We ended up having to purchase a new tire for my car. A couple of days ago, I went to Fieldhouse Ford to see about getting the damaged tire serviced since I'm still under warranty. (Three years or 36,000 miles; I bought the car a little over two years ago and I'm at 31,900 miles.) The guy at the service department told me that not only was the tire ruined, but the rim on the wheel was bent, and they'd have to replace the wheel as well, and that
would cost me $325.
Dad and I were kind of scratching our heads over that
one, especially since I'm still under warranty, dammit.
So I went to Lake Tire yesterday morning and asked them to look at it, mainly for a second opinion. The guy at Lake Tire said, "Yep, the rim's bent." He also said that he's replaced tires on rims bent worse than mine was; there should've been no reason the guy at the Ford service department couldn't have just replaced the tire. They just want more of my money. Of course, Lake Tire doesn't carry a used or new 16-inch low-profile tire for my Focus, so I had to break down and go up to Merrillville for a new one at Tire Barn today. They did it with no problem and were very helpful. (One of the guys working there looked like Snoop Dogg in the face, actually.)
So yeah. Next car I end up buying will not be a Ford.
So okay. "Jem" fanwanking/fanficcing may commence. It's been on my mind all day. It makes me a little daydreamy to waste the downtime behind the register. :P
I'm really excited with the direction I'm going with Rio at Starbright. Carmen and I talked a little more in detail with what they have in mind. ( Read more... )
I know it sounds silly, but when you participate in something like this, you do grow an attachment to your character and you sort of experience the same sort of feelings your character goes through. But it's all in fun, and it helps me grow. I grow as a writer through it, and it's entertaining to have the others in the group read and react to it.
And it all stems from something stupid I mentioned to Jeed and Carmen. ( Read more... )
What I'm planning on doing? Well, this almost completely ruins any chances of Rio coming back and redeeming himself. It's almost too late at this point. So his only other option? Just totally reinvent himself as Ace & put Rio to rest. And THIS is where it gets interesting. ( Read more... )
And the best part is...I'm going to turn him into a TOTAL WOMANIZER. He's been with Jerrica since...what? High school? Fine. She wants to cut him out of her life? Fine then. Let her! Let her move on! There are other women out there! He can bed any woman he wants! He's going to be knee-deep
in pussy. Wannabe-singers, groupies, Playmates, strippers, one-night-stands from bars, the occasional B-list starlet...to quote the Poison song, it'll be nothing but a good time for Rio as Ace. His bedpost is going to be so notched, it'll look like a frickin' toothpick.
What stays the same? The hairpin temper. (This is Rio we're talking about. Something about him has to stay consistent.) His semi-pissy attitude.
Does the money make him happy? No. Do the women make him happy? Of course not. ( Read more... )