Sunday, May 11, 2008

my day yesterday...

so yesterday i had to drive back up to philadelphia to check-in to my housing for summer classes. not a big deal. i make that drive all the time. sometimes it goes better than others... this was not one of those times.

first of all, while i was still in newport news, i stopped at mcdonald's to get an iced coffee. i waited in line for ten minutes only to get up to the window and have the guy tell me that it was going to take a long while for them to make the ice coffee. i said forget it, and just got on the interstate.

so then i was driving near D.C. and kept seeing these signs saying that exit 170 was closed. well i didn't pay any attention to this because i don't know exit numbers, i just know where to turn... well, i needed to turn at exit 170. great. so i just kept going on the road i was on and took 495 towards tyson's corner, md. fine and dandy. until i needed gas and i needed to pee. so i turn on my gps (daniel) and have him take me to the crown petroleum station in calverton, md.

so, we set off into calverton and daniel starts taking me down all kinds of roads (i became very familiar with old gunpowder road and powder mill road. arg.). i finally end up in a neighborhood and daniel is telling me that this gas station is on the right. well, it's not. plus, he won't stop telling me to make a u-turn to get back on the highway. ARG. so i decide to try a different fuel station, i chose 7-11 from the options that daniel gave me. i finally get to the 7-11 and it's there, but there's no gas. jiminy cricket, daniel, are you serious?! so now i just want to get back on the interstate, but daniel doesn't... he takes me down so many neighborhood roads and actually has me making a right down a road that is a dead-end... needless to say, i had some choice words for daniel and banished him to the glove box for the remainder of the ride.

i finally make it back out to 95 and back off somewhere else to an exxon.

so, it's not a very big exxon and the fueling lanes are not big either... so i'm waiting for this guy to pull away (because he's done fueling and just sitting, or paying or something)... well he doesn't do this for like 10 minutes, so i reverse and finally get to a pump and get out and pump the gas. SURPRISE, SURPRISE... when i get back in the car from pumping my gas i hear a crunch.

yes indeed, those would be my absolute favorite sunglasses i have ever had in my entire life (and just bought 2 days before for $5)... and yes, they are missing an arm... great. i felt like crying...

oh but wait.... there's more... shortly after this i had to sit in traffic for over an hour... just sitting.
BUT there was this really nice car to my right and they cut in front of me (well they wedged themselves in between me and the car in front of me, so i let them over to my left). i couldn't help but stare at this car because it was the hottest car i had ever seen. it was white and shiny and had nice rims and had a miami heat license plate from florida that i had never seen before. well i guess the guys in the car saw me staring and pulled up next to me and opened their window to talk to me (i couldn't see inside their car before this because their windows were so heavily tinted. hott.) so the guy driving was like: "you don't like miami heat, do you?" i said i didn't really care. then he asked what part of VA i was from and i said N.N. He said he was from NN too and then asked me how old i was. i told him i was 21 (i don't know why i answered this question, but it's done now...) and he said that we didn't go to school together then. i smiled and then it was time to move forward. we kept passing each other for a while but i couldn't get up the nerve to say anything else to them and so i kept looking forward, but i was grinning like a little child because i felt like he was famous and i should've known who he was...

ha. according to my research, i probably should've known who he was... there was another guy with him in the car and he was much bigger than this guy that i should've known, but i could tell that they were both extremely tall... they kept their window open for a while but when i didn't say anything after a few moves they put it back up...

ok fast forward to about 8:30 that night. i had just got back from target, picking up some things i didn't bring or that weren't here already. i got a mug with a lid and i was excited because REWIND (to when i was packing to come home:) my big mug fell off my bed and the handle broke right off of it (like this... it's not actually my mug, but an accurate portrayal)

... back to the FAST FORWARD... i am carrying like 6 bags of stuff and my fingers are being cut off by the weight of these bags so i set them down but one slips... and guess what happens.... you're right... the HANDLE off of my NEW MUG breaks right off... geez, louise!!!
FAST FORWARD a little more and i am unpacking my the rest of the bags and everything is a little wet. i had had a cold drink from starbucks so i thought it might have just been sweat from the cup... until i get to my gallon of water...

wow, you guessed it again... when my mug broke, a sharp piece from the handle punctured my gallon of water that then proceeded to trickle water all over everything and onto the floor. it wasn't as much as the jug above (also not my gallon of water...), but it was just enough to make me mad.

ok now, FAST FORWARD one more time to this morning around 6am. that's right, i worked this morning in the cafeteria at 6am on my first day back at school. i realized i had a cut on my thumb knuckle (if that makes any sense at all)... how could that have happened? oh yea, from the dumb sharp piece that broke off that dumb mug...

that's where it ends. mom asked me to blog about this because she thought that people would get a kick out of it. it just made me mad again though, having to re-hash everything... but i will laugh about it all eventually....
<3

6 comments:

Anita said...

Some days are REALLY stinky:( Sorry Jess and I'm very glad it's over. Love you!

amandawhatshername said...

ha! it made me laugh. all of it except for the rewinding and fast forwarding, that bit made me a little bit dizzy.

;)

amandawhatshername said...

oh! and p.s. - way to pass up some miami heat!

trresa said...

Poor Jecca, what a rough day. It did make me laugh though, the glasses were very funny~thanks for taking that picture!

amandawhatshername said...

also! iced coffee from MCDONALD'S??? oy...7/11...or anything, really is better than McDonald's!!!

jess said...

wrong-o, mandi pandi...
i dare say it, but every time i've gotten iced coffee from mcdonald's it has been amazing... (better than dunkin donuts...) like for reals... you should get some when you go home... better yet, don't get some when you go home... wait til i come home and then we can get some together :)