keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 98

"my body tells me 'no'...

but i cant quit...

cause i want more, cause i want more."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 96

this song is everywhere... the hot 995 plays it just about every hour. my friends play it almost as much.

and yet... every time i hear it, i ask "wait, who is this?"

"it's kanye and katy!"

"oh right, the space song..."

"what!? its called E.T."

"right... and WHERE do those come from!?"

"i hate you."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 94

in another shining example of how my life really is just a running joke that i get to enjoy from the first person perspective, today i set off my car alarm at a gas station. that alone is not why this was a unique experience... people set off their own car alarms all the time! granted... the acoustics of the gas station did amplify the alarm a little more than usual...

no this time was unique because, since i dont have the electronic keypad, only the physical key, i had no idea how to turn off the alarm.

im going to quickly bullet through the next 3 minutes...

- in a panic i sat in my car unlocking and locking the doors... didnt work.
- briefly forgetting the pump was still in my car's gas tank, i started the car... didnt work.
- quickly turned off the car for fear of explosion... the alarm continues.
- i remove the pump from my car and get back into my car... i forgot to get my receipt.
- i turn on the car and move forward to allow the person behind me to use the pump... i do find it interesting that the alarm is not as loud when you are inside the car.
- i move the car to a parking spot with the alarm blaring... it has now been two full minutes and it is clear that a game of chicken between me and my car's alarm is not going to end in my favor.
- i begin to google the number for my honda dealership... my thought is to go to the source for this kind of honda emergency.
- a cop taps on my window signally to get out of the car... "i swear this is my car... i just dont know how to turn off the alarm..."
- "can you press the alarm button on your keypad?" "no i dont have the keypad!" in my defense, to replace them (mine broke 9 months ago), its over $100. oh and the alarm continued...
- "use your key to lock and unlock the door" the alarm finally stopped.
- "thank you so much officer!" "uh huh..."

in a funny twist, i accidently set my alarm off in front of a Starbucks in Dupont about ten minutes later...

this time though, i was ready.