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WORST NIGHTMARE

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

If there’s one thing my father is afraid of, it’s having to be put into a retirement home. One of his oldest friends came up to visit from Arizona and was talking about how he had to just put one of his older cousins into a retirement home Decatur in Georgia and how he has to fly out there every so often to visit. My father just nodded along as they sat across from each other in the living room, but didn’t say a word. His own father had never been put into a home, but probably should have. My grandfather stayed active and fit up into an advanced age, but then while he was playing baseball with some much younger friends he accidentally got slammed in the side of the head by a baseball bat. That blow to the head really took a lot out of him and since this was back in the day medicine wasn’t as advanced. I wouldn’t have been shocked to hear his skull got cracked. But he spent the rest of his days staring off into space, needing someone to feed him and change his clothes for him. It must have been just awful and my father barely ever talks about it. Something like that happening to him is his worst nightmare.

JEWELRY MAKER

Monday, May 12th, 2008

My friend Jordan’s mom is a jewelry maker. Every time we are over at his house, there is jewelry making stuff all over his house. If we are going to play cards, we always have to clear off all of her beads, metals and cut tools. It is like at least a five-minute process for us, just to be able to play some euchre. The problem is, he has the best set up for us to play cards, so we always go there anyways. Last summer, hardly a night went by when we did not go over there to play some euchre. Now that we are all working more, we are lucky if we get to play once a week. In reality, we probably only play about once a month now. Which is really sad, because we always have such a good time when we get to spend some time together to play some cards. I think that the last time we played, we had been out having some brews at the local microbrewery. I kept telling everyone that I was not going to have the attention span to play cards, but they insisted. Despite the fact that I was a little spacey, we still won.

LAZY PERSON

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I am not a lazy person. I tell myself that anyways. I just can’t decide if I want to try make a little extra money or if I should just keep on using the money I get for my allowance from Dad. I do pretty well with getting the things I need using my allowance. I can stretch it pretty far. Hey, that means of course that I am learning about budgeting! I told Dad I don’t think I want to get a part-time job. He says it is up to me, but to remember that there are benefits in having one. Of course that made me wonder if I should go to see if I can get a job at the indoor golf house. I think I will start hanging out there a little more on the weekends. Besides if I do I can see more of my friends. They all like hanging out there and playing those video games and those game simulators. They also just like to go there and buy pizza slices and talk about each other. I know the last time I was there they were putting on this big birthday party for a kid.

RAINBOWS ALL OVER

Friday, April 18th, 2008

I knew something was wrong when I first saw my new girlfriend’s bedroom. She’d dashed back in to grab her purse and I glanced in through the door. Posters of musicals like Wicked and Jersey Boys decorated all the walls and rainbows pranced across her pillows and bedcovers. I even saw a ‘my little pony’ sitting up on a shelf. I hadn’t seen one of those since I was 6. A big painting of a unicorn also dangled from the wall up and behind her bed. She was 27 years old! Why did she have all that? Was she just really sensitive? I didn’t know then, but during our date where we went to have coffee she’d nod off and start humming to herself. I’m not kidding. Do you think I could make this up? She also lapsed into speaking in baby talk every now and then. I can’t stand that! I met this girl at a punk rock concert for crying out loud! She had spiked her hair up into a Mohawk and worn a leather jacket. I don’t expect her to dress like that all the time, but to go from one extreme to another is really jarring. I just don’t know what to think, but I doubt I’ll be calling her again.

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Friday, April 18th, 2008

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