I had a flat.
I couldnít find the spare and the jack.
I know theyíre back there somewhere.
I needed the brakes looked at, so I had my garage
have a wrecker tow it in, plug the tire, and look at the brakes.
The tire was shot but they put the spare on for me.† A donut.
I can drive it to the tire store.† To fix the brakes, and the rear
shock absorbers, was under $500 ($488), so I told him to go ahead
and do it.† Thatís about $1,250 Iíve spent on it recently,
but my door opens and closes, my power window
goes up and down, the car starts, and I trust
the brakes.† Plus, Iíll have two new tires
on the front.† Make it $1,500.† I had
that amount on a bank credit card.
I think I pay 21% interest.
Maybe I will sell
a book, or a movie will be made
of a book I wrote.† Nobody is looking at one.
Nobody will look at them.
I am an extremist.
I am in extremis.
If you are in extremis,
and write realistically about
your plight, you are an extremist.
Are things really that bad?† No.† Itís only money.
I will get a job when the economy picks up
and pay down my credit card balances.
John Irving went to
He bought a new Volvo on his way
He went to
Dick Vajs said The World According to Garp read like
it was written by a man raised in a house full of women.