so today i rode the in the suv... and i didn't freak out or anything. it rides just like it used to. and in other news i got a 2nd generation iPod Shuffle for $20... so i'm totally gonna put Banjo Story on it!
so anyway by some sort of random miracle my mom has a working suv now. turns out it was a wire that was probably accidentally disconnected by someone who changed the oil... i'm very suspicious of that person who ever it was. i'm starting to think about legal action for mental anguish and car expenses, but that's really too much and the evidence has been fixed. the guy who repaired the wiring just wanted to be paid with a 12-pack. anyway the "death machine" is now back to being a 2004 Nissan Xterra.
so anyway... we got back to texas today! this whole week has been very interesting. although i'm worried about my mom, she can't use the "death machine" (as i call it). i've vowed never to ride it again, even if it gets fixed and that's questionable since there are two factors keeping her from affording it. if i may go off topic, i just need some opinions. halfway throught the trip in the Toyota i've started having "mini freakouts" in where i just see it all happen again. i start to shake and start bargaining with god pleading for him to spare me. my mom and dad don't really know about that.
so on the the 19th we left to New Mexico, got a room at a motel at Albequerque. then on the 20th we left New Mexico and got to Denver, Colorado. today we went to a few attractions at Colorado Springs... now were back in Denver. gosh, the Rocky Mountains are beautiful.
so we just got the rental car (and i was not a part of the decision), it's a 2010 Toyota 4 Runner. i saw the recall sticker that assured me that the accelerator wouldn't mess up. althought the sticker had the word safety misspelled... human error or just passed along? whatever, all the new Toyota's have been fixed up so it's no problem. but what a nice slice of humor my dad had when i said "it's a Toyota?". :)
so anyway today me and my family were going to drive up to colorado. it was at a desolate stretch when the cruise control on the suv screwed up. in seconds the speedometer went from 80mph (the speed limit) to 95mph in seconds. i started to freak out but my dad (who was driving) kept calm and slammed on the breaks enough and put the suv in neutral and shut it off. to make this long story short me and my family ended up going back home and we're going to get a rental car. man i hate panic attacks.
i'm so happy! this saturday me and my parents are going to new mexico and then colorado. it's gonna be nice to see a bit more of america, seeing as this is my first out-of-state trip. i don't know if that sounds childish but i'm just excited. oh also today i got my hair thined out after 3 years of just growing it out. i'll just be random right now. you know the years just fly by (of course i'm sure everyone has heard it), but you have to enjoy life.
so today i went to a thrift store to browse around. i found this little travel guitar for $9.00 which i thought was overpriced. when i got to the counter to pay i asked why it was so overpriced considering the: no brand name, small size, awful strings, and dirtyness, and i got no answer. i felt so embaressed that i didn't take a second language, spanish inparticular. just because the area i live in is primarily hispanic, including me, doesn't mean i know spanish. there was no other person around to help so i forked over the money and bought it.
well i've been "out" to my dad for awhile and today i "came out" to my mom and it went so well. i never thought that it would go so smoothly but it did and i'm so relieved. in other news my plans to convert one of my junked computers to X Windows is a bust so i just refurbished it to the best of my ability.
well to anyone who wants a pair of googly eyes that follow the movements of their cursor, like xeyes for X Windows, you can get them here:
enjoy wineyes 1.1.
so anyway i'm 17 and last night my dad told me that me and my sister were adopted. i was shocked but i wasen't mad or anything... just shocked. this is the sort of stuff you see on tv or read in a book, i thought. i still love my parents and they're the best. although i'm still trying to grasp what's been said, but it'll sink in eventually.
so this moning my sister decided to have the yard sale today, which was a bad idea since it's probably going to rain. i on the other hand made a stupid mistake also. i wanted to go outside and play greensleeves on my classical guitar and brought the printed tablature ,since i'm still learning it. it took about a minute to realize it was too humid and my guitar started to condense, just like a cool glass of water in the sun. and i ran back inside and did some damage control. tragedy was averted this time... but there was a death. common sense.
i just joined since i don't have anything to do. i'm just home alone with my classical guitar... well i should get going.