This car's alarm went off Sunday morning at around 8am. The guy didn't turn it off for over half an hour (if he ever turned it of at all; I think it just stopped on its own), and when I went out later in the day I noticed someone had thrown hot cocoa mix and flour on it. They obviously weren't happy about being woken up.
Runts candies. So delicious, and yet probably way too dirty to pick up and eat. Well, maybe not. Sigh, my taste buds are trying to overwhelm my poison-avoidance system.
This guy went up the escalator in his wheelchair. I was highly impressed.
Our repair man leaving a note that he fixed the oven. Yes, that's a paper grocery bag.
Tame squirrels at UCB. Must keep Mom away from here.
At the library on Sunday. It opens at 1pm, and there's a mad rush for magazines 2 seconds after they open the doors because of people like this guy, who take 10 magazines at a time and don't put them back until they're done reading them all, 3 hours later. Arrggg!
The library elevator has buttons you can push with your feet to tell it which floor to go to in case your arms are filled with books.
A shoe store near the high school.
Someone's lawn. I feel sorry for anybody who has to put up a sign like this.
Not sure what this is all about, but it appears someone is not too happy. "Pittsburg house stealer"?
The woman in the red coat and white bag came onto the BART car, and the woman closest to me gave up her seat and would have had to stand except that...
...this guy gave up his seat for her.
This guy was wearing tennis shoes that have tips like dress shoes.
Fire drill at work. We had some cookies that we took outside and handed out; we gave all of the leftover ones to the fire fighters when they left.
Shopping at Costo. I've seen huge shopping carts at Wal-Mart, but look at that thing the woman on the left is pushing. It's like she stole it from the guys who deliver items to the store.
I asked a woman working at Wal-Mart if she could get someone with a ladder to help me. She said, "I don't think so," and just went back to work. So...
...I found a ladder a few isles over and got it myself. Good thing it only said, "Ask for assistance," and not "Wait for assistance." I figured if someone came and yelled at me, I could say I followed the directions to the letter. Nobody did, of course, because every available person was at the registers. I still had to wait in line like 20 minutes to check out, though.
This is why you don't buy wrapping paper at dollar stores. I bought a 3-pack, and that square on the right is how much was on a roll. Yes, that was a whole roll.
Current present stats:
- Dad: 4
- Mom: 2 (time to start wrapping up stuff around the house for Dad and Mom, eh?)
- Monica: 11
- Melanie: 12
- Ron: 9
- Most expensive present: $20 (Ron's)
- Longest I had to wait in line: 2 hours (Ron's)
- Amount of time I had to wait in line to buy the above present: 10 minutes
- Amount of time I had to wait in another line after I was totally done buying it: 1 hour, 50 minutes
- 2nd most expensive present: $15 (tie for Melanie's and Monica's; yes, it's the same thing)
- Number of other presents that are the same thing for different people: not sure exactly, but it's a lot
- Present that made me smile the most when I saw it: Monica's
- Present that made me saddest after I thoroughly checked it over but decided to get anyway: Monica's (like finding a shirt at the Goodwill that's really neat but then just won't quite fit)
- Present that I got the cheapest after thinking it would be a lot more: Melanie's
- Present that I thought would be broken in some way after checking it over, only to be pleasantly surprised when it seemed to work fine: Melanie's
- Number of presents I got for free at a flea market in a deal with something else: 1
- Percentage of presents from the Goodwill / Salvation Army / rummage sales: probably about 90%
- Percentage of presents that cost about $1: see answer above
- Percentage of presents that are going back to the Goodwill / Salvation Army the day after Christmas: better be 0%
- Number of presents that I got at a so-called "Dollar Store" (the same store that I got the 2-foot x 2-foot wrapping paper rolls) that actually cost $3 each: 3
- Number of "Dollar Stores" that I'm never going back to again: 1
- Percentage of Dad's presents that I used first: 75%
- Percentage of Dad's presents that I almost ate myself: 25%
- Percentage of Mom's presents that I would make some comment on except that I can't remember what I got her: 50%
- Number of presents that I buy each year, and that each year people just throw away, and that this year they better not or I'm keeping all of their other presents for myself: 1 each for Monica, Melanie, and Ron