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Cue sad music.

I forgot to mention this, and Nicoal rightly thought it deserved its own entry.

The other day, I went to Les Schwab because my tire was low. I don't know if I mentioned that in here before. My right rear tire was almost flat, so I drove it to the truck shop at work and had someone put air in it so I could make it to Les Schwab OK, and then when I got there they took the tire off and looked for a leak and couldn't find it. They put the tire back on and sent me on my way, and I didn't have to pay them anything, which is awesome.

Then yesterday when Nicoal and I stopped at the Indian place by my house for some lunch, I walked around the back end of the car to go inside and noticed that my hubcap is gone! It could be in Philomath, or in Albany, or in Corvallis somewhere... so it's almost futile to go out looking for it. I've never lost a hubcap before. I'm sad! :(

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drdardr
Sep. 22nd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Call 'Em?
You could call the places you'd been, to see if they have an extra hubcap. I'd say it's at the truck stop; Les Schwab is pretty good at details like putting hubcaps back on!
rivulet
Sep. 22nd, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Re: Call 'Em?
Truck stop?
drdardr
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Re: Call 'Em?
"Truck stop"? I guess you said "truck shop", didn't you? So, did they take it off when you went over there for air? I'd guess your truck shop isn't used to dealing with hubcaps, but Les Schwab is, so it's unlikely they'd forget to put it back on (if they did take it off in the first place!) Or maybe it fell off when you went careening around the corner to make it to Starbucks before they closed...
rivulet
Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Call 'Em?
Yeah, the truck shop is where they repair the forklifts and other machines at the mill, heh. They didn't take the hubcap off, but I know LS did because I watched them. They took the whole wheel off and took it in the back and then brought it back and put it back on.

Where else would I find hubcaps? They don't have to be new but I'd like 'em all to match...
clovecigarettes
Sep. 22nd, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
I lost one or two and we took the rest off when we lived in PDX. There were so many car-break-ins, having a scruffy-looking ghetto car was to our advantage. But we didn't live in Eugene, so, sorry you lost your hub cap!

Every time I hear about Corvallis, I think of Stovokor.
rivulet
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Stovokor the band? Why?? :D
clovecigarettes
Sep. 22nd, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Merlin, the guitarist, is from Corvallis. He used to come into True Brew (the coffee house I worked at) and order a mocha every night before we closed. One of the other Stovokor guys showed up once, too. Klingons like mochas and are good tippers. (I classify people by their drinks, and drinks by the people who order them, there's a total personality-trait correlation. You can even classify drinks by race (only white people order hazelnut, for instance).)
rivulet
Sep. 22nd, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
Ah, OK. So my drink of choice is a 2-shot 12-oz nonfat cappuccino. What does that say about me?
clovecigarettes
Sep. 22nd, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
Depends on whether you order it wet, normal, or dry. Wet means you think you're cool, normal means you think you're sophisticated, and dry means you're impotent. The nonfat means you're looking out for your health, unless you say, "skinny milk," in which case you are probably a woman in your 40s who dyes your hair red to show everyone that you are feisty. fiesty!

On a funny note, the only people who let their kids drink caffeine do so in the form of Mochas. They are usually beefy men with stubby-haired kids and place their order as if to say, "these are my white straight sons and they would each like a mocha."

To be fair, I went from black tea (anglophile) to wet soy cappuccino (vegan who thinks she's cool) to americano (hipster -- there are "suits" who order americanos, too) to double espresso (snob, italian, cool dude, annoying dude, or barista).
rivulet
Sep. 23rd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
I like it normal - too much milk makes it taste too milky, and too dry makes me run out of it sooner! And the nonfat is indeed because I don't need another serving of fat in the morning, enough sticks to my ribs already.

Most of the girls in Corvallis seem to enjoy either caramel macchiatos or vanilla lattes. Yuck.

Cory drinks plain ole drip coffee, but sometimes in the afternoon he gets a black americano. I don't think he's very hipster though.
clovecigarettes
Sep. 23rd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Vanilla lattes are standard women. Caramel drinks are for white women with crop tops and a little belly chub. There is never enough caramel and they will always say, "it's not sweet enough, gimme more caramel," whilst tapping their acrylic nails on the counter and chewing their gum. Same thing with a caramel frappuccino, which Starbucks employees are required to call, "caramel frappuccino blended coffee."

Also, black people of both genders love caramel. And gay men, who also like white mochas. (Black men like white mochas, too.)

Black coffee is the cut to the chase, gimmie coffee, no frills. Black coffee drinkers are usually pretty cool. Plus, baristas like them because they are not picky.
rivulet
Sep. 23rd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
I don't spend tons of time in Starbucks, but I've been able to witness two incidents where the customer didn't taste the caramel in their frappuccino (blended coffees) right away and thought there wasn't enough; and both times the baristas had to explain that the caramel is poured in on the top, so their straw hadn't hit it yet. Nobody's heard of stirring their own coffee, apparently.
silverfish
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
Did you get free beef from Les Schwab, at least?
rivulet
Sep. 25th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Back from the dead, eh?
I don't even know if they do that anymore. But I've never had the pleasure, unfortunately.
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