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Putt-Putting Along

My poor little truck is going *putt putt putt ZOOOM putt putt putt putt putt ZOOOM putt…* right now :( I noticed it shifting oddly about a week and a half ago. I told Tom that it felt like it was driving funny but he said it felt ok to him (pfft. What does he know? :wink: )

So then on Friday it stopped accelerating well and started doing this putt-putt thing and I was like “… GAH!” and THEN the check engine light turned on and I was like, “.. AHHHHH DON’T DIE TRUCK I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T GIVEN YOU A NAME YET!!!”

… speaking of which, my truck needs a name, please comment with ideas for me, I’m stumped. Dark blue/purple dodge dakota. Kthx.

Anyhow, I went to JiffyLube to have them tell me why the light was on and the dude said “ok my computer says the light is saying that Cylindar 4 is misfiring. I have no clue what that means.” and I was like, “I don’t either but thanks.” then putt-putted back home.

So Friday and Saturday I didn’t really go much of anywhere. I drove down to a shop on Saturday but they were closed, so yesterday I took it to Tom’s dad and we checked the spark plugs (I learned something new! He told me about how they work, in layman’s terms. *BOOM!* teehee). He says that if I have the spark plugs and the wires replaced, that should fix the problem. We ran a little tester thing between them, and while the plug on cylinder 4 *was* firing, it didn’t look too stable. The truck ran better for a while, with us kind of resetting that connection.

So yeah, Tom is going to replace those for me tonight and then hopefully Nameless will be all better Now. Any name ideas?!


This Is Titleless, Oh My!

At some point, I am quite sure I will eventually catch up on my sleep.  Just not anytime soon!

Busy busy weekend. Friday night The Sonia and I went on a misadventure and it was fun. First off, I couldn’t drive my truck normally for a few miles ‘cause the mechanic readjusted my clutch (apparently it was riding high, so I had to get used to it all over again because it was engaging in a different place).. so that was fun. THEN OMG WE GOT STUCK ON A BIG HILL LOOKING FOR PARKING o_O It was scurry. I was going up the hill,  but not fast enough so suddenly I was not moving. GAH. So Sonia starts hyperventilating and I’m like “GAAAAH OMG WHAT DO I DOOOOO?!?!?!?!” so I remembered that somebody said “lot’s of gas” so I gave it lots of gas and my tire squealed but I didn’t roll backwards :D I hope to never stop on a hill again haha.

So we finally found parking but the sign said we had to be out by 11. So we sprinted to the bar, and Carlton from Fresh Prince was there haha. Anyway me and Sonia grabbed a drink, drank it fast, talked about random things like we love to do and sprinted back to the truck at 10:56. YAY! So then we went to Hilary’s house and hung out there for a few hours and it was fun.

Then Saturday morning I took Vinz to Puppy Graduation and he was all sorts of excited for some reason. I mean, he’s always hyper… but this was extreme even by his standards. Weirdo. Anyway, after that I went to lunch with Jeff while he has his car washed. Then it started raining. Poor Jeff.

So then I was stuck in traffic on the 101 because I am an idiot and didn’t know that even though I was going south, I needed the 101 north to get to the 405. So eventually when I wound up in downtown LA and still hadn’t hit the freeway I figured out I went the wrong way. But at that point it was easier to take the other freeway and just chalk it up to going the long way to Culver City. I’m a special brand of stupid Once I hit the 110 I knew exactly where I was going, because that’s how I used to get to Santa Monica from Glendale. La la la.

Me and Jeremy played Wii for a while and I made a total dork of myself playing golf “Katie! We’re playing golf, not baseball!” Well whatever, I made it in the hole eventually :blush: Actually, I played Wii for a long time. I started playing Zelda and like, an hour later I was like “…. oh man I’ve been playing this longer than I thought”. It was horridly fun and now I kind of want one. I made a Mii and it’s totally awesome.

Then we went to a party in a shady part of town and left after not too long because one of Jeremy’s friends was afraid he was going to die. That was the end of that *shrug* More Wii was played and it was funny watching people play bowling.

Sunday I went to go see my aunt from my dad’s side of the family. I hadn’t seen anybody in years… it was nice. I get my “no sense of direction whatsoever” from my dad’s side, along with the phrase “holy hell that’s obnoxious… I LOVE IT!” haha

Then (omg could this weekend possibly have been any more packed with things to do!?) I went to pick up Jeff, and we played video games, then went and had a very yummy sushi dinner (I love California rolls) and did laundry and watched half a movie before I was so exhausted I don’t even remember dragging my butt to bed.

And now I am at work, and my coworker is back from London and he brought me a totally rad fishie purse and an England Beanie and a key chain. I’ve been here an hour and a half and have yet to start actually working.