Common Sense: YOU! Get over here!!!!
CS: Ten days! It's been ten days since you blogged!
Me: Fleh. It's hot, my car is cranky, *I* am cranky, and everything can bite me. Poo.
CS: Well said. I'm sure your readers are thrilled with that update.
Me: Hey, YOU were the one who poked me.
CS: Let's talk about the car.
Me: No. The car is just being cranky. The mechanic said so.
CS: Really? The mechanic. Said your car was cranky.
Me: DUDE. The check engine light is just GOING ON. I can drive that damn car for thousands of miles and nothing bad will happen, but the check engine light will STILL be on, which means I can't pass an inspection which means badness. Which means money, and it's not polite to talk about money, so we're done with that subject.
CS: For reals? There's no reason to fix the car other than passing inspection?
CS: Well that sucks. No wonder you're cranky.
Me: Listen. I'll blog soon. I really will. But not today. Today I'm working on "not breaking plates."
CS: Good plan.
Me: Thank you. You'll leave me be, then?
CS: No breaking plates. And you blog soon. Sooner than 10 days.