Friday, I got up and read Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip. It was excelent. many thanks to Nayone for the recomending and the lending.
Well...Audrey's been hitting bumps pretty hard (worse in cold weather) for a few weeks. I was going to have her looked at last friday, but then that Martian Death Flu thing happened. So, I called Firestone and they said they would give me a free estimate. Sounded good to me. So I brought Audrey into them. I should have known something would be wrong when they then tried to charge me for the estimate. But whatever. Left Audrey with them and walked home. They said half an hour. 1.5 hours later I gave them a call (i'm so impatiant) and they said they were just finishing up the estimate. So I walked back over (leaving my sweater at home, but not realizing this until i was almost there). Of course they weren't finished at that time, so I had to wait for a little bit. The end result: both of my back struts are blown. And when I get them replaced, there may or may not be another part that needs to be replaced also...it depends on if these things are deteriorated or not, but they can't tell that until they take the struts out. But, here's the fun part. Audrey's been making a wawawawa noise since I got the snow tires. The guys at Firestone said that they heard the noise and so of course there's a problem with the wheel bearing and it should be fixed ASAP or it could cost LOTS of money. Of course it's over $400 to get it fixed. So i'm pretty freeked by this. I run my other errand and then go home. Aerith gets home shortly after I do and I freek out about everything at him. He tells me to call the mechanic that we usually go to. So finally I do. This guy is really nice and the moment that I mention that I have snow tires on my car he says that sometimes snow tires are really loud and can sound like bearings. Also, the estimate he gives me is less than half of what Firestone would cost. So, just to be on the save side, I'm bringing Audrey in to HIM this friday to have he checked out again. It may cost me a little to have the estimate, but at least I trust this guy.
Friday night Nayone and I went on a date :). We went out to dinner at a Mediterranian place, recomended by Kiten. It was really good. I got couscous chicken and there was like half a chicken and all these vegies. Then we went ice skating at UMass. :) I haven't been ice skating since I went with Pyro in England. I didn't fall, but I wasn't moving very well on the ice. Nayone hadn't been in ages either, but she was a lot better than me at it. The problem was that after a while the dry cold air of the rink started to get to my chest and my cough from the Martian Death Flu started to come back so I was do a skate a little, hit the wall and cough, skate a little more, hit the wall and cough. I ended up sitting down and just watching Nayone skate for a bit. Overall I really did have fun and would love to go again, maybe with a large group of people.
Saturday was the Neon Genius Evangelion Marathon. 3 dvds of Eva. I kept falling asleep, but I had seen all the eps that we watched before. I'd like to do it again to see more of Eva. Then the people at the apartment changed from Cave people to Wabres and Slinky and Saphire. we watched an episode of junkyard wars that Aerith and I had on tape. The teams had to build machines that would fling a car. :) it was cool. Then there was the party at the Cave. Since Kiten offered me a ride home, I got to drink. mmmm...white russians :). Gave Nayone her first Mudslide. She liked it. I had a feeling she would. I don't b/c I don't like Balies. Left the party w/Kiten around 12:30am so I could get some sleep before work.
Sunday: was a brat in the morning. I hate getting up for work when there are two sleeping bodies in the bed! And i think that getting my period has something to do with it too. work was quiet. I got to catch up on a whole bunch of comics that I hadn't read in ages since I don't get the paper. I really need to remember that they are online. After work Aerith and I went to the store. It's amazing how expensive things can get. Then I made dinner: pizza macarroni. Then it was time for Junkyard Mega Wars: Flight of the Century. 2 hours long as 3 teams (from the us, uk, and france) had 20 hours to build turn of the century airplanes to celebrate the 100th aniverary of the Wright Brothers. And they could only use authentic materials and tools (no power anything). It was sooooo cool! All the planes actually flew (eventually). It's going to be on again on wed. night. I think I might tape it. Got to talk to mommy about passover. I'm so excited that she's coming to visit!
Today is bleh. It's time for George's visit. I really hate George. ick.