Well, another holiday weekend come and gone, and good fun had with good friends, except the drunkenness. I don't have a problem with drinking, nor do I have a problem with other people drinking. I just don't see the point in getting drunk. I don't like being around drunk people. And I really don't understand why people feel the need to get drunker once they're already drunk. Of course, the specific person I was relating to who was drunk, I understand why she does it. It still didn't make me comfortable.
Ah well, we all have our little failings, and being able to overlook hers - and her being able to overlook mine - is what makes us such good friends.
Had a revelation about my other roommie this weekend too. I've always rather liked John, but he has some really obnoxious tendencies. He's very self centered and egotistical, and once he forms an opinion of something - though generally not of people - it's set in stone. It can be hellish on those times when he's wrong, and even worse in those times when there's no real right or wrong answer to a problem, just a possibility of differences of opinion. He has a hard time accepting that more than one person can have an opinion on something and they can both be right without anyone being wrong.
I've known all of that for a long time, and had issues with it, but now I'm starting to feel sorry for him. It used to be annoying that he just wouldn't get it, but now I'm starting to understand how sad it is that he just doesn't understand why everyone gets upset with him. Of course, it doesn't help that he's bipolar and doesn't take his meds, but still.
So, onto the biggest matter of contention. My fucking car. I finally got the offending lug nut off the car, it was a cast iron bitch getting it off. We tried a hacksaw, a dremmel, a set of chisells, a one pound rubber mallet, a drill, a rock hammer, a rock chissel. Finally we gave up everything else and just decided to beat on the stupid lug nut with the hammer until either the nut shattered, or the bolt broke off. The bolt broke off first. So, flat tire off, spare on, only three nuts but that should be okay for a short drive to the service center, right? WRONG! wheel doesn't turn. So now, it comes down to finding out why that wheel doesn't turn and fixing that.
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