9 Dec

So basically I’ve been a huge blog neglector lately. Mostly because my once unemployed status has changed (at least for the holidays). Plus I don’t really have anything to say, which I suppose isn’t a change at all, since I never really had anything of value to say anyway. I digress. So here’s a rundown of what you’ve missed…

I surprisingly like working at the mall. Probably because I don’t work in one of those places where you get a lot of foot traffic and every time someone comes strolling through your nicely folded stack of t-shirts with no intention of buying anything, they’ve just ruined what you did for the last hour and created another hour worth of work for you to do, I just stand around and pretend like I know how to take peoples pictures. And I get to go shopping on my lunch breaks.

I have a tree full of persimmon in my backyard that are ripe and ready to eat. Persimmon are gross.

I hate it when I accidentally buy margarine instead of butter.

My dog ran away the other day. I put him in the backyard and then went to do my hair for work, when I went outside 5 minutes later he was gone. This is my Jack Russell Terrier we’re talking about, the same dog who jumped my backyard fence the very first day we moved in, but he hasn’t even looked at that fence again since then, so I was starting to trust that he wouldn’t do it again, big mistake. I ran inside to put my shoes on and panicking woke up my husband to help me find him. Now this dog could be anywhere in that matter of 5 minutes, he could have jumped the front fence and went toward the highway, he could have jumped the back fence and ran through the alley and into another neighborhood, and he’s fast, he could be clear across town if he just took off running. And not to mention the pack of stray dogs that are always wandering the neighborhood, not that they would attack him or anything but if my dog made a new friend he’d never come home. So my husband takes the front and I head for the back alley. In the alley I see the crazy old man that’s always muttering to himself walking with a much bigger dog than my own. I contemplate asking him if he’s seen my dog but decide against it knowing I wont be able to understand him anyway. I’m standing in the middle of an intersection of four streets, I look as far as I can see to the end of each of them and my heart sinks, I know it’s been too long now and my dog could easily be much further than my eyes can see down any number of streets and the way he runs with no knowledge of cars that could be entering a street just as he is, too many mental images. I head home, knowing it’s time to get in the car and be able to make up ground quickly. As I’m approaching the house I can see my husband a ways down the street, still running, still searching. I go inside to get my keys and on impulse I check the backyard again. No dog. My neighbor has a few dogs and again on impulse I stand up on a fence board and peer into his backyard. That little jerk of mine had weaseled his way into my neighbor’s yard and at that moment was drinking all their water. He had no idea the panic and morning run he caused for my husband and I at 8am. He was there the whole time, safe and sound.

I was sitting in my car the other day, I had just got home from work and I was on the phone with my Aunt when the whole sky in front of me lit up blue and green (it was dark outside) and I could see sparks fly up in my rear view mirror. My Aunt was in the middle of saying something when I cut her off with a “Holy shi—–” and the connection was lost. As I’m still clutching my phone and opening my car door to see what it was it happened again. Green sky, and this time I’m able to turn and see the sparks and the explosion and all the lights on the right side of the street went black. I honestly felt like I was in a movie, you know that part of the movie when the aliens descend and they show images of peoples reactions across the globe. The girl who emerges from her car still holding her cell phone to her ear, mouth gaping open, eyes wide as the dark sky turns from light blue to a definite alien green, that slow turn as her eyes search for the source of all the light and then the darkness that engulfs her as the power goes out. Yup that was me on Monday night. Oh yeah, it was just a power box blowing up or something like that. I did almost run over the power lines that were in the middle of the road though cause all the power was out and I didn’t see them on my way to my Aunt’s house (she still had power), I only saw someone standing in the middle of the road flashing a bike reflector at me and flailing his arms, he was trying to show me the power lines that were inches away from my tires, good looking out guy with bike reflector.


3 Responses to “So…”

  1. Cassandra December 9, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    You’ve quite the week. I was so sad reading the story about Omy. I thought you lost him forever! I would have been so sad if you lost the birthday present I bought you many years ago.

  2. donna December 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Well i havent talked to yu for a few days but my god girl you havent told me about your dog..glad he is home and safe with you..funny reading this i was just gonna call and see how thing are going, well now i to ya later..

  3. GlitzKissedProse December 21, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    “So” glad your dog was only visiting the neighbors…phew! And the guy with the reflector…an angel in disguise! Thank you for “following” me. Keep writing. Don’t let work halt your creative flow : )

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