Friday, June 01, 2007

Topics: Jordan, Zoloft, Stewart's, and My Car

I tend to not be on the Internet much over the summer, so I've been posting even less often than usual. However, I do have a few things to talk about in case anyone wants to know what I'm up to.

First off, I want to send a shout-out to Jordan. Sorry I haven't been on AIM. I'll talk to you eventually, man. I think I'm going to leave RNG as a normal paladin, but it's not set in stone.

Second, I'm on anti-depression meds. Again. Yeah, if my grades are any indication, I've been really out of it lately. So, I'm doing something about it now. Hopefully I'll be better off from now on. Anyone who's been clinically depressed knows what a pain it can be. For those who haven't had it, allow me to provide you with an analogy. If my mind is a car, depression is some douche bag who keeps letting the air out of my tires and pouring sugar in my gas tank. Maybe now he'll finally back off.

Third, the summer job hunt has commenced. I had my first interview yesterday. It didn't go fabulously, but I might at least have a shot at the job. It's Stewart's, by the way. Never heard of it? Of course you haven't. To my knowledge, Stewart's has never had any form of advertisement, and yet everyone who lives nearby knows the place. They're all over the place, too. There are at least 4 of them within driving distance of my house. They're like the Starbucks of central New York. They're infinitely better than Starbucks, though, because aside from coffee, they sell things people really need, like gasoline and ice cream. Oh, and the place is air conditioned. I really want this job.

I don't know if I mentioned this, but I hate the heat of the summer. It gets painfully hot, and it sucks driving around in my car because I can't use the AC without killing the battery. My car sits in direct sunlight from dawn until dusk. If I head out there to pick up my little sister from school (which I frequently get asked to do), I have to open the door very carefully, then jump out of the way to avoid having the flesh seared off my face as steaming hot gases rush out of the open car door. Then, once I can actually get in, I roll the windows down all the way and start driving as fast as I can to avoid being baked alive.

Oh, and speaking of my car, that reminds me: I still need to put in the new registration sticker. The old one is expired, but I haven't put in the new one yet. I just have it sitting on the upper left of the dashboard next to the old one. I should probably get that glove box fixed, too. I managed to get it closed, but if you open it, the whole thing falls apart and spills out onto the floor.

On the bright side, in this age of rising gas prices, I'm happy to say I can still fill up my car with $25 worth of gas, and that lasts for weeks. God bless my beat up little '89 Honda Accord.


  1. I'm glad you're still alive! Hope things work out for you.

    Also I know of stewarts they're all over vermont too. They sell condoms coffee and gas, and the coffee is only 89 cents for a big jug refil which is like 32oz. I don't care if they're a corporation I like them

  2. Anonymous10:01 PM

    Accords Rock! I had a '84 Accord for years and only traded it in after 230,000 miles for another Honda (CR-V).

    Anti-depressants truly suck. I've done the Zoloft route too, but they do work. Exercise worked for me to get off them.

    Get one of those aluminum covered accordian thingys to put in your windshield. They really help keep the sauna factor down in your car.

  3. Being one who has pretty much tested and tried every anti-depressant med available (excepting Prozac, strangely enough) I have to say Zoloft was the least effective for me.

    And I love your description of depression for the inexperienced. Personally, I tell them it is when you see all the beautiful colors, you just sincerely don't give a shit that they are there.