I just wanted to whine and moan about how lame today has been.
I woke up earlier than intended thanks to assholes calling my phone at ungodly hours. Despite this I woke up and thought "hmm, today's gonna be a good day". Then I went into the kitchen to find my brand new solar array battery thing smashed on the kitchen floor, how it got there I'm not entirely sure, but whatever.
Then instead of playing with my new solar battery thing I decided to watch a little t.v. and eat some cereal. I turn on the t.v., which is a projection t.v., and as it's warming up like usual I hear a loud POP CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK and then it shuts itself off... then turns itself back on... then shuts itself off again... then it decided it wanted to be an audio book and just spit out audio with no video. Yay.
I turn on my laptop to check on return policies for my solar battery, and warranty on the t.v., and find 7 new dead pixels on the screen.
By this time it's noon, I woke up around 2 AM. I go into the kitchen to cook up some ravioli and marinara sauce, look out into the back yard and find the neighbors dog in my back yard harassing my dog. Now I know the neighbors dog, he's usually a pretty timid dog and I've pet him a lot so I go out with a dog biscuit to calm him down and while he's chomping on that I go next door to get the neighbor to remove his dog from my yard, he's not home so I go back with another doggy treat to try to lure the little bastard out.
When I approach him this time he gets pissed, growls and latches onto my hand. He's a pretty dirty dog because the neighbors don't take care of him so I was wearing work gloves i had lying around so i could pick him up without getting filthy and the little fucker latches onto my hand trying to rip my fingers off! I had heard some of the neighbors say that he's bitten people before but I didn't believe it. He was drawing blood after a few seconds so I slugged him a couple times and he let go. Immediately after he let go he went at my dog, who was just standing there and he latched onto her throat. My dog is a sweetheart and doesn't bite, so she just stood there and took it and I went to pull the little shit off her, he latched onto my arm and started chomping it so i slugged him again and he let go and ran off. He drew blood on both me and my dog.
So, I call animal control and have them come get the little bastard they come and I fill out a bite report. Then just as I'm loading up my dog to take her to the vet to get her wounds checked out animal control comes back and we have a little pow-wow with the neighbor. Initially I'm ok with just releasing the dog back to the owner on the condition that she keeps her dog in the garage when he has to be out, then on the advice of my mom and stepdad I have him taken to the pound.
Then I take my dog to the vet, and she gets all happy that she gets to meet people and has to go lick everyone. Have you ever tried to make an excited saint bernard obey with stiff muscles and gnawed fingers? not fun.
Then I go to the ER to get shots because that little shit who bit me is a filthy mongrel that has been neglected and abused for years by his owners and I don't want poopy spit infecting my body. Among other potential diseases.
Anyhow now it's 5:30 p.m. and I have just gotten home, and need to go to bed and be up in 3 hours to get ready for work, I just wanted to vent before going to bed.
not to make a sappy remark, but count your blessings man.
there's still a roof over your head, sounds like youre independant and sharp enough to know how to handle situations. you have youth and health on your side right? youre employed and have your life on track. still got your fingers and toes right?
small annoyances will get in your way but life goes on.
get some rest. doesnt sound as though anything irreplacable was inflicted upon your day meaning theres always a way to fix the problems.
if this is the worst day of your 2008 year you should consider yourself very fortunate.
Yep somethings going around, cause I had a shitty day yesterday. Rent went up, leaving me with zippo money for the 2 weeks, and bank denied me a raise on the overdraft, broke my mobile phone, charger connects broke off inside it, but ya, todays not too bad Fingers crossed for your tomorrow bud!
Thanks everyone. I'm sure today'll be better. More stupid stuff happened yesterday after i finished my rant, but I'm not gonna whine about that. I'm gonna just finish packing, call manufacturers for all my crap that mysteriously stopped working and see what happens.
TFK - Flogging molly is good stuff.
Grief - You speak truth, sir.
Ilaekae - You're old, I wouldn't wish that on anyone
N.D. Hill - I am paying the bills. Technically the owner of the dog IS supposed to pay the bills, but the court appointment they wanted to schedule me for isn't going to be for weeks after I leave the states again, so unless the owner of the dog can work something out outside of court then reimbursement isn't likely. Whatever though, that's why people have insurance (or things similar to).
Saturns Gate - I know the feeling, sympathies.
Penumbra - What happened after the dog attacked the delivery guy?
Dirty C, Kool La Lang, Aylap, Grendel Grack, C. K., Thanks guys (girls?)
Yeah, so far, todays been pretty shitty for me as well man. I got woken up at 7am to ice cold hands and "I want to cuddle, im cold" after I finally got some decent sleep from being sick and getting NO sleep the night before. Then I wake up to a shitload of viruses that my girlfriend somehow downloaded onto my computer thanks to her porn craze. So I go check my email, and I get the email im sure most people here have recieved. After creating a machete for a magazine, and doing EXACTLY what the guy said he wanted, I get "No, I dont really like it, do something like this instead." and I get a picture of a very basic bud-k machete. And thats been my day so far, other then heavy coughing, an upset tummy, and a runny nose. So yeah, I guess the shit has hit the fan for all of us it seems.