10-27-10 Wednesday (Dead Blogging)

I’m blogging to you live from the BMW dealer.  Live?  As opposed to dead?  Hmmmm, well, and not so live by the time you read it.  Just scratch all that out.  Sheesh.

OK, so I’m at the dealer getting Jim’s car fixed.  The rearview mirror has some sort of  liquid type stuff in it that enables it to dim.  With fanciness of bells and whistles also equates to more things to go wrong.  A new mirror is over $400 for the part.  That doesn’t even include labor although Jim can install a new one.  I called the dealer to see if our certified preowned warranty would take care of it.  They said it would.  I think we have a $50 deductible. 

Replacing a mirror (if in stock) and washing the car should be a short visit however the waiting room is slap full of people (22 seats).  I can betcha there’s more customers here than there are technicians.  Assuming I’d be here a while I prepared by bringing my laptop (obviously). 

The last time I was here I blogged as well.  I bitched about some “characters” here the last time.  Well, I gotta keep up with the theme.  So far the TV is extremely loud and naturally when the commercials play, it’s ridiculously loud.  I woman, who has since left the waiting room was in seat in front of me and talking on the phone loudly.  Maybe she was competing with the TV?  Either way, get your ass out of the room.  Go step outside and yap on the phone. 

I’m not sure why it strikes me as funny but a woman was standing outside talking on the phone.  She was leaned against the wall with one foot tilted upward exposing the sole of her shoe.  On the bottom, a TJ Maxx price tag.  Maybe she never removed the tag thinking, “who’s gonna see it?”  Me, me, me.   Every time I get my camera phone ready to snap a photo she paces away.

Hmmmm, the next “character” in the waiting room just reared it’s ugly head.  A misbehaved child.  His momma might need to take him outside and have a “talk” with him.  He’s disturbing me.  I’m disturbed enough without his help.


In other non-important news, the leaves around town are just gorgeous.  I’m trying not to wreck the car while I stare off in space and think how lucky I am to live here.  I’m very happy here.  Can ya tell?  Now, if I can just get a job – that I like – it will be even more perfect.


So far I’ve been here for an hour and 15 minutes.  I’m bored.  I have ironing to do.  Sounds fun doesn’t it?  Maybe I should just stay here?

I checked with my service consultant who said it’s done and in the wash bay.  It will take 20 minutes more.  It’s now been 1 hour, 45 minutes.  Oy. 

Finally I get to leave.  They replaced the mirror; I paid my $50 deductible.  They didn’t even wash the car!  They cleaned the wheels is all.  2 hours to have a mirror replaced and wheels cleaned.

On my way home I stopped at Walmart and picked up my new glasses.  I wear contact lenses 99.99% of the time.  I sleep in them!  I take them out for 30 seconds everyday to rinse them.   I’m hoping that I’ll be inspired to wear glasses instead of just the contacts so I can give my eyes a much deserved break.


If you don’t like them, please direct negative comments to Tim who helped me pick them out.  Oh and I guess if you like them you can praise him too.  Feel free to be honest.  I was only arrested once for stalking a blog follower and that was totally dismissed.  No body, no case.

Super G

Back in July, Jim’s Dad sent him this birthday card:


So what did he send us for Halloween???????

trick or treat guyAbove: The inside of the card read: “See, there are things more frightening than Halloween.”

Nauseated?  Yeah.


  1. unemployed Tim in CharlotteOctober 28, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    How did they get that guys face on your body?

  2. I'm sitting at work reading this and it took everything in my power not to bust out laughing! first at your SuperGarret pose, then at the halloween card. BUAHAHAHA!!!

  3. The Super G thang is hilarious! Love it!

    Love the narrative of the waiting room, too. Jeff has to go to a Verizon store the other day and some woman was letting her kids run rampant in the store- tearing up displays and she just completely ignored them. Grrrr...

    I was a pretty solid contact lens wearer until my most recent pair of glasses. Now I split my time about 50/50.

  4. I've never worn contacts. Glasses only since I was 40 years old... so I've been wearing glasses for the past 4 years... ok.... 7. No? How about 10? OK! OK!! You got me!! FIFTEEN YEARS!!! sheesh.

  5. Just about peed my pants at the pictures, legendary stuff. LOVE the glasses very stylish Garrett, excellant choice Jim.

  6. You are incredibly funny and creative. I look forward to your blog everyday. Pictures are hysterical


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