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December 4th, 2007

12:58 pm - I Didn't HATE My Old Car, But I Didn't Quite LOVE It, Either.
What maalivahti wants, maalivahti gets. Especially when she promises to show me her dirty pillows. *evil grin*

Part 1 - The death of my 2001 Honda Civic LX.

And now, Part 2.

The same day I was told of the transmission failure, I started checking around online for a new car. I figured what the hell, it would be better than having a remanufactured transmission in the old car...a car that my husband, my Mom, and myself all thought was cursed.

The same dealership I'd gotten the old Civic from had yet another one listed online...a 2004 Honda Civic EX in dark metallic grey. Right off the bat, I got excited. It was the model designation I'd ALWAYS wanted (EX), it had a sunroof, it had a spoiler, it was in my FAVORITE color. It also only had 34,830 miles on it. I got out of work early and headed up to look at it.

I also talked to my Mom and asked if she could talk to Dad about co-signing a loan for me. She said that if he said no (which we were both expecting) that she would do it.

I got up to the dealership and fell instantly in love. IN. LOVE. HARD. I took it for a test drive and fell even more in love. The salesman was ready to bend over backwards and kiss his own ass to get me into the car. I told him I would let him know before the close of business today if we were good to go. He let me take the credit application home with me, and if everything went well, they'd FedEx all of the paperwork to my parents in Delaware, so there'd be no need for them to make the trip out here to sign the papers.

Mom called me later...Dad AGREED to co-sign for me. WITH NO COMPLAINTS OR PROBLEMS. She and I were both floored...we had at least expected him to put up some sort of fight. As soon as I got off the phone, I called my salesman and I told him I'd stop by Thursday to drop of the paperwork.

They gave me $2,000 for the 2001 Civic and we had to roll over $4,473 into the new loan. My payments SUCK, quite honestly. But I'm in a better car that I absolutely ADORE...OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE...and even my husband, the confirmed Cavalier boy, likes it.

I'm going to drop it off at the dealership tonight to get it re-aligned and re-balanced, and in the meantime, I'll be driving around an RSX. I suckered my salesman in agreeing to give me a sports car for a rental. And it's supposed to snow tomorrow! ;-)

Maybe I should ask if I can borrow one of the SUV's.

Oh, and for those peoples that are innerested...MAH FEED.
Current Mood: amusedamused

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November 29th, 2007

01:39 pm
Stolen from redlight25, because I love her.

The two word meme.
The rules:
You can.
Only type.
Two words.
No more.
No less.


1. Where is your cell phone?
belt holster

2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend?
married woman

3. Your hair?
chemically red

4. Your Work?
fucking boring

5. Your father?
absolute best

6. Your favorite thing?
hockey games

7. Your dream last night?
no dreams

8. Your favorite drink?
vanilla vodka

9. Your dream car?
restored CRX

10. The room you’re in?
my office

11. Your pet(s)?
three cats

12. Your fears?
family loss

13. What do you want to be in 10 years?
in Delaware

14. Where did you hang out yesterday?
the couch

15. What are you not good at?
playing nice

16. Eyebrow rings on the opposite sex?
kinda sorta

17. One of your wish list items?

18. Where you grew up?
small town

19. The last thing you did?
drink soda

20. What are you wearing?
peach top

21. What aren’t you wearing?
ear plugs

22. Do you currently like someone?
happily married

23. Your computer?
love it

24. Your life?
crazy nuts

25. Your mood?
hot flash

26. Missing?
my phantom

27. What are you thinking about right now?
under covers

28. Your summer?
hate summer

29. Your relationship status?
married chick

30.Your favorite color?
Flyers orange

31. When is the last time you laughed?
half hour

32. Last time you cried?
last night

33. School?
no longer

34. Your last kiss?
this morning

35. Your mom?
love her

Yes, hot flash IS a mood. >:-)
Current Mood: boredbored

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November 28th, 2007

12:50 pm
Today has been what one could consider a VERY SHITTY DAY.

The transmission on my 2001 Honda Civic is dead. I owe a little over $6K on a 2,000+ pound paperweight right now.

My options right now are NOT GOOD.

Remanufactured transmission = $3,372
Rebuild the transmission = $2,295 - $2,895
Used transmission = $2,695

I’m about to go walk out into traffic. We have the money for none of those options.

I guess it’s a good thing that my husband and I work opposing shifts.

I'm actually getting ready to leave work early so I can go look at cars. ALL BY MYSELF. Somehow, I don't see this working out well AT ALL.
Current Mood: crappycrappy

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November 26th, 2007

02:15 pm - Fa La La La...Oh, Shut The Hell Up.
Jingle bells and all of that happy holiday nonsense, y'all. Tis the season for the annual Christmas card extravaganza. You want one? You got one! Just leave your name and address in the comments (screened, of course) and you'll find a faboo Christmas card in your mailbox sometime before the holiday.

