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The fright of the Fridgenix & flustering a cop
As many of you know, my fancy but nearly 30 year old upstairs refrigerator died several months ago, or at the very least acted like it was about to die so rather than waiting I moved all the food to the downstairs fridge and shut this one down, propped the doors open and set a fan on it to dry out. Then I cleaned all the interior components over the next couple weeks.

Today I cleaned the insides of it expecting to try to use it to get through the party and hope it would not actually break. I suspected the problem might have been an "ice dam" from a clogged drain hose I discovered while defrosting it. Well it might have been, but I found a new noise which turned out to be a stray paper towel that got sucked from the floor up into the fan. Removing that seemed to fix it.

In case you are wondering, the "fright" was the fear that somehow some rodent had gotten into the house and tried to make a nest there. The paper towel was whole and that would not be the case if a rodent put it there.

Today I also made a non emergency dispatcher lose his composure and laugh out loud. I was calling in a "drunk or elderly driver". Honestly this person took her car halfway off the road and onto the shoulder THREE times in the time I was watching her, and once causing a pedestrian on the shoulder to take evasive action. That was enough for me. I gave the plate number and the car's description.

The dispatcher asked if I would continue to follow the car and I replied, "Only if it continues to go my way". Then I reported the car had put on its signals and was going to turn onto anther road which I also reported the name of. I then quipped, (referring to LUMSFS actually), "I've got a date so I've got to go straight."... Then after a pause I said so very meekly... "I really didn't mean for that to rhyme"

After the dispatcher, a man and most likely of African descent (with a deep hearty laugh) got done laughing, I said, "What can I say, I'm a poet and I don't know it." Apparently he wasn't as amused about that, or maybe he was just receiving glares from the other dispatchers. They probably have rule about laughing at callers.

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amazon_42 From: amazon_42 Date: September 7th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
From a DUI victim...

or do they call it OVI in MD....

Thanks for giving a shit and calling it in. ***Smoooch***
dcseain From: dcseain Date: September 7th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's OVI? Never heard of that. It's DUI in all 4 states here.
amazon_42 From: amazon_42 Date: September 8th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Operating a Vehicle under the Influence. Thats what it is in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
From: lavender_liz Date: September 7th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh hey! speaking of your party. what do you want for your birthday? and can i bring anything?
fixx From: fixx Date: September 7th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
what do you want for your birthday?

I want to see naked people!

Oh sorry, I don't know where that came from. Oh, right, that came from papabear008's LJ! Well, truth be told, I supposed I really do, but my parties are not clothing optional as I was just explaining to a friend who wondered if she needed to shop for appropriate attire.

What is it about me that would suggest to *anybody* my parties require appropriate attire? (I really didn't mean that to rhyme either!)

and can i bring anything?

Ahem! :::blushing:::
From: lavender_liz Date: September 7th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
that doesn't answer my questions!!! silly fixx :)(please answer!)
fixx From: fixx Date: September 7th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want your "presence" not your "presents". But if you'd like to bring something to the party to share... anything at all, that would be appreciated. I'm planning to make my own recipe sour cream and onion dip but no other dips or salsas will be provided, even though I have both corn chips and potato chips.

There should be enough korma for everyone and Sandy will be making brownies, but if you feel inspired to add to that in any way, please do.
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