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Tue, Oct. 14th, 2008, 09:44 pm
Unlucky weekend

So it was an eventful weekend for people living in my flat.

Sometime between 8pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday, my car got broken into! Bastards jimmied the lock on the front passenger door, though fortunately it still locks/unlocks using the power locks (though I can no longer lock/unlock it manually using the key). They took my radio/CD player, which I only bought in February, and my Jump Little Children CD that was in the player at the time. Nothing else was taken, not even the other CD's that were in the glove box. Also no other damage to the car, so I guess I got off easy, but it's annoying. Car break-ins are extremely common in Palmy, I think pretty much every one of my friends has had it happen at least once, and I've heard of quite a few that happened this weekend to friends or friends-of-friends. Stupid thieves. Fortunately I found the receipt for the radio, and I got my police report today, so my personal property insurance will cover it. Don't know if I'll bother getting the door fixed since it still locks and my deductible is probably more than the repair cost would be.

That's not as bad as what happened to my flatmate Leith this weekend, though: she went whitewater kayaking with an Alpine Club trip, got trapped underwater at the base of a waterfall, came very VERY close to drowning and lost half of one of her front teeth where her paddle hit her. It was all caught on video and was quite scary to watch, even knowing that she was going to be ok (albeit minus part of a tooth). Scary stuff.

There was fun stuff this weekend, too, though. Saturday night I went to a barbecue at the flat of some friends of Russell's, and I made the most awesome pasta salad. Besides pasta it contained broccoli, celery, red pepper, yellow pepper, green onion, and cherry tomatoes, with a creamy avocado dressing thinned down with a bit of rice vinegar. It was reeeeally good. The weather has suddenly gone from chilly/rainy to hot/sunny/summery in the last few days. The wisteria is blooming! I love spring.

Tue, Oct. 14th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)

I miss living in Seoul and Tokyo when I didn't have or need a car. Oh well, at least you will be able to replace your stereo.

Happy Spring!

Sat, Oct. 18th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)

Haha, it's lately gone from warm and summery to fall-colors-on-trees and 40-degrees-at-night here! =)

And you should tell Leith that I've been missing half of one of my front teeth since 2nd grade (my left front tooth is half resin!). Only bone I've ever broken. It hasn't slowed me down any, and the repair is going on 18 years now. "I very nearly almost drowned under a waterfall" is a way better story than "I fell off my friend's swingset trying to be a show-off", too. I think physical stigmata of injury should come with good stories... like "My best friend in 8th grade was making threatening motions at my arm with scissors... and followed though!". ;)