rode the bus home from work (kinda liked it) (action item 1: get combo pass for august)
call from A&M informed me that fixing the mechanical problems with my car would cost $4,000
(WoW) took Dagny to Molten Core, got third piece of Prophecy
performed additional research on cars, discovering that some good options include Toyota Camry (Hybrid available), Honda Accord (Hybrid discontinued), or Ford Five Hundred. Finally dismissed the idea of getting a smaller, cheaper car like the Scion xA
Went to the Toyota dealership, test drove a Camry Hybrid at noon, got hyp-mo-tized
Bought a car, left at 6pm (Reminder to future self: never buy a car in that state of mind again. It turned out well this time, but walk away unconditionally, and come back after at least a day's contemplation.)
Saw X3 again with surrealestate and plumtreeblossom. They wouldn't listen to my warnings. The sequel better redeem this thing. I suspect it could be possible.
Had a small brunch with the folks for my D&D game Sunday afternoon. Omelettes, waffles, and bacons were all enjoyed. Smaller crowd meant I was able to actually spend time with guests. Gotta do it again, on this scale.
Finally got some idea of which way is up in baronet's D&D campaign
(WoW) took Dagny to Ahn'Qiraj (20), got Ring of Infinite Wisdom, Gloves of Dark Wisdom. Afterwards, got sucked into a pick-up group going to Zul'gurub, winning Cloak of the Hakkari. Great loot night, and I'm under 1600 points from being revered by the Cenarion Circle. At that point, I get my Shroud of Infinite Wisdom.
Got mocked by coworkers for buying a car two days after saying "I'm going to be strong and just get the Passat repaired, so it'll last at least another couple of years." I don't think the math adds up for doing that, given what I found out the actual cost of the repairs was going to be... but my doubts will continue to nag.