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Concord, California, United States
I am a sometimes-writer, everyday mama, creative failure and experimental cook. I am interested in living a beautiful life, spending time with my family and making things that I can feel proud of. When I'm by myself I'm usually outside. Don't bother calling because chances are that I didn't bring my cell phone because I couldn't find it. If you see me walking, it's because I lost my keys and if you see me with only one child... I'm probably in big trouble.

Friday, October 8, 2010

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

Lila rolled out of bed this morning requesting half a bagel topped with a scrambled egg and a piece of bacon.

I immediately got to work on making one for her and one for Bunny (though Bunny was still in bed and doubtfully would eat it even if she wasn't). Of course, I forgot to put the fan on and our fire alarm went crazy! A few minutes later there was another fully uniformed truck of firefighters at my home. It's was 6:45 in the morning!!!!!

This time we'll get a fine.

I don't understand. The bacon wasn't burning or anything. Neither was that London broil the last time that it happened.

I just don't get it.


I must have seriously karmically pissed someone off somewhere. I might need to get right with God, or the like.

Between the bedbugs, the classroom nightmare, having no furniture, being completely broke and the fire department showing up and fining us... I've gotten two parking tickets in less than a 24 hour time period. Both times were for an expired meter. I got there within minutes of the meter expiring... but each time was too late.

I can't help but feel that I'm paying for something awful.


  1. ugh, when it rains, it pours. i am sending positive vibes your way, you deserve them!

    ok, so you just moved into this place right? when i first moved in, my fire alarm went off like every time i cooked. it was because off the layers of grease and stuff that weren't cleaned.

    so i would say, as if you don't have enough to do, deep clean the stove and oven and i know you forgot, but always use the fan. if it keeps happening, and even this time, i would report it to your property mgmt company bc if you're not doing anything wrong, then either there is too much grease build up or the fire alarms are too sensitive.

    hang in! love you!

  2. So, you explained the situation to the fire fighters and they still fined you? They do realize that you would prefer to not have an annoying alarm go off when you cook, and that you'd like to not piss off all your new neighbors with fire trucks at 6:45 a.m., right?

    It's not like you're purposely pulling an alarm at a hotel or dorm room. And BTW - did they bother to take a look at the alarm while they were there? Being in the profession 'n all, I'd think they wouldn't mind taking a look at your system to see if they can find an answer to the problem...? Just a crazy suggestion for them.