I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I had a tire blow-out on the way to work this morning! Not how you want to start a Tuesday.
Two good things: I was close enough to my tire shop to limp the car in there and I had purchased brand new tires from them in early October, so the work will be done on warranty and I'll only have to pay $50.
Another good thing--I have enough vacation time accumulated that I can stay home until the work is complete.
The only bad thing? They didn't have a tire to match the remaining three in stock. They're having to send to another city for it, but they promise to have me back on the road by tomorrow afternoon.
So I guess I'm on vacation today & tomorrow. Not how I expected to spend my week.