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Monday, January 10, 2011

there is no better excuse for putting off class assignments than filing a police report...

I woke up this morning with a sense of empowerment.  For the first time in ages, I sprung from my sheets, productively made my bed, cranked up the tunes and cleaned my entire apartment.

All before the ripe hour of 8 a.m., and all before coffee was streaming through my blood veins. 

Quelle impress!

So I said to myself: Self, let's take a trip to your favorite coffee shop and spend the day reading the five chapters due for discussion in your Evaluation Methods class.  Yeah!
(Like a dog in training, I perform better when there is a treat involved).

I threw on my favorite silver flats, grabbed my green Coach purse and headed out the door.  Click-clacking away, hair bouncing, I was a confident, tenacious woman.  A force not to be reckoned with. 

Nothing and no one can get in my way.

Real live lesson learned before 10 a.m. today?  Pride comes before fall. 

When I got to Georgia (the name of my '97 red Toyota Camry), I realized my car doors were unlocked.

Huh, I thought to myself.  Good thing I live in a Christian community where absolutely nothing happens.  La-dee-dah!

I sat in the driver's seat and went through my little checklist I've gotten in the habit of running through my head when I first began learning how to drive.

Click the safety belt.  Check!
Placed my hands at 10 and 2.  Check!
Adjust mirror.  Check!
Put keys in ignition.  Check!
Turn on CD player. Ch -

Uh...turn on CD player...?
Totally not check.

CD player totally missing from vehicle.

So then I went through emergency checklist for the day.

Call police department to file a statement.  Check.
Talk with officer about the nine break ins within the last month in my neighborhood.  Check.
Make a joke about a car with a Cowboys decal getting its windows bashed because of all of the Michael Vick fans in the area.  (Because I'm the queen of splashing in humor at inappropriate times)  Check.
Call dad on the verge of tears.  Check.
Go to favorite coffee shop and order extra large emergency coffee.  Oh, SO check.

I guess this will teach me not to let my guard down EVER. 

It's stuff like this that makes me realize how important the field of communication is.  No one ever mentioned anything about the break ins in my neighborhood.  If I had known, I would have been a little more careful about locking up Georgia after returning home from my emergency mocha excursion last night...

Anyway...hope y'alls Mondays got off to a better start!




Jessica said...

oh no! That's awful. That happened to my car at Sunchase last year =\ I didn't even know I had left the door open...but someone got into it and took the stereo =\. erg. Hope your day gets better!!

Christy Ashley said...

I'm sorry to hear about your CD player but I love your joke about the Cowboys...at least the Eagles lost last night!

Alli said...

That is one TOUGH morning. Yikes! My sister's boyfriend's apartment was broken into over our winter break actually. He and his roommates had four tvs, an xbox, and an ipod touch stolen. The police also found a kitchen knife in his bedroom... It breaks my heart to know people can care so little about others.

I'm glad you got your coffee in for the day! I feel like that can help make a big difference in a day!

ps - Are you a Duke too? I see JMU in your labels section.

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