Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, August 15, 2011
So, like I said, there's a stupid issue with the car. For the better part of 3 years, I've always borrowed the Hyundai Accent, my mom's car, while Uncle Ben drives his Mercedes. Normally I'd borrow it only at night a few times, and certain days that I needed it. When I began working, this didn't change much. In the morning, I would drive the car to the office, park it, and my mom would come over, pick up the car and drive it off for her own use. At night when work ended, she'd pick me up. In fact, I could borrow the car quite often because my hours ended so late. My mom didn't need it anymore that late, so I'd borrow it, visit whatever friends I was meeting up, and come home. Sometimes she didn't need the car, so I would drive home, or go out, straight from the office.
When Uncle Ben got a third car, a Toyota Harrier, I thought that would make life even easier, and for a week, it was. Uncle Ben drove the Harrier, mom drove the Merc, and I had the Accent to myself. Then suddenly that all changed. The Accent was lent to Uncle Ben's business partner so that he could use it to transport goods and stuff. Mom had the Merc still, and Uncle Ben still used the Harrier. Fine. I just needed to borrow the car from my mom right? No. Apparently Uncle Ben thinks I drink every time I go out, and doesn't want me to drive the Merc drunk. Even though I'm not drinking every time I go down to Sunway during the weekdays. Seriously? What the hell? I'm not allowed to drive it because he thinks I drive home drunk, EVERY SINGLE NIGHT? What the hell? Why am I allowed to drive with the Accent all I want, but not the Merc? Is it because if I get into an accident, the cost of the Accent is less? I'm still accident-free till now. And I don't drink that often anyway, and certainly not on the weekdays. Most drinking happens in my own house anyway. Geez. Freaking pissed off.
This is causing a load of trouble for hanging out and for band jamming. It could all be easily solved. Just let Uncle Ben drive the Merc, that partner drive the Harrier (he needs to transport stuff right? A Harrier's pretty big), and let my mom drive the Accent, so that'll let me borrow it whenever I need to. There, everyone happy. Right? No, apparently the Merc has a few technical problems (that I haven't experienced yet) and that's why Uncle Ben's not driving it, as its safer for short distances. Then FIX THE CAR. SIMPLE. Sheesh! I mean we're not that tight to the point of dying. It's a simple solution. But no, because of this stupid arrangement, I'm stuck without a viable means of transport. I'm not being selfish here. I only borrow the car like twice a week, and maybe 3 times, at night when no one else is using it. And it could've continued too, if not for the fact that I'm not allowed to drive the Merc, despite driving it over 10 times already in the last few days. Geez. I'm actually considering getting a motorcycle license so I don't need to deal with idiotic crap like this. Only downsides are my hair will be flattened, rain will be a major bitch, and dying will be a lot less harder. Still, let's see how all this goes.
Okay, enough of ranting. I spent 400 bucks last week. I bought an external hard disk with 1TB space, which feels damn good. I've been suffering with 320GB for 2 years now, having to delete a lot of stuff that isn't essential, but would be nice to have, like certain movies, games and the such. Aiks. Having 1000 gigs feels great, and now I can finally back up all my stuff in peace, and still have more than enough space. Plus I can finally reformat my computer. It's been giving me trouble the last few months, but I had no storage device big enough to store everything. Not anymore though... ho ho. Part of that 400 spent was also an the Apologetics Study Bible. I love apologetics, and I've been wanting to get this Bible for a year or so. Finally, with my own money, I finally bought it. There's a lot of info inside, several from authors I'm already familiar with, and who's arguments I know very well. However, there's a lot of other authors' inputs as well, and it'd be nice to learn more. Plus, one thing that truly makes it valuable is that on practically every page, below the footnotes there's another section of footnotes that describes the historical setting of the Bible and gives archaeological evidence, or some other input that gives more clarity and context to the verses. Very, very useful, especially for the more troubling sections of the Bible.
Aye... I had a weird day today. I woke up at 5am, then 7am, and finally at 8am, when my alarm woke me up. I was DEAD sleepy at work today, although thankfully, it was very productive in terms of quality... whew. Hope that makes up for lack of quantity, heh.