Friday, May 14, 2010

A Tragedy in One Act: When the Roommate Left, Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

Me: I dreamt about pizza last night, because I was craving it.
Michael: Interesting! Freud would say... that you are a pizza.

When he moves to New Orleans, this man will be living by himself, and conversations like this might occur less frequently. I think that's sad.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

RIP, Baby. You were a good car.

"First of all, I'm okay." - Me (talking to just about EVERYone)

This morning, while I was driving to church, I rolled my car. It was scary. I drifted onto the shoulder, over-corrected, lost control, went into the opposite ditch, where my car rolled over once and ended up back on its wheels. It sounds cheesy and cliche to say, but I feel incredibly fortunate. Not only because I walked away from this accident with only minor cuts and bruises, but also because -- this might sound weird -- the worst thing that happened to me today was that my car got totaled. Which, all things considered, is not actually that bad. I have a lot of things to be thankful for.

I'm thankful for the people who stopped to help me while I was waiting for the police, especially for the woman who held my hand while I was on the phone with 911 and the large man who pulled my car door open so I could get out.

I'm thankful for the police officer who didn't write me a ticket (huge sigh of relief) and reminded me in a humorous way how lucky I am to have survived: "Well, your car is pretty well fucked, so the fact that you're walking around and talking to me is pretty amazing."

I'm thankful for the ER doctors and nurses who were very nice as they looked at my bruised dome and explained that I had avoided a concussion.

I'm thankful that I avoided a concussion.

I'm thankful for my parents, all of whom managed not to totally freak out when I called them to let them know what had happened and really needed them to be calm.

I'm very thankful for my car, Baby. If you were to look at her now, you probably wouldn't guess that her driver made it out okay, but she kept me very safe.

And -- this is a biggie -- I'm thankful for Jake. Without gushing too obnoxiously much about how great my boyfriend is, I will just say that not only did he come and get me from the accident site and take me to the hospital, he also took me to Tom & Jerry's for lunch (plus, bonus Starbucks for some coffee, to keep me awake). He did a bunch of other really great, emotionally supportive stuff. I won't go into all the details, but he took really good care of me. He is good.

So, I have no car. I'm gonna be way sore tomorrow. I have a class presentation to get ready for and I have a lot of paperwork to fill out.

Thank goodness! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blogging about Football? Yes, it's still me.

"Your quarterback [Jay Cutler], he has a tendency to throw the ball to guys that don't work for your team." - Bill Cosby

I don't know a whole lot about football, but I've been watching the Bears pretty regularly this season and I'd like to make a couple of observations:

  1. We don't knock the other guys down fast enough. We almost always knock the other guys down eventually, but I think we take a long time to do it. When we play other teams, they seem to knock us down pretty fast. And then they tend to win. I'm not saying there's definitely a causal relationship, but there seems to be a pretty strong correlation.
  2. Jay Cutler is not that good. See above Cosby quotation.
  3. The Fox Sports robot thingy is weird. As far as I can tell, he serves no purpose. He confuses me. I say get rid of him.
That's all I got for now.