Monday, July 09, 2007

i break things

Over the weekend our hot water heater started leaking and as a result our cooler started pumping in mildew air. The hot water needed to be shut off, but our shower is one of those single knob thingies connected straight to the water heater. As a result I can't even take a cold shower if I wanted to. Landlord Roger says he couldn't get a plumber to come under warranty until tomorrow morning. I'll bet money that he only just called a plumber after I called him and left a message wondering what the status of getting a plumber this morning like he said he would on Friday.

This past Saturday I broke new ground in white trashiness by bathing in my backyard with a hose.

Today, I came into work to discover that my Motion project I tried to save over the weekend failed to do so. So I decided to export it into a Quicktime movie once more. After an hour of the computer working on it, the display said it still had three hours to complete the task. I asked my friend at work Steve how long it takes to export a one-minute Motion project. "It depends," he said. I asked if it usually takes four hours. "Never," he said. I then asked him why it was behaving the way it was. "Because you broke it I guess," he said. "That's what you do. You break things."

He was being sarcastic, but had a point. I've always wanted to be the one to make things better. It'd be nice to be someone who could naturally fix things. Instead I have the super power of being able to break things automatically. I suppose I can't be a superhero with this power. I can really only be a villain.

So a few of us went to lunch at the Smokehouse restaurant. I was surprised to find that they had sinks right in the dining area, so we all washed our hands. When I turned on the hot water, the handle came off in my hand.


Anonymous dr evil dre said...

sounds like you are related to Glass played by Samuel Jackson. Now who is your arch enemy?

July 09, 2007 4:09 PM  
Blogger charlottalove said...

your super hero weapons need to be super glue and duct tape.

July 10, 2007 7:24 AM  
Anonymous abel said...

I read this post and so wish we were still doign the radio show. It would have been great to hear about you bathing with a hose.

July 10, 2007 7:54 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

You loved bathing with the house - don't try to deny it.

You are not a villian - even though you wish you were.

July 10, 2007 2:02 PM  

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