Nadja

Taken

All in all, a really, pretty bad movie. However, being a good movie was not its function.  As a vehicle for Liam Neeson working out his sudden need to be a badass it was Awesome. Bonus, he gets a scene with techno and PULLS IT OFF!
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Nadja

I give you Automotive Tire & auto service!

extolling virtues of my car shop, would not take money from me today, again. About the third time ive gone in there, they've fixed my issues and said "sorry, we cant take your money for that"

Automotive Tire & auto service, western ave., knoxville (865) 558-6911.
in front of the tennessee school of beauty and next to an eye doctor should you wish to solve 2 things at once.

I'm starting to be concerned about moving away from knoxville due to this place.
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Nadja

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Someday I will learn to stop trying thai food at places other than Taste of Thai, for truly none of them compare, and most downright suck. At least in this area.
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Nadja

Freebie

Tires are fixed, no leak was located. I have been advised to check the air pressure in a few days and return promptly if it is low. I have also been advised that no payment will be accepted, since my problem was  not technically fixed. This irks me in a deep and frustrating manner. I know "air is free" but some mechanic put in labor time on figuring this stuff out and moving tires around, thus I feel he should be paid. Protests in this vein were also rebuffed. So now I must think of a sneakier way to show gratitude. Doughnuts immediately came to mind, but I really would rather not give to someone else something that unhealthy (ok they are men, they will not care. still).  Soooo I am plotting but at a loss.  Perhaps I will make biscuits.
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Nadja

sigh...

coworker came in and was asking what car i drive....says "your tire looks really low, dont drive far, you should go get some air..." So hmm...my upcoming surprise is...is the car "low" or "flat" bonus surprise for I cleaned out my trunk a while ago and forgot to put the spare back in.... May have to call the boy to come do macho manly tire change...SIGH. Further annoying...my favored shop is only 3mi away...but hey, if i end up on a rim halfway there, might as well be across state lines no?
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Nadja

Sugary success

Boy's birthday is tomorrow. Found out a week ago that he bought himself the present I had stashed away for about a month. !@#$!!! What To Do?

If you can't give em stuff, stuff them full of egg, sugar and butter of course. Colored a jaunty red via chemical laden dye? Excellent.

(However, your surprise will be spoiled by their inexplicable demand to accompany you to the store.)

SO, 2 lbs sugar, 2lbs cream cheese, 3 sticks of butter, some flour, cocoa and a large amount of red food dye later, we had Red Velvet Cake! And behold, it was very good...although the icing needed to be thicker for proper frosting. Apparently globs of oozy frosting do not, in any way, impede some people's ability to stuff themselves to the gills. It does impede the proper lighting of candles though. 

Dinner was also planned, but staying up till like 2 a.m. playing dnd meant we got up about noon. Domino's to the rescue! More pleased than was strictly necessary that the "gotham pizza" came in a black batman box :p

I can only hope that I do not return home today to find Tryst in a fetal position on the kitchen floor, surrounded by red crumbs and smears of cream cheese frosting.  Still have no idea what to buy for a present, but we are going to see Mongol on Tuesday and possibly have dinner. That may have to suffice.
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Nadja

oh the pain..and embarrassment

I almost broke my toe last night while cooking dinner. Boy had to finish cooking dinner. In the meantime, I self medicated with a bottle of gin.

This caused much hilarity during our WoW raid, and lo the gin continued to flow until I went to bed and passed out around 9 or 10.

 Apparently around midnight when he came to bed, I asked him "when are we going to increase the regiment?" and apparently told him "the doctor said we need a third knee" or something like that. So he says. I dont really recall. 

Toe hurts like a bitch and there will probably be a repeat performance tonite with the gin. Tune in to vent boys and girls!

In the meantime I am wearing really ugly sandals WITH SOCKS ugh to cover my ouchie.  People at work have been informed I will not hobble from my desk to ANYWHERE unless it is an extreme emergency, or there is pain medication involved.
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