Monday, November 19, 2012

Where's the off switch?

Last Friday, I posted on the Cozy Chicks Blog that I recently got a new car.  If you want to know more about it (and why I'm not driving it), go and check out that post.

Last night I was working on sending out the entries in the cookbook contest I did on Goodreads. (Sorry I didn't post about it. I thought I had another day, but Hello! There were the winners' addresses in my in-box this morning).  All of a sudden the quiet night was broken with the obnoxious sound of a car alarm going off.  And it went on and on and on.  And the neighbors didn't come out to turn it off!

What was with them?

CaravanAnd then Mr. L yells out to me from the kitchen, "Hey, it's YOUR car!"

So I grab my keys, run to the car and realize I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TURN IT OFF!  I open the car, slam the door.  Open the door again, grab the pseudo owner's guide (they dont print the BIG one anymore, they give you a CD and if you want more, you have to call and order one--which I had not done because ... well, I didn't need to).  Well, who can find their reading glasses at a time like that (um, they were on my head), so Mr. L had to fumble to find ALARM in the back Index.  He finally found it and it says to put your key in the ignition and turn it.  But before we could get back to the car, it had stopped.

All was quiet.

Hmmm.  I wasn't liking the new car all that much,and I'm not liking it even less today. And I'm also wondering ... what other surprises is it going to hand me ... and when?

How long did it take you to get used to a new car?
One_Hot_Murder174-smDon't forget, I've got the Goodreads GIveaway for Advance Review Copies of ONE HOT MURDER.  Only 3 days left to enter.

P.S.  The Jeff Resnick Mysteries are going to audio ... hopefully all of them ... in the near future