December 17, 2012

Here are drafts of posts I wrote about the Connecticut shooting, but will never see the light of day because I don’t need my knee-jerk anger preserved by Google forever:

That Amy March one will get me on Huffington Post for sure!

That Amy March one will get me on Huffington Post for sure!

The titles say it all. But let’s just leave it at this:

The world is a craphole, no matter how many Mister Rogers quotes, fake Morgan Freeman quotes, and awful angel illustrations are crammed down your throat.

Plus, I’m more John Wayne about things than you.

WM’s grandmother passed away on Friday. She was in her mid-nineties and a lovely, funny woman.

Our travel options were:

  • He drives out himself.
  • He flies out himself.
  • We take the dogs in the car again and go together.

Flying out together was extremely pricey, even with the bereavement rate. We couldn’t kennel the dogs and drive ourselves because Max’s shots were due three weeks ago and we didn’t have time to get him to the vet to update, and both to the kennel. I’ll get him taken care of during the holidays. And boy oh boy we really didn’t want to do the drive-with-dogs twice in a month. And I didn’t want him to drive himself.

He flew out very early Saturday morning to take care of paperwork and attend the services. He’ll be back tomorrow night.

A month ago, I requested today off so I can do all of my last-minute shopping and baking. This morning I woke up with a completely stiff and sore back. So now I’m on the sofa with my laptop waiting for the 800mg of ibuprofen I had left over from my root canal to kick in. I have QVC on because I’m not reading any more news about the shooting.

I’d be upset about my plans going down the drain…but the world’s a craphole.

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  • Brian Z. December 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I, too, will be avoiding news about the shooting today.

    Oh, no, wait, I won’t. Craphole.

    (Sorry about WM’s GM – mine’s in the hospital with some bad stuff going on, too. What a weekend…)

  • Ani December 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Yes the world is a craphole. I am sorry about WM’s grandmother passing and your plans going kaput:(

  • Dave December 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I wrote my blog post about the shooting knowing only that it happened as I also chose to not see or hear anything about it. As a parent, I didn’t need to know anything else. There are simply no answers because, as you said, the world sucks.

    My sympathies to WM. Losing someone is something I’m all too familiar with.