I hate cars so much

Just a thought. I really hate cars. Contrary to popular belief, even.

So yeah, my car broke down. Again. Last night I was driving to go take Kim back to campus, and it just suddenly lost all power and shut down. I was barely able to coast to the side of the road on W. 18th Ave in front of Churchhill High School. I tried to restart it and it was sorta like “whirrr-rrr-rrrrrr-phub-phub-phub-phubphubphub-phub-phub”-nothing. Never seen/heard a car do that before. Leave to “Ol’ Reliable” to be unique. Anyways, had it towed to the shop and there it shall sit until Monday when I get the bad news. I just hope it’s under 4 digits this time.

So yeah, that’s really bringing me down a lot. Not knowing is the real kicker. Could be anything from something simple, i.e. free, to something major, i.e. car = totaled. So this has me majorly stressed out. Mom came and rescued me last night from the road and drove me home after the tow truck got the car. Had dinner with mom and watched TV, which was nice. Thanks again, mom! After mom took me back to my place, I played Counter-Strike a lot longer than I should have, but I felt a bit better after that. May have something to do with the glass of Scotch I fixed myself to go with it, but I needed to blow some steam. So yeah, played too late so I was totally dead and useless at work this morning for the first hour or two. Luckily I only work a half day today so I can go home and sleep in a little bit. Problem is I’m not tired anymore. Go figure. I wanna sleep today, cuz it’s better than sitting around with time to think and worry. I hate cars.

In other news… I forget. Oh! That’s right! I got a new hard drive. BEFORE the car died, mind you. About an hour before. Given my luck, I would make a semi-major purchase right before an unexpected major cost. Wasn’t that much, though, so I’m not too worrired. $139 gets me a 120GB Hitachi Deskstar HDD, so it’s all good. I’ve now tripled my storage capacity at home, which is a good thing–I was down to 600MB the other night, so it was time. I’m glad I bought it, actually, because it’s something happy for me to shift my thoughts to when I start worrying about that damn car of mine. I’ve already transferred over all my mp3s and various video clips (~20GB), so my primary drive (60GB) has some breathing room again. The new drive has a LOT of breathing room still. Just in time for a LAN party I’m going to this coming weekend. I always manage to aquire more stuff to fill the drives at LAN parties, so this makes the space. I need a good LAN party so bad.

Well, I think that’s it for me for today. I hate cars.


  1. Laura Said,

    November 16, 2003 @ 11:43:58

    Dude, that sucks. I hate it when things like that happen. Ever consider getting a tiny small japanese econo-car to avoid this…. (being sarcastic, know thats not your style). Well, it’s off to studying for me; just thinking about my OChem midterm is going to give me ulcers.

  2. Matt Said,

    November 16, 2003 @ 11:43:58

    sn’t hundreds of miles away I’d so be there : )
    Its funny that almost none of my friends here do that sort of thing. Actually, I bet they would, but we’re really too busy/uncoordinated for something major like that. Oh well, I’ll be back soon enough.


  3. Megs Said,

    November 16, 2003 @ 11:43:58

    Two things to cheer you up:

    1) Two Towers Box set! Out today! Woo!
    2) Though everyone here has probably seen it by now…www.azkaban.com

    Off to work…grr.

  4. Lainie Said,

    November 16, 2003 @ 11:43:58

    So here’s the new survey question- Toads or no toads?

    Hee hee!

  5. Bill Said,

    November 16, 2003 @ 11:43:58

    How are you getting around without a car? Do you even need a car? I didn’t have a car until I moved to Tillamook. Think about it- the money you’d save on insurance, maintenance and gas!

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