I’m On The Tour With Broken Pipes
Posted by thedarwinexception on April 16, 2008
So I think I’m famous or something.
I’m on the tour.
Yesterday a small blue bus came down our street – turned around in zombie lady’s driveway and then went back up the street. For a minute I thought “Oh My God – Zombie Lady is home – they are dropping her off!!” But the bus never stopped – it just came to a rolling stop in the driveway then turned around – so unless they like threw her off the bus, there was no way she was on it.
But it was full of people – and as it turned around and went back up the street I noticed it said “Mini Tour” on the side.
So I think my fame and notoriety has spread so far and wide that I am now on the tour. Or at least Zombie lady’s house is.
Our pipes broke (again). So Paul had to spend all day yesterday fixing that. It was scary this time – this time the pipes broke in back of the fridge and when the pipes broke there was this huge geyser and then SMOKE. Scared the loving fuck out of me – since I was standing right next to the fridge at the stove making supper. I was more worried about he smoke than the water spray happening. I yelled up the stairs “PAUL!!!! PAUL!!!” and he must have heard the geyser because he came running down the stairs immediately.
He went into the basement to shut the water off and I yelled down to him “IS there smoke down there?” Because I was still more worried about all the smoke I was seeing. He yelled back “I don’t know I can’t fucking see anything!” Which worried me more so I yelled back “Is it because of smoke?” And he said “No it’s because the fucking bulb is burned out.”
When he came back upstairs he said that the smoke was because it was the hot water pipe that broke this time. The smoke was just the steam from the hot water gushing out.
But – he fixed it and all is back to normal in the water department now. Thank God.
Saturday was Val’s auction for the March of Dimes. It was quite successful – which is nice because it’s a good cause and Val is a great person for doing all she does for the March of Dimes and the community in general.
I had donated 2 sweaters to the cause and Val made them look all pretty and nice and she told me that they got lots of bids and made some good money for the March of Dimes – which made me feel good.
And the lace and diamonds set went off to its new home – a reader here had asked I make it for a baby shower she was attending. The new mom loved it and so did the reader here – so that was a good thing.
I’m still working on the baby boy sweater and the dishrag sweater and still sucked into the stupid Ravelry thread about MCY Yarns and the faked death and that whole debacle.
Now someone has started posting to Ravelry that s/he is “a helper” and is going to refund everyone’s money. Although they never quite get as far as actually forking any money over – instead they answer requests for refunds with cryptic bullshit like “You used the yarn – no refund for you.”
And I’m out in my “Dancing with the Stars” pool. I joined a little group that assigned dancers to everyone at the beginning of the season – I drew the short straw and got Priscilla Presley. She was out last night – so there goes that. Now watch David Cook get kicked off of American Idol just to make the week complete.
But – the one good thing about the Ravelry thread and all the mysterious Danielle bullshit is that it has *SO* stoked me for a new trial. I thought after the Phil Spector reporting that I would never be ready again – but I SO AM. I find myself reading that 7500 post long thing on Ravelry thinking “My God – I could SO report on this!!!” It’s just ripe with drama, intrigue, faked death, fake obituaries and Memorials – sightings of the formerly dead Danielle in Wal Mart – yarn hanging to dry in her front yard.
I’m telling you – all we need is Punkin Pie in a low cut shirt and we got ourselves a story.