Sunday, January 28, 2007

Some Things Never Change ...

You know, just when I think I’ve beaten the “clumsy” illness, I do something to remind me that I still have it. This morning, I put in a new smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector. To my surprise, I did it rather flawlessly – took me maybe 10 minutes, tops. Sure, it was a small victory, but a victory nevertheless … Unfortunately, the feeling didn’t last.

Just a few minutes later, I was in the bathroom (or as my mom often puts it, “in the toilet”), when I bent over to pick something up. As I came up, I smacked my skull on the cabinet above the toilet. The pain wasn’t so bad, I’ve done things like this so much in my life, that I’ve created some sort of numbness to incidents like this. A few minutes later, I sensed “moisture” in the area of my skull that was impacted by the corner of the cabinet … yup, somehow, I managed to bleed. There is good news to this - I now have a sense of what I would look like as a red-head.

But, back to the smoke detector installation – I did so well on this, that I’m decided to attempt and fix my front screen door today. As you may recall, I e-mailed “Chrome Repot” about this a few weeks ago. They did get back to me, and basically said that since I’ve had the door for over a year, there’s nothing they can do to help me … and although that really sucks (I’m not buying from those bastards ever again), it gave me an “opportunity.” So, I assessed the situation, and decided that I probably needed a new door closer (yeah, I didn’t know what it was called either until I went to Lowe’s). I installed it and … well … the door works a little better … but it’s not totally fixed … but hey, 1 ½ out of 2 ain’t so bad, right?

Other than that, the rest of the weekend was pretty cool – we hung out at Durty Nelly’s, a local watering hole, on Friday night. Saturday, we got lights for the hall-ways from Lowe’s (F-U Chrome Depot), and Saturday night, we planned to go to the new horse-track/casino near us in Chester, conveniently called Harrah’s Chester Downs … of course, we didn’t take into account that this was the first real weekend this place was open, and that about 20,000 other people had the same idea we had (they have 2700 machines). We were in traffic for about 45 minutes, before we decided against going. We ended up at a very cool New Orleans style restaurant near our house, called “Nora Lee’s.” We had some wine, some good food, and I probably ended up saving about $200 that I would’ve lost at Harrah’s (somebody upstairs was probably telling me it wasn’t a good idea to go - hint taken).

13 comments:

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Superstar said...

LOL ;o) It is so nice to know I am not the only klutz out there!!! I bruise like a georgia peach so growing up I don't know how A. my parents were not questioned for my bruises and B. how I didn't end up on some Hemophilla drugs! ;o)

Wait arn't you a red head? I...~scratches head~hmmm ok...Thought you had ~never mind...

Isn't Lowes worth the extra 2-3 cents?!?!?! They are fab on the cutomer service!

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

I'll go to Harrah's with you on Friday if you want.

I went earlier this week. It's worth the trip.

Eric said...

You might get a sense of what you look like as a redhead, but that's nothing compared to what it's like to actually be a redhead. It's definitely different.

I am also somewhat accident prone. I have feet that are far to big for my body. Stairs are extremely troublesome in that I fall up and down them a lot.

Dirty Birdie said...

My mom's got you beat, the woman tripped on sand during vacation in Hawaii. SAND!! Who the hell trips on SAND???

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Actually, I just figured out I can't go to Harrah's Friday night.

Cause I agreed to work Friday night.

I suck.

Jeff said...

I'm also ticked at Home Despot -- their "Shop Vac-compatible" filter didn't fit my Shop Vac. Had to go to Lowe's after all, which I'd far rather do except Home Despot is on my way home from work ...

I blame myself for not knowing better: Home Despot's owner also owns the Atlanta Falcons, and Michael Vick embodies the Home Despot experience.

Pretty good call with Nora Lee's.

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

BTW... podcast Sunday?

Open the mic during the Super Bowl broadcast? Yes or no?

Steph said...

So does red hair suit you or what?

Kristin said...

ugh... head wounds... so. much. blood.

Reverse said...

Lowes blows! Homedepot is were it's at.

Rev. - Nothings worth waiting 45 min in traffic in Chester, PA.

-B- said...

I used to be down with the Chrome. But since they opened up a HUGE BLowes right around the corner from my house, that's where I've been going. Hey Los, they're putting in a Chick-fil-a too!!

Los said...

Superstar - In my humble opinion, I'm the king of klutz. And nope, I'm not a red-head, I'm basically a blonde ... however, I've been inching closer to bald.

Rev - I'm gonna wait a while before I go back to Chester Downs.

Eric - Stairs always present a problem for me.

DB - I've tripped numerous times on sand, concrete, grass, clay, artificial turf ...

Jeff - If I woulda put one-and-one together, I probably would've been better off without Chrome Repot.

Steph - Any hair suits me at this point.

Kristin - Head wounds are nothing new for me, unfortunately.

REverse - I'm guessing the two stores are about the same.

BT - I miss Chick-Fil-A!!!!!