Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I know it's been awhile since I posted anything....but people have been asking me for an update on the situation with Mr. Dodge Durango, so I thought I'd let you all know what's been happening. So I found out that he gave me addresses and phone numbers that are NOT his...and he refuses to call me back. I finally decided to just turn it over to my insurance company and let them go after him. They're going to pay me for my car's repairs minus my deductible, and then they're going to turn him over to a collection agency! YAY!! If he doesn't pay THEM, they'll repossess his car!!! That makes me so happy because he's such a scumbag.

In other news, James and I just got back from Washington DC, where we spent Thanksgiving weekend with his family. We had a great time, eating great food and doing fun stuff. They're so hilarious...we must have played that board game "Sorry" at least 20 times over the weekend. All of the Sagar kids are super competitive (especially James), so it was funny to watch them all cheer and yell when someone drew a card that made a big play in the game. I played a few times myself (and won a couple games) but mostly I just watched because I'm pretty competitive myself and I didn't want to get anyone mad at me! Ha, Ha, Ha!

We made it back Sunday night just fine - the airports were mostly deserted by the time our flight left at 8:30pm - and we were happy to get back and get some sleep! We have so much fun when we visit our families that we don't get much sleep, so we're zombies for the first few days back in St. Louis.

Okay, well, I'd better get to class...James woke me up early this morning because it was too cold outside for him to walk all the way to the hospital, so I've been up since like 6:30.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Wow this guy is a real piece of work. I got a call the other day from Mr. Dodge Durango's purported insurance agent to let me know that HE HAS NO INSURANCE! They dropped him 2 months ago because....big surprise....he didn't make his payments! So I called him last night to talk to him about it, and he was trying to blame ME for the fact that he didn't make HIS payments!! I told him that it was his problem and he needed to handle it with them, but that he was going to have to pay me cash. I can tell that this is going to be a fight...good thing that I'm used to that. GRRRRR....I really don't have time for this right now.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

I'm NOT going to turn my blog into a series of surveys, but this is one that Robyn sent to me and I wanted to post my answers on my blog. If you've got the time, feel free to copy it and enter your answers and leave it to me as a message or comment!!

1. What is your full name? Kristen Lee Patton Sagar
(the state of Georgia wouldn't let me drop my middle name when I got married, so I had to keep all of them!)

2. What color pants are you wearing right now? i'm wearing a blue skirt

3. What are you listening to right now? Fox News - I love the news, and I don't listen to much music

4. What was the last thing you ate? A chocolate chip cookie!!

5. Do you wish on stars? Nah - I'm not much into wishing - I'm more into doing...

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I'm not sure what color....maybe blue....but I'd definitely be in one of those mega size Crayola packs...those were awesome!

7. How is the weather right now? Pretty good! A bit of sun...around 60 degrees (indian summer)

8. Last person you spoke to on the phone? James...who else? He called to tell me he was bored at the hospital.

9. Do you like the person who sent this to you? YES she's my buddy at law school!

10. How old are you today? 24 years, 11 months, and 3 days

11. Favorite drink? Coke.

12. Favorite sport to play? hmmm...probably soccer

13. Hair color? Brown

14. Do you wear contacts? yup

15. Do you have any siblings? 2 brothers, one sister, one sister in law

16. Favorite month? December is fun...and June.

17. Favorite food? Depends on the day. I like chocolate chip cookies, french fries, chicken, mashed potatoes, etc.

18. What was the last movie you saw? The Mummy. My favorite movie EVER.

19. Favorite day of the year? December 25th...and not because of the presents!

20. What do you do to vent anger? I wrestle with James...he loves when I blow off steam by trying to punch and kick him...he gets to practice his mixed martial arts.

21. What were your favorite toys as a child? my tea set and my stuffed animals were fun but my favorite ones were my books

22. Summer or winter? SUMMER! Everybody knows that...

23. Hugs or kisses? Both =)

24. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate every day of the week and twice on Sunday...the darker the better

25. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? I love any kind of mail!

26. Who is most likely to respond? Meghan - she's all about surveys these days!

27. Who is least likely to respond? hmmm...probably James - he's never filled one of these out in his life...

28. When was the last time you cried? Yesterday...I wasn't really sad, but my arm hurt and I felt sick after my flu shot, and then I cried cause James accidentally grabbed my arm when he hugged me.

29. What is under your bed? extra pillows and the canopy for the top of the bed

30. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Probably Jonathan, with Jessica Park as a close second.

31. What did you do last night? I had class last night, then I came home and went to bed cause I didn't feel good.

32. What are you scared of? I can't really think of anything I'm scared of...but I dread the idea of getting stuck having to live somewhere cold for a long time...

33. Plain, buttered or salted popcorn? Not a big popcorn fan

34. Favorite car? I want an SUV someday

35. Favorite flower? red roses

36. Number of keys on your key ring? 7

37. How many years at your current job? I just finished 5 months of research for Professor Shields. I need a new job now.

38. Favorite day of the week? Thursday...I only have 1 class Friday, so it's sort of like an early weekend when I'm done on Thursday.

39. What did you do on your last birthday? I rode back to school on an airplane - my 6th birthday in a row on an airplane. But NOT THIS YEAR!!

40. How many states have you lived in? Georgia, Virginia, Missouri, and the District of Columbia

41. How many cities have you lived in?
Georgia - Savannah, Covington, Social Circle
Virginia - Charlottesville
DC - in the Georgetown area
Missouri - St. Louis
International - Paris, London

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

So Mr. Dodge Durango has decided that he doesn't feel like paying to fix my car. Fortunately I have a police report with all of his insurance information, so I just called his insurance company and filed my claim with them. They probably won't be as difficult to deal with because I have all the proof and documentation. Plus if THEY don't want to deal with me I can complain to the government because that would be insurance fraud.

So I'm trying to work on this paper for my Legal Profession ethics class. We had to read this book called The Verdict and discuss the ethics issues that come up in the story. It's a REALLY old book from like 1980 and it's not even in print anymore, so the professor had to get special permission to copy it for us. It's pretty good - not quite as good as John Grisham books, but I still liked it.

Hopefully my paper will get a good grade since it's half my grade for the course...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

WOW I can't believe I forgot to put this in the blog last week, but I'm going to write about it now. James and I were driving down Manchester Avenue last week (Thursday afternoon) and we stopped behind this huge 18-wheeler that had stopped in front of us to try to turn left onto Taylor Avenue. We sat there for about 5 seconds and then....WHAM!!!.....we got rear ended by this huge Dodge Durango. It cracked our bumper right through, and we had to pull over and deal with it for like 2 hours. We called the police to get a police report taken and it took the policeman about an hour to show up, so we just had to sit there and wait. Fortunately the guy who hit us also pulled over rather than running away.

Finally, the policeman came to take down the report, and we were able to go home. It's going to be a pain to get this all taken care of, though. There's no Toyota body shop in the ENTIRE city of St. Louis, and we have to take the car to a shop about 45 minutes away. (Have I mentioned that I HATE St. Louis???) I'll try to take it this afternoon for an estimate and see how much it costs to get it fixed...then I'll have to get the money from the guy who hit us...then I'll have to take the car BACK to get it fixed....sigh. We'll see what happens.