The Story of My Stolen Honda

I left you hanging. Sorry about that.

Thanks to all my Facebook and Twitter friends who tweeted or shared the call for help recovering my vehicle over 5,000 times.  That was so awesome.

So here’s how it happened.  Remember when I tweeted that my honda was stolen around two months ago?  Well the car was recovered and all is well in the world.  However, the story behind its disappearance are still irking me.  Here’s how it happened, all nice and bulleted.

My 1998 Honda Accord was parked at our condo.  The car was parked legally in a parking spot paid for by our association dues.

  • I went to Chase‘s softball game with a bunch of friends one night and came home to an empty parking spot, where my car used to be parked.
  • I called a few tow truck companies, none had the car (including Tiger Towing).
  • I called the police and asked if my car had been towed. They say no and send over an officer.
  • I open the door to a very nice officer who states “If your car was parked there and it isn’t anymore, it was stolen. For a car to be towed I would have to authorize it and I have not authorized any tows in this area. I’m sorry to say but your car has been stolen.”
  • I filled out the stolen vehicle report.
  • I called my insurance and filed a claim, they offered me a rental while recovery was attempted.
  • I waited several days.
  • I got a voicemail from State Farm saying at this point they see the car as gone for good, began to setup a payout on the value.
  • I received a phone call from the Columbia Police Department.
  • I am accused of falsely reporting a car as stolen! Officer on the phone says the car was stolen towed a week ago from my property by Tiger Towing (who denied a week ago that they had towed my car)
  • I call Tiger Towing, “Oh yeah, we have your car. We’ve had it for about a week.”
  • I am informed that the car was towed for being “illegally parked on private property.” Property that we own, parked 100% legally.
  • I pay the towing fee.
  • I pay the storage fee.
  • I am given a $15 ticket from the City for parking illegally. WTF?! WTF?! WTF?! WTF?!
  • I pay Custom Complete Auto to fix my car back up to where it was before the tow.
  • I send the car away to Texas. It has been too bad of luck for me.

In the matter of a few years that car has been stolen twice, broken into twice, vandalized three times, had three transmissions (two were defective) replaced… I loved that car but it had the absolute worst luck.  For me.

When my parents came into town for my graduation, they kindly took the car back to Texas to sit in our garage. Whenever my parents visit America they will use it instead of a rental car.  Here’s to hoping the bad luck I’m cursed with doesn’t continue to plague that car.

So there you go. The story of my stolen Honda.

Do I Even Have the Thyme for This?

I really want to get back into cooking all of my meals, they taste so much better, it is relaxing and fun, helps increase brain power and problem solving (yeppers) but most of all, it is cheap and a great way to make friends. Alas I don’t have a kitchen enough to make large dinners, not like my old place where we had all the appliances, much less my the kitchen I was used to back home (Tulsa, Houston) where I don’t believe anything was missing… I don’t even have dried herbs here, no vinegar, no quality meats and cheeses… My refridgerator looks like it belongs to some college kid, and that is disgusting. Of course I am a college kid, one who battles an inability to purchase food for himself for fear of consuming it all… Yeah, I realize it will be consumed over a long period of time, the initial purchase is daunting… Anyways.

It is high time I updated.

Look at this right? I was helping my dad in the living room and out of my throw dropped this ginormous spider.

This thing was as large as he was fast. As Seth would spout, “This is sooooo not ok!”.

Seth… he is vulnerable… just remembered his, well anyways, back to posting.

I have to leave for class in thirty minutes, yikes! Still have to shower haha.

I have health insurance again! Yay, so now I can go to the doctor with my chest pains and breathing trouble. Sounds like a good idea.

Love my camera phone. Wish it handled color better, especially red, something even film has trouble with.

Love = Death? I think I agree. It is love and the loss of love that has made me most upset. Suicidal or wishing for some sort of end was common for me after the great breakup of 2004. Holy hell, it really has been that long. I wish I could totally get over it, I think deep down I am but sometimes, scratch my soft surface and it will come out.

There is this thought riot going on here soon entitled just that, I plan on attending.

Started a new class last night, criminal law class. Not sure if I will fit in, most of the people in the class as in police academy, but the teacher is a lawyer and since I want to be a lawyer… he said it was a good class to take.

There is this one guy in the class, incredibly smart, but kind of freaky. He smells such a familar smell. Ever notice how there is always that faint cigerette smell in airports? He smells like that. Just like an airport. He also wrote down my full name on his note pad, my name alone. Uh….

Originally I was going to rant about Dell‘s awful customer service but things quickly turned around and now I am going to rant about their awesome service haha.

I broke my laptop’s monitor sensor (turns off the screen when you close the laptop) using my iPod shuffle, freak accident right? It is this tiny peice of cheap grey plastic, just a stick really, about 1/8″ long…

I asked if Dell coudl send it to me, they said no. Instead they are giving me an entirely new monitor and they are sending a technician to my house to do it up style. How crazy is that? I guess I have that special warranty, though I coudl swear I opted out of it. Nevermindthat, so glad I have a Dell, dude, get one! (Or a mac, they are so cute and fun!)

My dad drove to me my old car from high school, my Honda Accord. At first I was totally bummed not having my beautiful Mazda, but now I am remembering how much I love Honda’s. Yay!

I am not going to be in Columbia this weekend because the minors at work, well not all of them but most, never turned in their work permits (well they have now but it is too late) and I have to work through my five day vacation! I am so ticked off, it was almost enough for me to just quit then and there. How can a company approve time off and fifteen minutes later take it back? I turned in the request some two-three weeks early!

So I have now acquired $108 million. Something like $20,000 a month in interest alone! I am so happy.

Actually, that is what I want. So if anyone wants to send it my way, I could really put it to some good use!

Did you read how president Bush asked Condi Rice for a potty break at a conference? haha, fabulous.

Remember me writing about the adorable English fellow a few weeks back? I saw him again yesterday, with a bunch of guys. He smiled at me, he made a gesture to site down, he also lost his british accent completely?! What the hell was that. I say no to drugs and posers, I took my smoothie elsewhere.

I am such a freak for thin emo guys… especially if they are red-heads, but I am very particular about my redheads so not all need to even attempt to apply!

I have been chatting with Jim more lately and talked to Jenny a good while last night, it was so nice! My nearly entire population of friends (Mike) is/are going to Las Vegas today, whatever am I going to do?!

Oh, and some people still don’t know that I don’t live in Columbia anymore… how whack is that? Oh well.

realized that I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of not leaving an empact on this earth as much as it has left on me.

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