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Somebody Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaave Me!!!

June 29th, 2006 (02:08 pm)
current song: Smallville First Season DVDs

So my rather eventful Thursday started last night, really. I was 4th cut and should have
maybe walked around midnight--but we were slammed, packed. I was still able to get
out the door just after 1 AM.

I was too beat to even hang out and have a beer with my fellow Diviner's...I got on
Thelonious and wearily fired him up and headed down the hill. Half way down the hill
I lost all power...and I coasted into the middle of South Congress at O'dark-Thirty! @_@
I jumped off and pushed him to the far side where I put him back up on his kick-stand
and tried to get him fired up again.

To no avail--HOWEVER--This is Austin, and even at 1 AM in the morning....*heh*
The first gentleman who stopped was in a truck, Ron, retired 30 year Army guy with
a Harley at home. The second gentleman was named David, and was actually ON a
Harley. ^_^

They both set to trying to right this "Little Lady's Situation" Flash lights were produced,
gasoline was produced, Ron even handed me a nice cold can of Lipton's Iced Tea!
But nothing seemed to be working. They kept asking my questions about Thelonious
that I couldn't answer--and Ron kept rubbing his "Sam Elliot" 'stash muttering that he
couldn't believe there was a bike he couldn't figure out.

(even in unconsciousness i believe Thelonious was proud that he had been called:
A BIKE ^_^)

Finally a cell phone was produced and I broke down and called barry_barry,
the only person who has ever worked on the little guy...HOPING that he could answer
some of these nice mens questions.

Barry responded by getting in his car and coming down...

Both Gentlemen got gushing handshakes, and told to come by Opals for lunch on me
ANYTIME...they both agreed to.

Barry got him running again...but only for a mile or so. It wasn't a lack of gasoline this
time--and exhausted himself, with an early day ahead of him...he pulled his tools out
of the back of the car and disassembled bits and pieces of Thelonious in the parking lot
in front of Clarke Kent Plumbing. (Could I make this shit up???) along the service road
of the freeway that leads to my apartment.

He got him going.
I got Thelonious home.
He seems to be running today, I took him on a few errands close to home...

Bear and I are going to see SUPERMAN this afternoon at 2:45PM, I see no one more
fitting to watch it first with... (Don't worry, I will see it several times I'm sure...) ^_^


In OTHER Breaking Ginger NEWS:
I got a note on my door yesterday before I left for work telling my lease was up at the
end of July--Whhhhhhhooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!!!!

Perfect Timing.
Ben and I have been in contact with Bertha constantly--all News on the House point to

I gave my 30 day notice today, and paid my rent.
I spoke with Bertha several times, and she was very enthusiastic, we giggled
on the phone together!!! She kept asking if we were SURE we wanted to take the
house--I explained that we were TICKLED TO PIECES to get the house, that I had
turned in my 30 day notice and all of my Rental Info would now be released to her.


I'm moving out of the Tree House.


Can you believe it???


6 and a half years.

Ben stopped by Opal's yesterday...to give me the good News, that all Bertha needed
was my info to be released. I was running around like a wild woman--I rang the second
highest sales of my whole 'career' at Opals yesterday... again. PERFECT TIMING.
I'm building the nest egg for the new nest.

He ran into some old friends, and sat out on the deck for a while--I glanced outside and
grinned at his Harley parked next to Thelonious... got that little flutter in my heart, that I
still get when I see him. He sitting outside, chatting with old friends--black t-shirt cuffed
at the sleeves, black jeans cuffed over his biker boots...a laugh escaping him as they
talk and tell stories... Me shivering a little. How can I still feel this way every time?

I walked over during a small lull, to meet his friends.
I was introduced, and he took his dark sunglasses off and looked me in the face.
"Are you ready for this?" he asked.
Do you think you can live with ME? I laughed as question.
He squinted a little, smiled, and those little lines around his eyes deepened.
His energy shifted to a place that was just US.
"Do you think you can live with me?"

OH YES! i responded--and we just blinked and grinned into each other's eyes.
"Well GOOD then, we're all SET!"
And he swatted me on the ass.


So here we go.


Posted by: Caleb Bullen (calebbullen)
Posted at: June 29th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)

wait a sec. Do you live near Clarke Kent Plumbing? I used to be right over there on banister. Do you hear roosters crowing at dawn? One of the prefab houses across from my apartment had roosters and when I'd be out waiting for the bus in the absurdly early morn to get to work on time they'd crow and as I listened to them and KUT smoking my clove, waiting and thinking about how goddamned cold it was "back home" I thought, "Man I love this place!"

some day, i'll return. *sigh*

Seriously it's barely 70 here and I'm FREEZING

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)

I live off Victory drive, a few blocks South!


Too Cool!

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: June 29th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Bill Cagle (elitistbill)
Posted at: June 29th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)

My car broke down at the Chili's near work yesterday. On another note, f#ck yeah, I'm thrilled for you Ginger, more than I could ever say in this small space.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow

Thanks Bill...

I can't wait for you to visit us!!!

Posted by: Disophy (disophy1)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 12:18 am (UTC)

Best wishes

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Congratulations

Thank-you Charles!

Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)

I'm always around.

Congrats again on the new house.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the rescue...AGAIN.


Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)

your new house will look like THIS soon:


Posted by: beyond the gray skies (8s_and_aces)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)


no no no no no no no no no.



Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)




Posted by: Jenny (woodwhat)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)


Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)



Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Everybody DANCE!

I do the dance of joy for you! And I think I'll send you something while the address is the same. Some thing to take to your new house. I've slacked on my postal duties of late.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: June 30th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)

Oh--YOU are too kind!


Posted by: Public Joy Killing Birthday Gang (bloodlossgirl)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)

*hugs you back*

Posted by: Glenn (gev)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
so very cool.

when's the house-warming party? :)

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 2nd, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: so very cool.

There will be SUCH the House Warming Party!!!!

I do not have a date yet, alas, but you and your loverly Bride are on the TOP
of the invite list.


Posted by: Glenn (gev)
Posted at: July 5th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: so very cool.

well if we're to be the top of the list, please
make the party some time other than the last half
of August. We are planning to go to Colorado then.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: July 5th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
Re: so very cool.

FIRSTish of August!!!

And there will be mannnnny parties.


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