That's right. I said CHRISTMAS. Jingle my bells. ;-)
Current Mood: amusedamused

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November 22nd, 2007

02:15 pm - Gobble, Gobble.
I know I don't post much, but I just wanted to take a moment to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving.

I'm thankful for all of you, just so you know.

Don't eat too much. As for us, I'm making a ham dinner, and then hubby's off to work. Have a wonderful day, people! :)
Current Mood: calmcalm

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October 17th, 2007

09:05 pm
It's been a while, and redlight25 did it, so I decided to do it, too!

Comment on this post. I'll choose seven userpics from your profile and you'll explain what they mean and why you're using them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along

This was one of my first ever userpics. From an old Get Fuzzy comic.

This is Das Poot. Poot passed over the Rainbow Bridge October 16...yes, yesterday. My sweet little girl thought everything was funny. Unless she hated you. And that pretty much NEVER happened...she loved everybody.

"No peench, no peench...no peench."

My little niece that I haven't seen in well over a year. For her first Christmas, she got herself a pretty pink Flyers tracksuit from her Auntie.

Poot's hate could burn a hole through your soul. She's watching ALL OF YOU RIGHT NOW.

I love the Avs. They are my second most favorite team.

7. Darth Maul is teh secks.

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August 9th, 2007

09:44 pm - 'Cause I Was Told To!
redlight25 told me I had to do this. So, since I haven't posted anything in like, oh...FOREVER, what better way to get back into things (I'm not promising anything!) than with a meme!

1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag whoever wants to do it.

1. I quit smoking on March 17 of this year. I refuse to ever smoke again. Although, I might sneak one when I'm at the bar.
2. I collect Eeyore things. Pooh can go to hell, I loves me some Eeyore.
3. I'm a cross stitcher. Or rather, I collect cross stitch patterns and pretty thread. Heh.
4. I am a night owl. And that can be a bad thing. Working a 9 to 5 job sucks.
6. I can only drink Smirnoff vodka. Anything else is just foul.
7. My cat beat up your honor student. AND she stole his lunch.

Tag seven people, huh?

Ok...YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU! Now, GO! ;-)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: a purring fat cat

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July 22nd, 2007

10:41 pm - You Know What?
I have WAY TOO MUCH perfume. So I'mma gonna hock a ton of it.
Take a peek! They need good homes!Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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July 13th, 2007

01:41 pm - Vote For The Fat Cat!
I submitted a design for a Visa design competition thingie...it's Das Poot, my fat cat, my favorite girl.

If you love me, please vote for me!



Who doesn't love a fat cat? :)

Das Poot on the PAYjr Visa Buxx Card
Click to see the full-sized Pooty goodness.

How can you resist that face?!
Current Mood: amusedamused

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May 4th, 2007

01:18 pm - I Has A Meme!
childthief_liar did a meme and I felt like playing along! See what happens when I don't update in like FOREVAH?

Comment and I will choose 3 interests on your list and 3 icons for you to explain.

Collecting - One of my hobbies. One of my BAD hobbies, actually, because I collect TOO MUCH STUFF. My Little Ponies, Boyds Bears, Star Wars stuff, Philadelphia Flyers stuff, shoes, cat stuff, Barbie dolls, tech toys (iDog and the like), stickers, hockey cards, bath stuff. You name it, I just might have a collection of it.

Little Shop of Beauty - One of the first places I ever bought bath goodies from online. They're in Canada, their shit is kind of expensive but it rocks the house. Their sugar scrubs are AWESOME, and I'm addicted to their lip balm.

Typography - Ever since I got into art, I've loved playing with type. I consider myself more of a font artist than a graphic artist. Over the years, as my personal site has evolved (or mutated, as the case may be!) I've had a TON of header images, and 98% of them were nothing more than fonts with one little graphic. I have to put those 3,000+ fonts I have to use SOMEHOW, right? ;-)

- Das Poot thinks everything is funny. The best way to get pics of cats yawning for icons like this? Stalk them while they're sleeping!

- All ur bath stuff are belong to us! I used to be a total Lush devotee. Now, there's so much more better stuff out there...and cheaper, to boot!

- My old default icon when I had a free account. Taken from a Get Fuzzy cartoon, it's still one of my favorite, and pretty much describes how I feel 95% of the time. Although, lately I've been more inclined to stick a fork in someone's eye...

If you're really interested in prying into my life (I pretty much only update here when I need to lock something so only my FList will see), check out raspberryvixen. Just pass on the paid entries if you want, they're pretty well marked. I update all the damn time over there!
Current Mood: amusedamused

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