Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Samaritan (?)

Yesterday I came back to work for the first time in a week. It was snowing of course, and I was driving 10 mph, of course. I usually parallel park at a certain spot by the hospital, so I made an attempt to do so and ended up totally stuck in the snow. After about three minutes of reversing and going forward and spinning out, I was resigned to my fate of digging out my car with my cold little hands. Just as I was in this dire moment of frozen fate, a huge white lifted suburban backs up right behind me. The guy drops a chain out the back and climbs under my car to hook it up and pull me out. I was so joyous!! So I get in my car to steer, he gets into his, and he starts to pull my car back, and the chain somehow comes off the back and throws my car into the curb. But at that point I could pull onto the road, and thought everything was perfect. It warmed my heart that someone would be so kind and quick to help. So I thanked him graciously and drove into the parking lot. I even called Austin to tell him what had happened and that this was the nicest guy in the world.

Then later...

I look at the back of my car and my muffler/exhaust pipe is hanging a little weird. Turns out this guy put the hook ONTO my muffler to pull my car, tearing it off in the process. I was lucky that the hook came free before it did more damage. Now it has to be welded back on, and I am a little more cynical about random acts of kindness.

It would have been cheaper to dig my car out with my hands.

I will no longer be accepting the charity of strangers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sisters, Sisters

Another reason why I love having my sister.

Today Siara went home from work sick and was watching the show "Hoarders" on A&E. Obviously she was texting me the sickening updates.

Siara: "Shanna! It's so disgusting, she eats anything past the expiration date as long as it's not puffy. Like old yogurt and crap."

Me: "Oh my gosh. I've heard about a lady like that who had like an amazing immune system cause she ate so much bacteria and mold. That makes me wanna vomit."

Siara: "Yeah, it's almost too gross to watch."

Me: "I love stuff that's almost too gross to watch."

Siara: "Hahaha I know!!!!!!"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Shout out to Seth

Seth is my too cool for school 17 year old brother. But he's not too cool to help make our great grandmother's fudge!

He's also not too cool to come and visit for my birthday, or to hang out with me while I'm home, or hug me whenever I make him, or help me make a pumpkin pie. So he's really an amazing little brother!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Shout out to Shane

My littlest brother Shane does not like to take pictures with me.

But I'm still older, which makes me the boss. So he has to take pictures with me! Shane is super funny and really smart, and always laughs at my jokes, which makes me feel like I'm still kinda the cool older sister instead of just a nerd.