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This day was lame

Posted in BABY with tags , , , , on September 11, 2012 by Running Around America

Today on my way out of the big city for a smaller city, Tinyperson and I got stuck in LITERALLY two hours of traffic. At 7:30 am, in reverse rush hour traffic. Because the city thought bringing a two lane interchange to one lane, at a major intersection with another popular highway was a good idea. THEY COULD HAVE RUN IT BY ME FIRST.

So we were in the car and Tinyperson was absolutely going crazy, and then my gas light went off! Not knowing how far and long the traffic jam was, I had to get off the highway in a super sketchy area, and JUST BARELY found a gas station. What I didn’t find was my sanity.

I turned that car right around and went on home. And got stuck in more traffic. The morning was filled with so much awesome it is hard to quantify.

Oh Tuesday. Not impressed.

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Seriously

Posted in BABY, New York with tags , on August 27, 2012 by Running Around America

You’re going back to school tomorrow?

ME AND SOPHIE THINK THAT’S LAME.

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NYC, the land of fines

Posted in New York with tags , , on September 27, 2011 by Running Around America

We just got a $100 fine for not “bundling our wood” that we put put for trash. They were a few shelves stacked neatly. Nowhere does it say anything about trash bundling. NYC YOU ARE WEARING ON ME.

Really?

Posted in New York with tags , , , , on September 8, 2011 by Running Around America

Last night I got home after a long day and had to go move my stupid car. It was also pouring. Like super pouring.

I am driving around the block to find a spot, and my car was all YOU KNOW HOW YOU MADE ME DRIVE ALMOST EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MILES THIS SUMMER? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOU ARE GOING TO REGRET THAT NOW!

The car stopped accelerating(in an intersection) and started violently shaking. The dreaded check engine light came on, blinking no less, and I had to pull over blocking a hydrant.

Our car manual WAS IN FRENCH so we spent ages translating the error symbol just to find out that the car is basically pissed. It could be super broken. There are tons of garages right down the street so I figured triple a could tow me less than a mile down the street.

The tow guy never called and I made a new plan ( after wasting close to two hours at ten in the evening) As of now, I am not sure if my car is super broken, kind of broken, or covered by a part recall.

THANK YOU NY FOR THIS STORM OF AWESOMENESS YOU KEEP THROWING AT ME. MUCH LOVE.

Moving adventure extrodinaire

Posted in Moving! with tags , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Running Around America

Our moving adventure got off to the best possible start. We(meaning the husband) lost the key to our pod container, the pod container we had only four hours with. The movers we scheduled couldn’t come until between four-thirty and five-thirty, so having a locked pod at three was pretty lame.

Fun fact: apparently you need a license for bolt cutters! So you can’t all just go BREAKING INTO PEOPLES POD CONTAINERS. EVEN IF THEY REALLY WANTED YOU TO.

The guy who delivered our pod was the nicest guy ever, he also thought we were nuts for losing the key, but he really tried to help. The helpful guy at the hardware store meant well, but he had us convinced that all we needed was a big screwdriver to act as a shimmy. IF IT WERE THAT EASY, WHAT WOULD EVEN BE THE POINT OF PADLOCKS?

A call to a locksmith, way too much money and an hour later, we were united with our stuff!

Now that we finally have a home, I can concentrate on drinking ice coffee outside at my local awesome coffee shop, and sweating at night because it is so hot out! Score!

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Thoughts from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted in Moving! with tags , , , on July 28, 2011 by Running Around America

THE WALKING LANE IS TWO-WAY ALL OF YOU IMBECILES! JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WALK WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN.

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I am renaming this blog.

Posted in Moving! with tags , on July 15, 2011 by Running Around America

WHAT IS WRONG WITH BROKERS??

We wake up at the tender hour of five thirty am so we can make a noon appointment in brooklyn. Alas, the broker got the address wrong and thought we wanted a four bedroom apartment. EVEN THOUGH THE EMAIL I SENT HER WAS SUPER CLEAR ON THE APARTMENT WE WERE LOOKING AT, THE 1.5 BEDROOM, NOT FOUR BEDROOM. The broker didn’t apologize, and we weren’t able to view the actual place we went down to see! And these people expect us to pay three thousand dollars for being dumb?

Awesome!

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