Okay-- the days have been quiet which doesn't give me much blog-fodder, but I have a few things today.
The first is I took the Odyssey in to get the back quarter repaired today--and realized I'd forgotten to reserve a rental car. I went to the rental car place--right next door to the repair shop--and resigned myself to a long wait for Mate. Hell, I couldn't even get him on the phone.
Then the girl--who looked disconcertingly like Buffy the Vampire Slayer--and I say that with all love, because Sarah Michelle Gellar is stunningly pretty and I adored Buffy--saw me sitting in the corner, looking across the street at McDonalds and wondering if maybe I should just wait there because at least there was coffee, and said, "Wait--did you turn in a minivan?"
"So you'd want a minivan in return?"
"I can get you one of those. Just wait."
Took her ten minutes.
And she didn't have to do it. I was the moron who hadn't reserved a car. I took to Twitter and @Enterprise and sent out something making sure she got an attagirl. And they said she would. I mean, it was just so kind-- and she didn't have to. I hope she got a gift certificate somewhere awesome--I really do.
And the car was a newer Dodge Caravan-- which is the same make/model of the one that died--literally, gave it's last gasp into a parking spot--two years ago. BTW? This one looks totally different than that one. It's like a whole new car.
The kids were very puzzled--and very excited--with the new-to-us vehicle. The dogs were highly suspicious. Apparently all bad things start with a Dodge Caravan. I'm thinking Johnnie and Geoffie might still have memories of the old one.
And after that?
Well, Quickening Part 1 got it's second to last edit, and THAT'S exciting!
Oh! And I'm making KPoP mitts for swag for Coastal Magic-- can you tell?
Well... maybe if the dogs weren't in the way...
I'm pretty embarrassed about the fingerless mitts as a swag option btw. I really don't see how anybody would want them--I'm bringing books for backup.