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broken car, pet thoughts

So I'm driving down the road yesterday with my windows down and the stereo (well, uh, "stereo") blaring because it's Friday and I hear this clunk, like someone threw something at my driver's side door. I look out and can't see anything. I get home and roll the window up and it won't roll up. mother fscker!

I had to duct tape some plastic peice in place last week because it was dragging on the ground. It wasn't a big deal, but it all adds up to give me this outstanding urge to go look at cars, even if I can't buy one yet, I just want to look.

Anyway, Dave came down this weekend so this morning I made us a big breakfast while he took off my door panel to investigate the situation. He says it needs a part that we can't even get in this town right now, all the dealerships would have to order it, and the one place that gave us a price said it was $200. For a roll-up window! Crap. We might try some junkyards later. Either way, this is frustrating, we're just going to prop the window up for now and deal.

In other news, I went to my friend Sarah's house last night, which is in the middle of nowhere or something, she had a party for some friends. Met some cool people, she was all concerned that it was like the worst party ever but she hasn't been to that many so she didn't know. It was actually pretty cool. We left a bit early, but there were nice people there, I'll have to visit her more often. Her sister-in-law was there with her puppy and it was so unbelievably cute. The puppy's like seven weeks old, she chews on stuff and wags her tail when she sees people and cuddles and everything, it made me want a puppy like I can't tell you. But I know I can't have one, because I live in an apartment, and it's not nice to lock a puppy up in an apartment all day. I kept trying to rationalize it in my head, but inside I know it's wrong, even though other people do it. sigh.

It'd be interesting to have a cat, but I'd have to buy a special cat house, and only do it when I'm old and my mother has left this world, because she'd never forgive me. I'd have to get a house with all wood floors, then buy all leather furniture, and not have drapes, then I'd have to research cats that don't affect allergies quite as much. Then I'd never pet the cat. I could maybe live like that. Sometimes I feel bad because Dave loves cats and knows he can never have one if we ever decided to move in together. Anyway, I once had a boyfriend whose parents had a cat and I could stay in their house, it was a lot of wood and leather and his mom kept the place really clean. That's the only reason why I feel like I could someday do it. I like cats, I wish they didn't make me so sick.

Anyway, for now I can party with my birds, I came home yesterday and turned the music up and they chirped along and got excited with me because it was friday. They're fun, sometimes.


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Sep. 28th, 2002 10:50 am (UTC)
My passenger side window is bustimigated, too. In fact, my previous car had a bustimigated window as well. On the driver's side - couldn't do drive-thrus because of it.

Both these cars were Fireflys though, so that might explain a few things. :) Right now I'm 3 hours away from home, visiting Megan, and my car seems to be worsening its transmission problem. And it sounds like it needs new brakes, too. I hope I can make it home OK :)
Sep. 28th, 2002 11:33 am (UTC)

There are hairless cats....

I find it's more the kitty litter that does me in more than the cats themselves.
Sep. 28th, 2002 04:27 pm (UTC)
I agree!

You could get a Sphynx and they'd suit an apartment too because they're supposed to be kept indoors you just have to be careful about keeping them warm and things like that.
Sep. 28th, 2002 08:15 pm (UTC)
aren't those expensive?

I'd have to get a "test cat" just to make sure I wasn't allergic.
Sep. 29th, 2002 03:06 am (UTC)
They probably are 'cos you'd have to get one from a breeder or something. I've only ever had moggies. You can always save up for a while.

It depends what you're allergic to, if you're allergic to their fur it would be fine but I think some people are allergic to their skin, in which case a hairless cat would make no difference. Surely you could find out if you're allergic without having to buy one.
Sep. 29th, 2002 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm allergic to fur and saliva. So, I'm not sure where that gets me.
Sep. 30th, 2002 12:22 am (UTC)
I suggest hanging out with a sphinx and seeing if it affects you.
Sep. 28th, 2002 01:02 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend has had those issues with his window twice now.. The first time was driver side, and he tried to force it to roll up, at which point it shattered into tiny bits and flew everywhere. He was lucky, though, he found a window at a junkyard for something like fifteen bucks. The passenger window is doing the same thing now, so he just propped it up and is refusing to touch it for fear of another explosion.
Sep. 29th, 2002 10:54 am (UTC)
Sucks to be your car! Major bummer, babe. If you're in the market for a new one, I'm sure my dad would be more than happy to help you find one. He knows all the dealers over here on a personal basis mostly, and let's just say he is a damn smooth business man. I'll have to tell you about how he's gone about buying my last two cars.
Sep. 29th, 2002 01:58 pm (UTC)
heh, does he know the dealers in wichita, too?
Sep. 29th, 2002 02:34 pm (UTC)
maybe it'll just be an excuse for you to come up and visit us =)
Sep. 29th, 2002 12:28 pm (UTC)
I used to be like, deathly alergic to cats - just an hour at my friend Emily's house and I'd literally have to start struggling to breathe, it was pretty bad. But, over time it got better for some reason. The more time I spent around cats, the less severe things got. Nowadays I don't even really consider myself alergic anymore. I can have a cat sitting on my lap and be petting it for hours with no ill affects at all. The only thing that can still be a problem is if I'd stupid enough to rub my eyes, then they itch like crazy =)
Oct. 1st, 2002 11:44 pm (UTC)
leather furniture and kitty cats don't always get along... the need to knead, ya know

and kitties and birdies don't always play nice either...

just some thoughts.
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