Am I Allowed To Scream in the Title?

4:21 pm

Originally this was going to be a post about concert tips.

Today I was supposed to go to a concert. But as we took off, about two miles down the freeway, we got some smoke and some scents of coolant. Uh-oh.

We had to go about 20 more miles before we found another exit (and fortunately an auto shop).

And we received some bad news about a potentially broken engine…

5:10 pm

Yep, our engine decided to poison itself.

We have an extended warranty, blah blah blah, legal, blah, copay, blah. It’s a mess. I’m just hoping the warranty works.

And to add insult to injury, enterprise and hertz (the two rental places in town) are out of cars.

Oh my girth

7:19 pm

Guess there was an Avis in town too. And they did have rentals available. I think my night was saved.

A very nice lady from the auto repair place gave us a ride to the Avis, we got a rental, and we are on the road!

We are late to the concert…

But we’ll only miss the opening acts…

And that’s okay…

I guess

8:55 pm

We made it.

Just.

And what a nightmare to get to our seats!

We had to check in. Check in is on the fourth level. Up the stairs. No, check is in the fourth lobby. Used the wrong stairs. Up again. Down again. Checked in. Up the stairs to our seats. Down the stairs to our seats.

We were up and down stairs at least a dozen times.

But now we’re here. And I get to try to calm down.

But we made it before the main event (which is Fall Out Boy, by the way).

11:02 pm

The concert is over.

Was it worth the stress and turmoil?

Yes, honestly. But now I’m exhausted, it’s about two hours home, and I have to get up early for work in the morning.

Concert tip: if your concert is 100+ miles away, just rent a damn car.

A Good Girl

On Saturday evening, my beloved pupper passed away.

Her name is Carmel, she was 13 years old.

Some people don’t understand how important an animal can be in our lives. She was my companion growing up, getting her at the most awkward age of life: 14.

Carmel has helped me so much. Even when I was away at school. And when I came home, she was the most excited to see me. The most happy.

She was a good girl.

Rest in peace.