Karma says no comedy tonight!
If I believed in god or something else irrelevant, like The Force, I would think that tonight was a sign…
I left the house driving my merry way to the train station to go into town and do tonights open mike at The Brainwash….
Drive out of driveway, check… pull out of subdivision, check…. drive down mountain and say sarcastically to self, “Cool view of the Pacific, it fucking sucks that I moved here.”, check…. Apply brakes to stop as approaching bottom of mountain, OH SHIT HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!
You got it no brakes, thank the frakin’ creator (sorry Battlestar Galactica reference) I got a car with a manual transmission kids or it would a been a really squishy mess, ‘Blood on the Highway’ starring me would have been showing in drivers ed classes for years…. So, no yuck yucks tonight…. but I DO get to keep breathing for a bit longer so it’s a wash I figure.
Got the car to the shop about 5pm PST where I had the front brakes done in April this year and we find that the rear brakes lost 2 bolts and the caliper is totally fried (left rear, for the really mechanically curious)…. Luckily I am an anal retentive jerk, so I whipped out the receipt and warranty from when I had the BOTH rear brakes and calipers replace in April of 2007 via the local Goodyear/Gemini when I was still in Florida…. I knew the big move was close, even last year, so I got the work done at a national place with 24 month or 24,000 mile warranty,…. so we’re safe on BOTH counts, less than 24 months since the work and a little under 20,000 miles since the work was done….
SO, guess who’s calling Goodyear/Gemini’s national warranty department between 6am and 6pm MST tomorrow????
If you guessed me YOUR RIGHT, but none the less I still wouldn’t sign up for Jeopardy based on just that question. I’ll keep you appraised of the situation…