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Happy Halloween! - cellophane
the story of an invisible girl
renniekins
renniekins
Happy Halloween!
In honor of Halloween, I am wearing my new purple blinking witch earrings to work. Here is a picture of me wearing them while attempting to drive to work. Darn traffic.

Photo_103106_004.jpgTo be honest, only one of the two witches is blinking. I somehow managed to break the other one before even getting to wear it. Disappointing, that... but I guess this is what you get for $3.99 worth of blinkingness.

I thought I'd try taking it apart and fix it. By "fix it" I really mean jiggle it or poke at it until it either starts working or breaks further.

I am reminded of a time when I was a teenager, driving my mom's car somewhere with a friend. We were about to head home, and the car wouldn't start. Neither of us knew anything about cars beyond where to put the gasoline, but we popped the hood anyway. We both stared at the engine hoping vaguely that there would be a big wrench sticking out of it, or something equally obvious. There wasn't.

It turns out with the car that I'd accidentally left it in Drive. Cars (or at least that car) don't start when not in Park.

With the earring, it turned out that my little computer screwdriver was not small enough, so I wasn't able to take it apart nor fix it. I'm just wearing the non-blinking witch on the left, because nobody sits to my left at work.

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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: October 31st, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should always carry a Swiss Army knife. And in the older automatic transmission vehicles you could start in either neutral or park, now I think it's only in Park. Of course, it probably was a Dodge, right?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 31st, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually I do, but it's a very tiny screw. Maybe an eyeglasses kit would have helped, it might even be smaller than that.

It was a GM car, that's the only kind my family buys! My dad worked there....
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: October 31st, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Darn, guess the wrong company!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 31st, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a good guess.
devnul From: devnul Date: October 31st, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to have socks that screamed out loud. Literally. I can't believe i forgot to wear them today!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 31st, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww...how could you forget a thing like that?!?!
devnul From: devnul Date: November 1st, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Massive lack of sleep!
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: October 31st, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neither of us knew anything about cars beyond where to put the gasoline, but we popped the hood anyway.

I think that's totally awesome. Too many people in the world are afraid to TRY. Even though you didn't have any idea about cars, you were willing to give it a shot.

I wish you had a small enough screwdriver. You probably would have figured out it was only that the flux capacitor needed cleaning or something.

You rock.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 31st, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
The flux capacitor! Why didn't I think of that?? *grin*
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