Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gonna Be A Lot Of Dead Skunks

7:07 a.m. / 07:07

This summer there is so much road construction going on in town, I think they must have had to import extra barrels from far away places. This morning I am pondering which route to work would be less painful today. It might be time to check out the winding back way that would lead me from the highway that runs past my house to the very road the library sits on. While I'm thinking about all of this, I'm shaking. Actually, my house is shaking; I'm just shaking with it. They've been re-doing the highway I've already mentioned runs past my house since well before I moved in. They've finally finished one side and this morning they're busting up the other side. I picked a great night to open up the windows.

In other pessimistic news, there's a bulge on one of my tires, so I guess I'll be getting a new tire ASAP. I just love spending money on my car! Just freakin' love it! And I've only spent between $300 - $400 (that's if you exclude the just-paid semi-annual car insurance bill) on my car so far this month, so why not replace a tire? I hope it's the one that's three years old and not one of the ones I've only had a year and a half. I couldn't tell in the dark last night.

I've also discovered that even though I clean a lot more than I ever thought I might, I have a dust bunny infestation. I blame the cat, because they really look more furry than dusty. I think it's what makes them look so alarmingly alive.

Oh, the title! I didn't want to spoil the joke for those who were there, but here's an explanation for those who were not: On a road trip somewhere around the summer of 2004 it was decided that the orange road construction barrels must actually attract skunks and that's how they get killed and stink up the roadway. That's how I remember it, anyway.

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