Thursday, January 24, 2008

Decisions, Decisions...

The first one is easy, but I need your help. Over on the right there is a poll to help me decide on which e-mail I want to use as my new main e-mail address. racingspirit is ready to be retired for a couple of reasons. For one thing, I'm not as into Nascar as I was when I chose the account, and secondly, the account resides on someone else's comcast account, and I would prefer to have it reside on my own account. I think I know which one I want...and maybe there will be a prize offered to a random responder!

The second decision is not so easy. Tonight when I was walking Rusty down the road, I heard some loud yelling and swearing. I wasn't wearing my glasses, so it took me a minute to locate the source. Now this past summer, I mentioned the crack house across the street. Well, karma is a beautiful thing and the person I suspected was selling drugs over there has been in jail since late summer on a burglary charge. So all has been quiet. And the tenement on the corner? It would seem all the screamers moved out recently. So like I said, things have been very quiet here. But back to the yelling. I saw the guy who lives a few doors down from me hanging out his front door smoking and yelling and screaming back in at his family. He went back inside, only to come tearing back out, flinging the screen door open very wide so it hit the side of the house, slamming the inside door violently and screaming at the top of his lungs "I have to ing do everying thing around here you ing bitch. Now, ok, that's bad enough that he is spewing such venom out into the street. But then the next words out of his mouth were "I'll kill you all, I swear I will." And I felt this cold block of ice in my middle. I could not believe that a person would actually say that. About their family. He saw me and he looked away. I kept walking and I very calmly said "You know you don't mean that." He never said a word. Finished his smoke and went inside. So what do I do with that? Do I think the guy would actually harm his family? No. Not really. He is volatile and I have heard him go off at his teenage sons and his wife. He's not a very nice guy, nor is he a very happy guy. And the thing is, they live in the best house in the neighborhood. Nice white, middle-income, model family to all outward appearances. But now I get to live with the knowledge that I heard those words come out of his mouth. What if? I hope not. I tend to think it's the ones you never suspect would that actually do. And then I think, who would I tell anyway?

As much as I love my apartment, I am hoping that at this time next year I will be in a position to move back out to the country, or at least the 'burbs.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Blue Eyes...

Plugging away at work here with the iPod on shuffle to drown out the conversations around me and "My Way" came on. I haven't heard that song in years...forgot what a great song it is!!

I bought Cindi a Sinatra cd for Christmas and loaded it onto my iPod. What a great creation. Anyway...back to work...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Signs of Spring

Feb 13Red Sox Spring Training LIVE6:30 pm
Feb 14Red Sox Spring Training LIVE10:00 am
Feb 15Red Sox Spring Training LIVE10:00 am
Feb 19Globe 10.0 (from Ft. Myers)5:30 pm
Feb 20Red Sox Spring Training LIVE10:00 am
Feb 20Globe 10.0 (from Ft. Myers)5:30 pm
Feb 21Red Sox Spring Training LIVE10:00 am
Feb 21Globe 10.0 (from Ft. Myers)5:30 pm
Feb 22Red Sox Spring Training LIVE10:00 am
Feb 29Red Sox vs. Twins7:00 pm
Mar 2Red Sox @ Twins1:00 pm
Mar 9Red Sox @ Dodgers1:00 pm
Mar 16Red Sox @ Pirates1:00 pm
Mar 17Red Sox @ Yankees1:00 pm
Mar 19Red Sox vs. Blue Jays12:00 pm
Mar 29Red Sox vs. Dodgers (@ LA County)TBD

This is making me pretty happy. My boys!! Less than a month away and I will be reunited...and look at all the spring training we get to watch this year! And don't forget that between Mar 19 and Mar 29 we will have the 2 games against Oakland over in Japan. I hear they are going to be on at like 6 AM. How cool will it be to camp out on the couch so I can set the TV to wake me up to the pre-game show?!?!? I know. I am pathetic. And I don't care.

And a big congrats to the Pats and Giants. The Giants pulled it off and I didn't think they would.

My uncle was so cute - he called me last night - didn't recognize the number, but I answered anyway, and this voice says "Go Pats". He lives in California, has lived there for as long as I have known him (I met him when I was 13) but he still loves his Pats. He is such a great guy - we reconnected a few years ago (that's a great story for another day when it's not so late) and lately we have made a point to keep in touch and talk about once a month. It's really great because we get on the phone and before you know it 2 hours have gone by! And I am not much of a phone talker but I just love talking to him. He's 78, but his mind and his heart are so much younger. I am really hoping to get out to see him this year. In the meantime though, it's off to bed so I can go make the money!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Krazy Kat!

Here's Zuni enjoying her new toy from her aunties Patty and Molly...

We celebrated our Christmas last night...