Sunday, September 16, 2007

But You Better Not Complain Boy, You Get In Trouble With The Man

Here are some hollowed out bears.

All weekend I've been waging war against the migraine that keeps rearing its ugly head in my head and trying to mess with me. I have no idea why I've been getting them once a week this month. It could be the weather that goes from highs in the eighties to a high of sixty overnight. I don't know. Some people say it's my body telling me I need to rest. Normally, I try to listen to my body when it talks to me, unless it's the voices in my head - those I ignore and that's why my co-workers are still alive today.

The big problem comes, when I can't stay home and rest. On Saturday I was all zoned out on migraine meds and cranky from the pain. The girls and I were going to go to lunch after Coadster's cross country meet. I made the mistake of driving through University Heights where the cops have nothing better to do than stop and ticket cars going 26 mph in a 25 zone. I'm always careful to go the speed limit there, which is why I was surprised when a cop was flashing his lights at me. I pulled over and asked the girls what they thought was wrong. Coadster sitting in the back, said, "Maybe it's because Stinky forgot to put her seatbelt on." Shit. I didn't even think to check. We all always have them on, less because I'm worried about accidents, and more because of the fine.

The cop was kind of a dick and kept asking Stinky for her driver's license even after we told him she was thirteen years old. He couldn't believe that she didn't have an ID on her. Duh. We got hit with an $83 fine. Which wouldn't bother me as much if it went for something good, but I'm sure it's to support more cops with attitudes or maybe it goes to a coffee and donut fund. As you can tell from my tone here, I wasn't very good at handling the situation. I felt like crap and I was so annoyed and I even made a crack about University Heights cops before I left. Apparently, I'm a genius when I have a migraine. Stinky cried and said she was sorry, but I think I'm going to make her pay at least half the fine anyway. I know she spaced it off, just like I spaced off checking, but I think she'll remember better if it hits her where it hurts. I guess I'm just kind of "tough love" that way.

When I got home and checked my e-mails, I had at least 15 Myspace comments and messages. I guess some hacker got my log-in info and was spamming all my friend's comments with a lovely video. My favorite exchange about this was from my friend Ondine. Here's her message:

Did you really mean to send me a youtube video of a woman with ginormous breasts?


My response:

Well, I've been meaning to for a while and never got to it. Luckily some nasty fucking hacker did it for me. Enjoy! And please feel free to delete that.


Needless to say, I stayed home Saturday night where everything was cozy and nice and I didn't have to deal with The Man even one little bit.


not fainthearted said...

$83 for a kid in the backseat not having her seat-belt on? Holy Moly! THAT would give me a migraine!

booda baby said...

There's a lot of 'kids spacing out and costing a lot' going around and the solutions all (yours topping the list) ALL involve the kid paying for it (or paying for their share).

Just wanted you to know you're not alone.

LA said...

We didn't go out on Friday, or Saturday for that matter. I missed you and George's and about 5 other places I wanted to see, but being a mom took precedence.

I will be back, and might leave Steve at home with the baby.

fringes said...

Sorry about the money. That cop was indeed being a dick. Hope your migraines go away soon.

Michelle said...

oooooooooo, I hate those nasty cops that have nothing better to do!! The cops in the small town where I spent my college years were like that. Big pain in the asses.

I hope your migraines go away...maybe you should see a doctor? My mom had been getting them frequently, and they were really painful, so when she finally saw a doctor, they actually found a tumor-ish growth inside her head that they now have to remove. She goes in to schedule her operation this Thursday. I'm not trying to freak you out or anything, it could be just stress and exhaustion, but it never hurts to check it out

Stepping Over the Junk said...

sounds like a winner of a day. can you go to sleep and do it over?

laura b. said...

Whoa, that day had it in for you from the start.
I really hope Sunday and today were not such hardasses.

Poptart said...

Holy shit, that SUCKS about the ticket. And the migraine. I wish you a much better today and tomorrow...

I can't believe that is actually ticketable.

evil-e said...

big city, bored cops....

...Understand it we're fighting a war we can't win, they hate us, we hate them....
--"Police Story", Black Flag

That had to have helped the migraine...

Churlita said...


She was in the front seat. She's 5'10" so it's okay, but still it's a lot of bank.

Booda Baby,

Thanks. Those kids are expensive.


It's cool. Like I said, it worked out for the best. Definitely call me when you come back down again.


Yeah, he was a dick and my migraine was a bitch. It seems to be better now.


I've had them checked out. My mom had them, my sister gets them. I have meds for them, but they don't always work 100% Sorry to hear about your mom, though.


I'd rather just sleep through it.


Things definitely got better.


Oh, it's ticketable alright. Damn.


Thanks for the Black Flag. I needed that.

Killer said...

You should make her sit in the car with the seatbelt on for 24 hours, with no cell phone, to learn a lesson.

I bet the cops kids have the same problem.

Churlita said...


You could tell the cop didn't have any kids. He certainly didn't know how to talk to a 13 year old girl without trying to scare the shit out of her - Stupid cop.