Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Return of Crazy Katie

Remember Katie?

The girl I shared a bedroom with last year?

The girl that screamed through the night?

The girl that screamed through the day?

The girl that attempted suicide twice?

The girl that made me find it necessary to live out of my car, sleep on couches and mooch off of the Manwarings?

The girl that I still have nightmares about?

Remember her?

Well... she's BACK!

She's one of the assistant janitors at the school I'm teaching at this year. I saw her. We pointed at eachother. And then I walked away. She has a key to my classroom. Has anyone seen the sequel to "Scream?" Because I haven't yet. And I feel that watching it might help me prepare for the worst.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Dry Sockets

When I got my wisdom teeth pulled, they didn't heal right. Or at all, really. Which left something oral surgeons call "dry sockets". It's a not-so-fancy word for large gaping holes in your mouth that will be there forever and will hurt for a long time.

This week I've had dry sockets of another sort. I can't cry. I want to cry. I really, really want to cry. I believe I have every right to cry right now. I'm frustrated and sad and I feel guilty and alone. All things that when mixed together by verbal battery should create tears. But yet, nothing. Nada. Dry sockets.

And I don't even get prescription pain killers. Something is wrong with this picture.

On the plus side, I get to come home today. I'll see some of you suckers later!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


I hate to admit it but for the last year I've been leading a secret life. It was a year ago that I got my first run-in with kidney stones which left me stuck on my couch for several days. Julie called to check up on me and told me I should try doing what her kids do to pass the time. Play Neopets. She promised a land of lots of games. Always in search for new ways to procrastinate, I went ahead and created a Neopet and started playing games and earning points. It's been a year today that I signed on for the first time. I'm almost a millionaire in Neopia now. I'm a Neonerd. Do you still love me?