Wednesday, December 20, 2006

One thing after another, this is unreal, I think God is trying to make a statement or something.

I can't believe it, this is unreal. My life ... is unreal.
I think God is trying to tell me something.

I'm driving to work today, everything is fine. I had just finished my honors thesis, which was giving me constant anxiety, and I finished all of my finals (except for one paper, which i am "doing research for" right now) so I've been feeling pretty good today. Then, all of a sudden, out of the clear blue sky of my dashboard, my temperature gauge shot up to the red part.

Now, red is my favorite color, true, and i like everything red. But "red" on the temperature gauge is bad bad bad. So i pulled over and popped my hood. There's antifreeze spazzing out all over, dripping onto the pavement, at this point I can tell that my car is clearly in pain. So I called the men in my life -- two of my jiu jitsu friends, Chris (my instructor) and Steve.

What? Jiu Jitsu friends that always have my back? JACKPOT! (Hahaha, that's acutally a funny jiu jitsu joke, but i guess you have to know jiu jitsu to get it. Well, too bad, because i'm enjoying the joke, so it's staying.)

I cannot even tell you how grateful I am to have such awesome buddies. They dropped what they were doing and drove all the way out to me, to poke around in my car and bring my poor, poor overheated radiator some cold water. Awesome. My heroes.

But, we still have the issue that I have a broken-down ve-hicle, and no way to get to work. So, I called my mom, who picked me up in her car when she got out of work. I dropped her off at her house, then drove the hour out to work. Great. So now I'm once again stuck driving her huge Subaru, which, by the way, is like trying to drive a barge on the road. And who knows how much this repair is going to cost!?!? If it's just a temperature gauge, maybe not that bad. But if it's a new water pump (and knowning me and my luck, it's gonna be a freakin water pump) that could do some damage to the bank account, damage I cannot handle right now.

Anyway, the moral of this story is, never get too comfortable. Never take balance for granted. As soon as you solve one problem, get ready for the next one, because it's coming!!! You get everything figured out at the DMV, you get your registration fixed, you get your thesis done, get your exams done, and then BAM your temperature needle goes red. Bad times.
Never get too comfortable.


Blogger PJ said...

like monty python said: nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!

8:06 AM  

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