So, I know, it's been a while since I wrote last. I recieved backlash from my last posting so it has taken me a while to work up the courage to write again. Apparently, after 24 years of complaining of brain tumors and other incurable diseases, the ebola virus was the last straw for my mother, who called me up the other day. She had even gotten up early just to call me to see if I was still alive. Not that I don't appreciate the concern but I was surprised and a bit bewildered as to why she chose to take this complaint more seriously than others. After I assured her that I am one of the lucky 30% and am feeling much better, I started to wonder why no one else called or even emailed me...?
Anyways, as I was finishing up my last book today I was thinking, "Wow, I am so happy, now I can start doing some other things like study, clean, train for that marathon, or write on this web site." No sooner had the thought entered my mind when the mailman came to my door delivering a new book. sigh. I guess all those other things will have to wait.
Speaking of books, the book I finished today was Naked by David Sedaris. I got it from my brother for Christmas and thought I'd give it a shot. Of course there are funny anecdotes but for me, I think that what hooked me was the similarities I found between the author and myself. There were stories about his frugal father who never bought anything not on sale and who ate food well after the expiration date (though in my case it was my mother-- I just learned the other day that you are not supposed to eat 6 month old eggs!) Among others, the most striking similarity was found in the chapter about the ticks that plagued him when he was young. As he described his eye rolling, I could hear in my head, taunts from my brothers, "Smelly Kelly, likes cherry pies, rolls her eyes, then she cries!" As he talked about the uncontrolable voices, I caught myself making the short humming sounds I tried so hard to control in grade school. Of course, I never took off my shoe and hit myself in the forehead with it, but I can feel his pain.
Aside from that, not much else going on. I may be fired tomorrow as I am planning on demanding 2 weeks vacation. If that happens, I will lose my apartment as well as my bicycle. We'll see. I'm not terribly nervous since I am the only teacher in the entire school and he wouldn't find someone to take my place until the end of the semester in April. In any case, I am tired of that bicycle. I'll rant about that some other day though.
I'll try to get some pictures up on this site someday soon. I have no scanner or digital camera so it is difficult for me but I'll do my best. Also, I have decided that instead of spending 40$ a month on a photography class I will just spend the money on my own projects. I will be having a monthly theme contest and the winner will win...something. I will put up more details as soon as I can arrange them in a satisfactory manner with my limited computer skills.