At this point rhea_windrider dropped off hcolleen, and I borrowed her wrench-thing and jacked him up far enough to get the spare on. The nut popped out of the wrench it was stuck in once it was on tight enough. Yay. We chatted; I bawled my eyes out.
Today I took him in to get his tire looked at and an oil change, since he was due. They greeted me by name (having, I assume, found me in their customer listing by his license plate) and got the tire fixed (tiny little nail went all the way through, hissssss) and his oil changed.
I picked up some groceries. It is bad to be out of the tuna-salad-lunches that I have for lunch at work.
I then zipped off to have dinner with elyssa, stevieg, luminairex, and squidheadjax. Many hilarious kitten stories and tales of things breaking and/or catching on fire were told. Dinner was great; the service was indifferent. Since we are a bunch of geeks, when Stevie mentioned finding the server, my first reaction was, um, not the kind of server that one finds in restaurants. This led to interesting interpretations of "pinging the server", and other interesting interpretations of "firewall". Also, "forking" as applies to stabbitying one's leftovers (cut in two, continue with the stabbity), and onion coke (surprisingly not as vile as it sounds, and sweet), the "child process" of lettuce, playing ring toss with onions, and assorted behavior that is more suited to a college cafeteria than a semi-upscale sports bar.
I handed over leftover beer, as they'll drink it sometime this century. elyssa delivered a hug-by-proxy from coffeechica.
I stopped by cheap&easy for more apple slices; they gave me an asston of coupons.
#lj_s was thoroughly nickrolled.
Now it is time to go to work, just about.