Thursday, December 07, 2006
Cold, Hard Facts
I was so dismayed to hear that James Kim was found dead, and only a mile from the car. Apparently, he'd actually traveled about eight miles but had become disoriented and somehow circled back. When I saw news footage of how rugged the country was, dotted with cliffs with dropoffs into creeks and rivers, I was afraid of that. His body was found in a creek. So, so sad.
I've seen two Amber alerts today. The first one was resolved, with the child safely recovered. The second is very disturbing to me. A 3-year-old girl from Florida on vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with her mother and grandmother disappeared from a hotel laundry room. Scary.
A 3-year-old boy from a nearby county disappeared yesterday afternoon after wandering away from home. Thankfully, he was found with his dog late last night, no worse for wear.
(And while we're on the subject of children, how about this Ohio bitch who microwaved her 28-day-old baby? They ought to fry her ass.)
Anybody outside tonight around here would not fare well. It's positively frigid, with high winds and some snow blowing about. We may make it back up to 30 tomorrow. Brrrr.
Shopping today was not fun. I don't know how many times I was tempted to brain some mindless person with my purse. I did, however, manage to snag the last portable DVD player in one store -- at $17.00 off the already very good sale price. That made me smile.
As did this -- my boss's daughter spoke a few words last night, the first time she's spoken (or shown any awareness) since her November 16th accident. :)
I'm not really in the mood to do Twisted Linguistics tonight, so how about this -- I'll put them up and you all do whatever you want with them. You can define them, write stories with them. Whatever. Just ... amuse me.
We currenting have
you probably didn't cath it
get back int the car
morans in suvs
hot rumnour this week
what kind of car do you pocess?
All righty, then.:(
I picked up this challenge from Liz's blog (Finding Life Hard? in the sidebar). It took me a surprisingly few minutes to come up with my own list.
TEN THINGS I WILL NEVER DO.
1. Give in to old age.
2. Learn calculus.
3. Eat okra or oysters.
4. Say I'm sorry when I'm not; i.e., apologize when I haven't done anything.
5. Lose my love of the humorous, the ironic, and the outrageous.
6. Wear sensible shoes.
7. Take life or myself too seriously.
8. Go gray before I'm about 80.
9. Join a cult.
10. Stop over-spending on really good coffee.