Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven.........

The final countdown has begun. Only two more weeks until I graduate from college. (Technically three, but I have no intention of going to class on the last night). Only two more weeks until I am on vacation for a whole week. I have never taken a whole week of vacation at once in my entire adult life. What will it be like? I have no clue. I haven't decided yet whether or not we will be doing any traveling. I would like to take The DQ down to Chattanooga so we can go to the Ripley's Aquarium.

My car is not equipped with keyless entry. I decided to spend the extra money and have it installed. I am also having the remote start feature added. I feel like I am being spoiled, but I played out this little scenario in my head. Here it is:

I am leaving Wal-Mart. It's getting late and dark. As I walk, I hear footsteps behind me. I glance around and notice that I am being followed. I walk a little faster and here the footsteps behind me begin to walk faster also. Quickly becoming afraid I break out into a full run. So does the mysterious murderer. As I reach my vehicle, my hands are shaking and I struggle to unlock the car door. I jump into the car and drop the keys. I pick them up and I am unable to find the right key. As I struggle, the murderer closes in on me and kills me.

Now, if I have a clicker and a murderer is chasing me, I at least have a sporting chance of being able to get into the car and get away.

Speaking of keys, poor Sissy. Poor, poor Sissy. Yesterday was the first day that she got to drive her car to school. I am sure it must have been exciting for her. Until she got to school. The black plastic casing with the micro chip in it broke off from the key. The key stayed in the ignition and she couldn't get it out. She called me and I told her to go ahead and lock the door and use her code to get back in. She has the number pad on the driver door to get in the car.

She did the same thing when she got home from school yesterday. This morning, she came in the bathroom while I was in the shower and told me the car wouldn't start. After I got dressed, I went outside to see if I could help her. I quickly deduced that the car wouldn't start because the black casing with the micro chip was not on the key. When the black casing comes off of your car key, your car thinks it is being stolen. So this meant that Sissy could start the car and it would start for about three seconds and then cut off. Thus we now know that the anti theft system REALLY works. Unfortunately, this means I will be forced to go the dealership and have another key made for her. I figure this will cost anywhere from 50 to 100 bucks. For one key. Need I say more? No. I think not. So Sissy will have to be ghetto and use pliers if she can't get the keys to her car.

As my final semester in school draws to a close, I find myself returning to my pre-college habits. Which translates into actually doing work in my house and not shoving it all off on Sissy and The DQ. After all there are certain things a mother just does better. School was called off last night because the professor was sick. I had started chicken and dumplings in the crock pot, so dinner was ready when I got home. I actually did several loads of laundry and cleaned the master bathroom. On a week night. Tonight I have made dinner, folded laundry, started a new load, and tackled the mess in The DQ's room.

Which brings me to my next subject matter. Guess what I found in The DQ's room? Give up? A bag of half eaten Doritos. Some of the Doritos were on the floor. In another mood, I would have snapped, my head would have spun around three times and my eyes would have turned red. Then I would have begun speaking in a language even foreign to me. However, because of my mellow state (which I believe to be brought on by the car issues being resolved) I simply got out the Dustbuster and sucked up all the Doritos.

I recently heard a couple of radio personalities dissing the Dustbuster, saying it was a piece of crap that didn't work. I beg to differ. The Dustbuster has come a long way. Mine will suck up pennies, screws, marbles and a various assortment of other items. My favorite use for the Dustbuster is to attach the little wand and clean all the cracks that the vacuum cleaner won't reach. The new model Dustbuster even has a cleanable and replaceable filter. Shame on you radio people, shame!

In typical southern fashion, the weather has gone crazy. When I left for work this morning, it was sixty degrees. When I left the office to go home, it was 38 degrees. We MAY have more snow tonight. So get your milk and bread ready.


HW said...

You definitely need keyless entry.

I would LOVE to have a remote starter, especially during these horribly cold winter nights.

Enjoy your vacation that's coming up.

Susiewearsthepants said...

I feel like I am being spoiled. I just don't want the murderer to get me.