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I want to say thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes or sympathy yesterday. I know that as crimes go, having a car window smashed is rather minor. Nothing was even taken from inside the car, as far as I have been able to determine. But it was such a violent thing that it's really quite scary. The car was parked directly in front of my house, in the (apparently illusory) safe realm of suburban Howard County, and we didn't notice anything while it was happening. The back windshield is completely gone, shattered all throughout the inside of the car. And the rock that I removed from underneath the front passenger seat today is huge and seriously heavy. The only way that it could have done the damage that was done and have landed where it did was if someone stood directly behind my car and threw the thing with all of his strength.

(That last was a nasty sentence, but I'm more interested in bed right now than in grammar.)

So I stayed home from work today, as someone from the auto glass place was scheduled to come remove the broken glass and replace the windshield sometime between 8:00am and 5:00pm. So I got up and dressed at 7:30 . . . and sat and watched TV and sat and did laundry and sat and watched some more TV and sat and waited and waited. And around 3:30 I got a call from the glass place, with the general gist being that they didn't yet have the glass to fit my car, and could they reschedule for tomorrow morning. So I had to call my boss to tell her that I wouldn't be in again. Sigh. So that was the stupid part of my day.

The good part of my day came later, when Erica and Rohini and Sarah and NoJournalDave and I went out to dinner at Rocky Run, and then to Borders. I ate a patty melt, which was by far the least healthy of the meals in our booth. We drew on the table- we had a flower and a sea-creature-that-was-not-a-flower, three sheep, two cottages, a hobbit, some pumpkins, barbed wire, an IBC root beer bottle, all of our names written in the greek alphabet and the cyrillic alphabet, and a seriously frightening man with a homocidal maniac grin and a combover. Later, four fifths of our party indulged in book-buying activities. Only Erica's willpower proved strong enough.

And now comes the part of the day in which I go to sleep. Good night.
I feel: better
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From:girlreporter
Date:August 12th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)

blame it on al queda

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i was broken into in september 2001, on the 22nd. i was told that al queda was planning another attack on u.s. soil that day, and when i went to my car that morning, i UNLOCKED IT, got in, and wondered why i'd left my glove compartment open, and then i wondered why the birds OUTSIDE were singing so loudly. only then did i realize i was missing a window, select cds were missing, and the door used for entry was locked again. how nice of them.

they stole only my chick-rock stuff, like ani and tori and dar williams and the indigo girls. best i can figure, they were at once trying to squelch my power as an american woman, and make a statement with that squelch by selling my cds to fund their terrorist operations.

i feel your pain. i also can highly recommend safelite as a car-window replacement service. their prices aren't bad, and they vacuum the glass up when they're done.
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From:fromconcentrate
Date:August 15th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC)
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Hello. I don't know you, but after reading your user info and interests and entries, I added you to my friends list. You don't need to add me back, of course, but I thought I'd let you know. I'd love to see that picture of Charlie Weasley in plastic pants. ;)
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