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September 26, 2006

Jimbo's 2000 blue Volkswagon Jetta-finding contest, and other shitty Monday happenings

My friend let me use and take care of his car while he was away on vacation. On Sunday afternoon I parked it on Swann Street, NW between 15th and 14th - but in a street cleaning zone for Monday. My bad, and it got moved, but not towed, according to the DC DMV towing agency. It was apparently moved to the 1800 block of 16th Street, NW, but when I searched for it this morning it was not there. I circled around all adjacent blocks searching with my LASIK-enhanced vision that allows me to see for miles, but no dice. Multiple calls to the DC DMV towing agency have come up with nothing, but they seemed to become very helpful-sounding when I asked them if I should call non-emergency, and suddenly asked for my name and number for further communications. But where is my friend's midnight blue 2000 Volkswagen Jetta, DC tags AR0144? Tonight's exercise will be to ride my bike around and look for it again, but if you e-mail me with the correct location of this car, and I find then it, I will take you out to dinner.

After having such a fantastic weekend and then losing my friend's car, Monday hit like the Terrible Tuesdays back when I was a club kid dropping E every weekend and had to recover from the ride. Damn, Monday felt like I did a 72-hour crystal meth binge starting on Friday. But no illegal substances were taken. Perhaps it was the high from such a good game on Saturday. I really was totally high from such a fun match, and I suppose there could be some medical credence to how I'm feeling today. Playing and winning is addictive, and I crave it. Just like when you drop E or acid on a Saturday night, the rest of the week seems grey and mundane.

And it doesn't help when Monday rolls around and I get an e-mail from a blog reader telling me that I look like Cameron Diaz' fat retarded brother in 'Something About Mary'. Hey Rob, thanks for having having such an awesome sense of humor! And it was so noble that you didn't put it in the comments section, but e-mailed me personally with the insult. I don't know what you were thinking by having to send that on a day that just kept getting worse, but it certainly was icing on the cake. It gets better:

I had a dinner date scheduled with a guy whom I was really looking forward to getting to know. But he called to say he had to work late. So that sucked.

On a positive note, since I had all this spare time I had set aside for the aborted date Monday night, "Heroes" on NBC was AWESOME. I loved all the characters, especially the Japanese guy ("Supa Hiro!") who can teleport and the cheerleader who seems to be nearly indestructible. And what's up with that stripper's power? Can she summon a version of herself who is kind of her Id? I know it's an X-Men ripoff, but I still can't wait until next Monday. Should anyone ask me on a date that day (Ha!) I'm afraid I'm booked, unless he wants to sit and watch with me.

This is why my City of Heroes computer game is so appealing to me these days. It's been a bad summer in general, with the death of a friend and a general lack of dates I have been really excited about. It would be nice, just once in 2006, to be asked out on a date by a guy where there was mutual interest right off the bat. But most of the time I seem to be the one always doing the approaching and advancing. Alpha Ant, Psister Shade, GooGuy and Tiny Troll were the preferred dates of summer 2006.

Or maybe I should just limit myself to rugby, running, the gym, work, and hanging out with friends. A monastic, ascetic lifestyle. Perhaps I'm not ready for the hard hits in the dating scene just yet.

So to sum up Monday, I lost my friend's car and I apparently look fat and retarded.

What a fucking shitty Monday.

Posted by jimbo at September 26, 2006 2:52 PM


Thank goodness bad things (like celebrity deaths) only come in threes. You've had your share for the week. You *will* find the car, you are not fat and the retarded one was the one that blew you off.

For those of us that do NOT think you look like the Cameron Diaz' brother in "Mary", there's another great shot of you from the weekend's match (on your back with your legs spread) on Joe Tresh's web site (http://www.joetreshphoto.com/albums/2006/060923_rrvs_atlanta/large-9.html). I'm sure it will stoke the fires of many of your admirers for many evenings! ;-)

Posted by: Rob at September 26, 2006 4:38 PM

I second your "fucking shitty Monday" opinion. And yes, dating is challenging. And even more challenging to find someone you click with. However, you write a very interesting & entertaining blog and I did spot you in the flesh at the most recent Blowoff event (BTW, you're "HOT!!!") So, I am confident you'll be just fine in the long run. I'll keep my eyes open for the misplaced Jetta in the gayborhood and nearby locales. And if I find it, I guess you're taking me to dinner. : - )

Posted by: Mr. Bean at September 26, 2006 4:43 PM

If you're fat and retarded, then I am Cher's deformed son from "Mask" (only fatter).

