November 20, 2003

Well, it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

Life, that is. Though sometimes it seems that the eye poke would be preferable, seeing as it only affects one eye anyway and the pain is merely physical and possibly temporary, depending on the sharpness of the stick and the velocity at which it is poked into the eye.

So, what's happened to me today?

--Parking ticket. For parking overnight in a parking lot I apparently wasn't supposed to park in overnight. There is a notice posted, but it's tacked onto the bottom of another sign and printed in white with a black background. I.e. pretty difficult to see from the road. It does exist though, although I'd never seen it before, so I am in violation of the rules. I'll appeal it anyway. I can't afford $35 dollars right now (see the next two points) and I really hope I'm shown some grace here. That is the message of the gospel, you know.

--My car will cost an estimated $150 to fix the cable that opens the hood. The handle was broken when I got the car, and up until a month ago you could use a pliers (helpfully sold with the car) to pull the wire up manually. Unfortunately the wire has frayed down to the point where that is no longer possible, and the thing must be replaced.

--I'm paying more of my tuition today. Yey, in an entirely sarcastic sense. I can't pay as much as I was going to because of the aforementioned car repairs.

-- As I was about to get out of my car, my cell phone rang. I was surprised because although I've had it for three months, ongoing incompetence on the part of the cell phone company and the store combined with procrastination on my part meant that I only got it working Monday. Anyway the call was some recording about something to do with credit. I'm hoping that's just a telemarketing call and not some problem with my account. But if it's a telemarketing call, that means Canadian law lets me get to pay for people to advertise to me, which is just super-peachy. The message left a phone number, repeated it too -- as if I carry a pen and paper on me at all times for such a time as that.

Regardless, I'm not in a horrible mood today. The weather is frighteningly warm for late November in Ontario (remember how Canadians live in igloos? well, down here they must be homeless for most of the year). The sky is cold, pale blue and the little lavender-white clouds are clinging to the hazy horizon.

I have so many blessings: occasionally meaningful schoolwork, kind friends, loving family... "for I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth."

I cannot help the slight, sheepish grin on my face.

Well, I'm off to pay my school-bill. Blog you later.

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