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Apparently MD was not prepared for the snow today. Work was closed, but whenever that happens, the rehab counselors get assigned to go to different group houses to work during the day. Getting there was fine because it hadn't started snowing yet, but at the end of my shift, I took two of the clients out to the CVS to get cigarettes and coffee and such. Off and on the entire way there and back, there was this horrible grinding and a light kept blinking on my dash. I seemed to lose all traction at those points. When going around a corner at something like 5mph, I fishtailed and thought I would either hit the car waiting for the light or end up in someone's front yard. As it is, one of the cars in that line honked at me, like I couldn't figure out for myself that this wasn't what the car was supposed to be doing.

I told my dad what happened, and he first thought we needed to get it to the shop, but after he read the manual and tried it himself, he thinks that it was the anti-lock brake system and the traction control coming on and making it sound like the engine was dying. Apparently a normal sound. I'm still kind of queasy and shaky from the drive, despite the fact that it was close to six hours ago. I just remember it and all the anxiety comes rushing back. Ugh.

On the plus side, Real Madrid has not conceded a goal this year and we keep winning! And Chelsea won, but Torres got hurt and now I'm sad again.
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I'm still so tired for staying up so late last night! With the dishes and other chores, I didn't go to bed until past 4. This wouldn't have been a problem, previously, but I've actually had a decent sleep schedule recently (meaning I go to bed at around 1...). But Maryland approved same-sex marriage!!! We'd technically already had a law on the books, but when it passed, the religious right protested so much and got Congresspeople behind them, so the Governor and Congress agreed to let it go to referendum. And we became the first state to ratify a law by popular vote! We also passed the DREAM Act, so that's good news for students of illegal immigrants. I just... I could have cried when I changed the channel and saw that Obama had reached 274 electoral votes. My dad actually did get choked up. We were honestly so scared about the way the country would have gone if Mitt Romney were elected. It wouldn't have been terrible if it were the Romney of 8 years ago, though I still would have preferred Obama. But the Tea Party has the Republican party hostage, and it's been sick watching the TPs get more and more power. Who knows, Obama has nothing to lose now. Maybe he'll just bulldoze forward and drag Congress along behind him...

Games today: Chelsea vs. Shaktar Donetsk, DC United vs. NY Red Bulls postponed until tomorrow because of blizzard conditions, Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo came on in it's place, and LA Galaxy vs. SJ Earthquakes. Chelsea was a fucking amazing game, and Torres scored! He had a couple really promising moments throughout the game, but the Shaktar players just swarmed him. They were top quality tonight, which surprised me, because, Ukraine? Ukraine doesn't have an impressive league. But they were great, really took it to Chelsea and the match was really a tug of war. And then I turned on the MLS Cup matches...

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