The Awk Spot: The Time I Needed Mothballs and Pantyhose

Hi friends,

Hope everyone has survived the hurricane!  My heart goes out to those whose homes were unfortunately damaged by the storm.

Weird/Awk Story of the Day

Sometimes my uncles tell me that I should have a TV show because the weirdest things happen to me.  Today’s “episode” is car related.  When driving my Camry on Saturday, I noticed this awful stench emanating from the front of the car.  I almost gagged by the time I drove the short five minutes across town.  Since it was a Saturday night and Irene was coming on Sunday, I knew I wouldn’t be able to take it anywhere until this morning.  All weekend I was conjuring up horrible images of what dead animal could possibly be in my car.  And then I actually started panicking that there was a human body in my trunk (I always think worst case scenario).  There wasn’t.

I took the car to Meineke this morning.  Side note, if you need a car guy, Eddie at Meineke is THE MAN.  Good work, good prices, and never overcharges or tries to rip you off.  Anyways, of course the mile drive down Faneuil Street this morning took FOREVER:  garbage truck backing up, dog in the road, red light, etc.  I was dry heaving by the time I parked my car at Meineke and jumped out.  Long story short,  there was a dead mouse in my blow motor assembly.  Pretty gross, but probably better than the half dead hissing feline I was envisioning stuck to the bottom of my car or the rat’s tail I was picturing all tangled in the engine parts.  Luckily the mouse didn’t chew up any of my wires, but good old Eddie told me that now one mouse decided to set up camp in my car, there is a greater chance for more mice friends to join.  The obvious solution?  Purchase moth balls and pantyhose so the Meineke men can disperse them throughout my car parts.  Apparently that combination keeps the mice away!?  So random.

The awkward part?  Not realizing that handing a car repair man a used pair of nylons is extremely awkward.

Anyways.  That’s my episode of the day.

Food of the Day

Today’s meals consisted of:

  • Breakfast:  Plain Chobani yogurt w/maple granola and blueberries
  • Lunch:  Mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli, and mozzarella cheese.  With light balsamic vinaigrette.   And grapes on the side.

I had a lunch date with Brett at work and told him if he subscribed to my blog I would give him a shout out.  He told me I could use him as an example of “what not to eat” but I am not that mean!  Plus I couldn’t judge because he was hungover.  He went with turkey, provolone, chipotle mayo, lettuce and onions on a sun dried tomato wrap.  And some pasta salad on the side.

  • Afternoon Snack:  Almonds.
  • Afternoon Snack:  Luna Bar
  • Dinner:  Cereal.  BORING but I had to pick up the mothballs at Home Depot after work so I didn’t get home until late.

Exercise of the Day

Today’s workout was Perfect Lines & Kix.  I haven’t been to CBC in a few weeks, so I was happy to be back.

Remember back when I asked you all to vote CBC as the # one kickboxing class in Boston?  Well, we won!

This is kind of old news, but I was waiting to post this for when I wrote about CBC again.  So it’s been a few weeks since the announcement was made.  Still exciting!

Also exciting – my new tank top!

Question of the Day:  What’s the weirdest thing to ever happen to your car??  Please share!

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