Crazification

This week­end I’m go­ing to be di­rect­ing at the Notre Dame Fencing Invitational. It’s an easy way to make a cou­ple hun­dred dol­lars and an ex­cuse to eat at CJ’s. I’m do­ing some se­ri­ous brush­ing up on my USFA rules, since I’ve not ac­tu­al­ly fenced since I’ve grad­u­at­ed. [I can’t be­lieve it.] The Invite is two long long days of fenc­ing, start­ing at 8 and usu­al­ly end­ing 8 or more hours lat­er, so I’ll def­i­nite­ly earn my cash. Since I’m leav­ing af­ter work to­day, I had to ac­com­plish all the nor­mal stuff I do on the week­end last night. So I did my laun­dry, got my car ser­viced, et cetera. But the Lube Stop broke the valve stem in one of my tires, so I end­ed up hav­ing to put on the donut in the sleet­ing rain and dri­ve to NTB in Lakewood for a re­place­ment stem. The guy that fixed my car goes to the Greek Orthodox Church in Tremont, and an­oth­er guy who was there wait­ing has a daugh­ter around my age that lives there.

I’m go­ing to send a com­plaint to Lube Stop, and maybe next time I’ll get a free oil change. The whole af­fair killed about two hours of my time. Tremont West gave me a call be­cause they’d like to send me to a lead­er­ship con­fer­ence in Nashville in May that is spon­sored by Neighbor Works. I stopped in to check out their new of­fices and ex­plained that I’d like to go, but since my sta­tus in the Cleveland is now un­sta­ble that they should con­tin­ue ask­ing peo­ple, but to keep me in mind and that I’d keep them up­dat­ed.

I fi­nal­ly made it back to my apart­ment at about 7:45 and was able to shove some clothes in my overnight pack and snarf some left­over veg­etable stew be­fore I had to meet up with Des and Steve at the Lit to dis­cuss the lo­gis­tics of in­stalling we­b­cams in tac­ti­cal spots in Tremont. Busiest Thursday I’ve had in a long time, I didn’t even have a chance to think about run­ning.

2 thoughts on “Crazification

  1. Adam, send Lube Stop the bill for your tire re­pair as well. A year or two ago, they stripped the threads on my oil pan, but paid for re­pairs and a tow to the re­pair shop (and yes, gave me a cer­tifi­cate for a free oil change).

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