Posted by: durban bud at September 26, 2006 5:17 PM

Hey there is nothing wrong with a monastic, ascetic lifestyle as long as Pizza Hut still delivers.

Sorry about your sh***y Monday. I'll keep an eye out for the car.

Posted by: Herb at September 26, 2006 6:38 PM

Hey check for your friend's car in the impound lot across the street from Nations. I used to get my car "Courtesy Towed" all the time from in front of Cobalt, JR's, ect., and the MPD and DMV would tell me the same shit...somehow it always ended up at the impound lot next to Nations. Whenever I couldn't find my car, my ass headed over to Nations and there she was all nice and secure, and it is $110 to get that sucker out. GoodLuck

Posted by: Cornelius at September 26, 2006 6:52 PM

SO, I was going to post a comment in the previous posting about agreeing with Andy.

I, for one, think the top picture of you looking very rugbyish, with the sweat, and the mouthguard, was indeed very hot.

As for Rob, the one who sends insults via e-mail, give me his e-mail address and I will begin taking vengeance.

As for the little lost Jetta, good luck. I hope either the bike ride or the neighborhood watch guys help out.

As for the run of bad luck, this too shall pass, although cliches are little comfort.

I think, that in the next 2-3 years, you should consider the next adventure to head out upon.

Nothing against DC ... but it might be a nice place to come back and visit friends, while you live elsewhere to get some fresh air, countryside and change of scenery.

It seems like a Wisconsin guy like you might need to head someplace like Colorado, perhaps?

Not telling you to give up on DC or your social life... just want you to consider that you are too young to be trapped in regrets and frustrations.

Square Pegs. Round Holes. Either get comfortable forcing things to fit (which can be fun at times (eg)) or consider some changes in the pursuit of happiness.

But not right now. Shitty Mondays are just that, Shitty Mondays. If I were a bit closer, I buy you a round at Nellies, but not on a Monday evening. (eg)

As for Mr. Bean, I am in agreement. I am confident you'll be just fine in the long run.

Posted by: SmartAss at September 26, 2006 7:17 PM

It could be from coming off the valium-like substance....

Posted by: sam at September 26, 2006 9:38 PM

I hear ya...I had several hot WoW dates this Summer..lol..

Posted by: Jeff at September 26, 2006 11:11 PM

...but I was still on a half-tab of Valium by Monday.

I think it was simply a shitty Monday. I'm feeling better already, especially after trimming my pubes.

WoW and CoH dates are HOT! You can even do teams and supergroups!

Posted by: jimbo at September 27, 2006 12:30 AM

Someboby please define WoW and CoH dates. Dying to addopt them into my vocabulary.

Jimbo- Glad you're feeling better. Glad you found the Jetta. On a run through the neighborhood last night...I was amazed at all the Jetta's in a 8-10 block radius of Dupont Circle. What is it about gay men, Jettas, and well (of course) Jeep Wranglers? One would think you'd see more pink Barbie Corvettes in the gayborhood.

Posted by: Mr. Bean at September 27, 2006 9:46 AM

WoW = World of Warcraft
CoH = City of Heroes

Both are highly addictive MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) that are often highly preferable to actual human socialization.

Yes, I discovered just how many blue Jettas there are in DC as well. But they are a nice ride, however.

Posted by: jimbo at September 27, 2006 10:23 AM

The summation of your day cracked me up. That is definitely a bad Monday...

Posted by: David at September 27, 2006 1:20 PM

So when are will going on a WoW date Jimbo?...lol...
There are several nice coffee shops and bistros in Orgrimmar that we can hang out in..

Posted by: Jeff at September 27, 2006 9:57 PM

"This is why my City of Heroes computer game is so appealing to me these days. It's been a bad summer in general, with the death of a friend and a general lack of dates I have been really excited about."

Yeah CoH! Say hello to Handout if you ever sleeze on by Virtue.

Posted by: Gryph [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 27, 2006 10:14 PM