Way back in the 80's, Karen and I lived on a diet of french fries and ice cream which we ate as we'd wait in the rain for AAA to tow our broken down car. French fries were pretty much all we could afford and it was pretty much any given day that our crappy cars would break down. We go around LA now with visiting friends and point out places our cars died like they are places tourists must see. It seems like our cars always broke down in the rain. The harder it rained, the worse it got ~ like a mall parking exit line during peak holiday shopping time. Ahhh, good times.
We are reliving the 80's only it's not really as good because french fries and ice cream are my diet because it's all I can really chew and a Volvo and Mercedes that break down in the rain are way more expensive to fix than a VW Rabbit or Carmengia (oh how we loved our yellow Carmengia!). There were certain parts of the 80's we really only wanted to live once. This week Karen's car broke down after she took me for my surgery and last night as my husband was coming home from work in Storm '08, his car broke down on the freeway. WTF? Both cars will be out of the shop tonight. We've had enough of the cars breaking down and the bad health. Universe, you can leave us alone now.
I got my stitches out today and my Mo Fo Flipper redesigned so it fits much better now. I can once again go in public without drooling or gagging! While I was with the dentist, Dustin was having cancer shoulder operated on and he is home now and fine. He even took photos in post op and emailed them to me. What a good husband!
We've decided to go ahead and continue our tradition of the San Francisco trip despite everything going wrong. We're just going to cut it a day short thanks to all these added expenses lately. I wonder what adventure awaits us? I am going to leave my laptop and work at home but will twitter* and flickr from the City by the Bay-ay-ay.
We both wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and if you eat anything really good you better rush here and tell us what it is, where to get it ,or how to make it! Take pictures of it, too!
Thank you for your support and encouragement and for sharing your lives with us through your comments and your art.
*and through Facebook which I still hate.
***UPDATE*** As we were driving in my Honda to the Volvo dealer to pick up Dustin's car, my airbag alert came on to tell me if we get in an accident my air bags won't work and I will die a painful death. Great.
When I return from my trip where hopefully we will not get in a car accident and die without airbags, I will write about a fun day spent with photographer Jayel Aheram. He has posted a few photos from our day together on flickr. You can also see some of his photography from his Harsh Desert series in Sam Harris's music video for Imagine/The Voice.
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