"So, Baji, how've you been?"
"Well, do you want the pat and generic 'I'm fine, thanks, and you?' answer or do you want the long, drawn-out melodrama?"
"Oooh! Melodrama, please!"
"So be it."

The good news:
  • LB and I spent a nice sister's morning as we haven't done in a long time complete with perfect eyebrows, fresh "masala bagels," and Smallville.
  • Our house went up for sale and even though the open house isn't until next week, we already got four interested buyers.
  • Got to see Literaunty, Literuncle, and Dadaji for brunch.

The bad news:
  • We didn't realize buyers were coming to the house already so we had to do a whirlwind cleaning job on the house before they did.
  • That evening, TP's car got totalled by an unlicensed, uninsured driver who sped through an intersection, clipped one old lady's car and careened into TP's parked car - crushing the sides and forcing it up onto the sidewalk before it came to a stop thanks to the stone wall and the Jeep in front of it.
  • We spent four hours filing the police report on the hit-and-run-and-return (the driver fled because he was scared but shame-facedly returned with his brother, the true owner of the car), and waiting for the tow truck to drag the car's carcass from off of the sidewalk and back onto the street.

Gotta end on a good note:

  • We weren't in the car when the accident happened.
  • We met a lot of our neighbors.
  • When we turned away from the flashing lights of the cop cars, we could see the Cherry Blossom Festival's fireworks downtown.

The good news:
  • More realtors and buyers wanted to see the house so we made ourselves scarce by going to the Admo house to water the daffodils, put some books on the shelves, and walk over to our new 'hood for some coffee and fries - breakfast of champs!
  • Saw "V for Vendetta" at the Uptown (a lovely old theater which I have not visited in ages) and was pleased by it.
  • I got to have a cheese-and-avacado sammich for dinner followed by pretty much a whole pint of Haagen-Dazs Raspberry Sorbet

The bad news:

  • I also ate some other leftover foods for dinner which I did not nuke long enough and which returned with a vendetta at midnight in the form of a bout of food poisoning puking.
  • The insurance company of the driver's brother refused to tow the car to a lot before they sent out a claims adjuster out . . . some day.
  • In reading "Broken Verses," I came across an unforgivable passage where the protaganist "pushed open the door that led out to the balcony and breathed deep the carbon dioxide expelled by the plants around me."
Gotta end on a good note:
  • Our new house only has one parking spot in the back so maybe it's just as well we have only one car now.
  • One of the potential buyers for the house from the day before returned with her husband and baby for a second look.
  • TP impressed me and won a little bit more of my undying love by washing out the garbage can (into which I expelled the contents of my stomach - careful careful! ulti hai!) with not mere soap, but peppermint-scented soap so that the second time around, at least I had a fresh scent to greet me.
The good news:
  • Lil' Baji and Gunnar got married (just the civil ceremony, folks; the big one is this weekend)!
  • I got to talk to KK about books and movies and books.
  • I found some inexpensive but cute pregnancy clothing to wear this weekend that has the potential for being post-pregnancy clothing too.
The bad news:
  • The tow truck that was supposed to come at noon came at 11:30 instead so TP had to wait another two hours for another truck to come and scrape his car off of our road only to find out that the body shop where the car was to be deposited was run by a freak who, upon seeing the damage to the car, refused to accept it.
  • Still no comfy but glittery shoes for the wedding.
  • I've gone from an interesting pirate's lurch to a full-on waddle.

Gotta end on a good note:

  • With perfect timing, we entered the restaurant where we semi-feted the happy new couple just as the sky turned black and the hail fell down and we left just as it stopped.
  • I got my doctor's blessing to attending the wedding after all.
  • In a few days, I'll be watching my baby sister get married. Yay!

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