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Christmas Shopping!

I'm planning on going out and finishing any shopping that I need to do on Saturday.  The goal here is three-fold:  Finish getting presents for my family, purchase the things I need to clean my place up for the big day, and purchase food.

The presents thing is pretty self-explanatory.  I already have the majority of the gifts that I need.  All that's left, really, are a few odds and ends, some gift cards, a card or two, etc.  (Making a list, checking it twice...)

The cleaning supplies are needed because I need to spruce the place up a bit.  Christmas Day is spend in my place, and obviously I want to exude some semblance of cleanliness.  (Not that I'm a slob the rest of the year, mind you.)

As for the food, the purpose there is to gather ingredients to try my hand at cooking.  I have two new cookbooks that I recently purchased from Pampered Chef.  I'm looking forward to the disaster that is sure to follow.

Me vs. Tire

It snowed last night.  It was snowing this morning when I left the house.  And it was still snowing when I was half-way to work and got a flat tire.

As you can imagine, I am not having the best of days thus far and it's only 8:30 AM.  I'll admit, I quite honestly contemplated driving the rest of the way to work on the faulty tire.  A stupid thought, I realize, but you have to understand that it was fucking cold, fucking snowing, and I was on a fucking freeway where people don't give two fucks about other people.  I knew that if I stopped to change that tire, my life would be in danger the entire time.  But sadly, I was only half-way to work and I could tell the tire was REALLY bad. So I had to do it.

Since the gods offer me no breaks on this fine day, naturally the flat was on the driver's side, and thus I had to change the tire on the traffic side of the vehicle.  I was able to pull off the road a rather comfortable amount, but I could be 50 feet away from that free…