Bullet Thoughts // 11.08.08

Ignorance truly is bliss.  Yesterday afternoon, while at the gas station, I was informed by the attendant that my fuel tank cap was missing.  “What?” I said, flabbergasted, and wondered how long I’d been driving without it.  It could’ve been ages, and it was only this one gas station attendant who finally told me about it.  So, of course, after I got that concerning news, I drove away from the gas station to the nearest Napa Auto Parts periodically watching my fuel tank door cover, expecting to see it spilling gas at any moment.  Meanwhile, the whole time I didn’t know my fuel tank cap was missing, I paid little attention to it.  Needless to say, I plopped down eight bucks for a new fuel tank cap and peace of mind.

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How much do we love Fridays?  No, I’m not talking about the chain restaurants.  I’m referring to the day of the week that nearly every working stiff looks forward to even as they roll into work on Monday morning.  “Happy Friday Eve” some people even exclaim, further enforcing our affinity (and complete disregard of Thursdays).  When I was in the hotel industry, where my workweek was anything but typical, Fridays meant very little to me.  It was just another day in paradise.  Nowadays, I can barely contain myself when Fridays come along.  I text “TGIF!” to unsuspecting friends.  Fridays signal not as much the end of the week as it does the start of a weekend.  I love looking forward to it, whether or not I have anything going on that night.

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The weather today is suffering from multiple personality disorder— one moment sunny, another moment stormy.  I really wish it would make up its mind.  I was thinking about raking the leaves, but absolutely refuse doing so when it’s nasty out because it takes only one nasty strong wind to blow through and make all my work for naught.  Hmm, come to think of it, I actually can thank today’s volatile weather for allowing me to forego the dreadful chore of raking leaves.  Thanks, Sybil!

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What is the statute of limitations on elections lawn signs?  I took a run this morning and saw a ton of Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin signs still sticking out of poeple’s lawns.  Uh, isn’t the election over?  Is there some inexplicable nostalgia that these people are hanging on to by keeping these signs up?

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8 Responses to “Bullet Thoughts // 11.08.08”


  1. 1 DAVE ID November 8, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Come to Quebec/Canada where with minority governments(5 or more parties), we’re always in an election cycle of some sort with the minority government trying to get majority. We are literally suffering from election fatigue and dream of great statesman like Obama to come and rescue us.

  2. 2 moondustana November 9, 2008 at 6:53 am

    Your blog is always so interesting!! :o)

  3. 3 megan November 9, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I pass this house on my way to work each day. Ever since Obama was nominated by the Democratic party, months and months ago, it has been pretty obvious that he was their candidate of choice. Their car was covered in Obama stickers, there have been at least two or three signs in the yard, and they even had a life-sized cutout of Obama peeking out their front window from behind the curtains. Cute, I know. On Wednesday, expecting to see the signs taken down, I saw the opposite. There was not one free inch on their front lawn. They must have either stocked up on Obama signs, or gotten them from the rest of the city, because it was a sea of blue reaching from the sidewalk to their doorstep. It was as if they were growing Obama signs instead of grass. I guess they were pretty happy.

  4. 4 jonsquared November 9, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    @ DAVE – I lived in Montreal for 3 months in my youth. That was all it took…

    @ moon – Stop by anytime! Do you have a blog?

    @ megan – Hmm, come to think of it, I saw about 90% Obama signs than McCain during my run yesterday.

  5. 5 nectarfizz December 3, 2008 at 9:57 am

    JON hahahahahahhah Always a pleasure.


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