it’s always like this

September 15, 2008


Filed under: growing pains, just shoot me, maybe it's me — notsojenny @ 11:11 am

hi: going into the weekend thinking that M was definitely going to propose.  i couldn’t think of any reason he wouldn’t.  i just knew it!

lo: stepping out of my car and hitting the lock button on my key fob and hearing… nothing.  it wasn’t locking.  it wasn’t arming.  it was doing nothing.  i called the dealership and asked them what that means.  he said hopefully it just meant the key had gone bad and not the electrical locking system.  keys are $160 to get a new set and have them programmed.  uggh… add it to my scheduled oil change i i guess.

hi: attending our second concert at a local venue and having the seating guy for our box recognize us already.  it’s nice to get good service and being that we’d only been there once i was pretty impressed with his memory.

hi: being offered backstage for after the show

lo: M being old and turning down the backstage option because we had an early game the next day… i’m not even a huge fan of the band but i always say Yes to meet & greets because how many times will you get that chance?

hi: finally getting to our first home game of the season… it feels like home in our seats.  it’s nice to see the same faces every year. 

hi: the big fat W for the game.  it was touch and go for a little bit but i was so happy we won.  those 4hr drives home after a loss are MISERABLE!

lo: the conflicting schedule of the couple we attend games with.  it doesn’t really work with what i need to do for my new eating pattern and we didn’t get to go to the bookstore.  i’ve already told M that we may need to take separate cars this year.  i’m sick of not being able to do other stuff around town because they need to get home.

hi: spending sunday morning washing, waxing, and detailing my car.  for me there isn’t much better than getting behind the wheel of a freshly cleaned car, i just love it.  i even had a full tank of gas.  i love to just step back and look at her sparkle & shine.

lo: when i realized that M definitely wasn’t proposing and i lost my shit, yet again.  it’s just so damn frustrating to be told something and keep expecting it.  in a moment of crying bitterness i may have said something that i didn’t mean… but he knows me too well to even listen to me at these moments.  i mostly just have issues with things not going according to MY plan.

hi: getting laundry done last night.  it’s a great perk of dating a man who has a house where i can do laundry whenever i want.  for free!

lo: hearing “UH OH” from M after i asked “what was that noise??” while folding laundry

super lo: running outside to find my car wedged under the deck.  apparently my e-brake decided not to hold up and let my car roll down his driveway.  i spent the rest of the evening totally bummed about the thought of how much it’s gonna cost to get my car repaired.  i actually had an oil change already scheduled today so i had them fix the e-brake while i was there getting my o/c and new key.  i also had them draw up an estimate.

hi: talking to my insurance co and finding out that it may be covered under comprehensive (with a $100 ded) but it’s up to the agent.  i had my fingers crossed from that point on.

lo: finally hearing from the agent that decided that it would be covered under collision (with a $500 ded).  BOOOO!!  that blows on many levels.  not only the out of pocket money, but how it looks on my insurance and what it’s going to raise my rate to.



~ today i learned… Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a belly button ~



  1. I know it’s stressful waiting for that proposal but don’t put too much disappointed strain on it. I mean the last thing you want to come out of your mouth when he pops the question is “it’s about damn time!” right? :)

    Comment by littlespoon — September 15, 2008 @ 11:57 am

  2. Hang in there re: the engagement. It’ll happen, but I know your frustrations all too well. Booo.

    I so sad that you didn’t have time for the bookstore. I totally love college bookstores, and I don’t know why. It’s like an addiction. My sister was all, so what do you want to see on the BC campus? And I was all, the bookstore, please. She thinks I’m boring, but at least I’m a cute boring in all my no-I-didn’t-actually-go-there paraphernalia. It’s also possible that I’m just insane.

    Car insurance sucks. I think some distractions this weekend are in order :)

    Comment by magda — September 15, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  3. Ah, what an up and down weekend! At least your team won–yay! And hang in there on the engagement…I’m in the same impatient boat–we’ve gotta stick together on the freakouts!

    Comment by stealthnerd — September 15, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  4. Oh man, I hate car issues.

    And I know what you mean about waiting for the proposal. We’ve gone from, within the next two years to probably by March/April at the latest (! hell yeah!) to sometime between March and May/June to sometime between March and July and then last night he said that a particular savings account would be closed sometime after the first of the year. So I’m going with sometime between January and July.

    Comment by DanceintheRain — September 15, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

  5. oy vey girlfriend those are some hi-s and some lo-s! When is that M going to propose already????

    Comment by Kerry — September 15, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

  6. Will you marry me?

    There. I’m no M, but at least I stepped up!

    Comment by freckledk — September 16, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

  7. […] under the deck because the e-brake gave out and i never used to leave it in gear (but i do now). i bitched about that.  or maybe it’s the time i made chocolate rice for dinner because i accidentally grabbed the […]

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