So the Camry apparently died yesterday. It turns out the engine is, in the vernacular, blowed up. It's supposedly going to cost $6k to fix, according to the dealer. The terrible irony is that, although we paid it off early, it would have been paid off as of November 1. Okay, it's not irony, it's just about what I would expect. And people wonder why I'm a cynical bastard.
That was this afternoon's news. This evening's news was that while the Sainted Wife was out picking up the son & presumptive heir from day care at a church-operatedf Pre-K, some nasty SOB busted out a window on my truck and stole her purse.
From a church ****ing parking lot?
I'm not 100% positive about this, but I think that it's not classified as a sin to beat the bejeezus out of somebody who steals something from a church, or people in the process of transacting business at said church. You're not allowed to end their life, but I think branding their forehead with the Mark of the Beast or lopping off various minor appendages, along with vestigial organs and every second eye, ear, or thumb, is permissible.
I mean really. A ****ing church? Are you kidding me? We joke about evil this and that, but staking out a ****ing church as your preferred location for crimes? I may not catch the little bastards (though some of their immediate spending spree in the 10 minutes after the crime, conducted in the presence of video cameras gives me hope), but I was taught to believe that if you did something like that, Jesus and his legion of angels, Joan of Arc, the entire Marine Corps (Lee Harvey Oswald excepted) , and pretty much every celestial badass roaming around heaven's streets with a snoot full of mead and manna will monkey stomp your ass. Either that, or delegate the job to Satan & His Minions, see e.g. United States ex rel. Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff, 54 F.R.D. 282 (1971), who may in turn then subcontract the monkey stomping to the guards, trustees, and permanent residents of the local federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
I don't know about you, but I'm gettin' my drink on tonight. Packers at Saints, right? Should be a good one... to drink on!