It's been an interesting few weeks. Mostly health-wise, which I'll spell out in greater detail this Tuesday. However, a couple things have occurred otherwise recently.
My car started making a rattly sound in the front right. Took it to the mechanic and turns out I have the beginnings of a rod knock. Yuck. This means the engine will need to be replaced (!) sooner or later (hopefully later). They put some thickening junk in there and thicker motor oil to hopefully prolong things, but it's starting to get symptomatic just a couple weeks later. I have to get it smogged before September is out so I'll see what happens there. It's going to be expensive to fix but cheaper than buying something else.
I got a new phone - an HTC Touch Pro. Thanks to my Verizon New Every Two promotion, I only had to pay tax. I like it a lot so far - I had gotten used to a QWERTY with my enV and had missed it on the XV6900 but definitely find a smartphone to be exceedingly useful. Now I have the best of both worlds.
I took a motorcycle ride yesterday down to Polly's Gourmet Coffee in Long Beach with my buddy Michael. It was really hot so we got iced coffee drinks, which were incredible. Michael and his wife have a miniature dachshund that had puppies a couple months ago so I went over to check them out this afternoon. Unfortunately, my parents aren't animal people so no puppy for me.