Prometheus von Cornsilk (kingnixon) wrote,
Prometheus von Cornsilk
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a great thing about delivering the paper is i get to see all the nighttime wildlife. for some reason, bellingham at night is infested with bunnies and cats and weird rat things that all go scampering around, cavorting and plotting. also: many cows. if you have never had a field of cows glare at you in the light of your nighttime highbeams, it is an oddly creepy sight. recommended.

a much-less-great thing about delivering the paper is how my car broke down last night. i pulled up to the drop site, turned off my car, grabbed all the papers, insert the keys, turn the keys, and

engine: grind.
dan: wtf?
keys: *turned*
engine. grind. grind grind grind.
dan: *swears a whole lot*

so i called the herald dispatch to let them know i was stuck and they would need someone else to deliver tonight. they said michelle boss lady was right nearby and she would come, which she did moments later. she inspected (engine: GRINDGRINDGRIND), hooked up batteries and tried giving it a jump, said maybe it was the alternator, and i would ride with her on the route tonight. okie doke. so we started pushing my car out of the way so it wouldn't get towed or anything if the gas station opened in the meantime, since they were so kind as to not post their business hours anywhere. the steering wheel keeps locking so i insert the keys again, she says give it one more try, i do and it starts just fine. hmm! so i did my route, being verrrrrrry careful not to stall out or anything.

oh and yesterday i went to get my washington state driver's license. you have to be there by 4:30 to take the test, i got there at 4:32 >:o i also stepped in a hidden mud pit out front. that fuckin place!
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