Miscellany, Uncategorized

I never thought that Keds would hurt

July 11, 2003

I’m wearing a pair of plain white (and very unstylish, I read) Keds as part of my casual Friday outfit. And they hurt! I never thought that Keds would hurt. So I guess I’ll be padding around in socks until the rest of the world comes to work.

Wt: Um…I had tons of food yesterday, and am still starving, so I’m not going to weigh until Monday.

Mood: Blah. I had dreams of Mickey last night…that he was very sick, but alive and at the hospital for weeks and weeks. I wouldn’t go see him, and finally, I gave the order to put him down by saying, “Execute him!” I’m still so wracked with guilt over putting him to sleep. Rationally, I know the decision was the right one, and even supported by the vet team at UPenn. And we put Noelle to sleep when it was her time, so it wasn’t my first time making that decision. (Noelle was easier…she was having seizures and yowling and in pain — Mickey wagged his tail and licked my hand moments before I gave the kill order. He also couldn’t breathe unassisted, but that’s harder to remember.) But at the end of the day, when it’s just me and my thoughts, I think of myself as someone who had her dog killed. I’m so sorry, Mick.

Work docket: Hot properties (waiting for ads now), Ticketmaster promo, 11:00 meeting about something, and I REALLY have to start community guide.

Lunch: Smart Ones Chicken Fajita something or other. And Perl.

Afternoon: Dunno.
Evening: Dunno.
Weekend: I either want to see Pirates of the Caribbean (yo ho!) or the League of Extrordinary Gentlemen.

(checks ads, still not done)

And now, if you haven’t slit your wrists yet from reading my morning blog SO far, here’s the Friday Five!

1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it?
Yes. Her name was Amy and we were friends in elementary school. She made fun of me constantly, but I was so happy to have a ‘best friend’ that I accepted it.

2. Are you still in touch with this person?
Nope. We went separate ways in Jr. High.

3. Do you have a current close friend?
David. And Erin. And Ruth, although I haven’t spoken w/her in a while.

4. How did you become friends with this person?
David: From chatting online many many years ago. We got to know each other as people before it grew into more. Ruth and Erin I met at my former job. I was in Ruth’s wedding, and her daughter is my Godchild. Funny thing is, Erin and I actually got closer once I left that job. We shared the most manipulative, rotten-to-the-core, lying boss in the world, and I think that forged our friendship.

5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why?
My best friend through High School was Nadia. We hung together constantly, even through college (although we went to separate schools). Once I hit the working world, things changed and we started to lose touch. (I had some issues at home and wasn’t able to commit as much time to the friendship as I needed to.) Last I heard, she went to Suffolk Law School. I’m glad for her — I know she always wanted to be a lawyer.

Friends: I find it really hard to make friends, even as an adult.

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