I got a flat tire tonight when driving home from choir rehearsal.
I'd never had a flat tire while driving and it completely freaked me out at first because I had no idea what it was. I was on I-65 and I pulled onto the side of the road and put my blinkers on. Then I thought, "Oh, I bet I have a flat tire!" I could see the next exit from where I was, so I bumped along until I got off the highway and into the parking lot of a Wal-Mart.
I called AAA (this is why I renew my membership!). And lucky stars must have been out tonight because the AAA guy happened to be eating dinner at the Taco Bell right across the parking lot from where I was! So I only had to wait about 20 minutes (which is really lucky because it was fricking freezing...).
And he put my spare tire on and all was right with the world.
I mean, as right as it can be when I have to use my morning off tomorrow to buy a new tire.
In other news, I am getting completely excited about attending the American Library Association Midwinter Conference! It's January 7-11 in sunny San Diego and I have several good bloggity friends who are going (including one with whom I am rooming). I've already been invited to several dinners and receptions and things (which is good because I am all about scoring as much free food as possible...). (It's also good because it makes me feel important! Woohoo!) It'll be really nice to see so many bloggity friends in person and hang out with them. PLUS there will be free books and the Youth Media Awards
Fun, fun, fun! But first we have to get through the rest of December... the next two weeks are crazy busy. For reals.