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Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Assembly Under the Influence

While at lunch today, I decided to buy P a bigger bike, because her old bike was the smallest 2 wheeler they make. Now that she's an Eating Machine, she has outgrown the teeny tiny bike. I found one that's one size larger . I put the training wheels on the new bike because I'm scared for her to ride the bike without them.

I also bought a gas grill. Did I need it? No, but I'll use it (just like the iPod). I read the assembly instructions at work, and they seemed pretty easy and straight forward, but there were all kinds of warnings in the booklet...about the gas tank, regulating heat, how to store the grill, etc... There was NO warning against Assembly Under the Influence.

*SIDENOTE: I am NOT a drinker. The drunken barracks antics of my youth are LONG gone. Now, back to the story*

I had consumed 1/2 of a Corona before I started. About a third of the way through the assembly, I had to dismantle most of what I had assembled, because it just wasn't right. Once I was 90% done, I noticed that there are about 8 screws nuts, all the same size and color that I had not used. While drinking the 2nd Corona, I tried to read the picture instructions to find out if I had missed a step. NOPE!! All the pieces were in the correct place, but I now have 10 extra pieces, and the damn thing is a tad wobbley! I thought about calling the company to inquire about the extra parts, but once I would start slurring, I'm sure they would have hung up on me (toll free numbers are NOT free for me). After 2 Coronas, I can't function...boy, I'm off my game!

In an effort to save money, I'll wait until Thursday to call, I'm sure I won't be slurring then, mainly because I'm out of Corona. DAMN!!

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