So the man has been dreaming about this for years and years. He finally gets it and dies less than a year later. Timing. Don't put things off, I guess.
Anyway. I don't drink massive amounts of beer so I am selling this.
It is a Danby full keg kegerator with all the shelves and stuffs. It is less than a year old.
Included is an almost empty keg (full-size) which you can exchange at any beer place when you buy a full keg -deposit for the keg. There is also almost full CO 2 canister inside the keg and another empty one on the outside (back of the kegerator). If you drink beer or have parties, it is perfect.
Asking price is $300. It will go on Craigslist next week.
I have been trying to get car insurance for my deluxe, tricked-out mini van (yeah, right. Maybe if you consider the mixture of cheerios and chocolate milk a deluxe feature....).
First, I found out that insurance in NOLA costs 3x as much as car insurance in Chicago. While it does not make sense, I got somewhat over it. Just another annoying and pricey fact I have to deal with.
The real fun part was when I, teary eyed, went to buy the insurance. They WOULD NOT sell it to me!
The reason? Hurricane Ike.
Now let's look at the facts: Hurricane Ike did not go anywhere close to New Orleans. Hurricane Ike has made a landfall on Saturday (3 days ago!). I am not sure what kind of hurricane related damage I can have 3 days after it made a landfall 350 miles from me.
Now the fun part - the woman in Progressive headquarter, in Ohio, said that they had heavy rains for 3 days, lost electricity for about 8 hours and have very strong winds. BUT THEY GET INSURED.
Hmm - no effects of Hurricane Ike = too risky for insurance. Heavy effects of Hurricane Ike - no problem with insurance. Makes sense.... I guess....I am confused.... wwrrr, make the madness stop!!!
The real shitty part is that I have to have the van insured even if I only ride a bike. So I am paying 2K because this is sooooo risky area and I am riding my bike.
Maybe I should move to Ohio. Or Chicago and endure the annual 3 months of icy roads, VERY slippery and impossible to ride on, because it is safer than here.
I need a drink.
I have been with the same insurance co. for the past 6 years, not one claim.
If reading about signs irritates you, skip this. I know Ash would.
At Saintseester's request, here are the sign/things I noticed at the last Saints game:
- Ashley had this plastic trumpet that made incredible noise. It is at St. Louis with him. At the escalators at the Dome, I saw and talked to a guy who had exactly the same trumpet as Ash. I have never seen another one before or after. He said it was a Mardi Gras throw and you can't get them anywhere. That WAS a sign
- In the isle next to me was a busty redhead texting on a purple cell phone. Busty girls, redheads, and the color purple was Ashley's favorite
- I notice that the people running with the flags have shirts with 00 just like Ashley's jersey. I never noticed that before. This is just me, thought.
- I got an exact copy of Ashley's baseball cap. With Fleur de Lis, of course. Beige, with soft, not padded, crown. Ash had that cap for 10+ years and it looked like it. I was torn, dirty, and smelly and no amount of detergent would help. Of course, it was out of a question to bleach it. It was a "lucky" hat but it was retired after the end of last season. It fell apart. I tried for a few years to find one like that so Ash could retire his hat earlier but I could not. Till the first WINNING game of the season. So now we have a new lucky hat.
I think there are other things as well and if I remember, I will add them.
OK, now everybody - feel free to think I am crazy. Don't really care. I can just promise you that I will not talk to you about my signs.
I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!! I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!! I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!! I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!! I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!! I HATE INSURANCE COMPANIES!!!
Let me tell you one more time: I hate insurance companies. They have a special place in hell.
Auto insurance in Chicago:
1 at-fault accident
TOTAL: $380 for 6 months coverage
Auto insurance in New Orleans (same insurance company!!)
TOTAL: $986 for 6 months coverage
FUCKING $986. That is $600 increase.
I called them to see where did I make a mistake in the online forms. My mistake? Living in New Orleans.
They really and truly do want to chase us out. They will chase us out of this town with the food, electricity, gas, and insurance prices. I just have question - who will live here? Only the really rich who can afford it? Nobody? In either case - who will work in the service industry? Who will work on the oil rigs? Who will work the ship yards?
This is a fucking important city. This is a port. No New Orleans = no coffee (and you don't want to talk to me before I had my 4 cups)
How the fuck do they think they will get things up to their fucking midwest suburban hell, if there will be no one work the ship yards? Those people need to eat, and drive, and be insured too.
Love makes you do crazy things - like marrying Ashley or staying in New Orleans even after the Deluge and the federal determination to erase us from the map.