Well. you second description has me thinking 2 things...
1 - God, I know that feeling...
and b - If you're not home yet, grab a battery on the way home. If you have the specs on the car, a quick search at AutoZone.com or another online parts store should tell you what size battery you need. Get two or three up from that, and a new set of cables. As long as you're not going to install a rolling concert into the car, a cheap, but reliable, battery should do ya. And it does sound like it'* about time for one anyway
1998 SE Midnight Blue Pearl
Gutted airbox, FRAM AirHog, removed MAF Screen, eBay clear corners, extended brake lights
I'm so much cooler online