Starbuck's. Again to use the internet. Christmas music, packed coffee house and me, trying to get current with my technological fixations. Day off and too much to do.
The other day, I went home to find a car parked in my parking spot. I think this is probably my number one pet peeve. Truly annoying to me when someone takes my spot. Since it was Sunday, I sort of figured that it was one of my neighbor's friends. I knock on their door to see if they know whose car it is.
I text two of the guys and ask if they know who owns a blue Prius. Ten minutes later one of them texts back that he might know whose car it is and that he would have to check.
I block the car in, write a note and wait. Twenty minutes later, I head out for work. I run into the third neighbor (whom I had not texted) and innocently ask--do you know whose car this is?
Yes. It's one of my friend's or his boyfriend's car. Sometimes they need the spot...what? They need the spot that is my designated spot. I tell the kid that I left to go to Starbuck's to use the internet since mine wasn't working. I continue with, this is my spot that I shouldn't have to fight for and implied if your friend needs a parking spot, well, then, give him one of yours.
The cherry on top of this story is that as I am driving to work, I run into the other two neighbors with their friend who is currently parked in my spot. I made sure that they saw me and drove off.
How can someone feel so entitled? This is what I don't understand. What happened to respecting other people's property and yourself? I mean, obviously, the boys next door understand that I have one of the carport spots. We have been neighbors since September. I have been parking next to them for three months.
Parking in Tempe on Sundays is free. Why is it necessary to park in my spot off street?
I am hoping to have the internet situation resolved by Friday. I am considering my options. Should I wait for the boys to finally get service up and running for me? Or, begin my own account with Cox? I believe that I will wait until Friday and make a decision then. I must have access to the internet.
My sister, Jasmin, had a healthy baby girl yesterday. Emma Raine greeted the world. She is gorgeous and they sent me a very sweet photo of Jasmin and Emma. I look forward to meeting her.
Day off with many tasks to accomplish. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I see myself stocking up on wine, cough drops and a nice outfit. I think I feel it necessary to dress up for the holiday due to my upbringing. I cannot tell you how many times I found myself wearing the exact same dress as my sisters for thanksgiving. (No, I will not show any of the visual illustrations). It's tradition. I must wear something besides shorts.
I am off to begin my day. Hopeful for service at home (soon) and a clear throat....