Sunday, November 25, 2007

Any Other Day

C-Rex was leashed.

There was an anti-government protest in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and the police broke out the tear gas. Since my father is staying in the city I'm wondering if he might have stumbled into this by accident. Then again, my father is always well informed compared to me and I guess there were warnings that this weekend would not be a good one.

Still, I'm worried.

Hopefully he'll e-mail us before going to bed - it's about 6:30pm there now and I sent an e-mail to him about a half an hour ago. I'll put Bob on alert when he gets up to watch the e-mail and hopefully I'll have worried for nothing.

I was sleeping this morning when I heard Bob ask me if my 'service engine' light had been on before we took the car in to Canadian Tire.


The guy promptly told Bob when he asked why the light was on 'It was nothing we did!'

That alone got me out of bed by 4pm. All lathered up I was ready to take on the manager and then Bob saw me.

Bob: Uh, you wanna go out?

Me: Yep. Is the Canadian Tire service center still open?

Bob: No.

Me: *looking confused* The service center is closed?

Bob: Yep. They all went home.

Me: *and it dawns* They are open aren't they?

Bob: Uh, yeah.

Me: You're not going to let me loose on the manager, are you?

Bob: Mmmmm, no.

Me: Crap!

I was in fine fighting form too! My logic would have torn them to shreds. All that wasted energy. Makes me blue.

Nah. I'm fine (better mood lately but my anxiety has ratcheted up) but seriously, I would have loved to hear what they would have come up with as an excuse. Heads were going to roll.


And good news for me but not so much for Ames.

I'm not alone and can now declare a slump.

I had been avoiding the topic but it's gotten ugly (I changed the numbers on the side board to note the DNF I had - Bad Cindy). I'm just not in the mood.

To sum up: C-Rex was waved off, Dad's in a city where some big stuff went down (and I thought I was only going to have to worry about mom!) and although I'm not alone, I'm in a reading slump.

I'm thinking it may be as bad as the 'Uber-slump' I had about 4 years ago.

Not good.


LinnieGayl said...

Cindy, I hope all is well with your father. Hopefully word was out long before there, so he avoided the area completely. As for your reading slump...hmmm...pull out my top 100 ballot and just start at the top! I'm sure you'll LOVE all those books.

Dev said...

I hope you hear something from your Dad soon! I really wish Bob would have let C-Rex out to play. I would have enjoyed hearing about it. As for the reading slump, I'm not one to talk. Mine lasted way too long this year.

Rosie said...

Awwww man! I saw you had a post in my google reader and thought "here we go!". I do hope everything is okay with your car, but was looking forward to hearing about a C-Rex rumble.

Our news is full of yet another fire (in Malibu) so I haven't heard anything about Kuala Lompur. I hope your Dad is safe and sound.

nath said...

Hey Cindy!!

First, i love the new look :D so Christmas-y :) Perfect for the mood :D

Second, I hope your dad is okay. Did you hear from him yet?

Third, LOL, Bob is soo smart :P Of course, you guessed that he was lying, but still :P