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Sunday, May 17, 2009 :::

Stuff I'm Doing; and Stuff I Shouldn't Be Doing

I know I haven't posted much lately, but it's not my fault. Blogger is being all stupid and work is being all busy. But I can assure you that I am still the same old dan.

For instance, today I went to the Home Depot to pick up some acoustic ceiling tiles to replace a couple damaged ones in my basement. I wheel them out to my car and push the remote unlock button on my keys, but I don't hear the mechanisms click. I try it again, but still no luck. Finally, I give up on modern conveniences and go in to unlock it manually, but to my surprise the back door is already unlocked. I silently chastise myself for being so absent minded as to forget to lock my own car.

With some difficulty, I maneuver one ceiling tile into the back seat. The things are fragile, so when they hit a hard edge or a car part, they burst into dust. It's kind of a mess, and so I silently chastise myself for not planning ahead enough to bring some blankets to protect my car seats from the obnoxious white powder.

That's when I hear: "Excuse me?" I turn around. A lady is standing by me with her own cart.

She says, "That's my car."

I turn back, and indeed I've shoved my acoustic ceiling tile into the back of someone else's Hyundai. Somehow I had failed to notice the unfamiliar air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror or the copy of Oprah Magazine in the passenger seat. I apologize profusely, and thankfully she thinks it's funny and has a good laugh at my expense while I try desperately to wipe up the dusty mess I've made all over her back seat. I silently chastise myself for being dan.

I wonder how she's going to tell that story to her friends. I wonder if she still laughs as she remembers the sight of my ass hanging out of her back seat, swearing under my breath while I awkwardly shove a ceiling tile against her upholstery.

This is some other stuff I've been up to:




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Um are you playing Farkel in that picture? Because if you are, you know that's the best game ever. If not, you should definitely check it out.

By Blogger Kaarin, at 10:00 PM  

It IS Farkel!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:38 AM  

At least the door was unlocked, I have BROKEN into somebody else´s car thinking it was mine, I figured it out before I got caught! I didn't harm the car either...Greetings from Costa Rica Dan, you always make me smile on those boring days at work!

By Blogger beachbumgirl, at 3:05 PM

Is this something that you should - or shouldn't be doing ? Is this the beginning of a Miller 5 Reunion ??? Please Danny, Say it is so ! ! !

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:51 PM  

A number of years ago, I bought a new Mitsubishi Eclipse. I stopped one day at a gas station, parked and ran in to buy a soda. When I came back out to my car, I opened the door and got inside, sliding into the driver's seat. Only then did I notice there was a stranger sitting in the passenger seat, and she was staring at me with as much shock as I was staring at her! Then I realized that the shiny black, brand-new 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse I was sitting in was not my own...mine was parked in the next spot over. These people had driven up after me and parked in the spot next to mine. We had a good laugh about it...once I pointed to my identical car and the woman realized I was not some crazed axe-murderer about to carjack her.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:56 PM  

I totally had to comment on this one. Just this past Friday, I was waiting for my friends to pick me up to take me to the ER for a very long reason which I don't need to post here. I told my boyfriend not to come with me cause he was being an asshole and I stormed out of the house to my ride. I got in the back seat, started ranting and raving about what an asshole the bf is, etc, and after about five minutes, I finally noticed the two hispanic guys in the front seat were NOT my friends. They let me go off for at least 5 minutes and probably would have forever if I hadn't realized I didn't know them. I asked why they didn't stop me and they said, "Cause it sounded like you needed someone to talk to." Mind you, I live in the sort of ghetto, was alone, and was in a stranger's car and they were that nice. I shamefully apologized, went inside to tell my bf what happened and he spent the entire ride to the ER with my real ride roaring in laughter. If they hadn't been so cool, that definitely would be up there for most embarrassing moment ever!

By Anonymous marseepees, at 11:16 AM  

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