it’s a jungle

I like to visit cool places. Especially when no one else is visiting said cool places. Like, for instance, the zoo in the middle of a cold January. Yep. And as I wandered around the quiet zoo, I realized there were more than a few life lessons these animals could teach me. Like…


Be prepared. You never know what is coming around the corner…

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Sometimes you just have to walk away from bad company.

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When things look bad, sit down and have a snack.

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Act wisely. You never know who may be watching.

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Fences. Sometimes they’re a very good thing. Appreciate them.

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When all else fails, dance.

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by the grave

Whew. My week has been . . . insane. Hence the lack of a post yesterday. I spent most of the day driving to and from a mechanic and dealing with some intense car drama.

Here’s the short version: Luna (my beloved ’07 Nissan Versa hatchback) was damaged by a mechanic. In February, he put the wrong transmission fluid in her, and in September she started having some problems. Which got worse until we barely made it back from TN last weekend.

In any case, my baby needs a new transmission. Technically. the mechanic is liable but we really didn’t want to go the legal route. After hours of back-and-forth, we ended up getting a little money from him, but don’t be surprised if you see a “save Luna” campaign. Thankfully, I’m starting work on Monday, so my first paycheck will go to make sure Luna comes back to me healthy.

It kills me to think of Luna being injured, so let’s move on to happier topics. Like graveyards. (more…)