygirl said...

You poor dear. Think of it like this: you're getting all the bad stuff out of the way in one fell swoop so the good can fill your life with joy.


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Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Damn. That is the serious suckage. If that all happened to me, I'd feel horrible too. You get a free pass to whine and be generally cranky.

Hope things lighten up soon.

Weebs said...

This is the first time I've read your blog. You poor thing. You have had a horrible time. It seems everything is going wrong for you. It can only get better, right?

Running Diva Mom said...

I'm so sorry to hear about everything you have going on and the loss of your grandma. Huge hugs! Let it all out on the road ... you'll feel better. Take care. Have been missing your posts. THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER!!!!!!!!!!

1NYgirl said...

Wow. Virtual hug and I hope that things are starting to look up.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Wow. Just ... wow.

Sorry about this streak of bad luck, sister.

But on the upside ... you can post from your bed! That's gotta be worth something, right?

Baby steps back to happy land ...

chia said...

Goodness, worst chain of events ever. Hope everything is sunshine and happiness now!

Tricia said...

I'm sorry about your grandmother - I hope memories of good times you shared will help you mourn her loss.

And while it's nowhere at the same level, bummer on the 4 seconds in the D2AA race! I saw you at the Vision Builders race - the weather that day was horrid.

(Tricia from MLFB)