Music – Elvis Costello – “I WANT YOU” this is one of the best songs ever written
FRIDAY AUGUST 25, 2006
Do you ever wonder ……. Yeah, me to.
I’ve put my jeep situation on the back burner and just added it to my very long TO DO list. If there is anyone that knows anything about Jeeps and has some time to help me work on it, that would be perfect. We can have a pizza party or something.
I need the front end fixed (pounded out), the infamous water leak in the firewall (?), new carpet installed, and I’ve just noticed that part of the air conditioner doesn’t blow hard enough. LOL
I’m thinking that I’ll just take it to a body shop (not the dealer) to get all this done sometime in the near future, that is if I can’t find anyone to help me.
Earlier this week I was jogging around the track at the gym and my I-pod started to turn off and on by itself then It just stayed stuck on the QOTSA song “the sky is fallin’”. It wasn’t playing it was just sorta stuck there with no sound. I couldn’t even turn the thing off, nothing. So I stopped jogging and went home. I plugged it in the wall to recharge and it didn’t do anything and just stayed on. So I let it run its course overnight and in the morning it was dead. I plugged it into the wall to recharge again and it recharged and later worked fine. “PHEW”!! Something similar happened to my phone on the same night. It’s happened with my phone once before. It looks like there are bars when in fact it’s totally dead. I just recharged it and it was fine also. Someone said I just probably need new batteries for both.
This weekend is the Sunset Junction. It’s a festival with thousands of people and a ton of bands on different stages. It’s hot and crowded. Sound fun? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
I’ve been twice. One year I went to see Elliott Smith. I could only see the top of his head from about 300 feet away. It was CRAZY!
This year the big draw on Saturday, starting at 7pm (playing on the bates stage) is Redd Kross, The Eels and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Then on Sunday (also on the bates stage and also starting at 7pm) is The Drive by Truckers, Hank Williams III and The Cramps. Other bands start playing in the morning/ afternoon.
I just found out that Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is playing at the Echo tonight. I’ve seen them there before and it’s amazing and really super loud! I’ve already got a table for Jon Brion. He (JB) hasn’t played at the Largo on a Friday night in a long-ass time. If I hadn’t already made plans with some friends then I’d definitely go to the Echo tonight.
Also tonight The Killers are playing at the Troubadour.
Update – regarding the dude at the gym that I have a major crush on…. Yeah, I haven’t seen him since. Of course I’ve met 4 other guys in the meantime, but it’s just not the same. ……. “…… you can’t always get what you want” hmm… maybe I’ll get what I need?!
Rockstar-Supernova~ update on my thoughts.
~Dilana – what the hell is up with her? I’m shocked and appalled by her now.
I’m hoping that the show put her up to it because she just did a 180.
~ Magni – I like him and he does seem like a rockstar. I like him as a person though and I think that is clouding my judgment a bit. (cool, family rocker-man).
~ Ryan - I still don’t like Ryan, he seems so uncomfortable and out of his element.
~ Lukas - He doesn’t fit the band because he seems one dimensional with his drunken’ drawl voice. I like it but not for Supernova. He’s an “EMO” for sure.
~ Toby – I like him as a person, again, clouding my judgment. I just don’t know about him. Sometimes he seems like he’s trying to hard and he doesn’t get the whole rockstar persona.
~ Storm – yeah, she’s just not going to win. She’s a pretty girl but doesn’t fit Supernova.
She would fit right in with the Lilith Fair along with Patrice Pike, no doubt about that.
Storm does that macho thing with her hands that really bugs me.
I really think that after the whole deal with Dilana, Magni or Toby will win. I will be shocked and surprised if Ryan wins. Lukas or Storm will be next to go.
As for the comments on this site, I don’t know what is wrong with them. I’ve tried fixing them but can’t seem to figure it out. I’m getting sick of the ads popping up on the side tag-board but that’s what you get for FREE.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I mean it! Go out and do something exciting.
Wilco – Summerteeth (possibly one of the greatest bands/cd’s ever!)
I’m having a bad day and it’s because I have to deal with more jeep problems. The jeep dealer (moothart in Cerritos) are being total dicks to me, treating me like a “girl”.
