Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Randomness

I only have a few moments to tap out some random thoughts today. So, hopefully they will make sense.

The Queen Mum asked me the other day if she could borrow my aging Nissan Maxima yesterday. I said "Sure, no problem" since I had no plans to leave the house for the day. About 10:00 AM or so, The Queen comes into my office to inform me that the Maxima is now sporting a brand new, current and up to date inspection sticker.

This is noteworthy because my 2000 Nissan Maxima with just a touch over 300,000 miles on it but still runs like the Energizer bunny hasn't passed inspection since July of 2003 (the sticker expired July 2004). I was told that it failed due to emissions issues (no grief's paid for and the out of inspection tickets are cheaper than a car payment). I had it in to two different shops to figure out the problem both of which failed to accomplish such a simple task. Personally, I think they charged me $1500 to sit on their thumbs. I could be wrong. I just gave up bleeding money to Bubba and got good at driving under the radar so to speak. So, imagine my surprise when I walked outside to the driveway to have my disbelieving eyes greeted by a freshly minted inspection sticker.

I am steadfastly refusing to ask any further questions on the subject to preserve plausible deniability.

In other news, after this post I will be four measily posts away from my next milestone: 100 posts.

Additionally, my one year blogiversary is coming up on August 18.

I'm hoping to combine the two momentous occasions into one massive post. I might even consider some kind of giveaway to commemorate the accomplishment. It won't be anything tremendous since I'm chronically broke, but I'll try to think of something worthwhile. Suggestions/requests for topics or giveaways will be considered.

Lastly, today is Friday. I wasn't sure I was going to make it to Friday this week. It's been a challenge shall we say. I have a massive sleep debt to pay back sooner or later. Hopefully, things will improve next week. I don't want to contemplate them getting worse.


  1. Hmmmm....mysterious :) A Queen never reveals her secrets, I suppose. As for your blogiversary, it makes me realize that I have no idea when mine is...I shall have to look it up. Congrats on the impending 100th post!! I can't wait to read it.

  2. Mel, It was actually the Queen Mum who arranged for the inspection sticker. Knowing her, the potential explanations are endless.

  3. I'm running on borrowed sleep time myself. One of these days, I'm going to have to pay it back in full. Until then, I'm not getting behind the wheels -- unless they're attached to my lawn mower.

  4. Hope next week gets better - after all, you've got two big milestones coming up.


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