Thursday, May 25, 2006


"You're Driving Your Car?!!"

So it's been awhile since I've posted, but I have A.D.D. today at work & just spent 3 hours breaking down a 500 person conference setup. So after all that physical work out I am in no mood to focus on work right now. But I do have a funny story.

This morning I was driving in to work and my car was driving weird. When I would break it would shake & wouldn't go at high speeds. Now this is a brand new car, so I was so worried. But then I noticed that the fuel was low - silly me, I thought I needed gas. So I went to the gas station & spent all my well earned money to fill the tank & drove in to work. Then I went to take a co-worker to her car dealership to drop her car off & my car seriously was not driving well. I decided to utilize the wonderful feature that came with my car - OnStar. When the customer service guy greeted me with:

"Good Morning, Miss Cassel, how can I help you?"

"My engine is going to fall out of my car!" I yelled to him. (I yell because it is through the car phone that has a microphone located in the back of the rear view mirror and for some reason I think that because he's speaking to me in surround sound through my stereo speakers he can't hear me)

"Let me run a check on your car."

"Ok" I said sheepishly.

"Are you driving your car right now?"


"YOU ARE?!!"


"There's something wrong with your engine & the fuel injection system, we reccommend that you don't drive high speeds, tow anything behind your car or go up any steep inclines & take it to the dealership right away."

"Um...there's a pretty big hill on the way to the dealership."

"I'm going to patch you through to a service man here & he will talk you through it."

"Talk me through driving to the dealership?"

......3 minute hold time with really bad elevator music.

"Good morning Miss Cassel, I see that your engine is not firing on all the cylinders."

"That's nice - are you under the hood of my car seeing this?"

"Are you currently driving the car?"



"Umm...why? What's wrong with that?"

"So you are telling me your car is running and you are driving it? Where are you driving the car?"

"Apparently to the dealership. Listen, it's like a mile down the road, I was going right by there anyways, so luckily it's on my way. Is it bad that I'm driving my car?"


"Listen, I can make it - I just have to go up this steep incline." I said.

"I'm going to put you on hold, call your dealership, conference call them in and tell them you are on your way."

"No, wait...don't leave me - the car is bucking & I'm like a 1/2 mile away - I'm almost there!"

More bad elevator music.

Needless to say I got to the dealership ok & walked in to meet the sheepish stares of the service guys, who the week before looked at my car when I took it in because the service engine light was on & told me there was nothing wrong the car, but there's something wrong with me.

They were just getting off the phone with my brave service Onstar guy from somewhere in India.

Anywho - they had to order a part, I'm carless until tomorrow, but let me just say - thank goodness I was on my way past the dealership when this insanity happened.

Ok, I'm done with my long post. Have a great day gang!

I'm going back to work, then I'm walking home.


I am, are you?

Jake wants real posts? Ok!

Anyone going to a midnight showing of X3? I am. And I'm very excited about it. I'll be eating mall chinese food prior, too. What a day!

Chris, I'll be looking at your Blog soon...this is finals week, and I'm knee-deep in grading and other problems.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006



just testing something out here


Thanks Jake

Hey guys, I got Jake to make me this banner to my website. What do you think? Spiffy, huh? Now I just need to figure out how to post it on blogger and I'm set.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Check it out

This website takes movie monsters and puts them into classic works of art.

Kinda creepy, kinda cool.



An Unlikely Knight Scene

I thought this was funny. I shot it at my sister's graduation.

Monday, May 22, 2006


You've Got Served

Hey guys. Check out my latest post here...let me know what you think about it. Thanks to Jake for the help.



173 secret service agents.

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