Tuesday, September 28, 2010

[025] Oatmeal and Flat Tires

Oatmeal with fruits will always be a favorite breakfast of mine. Yummm.

Let me tell you a little story about a tire issue I recently had.
-It all started about a month ago, around August 24th. I was on my way out to work when I noticed my tire was a little too low to be driven on. Just enough air not to bend the rim if I drive it up the street to the gas station. 75¢ for 3 minutes of air, sure I'll pay that I guess. Not too happy about it because I knew I wouldn't use it all. Topped off my tire, headed to work.
-August 30th, same tire, pretty dang flat. Drove to the same gas station again... only to find out the air pump had been removed. Sweet. So I pull into a parking spot that wasn't on an incline and also faced my tire away from the public. I did the only thing I could do. I put the donut on and put the flat in my trunk. Called up work to let them know I was going to be late due to a flat. (I really like that my co-workers are understanding and not complete jerks.) I headed out to Assonet where I knew a gas station was sure to have an air pump. 50¢ for 2 minutes of air, ugh fine. It was the perfect amount to fill both my flat tire and refill my donut. I was about an hour and a half late to work, wah wah wah.
-My tire held out for a while before it started going flat again. At first we thought, maybe I hit a bump too hard and broke the seal. Nope! Then we knew there was definately a hole. I could hear air leaking out but I didn't see where. I bought myself an air compressor (my sister and I can vouch for how amazing these things are and how much they come in handy). It was worth the $15.
-Sunday night I noticed my tire was completely flat. Like, rim sitting on the ground FLAT. So Monday afternoon I finally drove myself to walmart to buy plugs. I thought this air leak was on the outter edges of the tread. Turns out that was just a small tear. It wasn't until we took the tire off the car and did the soapy water test that we found what had been causing all this mayhem.

Say hello to Mr. Screwdriver Bit. (The quarter is for size comparison.) The hole this little guy made was so open I had a fun time trying to hold it over the hole so the air wouldn't come out while Shawno prepped the tire plug. FUN FUN! My tire has been plugged, hopefully it holds and doesn't cause anymore issues.

Last nights dinner...
Chicken and fries for Shawno. For me; three slices of bread with peanut butter and honey on top, and sweet potato fries on the side. Delicious!!

I love food.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

[024] Miscalculations, Owl Films, Owl Toys, Iced Coffee and Electronics

I'm a huge jerk at counting apparently. My blog told me I had 25 posts, but only 23 were live. Two empty drafts were saved and I didn't realize it. Woops! So my post numbers were off. No worries! I fixed them.

Welcome to post number 024.

Today's recap:

PeeBs and Jells for a light lunch.

Shawno ate a hot dog to hold him over til we went to the mall.

Burger King Kids Meal (strictly for the Legends of the Guardians toy!)
-Cheeseburger (Shawno ate it, my treat.)
-Fries for me
-Root beer (we shared it, awww)
-Eglantine toy for me!
Shawno had a slice of pizza.

Legends of the Guardians movie @ 1:40pm. (My treat!)

Shawno bought a new keyboard with his rebate from his phone.
(This means I am now using his Razer keyboard and mouse. My nerd level just jumped up a ton. I was previously using the Dell keyboard that came with my computer back in 2007 and a wireless Microsoft mouse that I bought only because it was green. UPGRADE)

Large iced coffees made by some Dunkin Donuts workers who are real gems.

Came home from the mall to set up keyboards and install drivers.
While installing the drivers for the Razer Mamba mouse I am now currently using, I had to do everything by keyboard. This brought a few chuckles. It reminded me of people who think their "computer isn't working" because their mouse isn't moving. Good times. I'm sure some of you are having a good laugh yourself.

Anyway. Date Night came in the mail today. Pretty excited. About to sit down to some cheese pizza and sweet potato fries with my Juice.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[023] Hallow's Eve


... is in 6 weeks and 4 days. :D

I have a corner dedicated to halloween in my apartment's dining area. I'm pretty much in love with it. :D

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

[022] Neglecting my Blog

Hello vfh blog. I haven't had anything worth blogging about lately. How sad for you.

I made cookies last night that have little chocolate mint candy crumbs in them. They turned out amazing. I'm interested in making more cookies but I'm not entirely sure of what to make.

Sunday morning I made french toast for breakfast. I even whipped up a small batch of cream cheese frosting. If I had one of those pie clamps (like what you use to make pies over a camp fire) I could have clamped two slices of french toast and filled it with the frosting. Yummm. Maybe I'll try some other method without clamps.


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