Thursday, June 4, 2015

This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this.


I almost had a small meltdown at work this morning, when the new scale came for the post machine. Just because of the instructions for replacing the broken scale:



 I felt bad for the broken scale. I didn't want it to be sad. I almost kept it.

There's something wrong with me.


I have acquired a new vehicle.


It's a Prius, which means it is excellent on petrol. It is also going to cost me $318 a month for the next five years, which means I am probably never going to be able to afford to move out of my mother's house, which means my rate of survival has now dropped to somewhere around 20%.

I shall henceforth spend my evenings hiding in a corner listening to my new records.



don't judge me

22 comments:

  1. Nasty coworkers, when they die, they come back to life as office equipment. We should pity them.

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  2. Love the new car! I so understand about the attachment to objects....remember the episode of "The Middle" where Sue was so attached to her hot curlers and didn't want them to be lonely if she gave them away? Then there's me and "Tappy" and my stuffed wolf "Koyla"...I could go on and on....love you!

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  3. I'm so sorry you are sad. I don't leave the bed in the am 'til I absolutely have to...again, making it about me. I'm sorry

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    1. WHAT HAVE I TOLD YOU ABOUT BEING SORRY

      <3

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  4. Uh, oh, me again. What happened to the insurance???? :(

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    1. Insurance, while they gave me more money than I thought they would, did not give me enough to buy a new car. It was a toss up between financing a new car, or buying a crappy used one and not knowing whether it would fail after 1000 miles. :/

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  5. … Hiding in a corner listening to my new records with my noise canceling headphones…

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  6. No need to be sad, you have new wheels and you'll be listening to some crappy music... ahem.. music in general... :P
    BTW it was me who requested you on Instagram, just in case you were wondering who as comparing you to those chickens.

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  7. because those inanimate objects give us joy and don't talk back and love us unconditionally.

    those instructions gave me a headache.

    oh, what a cool new ride (people still say this, yes?). however, it looks like Mich's money is going to be sucked up no matter what. sorry, Mich.

    i do not judge you.

    comment reply:

    "Personally, I imagine a large roasted phoenix would taste quite good." and the feathers would make a nice cosplay costume? hmm.

    i love caramel's sweetness. it's why i eat caramel. it's sticky. it's sweet and it makes me feel like a hyperactive child in less than 5 minutes.

    "Tell your mother SHE'S fat." that, dear Mich, will drop my survival rate down to 1%.

    no i have not tried a real Baked Alaska :( it looks so cool though. i'd want something served on fire. maybe i should have dinner with Natalie Portman (foxy and fiery).

    "We are currently in the throes of girl scout cookie season. I sympathize with Percy's digestive upsets." ouch. i do not know whether to envy you or offer you comfort.

    -Sam Lupin

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  8. AAaah! Your car is the exact same model and colour as my Alejandro! Enjoy!! As you break it in the mileage is pretty great! I consistently get mpg in the 60's in summer and 45ish in winter

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  9. I would have kept that drawing just for posterity. The sad scale makes me frown too. Poor scale. :(

    I love your car and that Gene Autry album is awesome! I need to put on some country songs to relax.

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  10. This was so funny!!!!! I am glad you survived putting that poor post machine in a box and sending it to its death... I mean...errrrr.... to it's new home!!!! Congrats on your new car woo hoo!!!!! And your album - AWESOME!

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  11. I'm not going to judge you for listening to records, buying a Prius, or using quotes from Harry Potter for post titles. Heck I'm not even going to judge you for getting attached to inanimate objects. It happens to me too. I can't even judge you for living with your mum because I still live with my dad.

    I have nothing I can judge you on. Nothing.

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  12. The inanimate object I am most attached to at the moment is my Civic, Skeet. Skeet has taken me through 120,000 miles and 8 years, and represents the really amazing things K (the uncle) has done that are the reason I haven't kicked him to the curb for the horrible things. I was all "I'm gonna go out and buy a Prius RIGHT NOW!" then my brother sent me stuff saying the interior feels cheap and even with the gas savings, it costs $2,000+ more a year than a similar gas-only vehicle. GAH. Plus the whole $300 a month thing.

    Use your savings on rent to travel more for breathing room now and then? Maybe you'll end up a state away again sometime and I can marvel at your Prius and you can laugh at dirty ol' Skeet :)

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  13. well, i hope the new car will be good for you in other ways, even if it drains a bit on the budget. :)

    as for the camera used on those cloud shots, almost all my sky photos are taken with my samsung galaxy s4 cell phone. it's the 'camera' that is almost always with me. :)

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  14. I keep broken things just in case they ever become useful.
    Frankly, I think that's how Mrs. Penwasser looks at me.

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  15. That's a big honking monthly bite. Thankfully I could never afford that. And a place to live, at least. Preferred Auto still works for me...

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  16. Congratulations on your new wheels. I hope it serves you well and cheaply.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  17. Since you are in the area, come to Figment tomorrow Sunday :)

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  18. Oh no, poor scale! I am the same. I have a teddy I got when I was in the hospital many moons ago and he must always have a friend in his lap so he doesn't feel lonely. When I get ice for my drink I can't leave an odd number, because then one will be left out... Yeah, so, anyway.

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    1. ove the ice story...like "Sue Heck" on the "Middle"...she counld't leave an odd number of hot curlers because then one would be lonely!

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  19. I envy your Prius and its efficiency and reliability. I have an Audi which means I'll always have a monthly payment... What broke this month? Oh, another $300 worth of parts! Great!

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