You wanna know a really stupid thing they told me yesterday! This guy Ramon (the manager of the body shop) said “we need to wait for the carpet to dry before we run water over your jeep again to determine where the leak is coming from”.
O.K. how many of you out there had the same solution? I’m sure you thought to yourself , ….. you don’t need the carpet in the jeep to determine a water leak you can use paper or towels! How stupid do they think I am? Why must they lead me on?
He told me that it could be a hole in the firewall and the rubber grommett is worn where the wires pass through. He also asked if anyone did anything to my alarm recently. HA, they were the last ones to do ANYTHING (alarm, wires, windshield, doors) and they are trying to tell me that this has nothing to do with their previous work.
I’m on the 5th song already, I was staring at my keyboard this whole time just thinking about everything – then again thinking about nothing.
I’m just waiting right now, I’ll probably have to take some time off work towards the end of my workday to go get my jeep from the dealer beings they aren’t even open on the weekends. Most likely I’ll have to bring it in again for some more B.S. next week. Oh Joy!!
I’m imagining all these scenarios for when I get there.
1. I get dropped off and I walk into the office and they tell me that it’s all done, they fixed everything, even the rubber on the windows so it doesn’t squeak anymore and had me a dozen roses all the while telling me how sorry they were for treating me the way they have. No Charge.
2. I walk in there and he tells me that they won’t have the part for another two weeks and he will call me when it comes in and it will cost me $300.00.
3. I walk in and tell him that I’m taking my jeep for the weekend and I’ll bring it back just as soon as they figure out a way to fix the problem, he then tells me that It will cost me $100.00 to take the jeep, I tell him that I won’t pay and he tells me that I can’t take the jeep until I pay. I start yelling at him and making a huge scene in front of everyone (like a crazy person). He gets scared and gives me my keys, after of course I punch him in his ball.
4. My mom drops me off and she walks in there with me and we ask him to explain the problem to us and he sounds like an idiot giving us the run around, my mom calls him out and asks for his manager. His manager determines that Ramon is an idiot and gets fired on the spot. My jeep gets fixed the right way and I’m happy.
What I think will happen…
5. I go get my jeep, it’s not ready. They don’t have it put back together and I sit an wait for an hour. They tell me that they still don’t know what is wrong and to bring it in next Tuesday and they will do some more tests. I won’t have to pay this time.
Change of subject, to an even more boring one....
I found the jeans that I’ve been looking for on ebay. It seems the size is a tad too big but with a belt, it’s a pretty good fit. I don’t understand European sizes to well, they are all so different. I thought I was a 31 but I guess I’m more like a 29 now.
I guess I could sell them on ebay if I found a smaller size.
As for the belt that I wanted, I bought it twice and both places were out of stock so no luck on that.
SPOON – Girls Can Tell (such an awesome cd/band)
If you don’t drink coffee [because you feel very ill afterwards] then you probably shouldn’t partake in the FREE iced coffee giveaway when they have ‘em!! [lesson learned]
I am so buzzed right now and I only drank half the tall cup they were giving out.
I’ve walked all around my office looking for someone (who wasn’t at her desk) to hand-deliver something that I could have just popped into an inner office envelope. I saw a lot of new people that I’ve never seen before. I should drink coffee more often. (kidding)
I haven’t really been up to much more then the gym as per usual lately. So I haven’t got any new exciting news to tell.
I have fallen in love with this new guy at the gym though. Ok ok…. Call it what you want [infatuation, crush, lust … etc…] I haven’t even spoken to him yet. I will. We’ve exchanged smiles and we follow each other around the gym sometimes… ok… maybe not, I guess some people may think of it as stalking (on my part). Ha ha ha ha. he is the most beautiful (in my eyes) man I’ve ever seen in my life. I get excited just thinking about seeing him the next time I go to the gym. I look forward to it, ya know.
The first time I noticed him was a couple of weeks ago and I think it was his first time. He was trying out all these weights (really heavy) and didn’t seem to know what he was doing. He was the first to smile. I think I didn’t give him a full-on smile for some reason. I noticed he was in every room that I was in, then the next week he looked a little different (more sure of himself). That’s when I started stalk…..err .. I mean… it’s when I noticed him in this way. He seems like a loner (which, I love). But maybe he’s married or has a g/f…. he has to have one of the two… I mean someone this hot… just has to be taken. Or he’s gay.
