Let’s get some thoughts down

At the Crêpevine on Church on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the city, seated between a discussion on Satan in the world and a review of old restaurants in the city.  The usual San Francisco conversations.  No wonder people think we like sniffing our own farts.  Anyway, now that my UMPC has booted up, of course my  food is here.  So this will once again have to be delayed. 

OK.  Lets see how much food I can get on my keyboard.  YAY!!  French toast is really good.  Eggs suck, which is surprising since this is a creperie. 

Anyway, it’s been weeks since I’ve posted anything of import, but the last two weeks have been the move exciting with my car crash.  Yes, the Ford Focus is no more.  On Friday the 13th, I was leaving the warehouse to come back to the store and the city was re-asphalting the street.  There was no one to tell me if I could drive out onto the asphalt and a dump truck back into me.  Honestly, it was the most surreal thing that has happened to me.  I was just in my car, just watching the truck continue to back into me with no thoughts of trying to jump out or anything.  The funniest part was when the drive jumped out of the truck and started to blame me for everything.  Because the Focus really did a lot of damage to his truck.  Of course, the car had just been paid off a month ago.  So I am carless at the moment, but I got a check from my insurance for $9000 for my car, which was amazing, since I was only expecting $7000 max.  I guess I took better care of the car than I thought.

One good thing about this whole thing is that it cut the last tie that I have with Suzanne, since she cosigned on the car with me.  I had been thinking about selling/trading the car for over a year now, but I have held back because of the link that it had with Suzanne.  A stretch, I know, but it was one that I held.  Now that the link is gone, I think that I have nothing to hold on to and that maybe I can move on.  Well, I hope that i can move on.

Still trying to figure out what car to get.  Decided against American.  Also decided to pass on Toyota and Honda because EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER HAS ONE.  I’m seriously considering Hyundai, which was the rental car that I had.  Also thinking about Mazda or Mitsubishi.  Was disappointed with Saturn and with VW Jetta.  But, there was a Passat that I really liked.  The main thing for me is price and what kind of financing I can get.  I looked at my credit reports and they look SO GOOD compared to a few years ago.  I am so glad that I was able to get my act together and get my credit problems taken care of.  Growing up, I guess.  Now if I could only save up money to get a house of my own.

O.K. breakfast/brunch/lunch is over.  Think that I am going to walk around the Castro awhile and then stop by Safeway before heading home.