Monday, May 28, 2012

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

 Friday night date night outfit  |  Dinner at the restaurant
Outfit deets:  F21 top, Old Navy cami, Urban Planet shorts, Suzy necklace, Auslini bangle & Urban Behaviour clutch

 Garage Sale cookies  |  Cheering on our favourite 5km runner

Post-race meal & bevies

'Race signage'  |  Chocolate covered almonds & my favourite book of the moment

 Crazy rain storm on Friday evening  |  'Porn Star' shooters on Saturday night

Saturday night outfit: girls night out
Outfit deets: Ashley B jacket, Old Navy top, Guess denim (new!), Diva Lounge wedges, Charlotte Russe earrings & vintage (thrifted) clutch

 Sunday's outfit  |  Breakfast courtesy of the bff

Tomato-cucumber-feta salad for dinner (with tourtiere)  |  Picking up my impounded car
Outfit deets: Smart Set denim jacket, Old Navy top, Max Studio maxi skirt (new!), Spring gladiator sandals, Rachel Roy pashmina & Charles Jourdan bag

I know I don't normally write on these posts but I have to share a story about what happened over the weekend, because it sucks!

So Saturday in the late afternoon, some girlfriends and I went downtown to cheer on our friend who was running her first 5km race.  I got a great parking spot, or so I thought, and we had a great time.  After she finished, five of us all went out for pizza and margaritas (and one of my girlfriends and I got McDonald's sundaes after that, just the two of us).  When I got back to my car around 8pm, I had a parking ticket for $50 on my windshield.  Ugh!  I was illegally parked and didn't realize it as there were cars ahead and behind me.  I left there and went home, annoyed but live and learn and I had a fun night ahead so decided to focus on that.

I got home around 8:30pm, parked my car on the street, as I always do (I don't have a parking spot at my apartment as it's $100/month -yikes!- and I'm able to park on the street for free).  I went inside and started getting ready for girls' night out.  My girlfriend came and picked me up and off we went.  We had a good night with our friends as as she was dropping me off at my place around 2:30am, I noticed someone's car was being towed.  'That sucks,' I thought to myself, then realizing my car was no where to be found.  I jumped out of the car and crossed the street to talk to the by-law officer and tow-truck guy.  They said my car had just left and was being towed to the other end of the city (aka butt-f-no-where, double ugh!).  On top of that, not only would I have a tow fee but a ticket as well.  

The by-law officer advised me that this was a special-signage no-parking zone for the night and temporary signs were put up.  Sure enough, there were signs, way up high on the lamp posts, but of course since I park there everyday, I wasn't looking for temporary signs.  On top of that, when I did park, there were many others parked there too!  Sweetly though, he said that if I went to pick up my car that night, I would likely avoid paying an extra fee for having it stay over night.  My girlfriend graciously offered to take me (even though it was almost 3am and we had just been to the other end of the city) so since I only had a simple clutch with me with minimal stuff it in, I ran up to my apartment, grabbed my car keys and off we went.

We arrived at the towing lot and they were open, of course.  The man took my drivers' license and asked for my insurance and registration...which I had left in my my apartment!  Idiot!  I wasn't thinking I would need that, in fact it didn't even cross my mind because I had a key for the car and...well, I'm not really sure.  All that to say, he wouldn't give me my car and so we turned all the way around and went back.  What a waste of time, gas and mileage.  Ughhh.

The next morning, my other girlfriend offered to take me to get my car (so sweet) and I grabbed all my paperwork and keys and off we went.  We arrived mid-morning and the man working was a different one than the night before.  He took my drivers' license, had me pay for the tow ($135!) and sent me on my way...without checking my insurance and registration!  I was livid.  What a joke.

So we drive around back, find my car amongst many cars and sure enough there is another ticket on my windshield, the second one in 24 hours,for $90.  So upsetting and sucky.  It was an expensive Saturday to say the least and I didn't even get any new shoes.  Wah wah.

Thought I would share some captions below my weekend iPhone snaps as a long-time reader said she missed it (hi lbenoit!).  Do you prefer with or without captions?


The Pretty Pinhead said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Great photos! I'm reading 50 Shades of Grey too! Can't put it down :)

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anhie said...

glad you liked the shoes!!! =) u are so cute! i love the last outfit with the orange scarf !!

White Thunder said...

Love the captions, it really gives the pictures a good back story and puts them into context! Love it.

Anonymous said...

Definitely prefer the captions. They add just a little something else!

Schnelle said...

I love your girls night outfit, my favorite color combo! So sorry about all of your car troubles- they could've just fined you and left it at that, I think the impounding was a little excessive...and the extra ticket to boot!

Jamie said...

I like the captions. :) Sorry to hear about your car. I have had a number of issues over the years, but it stinks that yours was all in the same weekend. :( I once had my car towed out of my apartment parking lot because my permit window-cling had fallen off. I reported the car stolen because really, who would tow a car from a lot it was legally allowed to be in?! It was pretty expensive to get it back - same idea - tow fees and impound fees and a ticket. Ugh! Hopefully your luck turns around fast!

jennalynn_85 said...

Love the detailed captions!! Too bad about car trouble on Saturday - lucky to have such great friends though!

Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

oh gosh, aren't tow truck companies the WORST??? I've never been towed (knock on wood) but holy cripes 've gone with friends who have to pick up their ride and it's just a joke. I'm sorry about that. I hate throwing my money away like that.

your weekend looks superb otherwise- you look BEAUTIFUL these days. (ps without captions is fine but I also do like captions)

Manda xoxo said...

I like the captions...they just make it a bit more fun and give us more insight into your weekends.

I am sorry to hear about your car troubles...that sucks!!

I can't help but notice you said date night?? Any chance you'll be sharing details?

Franziska said...

I like the captions! I don't have instagram (stupid android phone) so its nice to know what they refer to! Is that a date night picture we see? Hope it brought butterflies ;)

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