My friend, T, and her boyfriend recently purchased a house and she invited me and 2 others over on a Friday for a little gathering between friends. We haven’t seen each other in months so we had a lot to catch up on.
T, who LOVES scary stories, decided to tell us one of her own that had happened recently. Her neighbor across the street had recently lost her husband to diabetes, I believe.
Well, one day, T’s mom and niece, Laila, came over to keep T company when her boyfriend was away. When T’s mom was strapping in Laila into her car seat, Laila said, “Tell that man to stop staring at me!” But when T’s mom turned around, she saw no one. She told Laila that nobody was there, but Laila insisted, “The man keeps looking at me. Tell him to stop!” T’s mom didn’t think much of it and just thought that Laila was imagining things.
A few days later, T, her mom, and Laila were visiting her neighbor and Laila said to T’s mom, “The man is looking at me again! He’s crawling towards me! Tell him to stop!” Of course, T and her mom don’t see anyone there. When T’s mom tells her that this has happened before, it really freaked her out. Apparently, because of complications with his diabetes, her neighbor’s husband had to have his legs amputated, so it would make sense that he would be “crawling” towards Laila!
So of course, my friends and I are freaked out by all this. When we left T’s house later that night, we all left together and ran to our cars in a hurry without looking at the house across the street. I was so freaked out and my heart my beating really fast! I barely got any sleep that night! Needless to say, I don’t think I ever wanna go over her house by myself… EVER!
You might know Joss Whedon for creating Buffy, Angel, and Firefly/Serenity (some of my favorite shows), but he’s back in the spotlight again for the upcoming Dollhouse and the Internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It’s been receiving a lot of attention these days… TIME Magazine called it one of the top 10 tv series of 2008 even though it didn’t air on television. TV Guide raved about it too and it’s up for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation.
So check it out:
- my faux animal skin wallet (from Target)
- small card wallet
- key card to get into my work building
- a Nokia 7610
- camera case w/ Nikon Coolpix cam
- blue drawstring bag that houses my earphones and iPod connector cord
- iPod 20 gb video (my 3rd iPod. told the Apple peeps that if this breaks, I will be switching to Zune. LOL.)
- a pair of scissors
- small bit of body lotion
- small bit of hand sanitizer
- Sheer Cover travel brush with Aromaleigh mineral makeup
- Hello Kitty mirror compact (my mom got this for me in Japan)
- lip balm tint, lip gloss shimmer (never know what I’m in the mood for)
- my car key, valet key, and house keys
- movie stubs
- bits of paper and such containing driving directions, coupons, or shopping lists, etc.
- emergency female hygiene products (always prepared for the crimson wave!)
- a Shagbag I use to carry things I buy when I go shopping (instead of plastic bags)
- an ecojot notebook and cute pen
My friend put up a very long, insightful post about 2008 being a very tough year for her as she sent most of it struggling in various therapy classes to gain control over her eating disorder. It was very revealing and helped a lot of us understand her better, especially since we weren’t really sure how to help her.
My 2008 wasn’t quite as challenging or life-changing as hers, but it was a year that made me question a lot of things in my life and why nothing was falling into place. I think the transition out of college into the “real world” has finally hit me.
I hope 2009 is a much better year for her, me, and everyone else who felt that 2008 wasn’t their year…
Today is my first day back to work from our small holiday break and, of course, I am not glad to be back. The holiday break was too short and too fun and I didn’t want it to end!
I have work to do, but I can’t seem to get motivated enough to breeze through them. Good thing I’m not too busy or nothing will get done! I just keep yawning and yawning.
Anyhoo, so my coworker and I are discussing napping under our desks and it reminded me of an article I read in Newsweek several months ago about designated nap areas that some companies have started putting up.
I definitely wish we had one of those “sleeping pods”! Though I could always just sleep under the desk like an old officemate used to do… but he got fired so maybe not so much….