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No driving for you!
Because of the type of person I am, a flat tire has only made me arrive to work at regular work hours rather than well into the work day. I rule. I'm more upset that this means no time at the gym today and I've been off for two days.
Apparently, even with the added muscle mass (which is actually visible now) I'm still too weak to remove lugnuts. I took my car to Godfrey at West Side Service Center. He's Irish adn spastic adnc gave me a ride to work which makes all car repair better.

Spastic, Irish auto repair guys aside, flat tires can eat a cock.

Edit: Apparently, there's a huge gash in the wall of my tire. That means a new tire. I told him to go ahead and replace both the rear tires since I had him replace the front two last year. Yay $170 tires.
That's actually a really good deal, though.

Yay Spastic Irishmen!
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I want to buy Girl SCout cookies because they're yummy. However, the only coworker advertising for his daugnter says he'll have her deliver them to my cube.

Is it bad that I'm disinclined to buy them if it means dealing with actual Girl SCout scouts?

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Current Mood: apathetic eh?
Current Music: Paul Barbain's Second Line - Mama's Digtown Brass bamd

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control_group From: control_group Date: January 5th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*squint*

Okay, what's your commute distance, one way?

(Note: if it's more than my 105 miles, you've got my most heartfelt sympathy)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I imagine that fix-a-flat doesn't do much good if yuo have a large hole in your tire. :)

I suggset getting a tire pump as well. Fix-a-flat only reallly works well if you have some tire pressure in the tire. If you're flat, it doesn't actually work... unless you use three cans which essentially stuffs your tire with compressed glue adn a little air.

That was a bad Saturday dealing with that.
control_group From: control_group Date: January 5th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Duct tape, man, duct tape.
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abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent, then you should be fine. Barring any "giant hole" problems. :)
control_group From: control_group Date: January 5th, 2006 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eh

Being unable to remove lug nuts is far more likely to be a problem with technique or tools than with muscle mass.

The tire iron provided in most cars' spare tire kit is wholly inadequate to remove lugs by simple hand-applied torque if they've been on for more than a few miles. This can be solved by either: setting the tire iron on the lug such that it extends horizontally, then standing up and stomping down hard on the handle a couple times until the lug breaks free (effective, but annoying), or including a 2'-3' length of pipe in your trunk to fit over the tire iron, thereby providing more leverage (my preferred solution).

Of course, if you're going to use the pipe, you have to be more careful than usual to use impact rather than steady pull to break the lug free; the pipe gives you more than enough leverage to twist the stud right off the rotor...

...perhaps I've spent too much time taking tires off cars.
abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
You make excellent points. Extending the arm would be much better than the jumping part.

I was saved that lady_fox has AAA dn the tow was completely free. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 5th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
No gym? You could just walk over there after work....

*hug*
abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need to get the car by 5:30, when they close.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 5th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. Could go after that... meet me for a 7:00ish movie?
abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose. Chances are you'll need to take me to get my car, if yuo can. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 5th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can. And Will, even. ;)
abmann From: abmann Date: January 5th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Walk The Line is playing at 7 at Star Cinema. This is the only place still showing it after noon today.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 5th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That's sad. Ok. Star it is. :)
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: January 5th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah. It means you don't like them enough to deal with the actual children selling them.... ;)
lex_of_green From: lex_of_green Date: January 5th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try to sell her some lemonade. See what she says.
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