Monday, November 12, 2012

Catching Up ... Again

I have so many thoughts to write and yet when I sit down to do it they all fly out of my head faster than I can catch them. I would like to pretend it would look like colorful butterflies flying out of my ear all beautiful and intriguing. If I’m being honest, I think it would actually transfer into visuals of locusts swarming with agitation out of my ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Not very pretty.

Let’s backtrack on what has been happening, shall we?  Let’s see…. I slept all weekend because I’m constantly feeling ill. I did make it out Saturday night to meet the boyfriend and his father who was in town visiting. We had a lovely dinner and then stayed out until 5am singing karaoke. I know, right? I love the dad and the occasional reminder that boyfriend can sing.

Political things! I tried to avoid most of that shit this year. I must say, I spent election night in the most unusual way I could imagine. I voted right after work in crazy-long after-hurricane lines. Total madness.  Then I rushed to my lover’s apartment where he prepared the most amazing meal that anyone has ever made me. It was seriously mind blowing in every course and I ate until I couldn't possibly pack another morsel in. That’s the downfall of amazing food and being gluttonous.  It’s like any drug in that you feel euphoric until pain and discomfort takes over. Totally worth it. Anyway, after dinner we ran off to meet his friends for a birthday celebration in a fancy lounge overlooking Times Square. I sat there with all foreigners as we watched the CNN party below us and the projections of the election on the buildings surrounding us. It was incredible. ‘Twas a highly unusual experience. We had a damn good time (with the exception of the previously mentioned gluttony and pain.)

Before the election we had the hurricane. Maybe you heard about it? It sucked. It still sucks. My story is not interesting so I won’t bother to share it. All I can say is, a lot of people out here still need help. I hear a new devastating story every day. If you are capable of helping someone or contributing to a wish list please do.  The thing haunting me is that 200 rescued animals in shelters are going to be put to sleep soon if they don’t find homes.  I get nauseous just thinking about it.

I don’t want to end on that note. Uh….. Thanksgiving is coming! That means two days off from hell! Thinking about who I’m obligated to and what I really want to do gives me anxiety but I’ve decided to do whatever I really want to and enjoy myself for the holiday.  You should do that as well, right now. 


Gary's third pottery blog said...

Knight, we came down on saturday with a truckload of coats and toiletries etc donated by my staff at my wife's employer, Cornell, Saturday. It sure looked like shit all over NJ and other parts, with piles of snow and trees down and all.
I just heard about the shelter animals too...I also heard that NYU had a zillion animals in labs die. Fuch.
Anyway, FIVE AM and karaoke? Oh girl :)

Jo said...

I'm so glad you made it through Sandy okay and locusts didn't fly out of your orifices. 200 animals...god.

Mike said...

It's going to take a long time to fix things broken in the hurricane. And some things will never get fixed. We have a tornado area that was knocked down two years ago and is still vacant lots.

I'm With Stupid said...

I'm fully prepared for the holidays. You should totally come hang out with us in Nebraska on Thanksgiving. That's where the "Good Life" is. Well, at least according to their signs on the side of the road up there. ;-)


Knight said...

Gary- That is really fantastic of you guys. It really is frightening in some spots with the looting and workers getting beaten.

Jo- Yeah I was lucky. I wish I could take in 200 animals. I wish I could take care of 1 animal! It just wouldn't be fair because I'm never home. It could survive Sandy but not me.

Mike- Yeah, some things are just gone forever. Right now it's a fight to get people power. My coworker is hosting a family in Jersey that has a three year old child. The mother went into labor with the second child right after the storm. Still no power. Living off a generator.

Jay- I don't know if I trust these signs. Is it good? Is it REALLY good Jay? I think you should come hang out with me.

reich said...

I love what of you transpires from this. Love you.

Reb said...

Oh to be young and still able to sing! And stay up until 5 a.m. Oh, wait...the staying up is not hard, it is getting up the next day that kills me.

If the lover is going to feed you like that, you better get a good gym lined up. Oh,'re still young and will just burn that off anyway.

I am so glad that you survived Sandy and I wish that I could take in a bunch of animals. I am sure that some no-kill shelters will step up and take them in until they can be adopted. If it doesn't happen, don't tell me 'kay?

Having already gone through our Thanksgiving, I can say with total honesty, it was a pleasure this year to sit at home at just have it be like any ordinary day. Decide who you want to see and either go there or have them to your place or just get together at a pub or something. Life it too short to be putting up with crazy Aunt June just because she is related to me, um, you ;)

LL said...

Glad to see you back darlin'.

As for the rest... well... as they always say, if you can't say something nice... write it at your own blog!


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Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Surely they could grant some grace to those animals/owners due to the situation!
5am on one night would wipe me out for the entire week (and turn me into a zombie for the 2 days immediately following).
And now I will imagine locusts flying out of my orifices for the entire day. ;)

Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

We've lost so many good bloggers; primarily due to FB. Grrr. Although, I'm equally guilty.

Kids in school with extra curricular and all - and the house and everyone always needs socks and undies and their favorite shirt/leggings. It is hard to find time to just sit down and blog.

And, when i do? I'm like you. Where did all my wit go? I had a funny story this morning and now it sounds not so funny.

I need to do a post with a compilation of Lil'Gal Shenanigans from FB, LOL! She'd kill me. But she's going to kill me one day anyhow when she gets smart enough to search my blog.

*GASP* I just realized she can search my blog! I'm so going to pay for that.

Anyhow, GOOD FOR YOU! Enjoy the day however you want with who you want. I stressed about all of that so often but now I put down rules and I have my schedule and we do Hubby's mom and my non-dependable family works into another day.


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