I really liked this guy many months ago at the gym up until he started wearing shirts w/o sleeves, showing his “rainbow” tattoo. Hahahaha. I think we are looking at the same guys now.
I’m sure no one notices me checking them out, I’m pretty much a loner with my headphones on minding my own business, focusing on my workouts.
what else…. Hmmm….don’t laugh but I want to see that movie “step up”. ok, go ahead and laugh and judge me, go ahead- do it.
ah.. 15 more minutes until I’m outta here.
I don’t have my jeep today (probably not until Friday night) because it’s at the dealers. They are trying to figure out the water leak. The inspector from my insurance company called me today and said he couldn’t find where it was leaking but the dealer is going to look into it. Hopefully they will replace my carpet in the process. He was trying to tell me that it could be from normal wear and tear, it’s a hard top…, a lot of miles, and I’m like um.. I don’t think so. It’s not like I would take my main ride off-roading or anything! The leak is only under the heavy matt on the drivers side under the pedals and not on the passenger side. I think when they took the dash off and took my carpet out and put a new hard top on, somehow they missed something or did something to it. I’ve only noticed the water after it rains or after I get it washed [only after I got it back from them!].
normal wear and tear, MY ASS!!!! Here we go again. I know they totally hate me now but hell, I’ve paid my $500 deductible and even so I’ve had to take it back in a few times and leave it for over a month. And they did a shoddy job each time.
So yeah, that’s my life this month so far….. gym, cute boys and jeep problems.
Music: I just bought these CD's, haven't listened to them yet.
1. Afghan Whigs - 1965 (thought I already had this)
2. Eagles of death metal - Death by Sexy
3. Tool - Lateralus
4. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
5. Tool - Ænima
Today I learned a little French and Spanish.
I’ve been so absolutely bored at work that I look for things to do on the internet, and I found some free on-line language learning sites that seem to be pretty cool.
I finally finished that book called Fargo Rock City by Chuck Klosterman, that I’ve been trying to get through for the last year or so.
I started one that I bought a few months ago called Love Monkey by Kyle Smith. I mostly bought it because of the T.V. show that was on for a short stint, plus they had it in hardback. I love hardback books. I collect them weather I read them or not. I just assume that eventually I will get around to reading them.
If I were able to play computer games at my desk then I would be totally set for the day. I could spend hours upon hours playing this game my dad got me hooked on called 7 wonders of the world. Sometimes, on the weekends I find myself playing until 1 or 2 am. That’s just about as bad as when I was hooked on The Sims! I only had the original in that game and I couldn’t image how It would be if I had all the upgraded ones they have out now.
Today is my mom’s birthday so I’m taking her out to the Fish Company. I think I will have lobster tail. YUM. I usually get halibut but I need to try something different. I’ll take her out for lunch this weekend as well, and when I say her, I really mean me. I love that restaurant called Houstons and we both think they have the best veggie burgers on the West coast. So really, I’m not being totally selfish…. perhaps a little. They have 3 restaurants that I know of and I’ve been to all of them, make that 4 because there is one in NY that I’ve been to as well. That was the nicest one I’ve ever been to. They are all really nice and friendly… maybe even a bit stuck up, but that goes with the territory (Irvine, West Hollywood, Pasadena) though N.Y. was really nice and not stuck up at all. Go figure.
One more thing to mention before I end this post….
I’m taking my Jeep in, yet again, this time to a different dealer, one that doesn’t know me or hate me... yet.
The problem is that every time it rains or I get my jeep washed the carpet underneath my heavy duty floor mat gets wet and stays wet. It’s only on my side. I can’t figure out where the water is coming in at. I’m sure it’s due to the shoddy work that the dealer (Moothart in Cerritos) did when they ripped my carpet out to clean it instead of replacing it.
My jeep looks pretty new except for the carpet.
I spoke to my insurance company (AAA) and they said that if it is determined that this problem is happening due to shoddy work from Moothart that they would pay for it.
I may have second thoughts on getting that new 4 door jeep that is coming out this fall!