So I took my car back to the same mechanic I went to before. They didn't really find anything the first time, but I wanted to give them a second chance. And this time, eureka! They found something. There was a hose, which had lost an itty bitty piece of plastic that held it in place, so it was hanging down by a fan, which was then slicing into the hose. All they had to do was replace the hose and its itty bitty clip and I was good to go. They even showed me where all this slicing and dicing was happening under the hood so I could keep an eye on it. I think I've found myself a new mechanic for the beetle.
Having my car fixed enabled me to drive to my hair appointment, and then drive directly to the best bachelorette party ever. I still feel like I'm recovering from the weekend, and it's Tuesday.
It probably doesn't help that I think I've developed some allergies which are making me tired and making my eyes itch like crazy. so now they're puffy and red, and SO ATTRACTIVE. I'm hoping whatever is causing this goes away soon, otherwise I may have to start wearing a sign around my neck that says, "I AM NOT STONED". And that's not really a fashion statement I'd like to make.