- I returned home from Connecticut at midnight Monday night and none of the lights in my room worked. Unable to see, I found something to change into and crawled into bed. Last night, we searched for the breaker-boards in the house and were only able to locate two. Of course neither of them controlled my room. Another night spent in the dark.
- My paychecks are always deposited on the 1st and 15th of the month. Two weeks ago, on the 15th, I made a big payment on my credit card (yay!). By some twist of fate, our paychecks were not actually posted until the 16th this go-round, and I then managed to use my debit card nine times; and in consequence of insufficient funds, bounced nine transactions at $20.00 a piece.
- Saw Pirates at the midnight showing last Thursday night. Parked on the Common in a totally legit spot. Oh. but. wait. The City of Boston street-sweeps every other Thursday night. Who knew? Hello $40 ticket. (Pirates was a decent movie, but was it worth a $10 ticket and $40 parking? No.)
- Yesterday, I noticed someone clipped my driver's side mirror.
- I turned my lamp on at work today and the light promptly shorted out. Then, trying to unscrew it, the bottom broke off, basically rendering it useless unless I potato the thing out.
- My skin is mirroring a 14-year-old boy's.
- My middle toenails on both my feet inexplicably fell off this weekend.
- Kylee and I saw Gus-Gus yesterday; he's not a mouse. I repeat, not a mouse. He is a CAT-sized raccoon! We saw him run out from under a bush munching on something. I'm taking a poll on new names: "Rocky," "Bandit," or "The Raccoon formerly known as Gus-Gus."
- Let us not forget the chronicle of DVR debacles or the Black Plauge of Early May.
- When I was in NYC a few weeks ago, I got slammed with a $115 parking ticket for a fire hydrant violation. Don't worry, I've learned my lesson.
The list could continue, but I'll rein it in. The good news is, I'm not down-trodden or past hope; I've just overwhelmed by this string of crapper-mcCrapper things happening! I have had several silver linings the last few days though--here's the quick run-down of those: sweet ace trip to CT for Memorial Day; smokin' cute new bathing suit from Target; I have a job that more than pays for all my bills and unlucky surprises; I can write, read, speak, and think fast enough to be really good at my job; I can chat online all day at work; it's Turkey Wednesday!; I have the most amazing family in the world who keep me laughing; I found $99 one-ways for my family from Boston to Portland (an unheard of feat during Thanksgiving weekend!); the weather is gorgeous and driving with the windows down is celestial; the song "I Need You" by Faith/Tim and the fact I'm going to their concert in just over a month; my weekend has nothing planned yet but I'm still wicked excited for it; I have the cutest niece in the world; my hair is still rockstar red; I can walk painfree; I love love love my car (even after three years); people read my blog; cinnamon toast crunch; country music; letting my hair air dry on the way to work; Kelly Clarkson's "Never Again"; So You Think You Can Dance!; my girls in Salt Lake; my friends at the D-Mark I still keep in contact with; hope; my boys in Utah who are moving to NYC; cliches; compliments; my Boston girls; my testimony; digital photos; when you just "click" with someone; I got a little color this weekend; cute heels; cute flats; style; Hot Tamales; Target hot dogs; reading blogs; text messages; clean sheets; cool rooms; sassy ponytails; chic glasses; bright colors; Portland; Phoenix; Salt Lake City; Broadway Musicals; when a friend knows what you're trying to say in three words or less; singalongs; cooking for others; eating! and on, and on, and on.
I guess if this is the most "unlucky" that I ever am, I should consider myself unquestionably blessed.