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renniekins
renniekins
Cold and Tickets
It's a bit chilly today. Actually, it's quite chilly indeed outside -- hovering right around the zero farenheit +/- 5 degrees mark for the past few days.

Actually, I can't remember how many days. When it's this cold, it feels like it's always been cold, and warmth is just something my mind made up to comfort itself at night.

But what I mean to say is: it's chilly here in the office. It was 64 degrees when I got in this morning. Now 64 is a whole lot more than -1, but it's still colder than I prefer. I've been wearing my coat while working this morning.

Fortunately a coworker went to Home Depot on his lunch break and bought us a space heater. It seems like a nice one, and I have high hopes that things will improve soon. It's already up to 67 degrees -- soon I might even take off my coat! (Unfortunately the humidity level is still at 15%, painfully low, which I hope to correct soon.)

Before the coat-taking-off, I need to go to court. Ick... I got a parking ticket awhile ago, a completely invalid one in my opinion, so I'm going to contest it. I've even printed out photographs and everything. Although it is difficult to document that non-existence of no-parking signs. Too many negatives involved.

Hopefully it will go well though. I'm going to give it my best shot!

Edit: I have been cleared of all charges, and free to return to work! (My coworkers were sure I was going to jail this afternoon.) Best of all, I don't have to pay my fine. As the judge said, "Your venture out into the cold today has been profitable."

The room temperature is much much better now. My only remaining complaint is that my back (lower back/upper left hip) is very hurty today. Ouchie.... constant sitting pain is no fun.

But at least I'm not cold! Back to work.
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netmouse From: netmouse Date: February 5th, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, prooving negatives === hard. Easier in the real world than in math and physics though, I think.

good luck!


Me, I've been wearing that fleece I had on at Chuck's here at work, to stay warm. I realized the other day that the sleeves are a bit worn where I rest my arms on the desk, but I'm hoping nobody cares.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fleeces are nice. I'm sure your coworkers will just be impressed if they notice the sleeves are worn, by how hard-core you are.

I successfully proved a double negative... YAY!
netmouse From: netmouse Date: February 6th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Way to go!
retepsnave From: retepsnave Date: February 5th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah!
congratulations on the victory!
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bunjamin From: bunjamin Date: February 5th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
bunjamin From: bunjamin Date: February 5th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
If the judge had said to me, "Your venture out into the cold today has been profitable."

I would then have said, "Oh really? Great -- were do I pick up the check?"

hehe

I got a BS parking ticket a couple months ago, but had absolutely NO way to prove that the cop was wrong (He was wrong on location AND time) and that I had parked in a totally legal location for the allowed period of time.. :-/

ya on no charges etc for you :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, ya know, I like to be polite to judges. (:
Plus he's right: I went from being $35 in in debt, to out of debt!
(Yeah $35 isn't much, but it was the principle of the thing)
ms_hecubus From: ms_hecubus Date: February 6th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
That was the temperature we had to set at the chocolate store. I froze even in the summer just to keep the preservative free, gourmet chocolates from sweating. Bah!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 6th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
How obnoxious!
jebra From: jebra Date: February 6th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
And justice prevails! Cool.
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