Figuring It Out As I Go…

{June 30, 2007}   12:27AM

So, yeah, I can’t sleep.
Actually, that’s a lie, I was sleeping.  Until someone knocked on my hotel room door.  Of course it woke me right up!  The first thought that goes through my head is “Oh shit, what the hell am I doing here ALONE???”  Yeah, I’ve had that thought a few times, but we’ll come back to that.  So I look out the peep hole, and it’s 3 guys.  And they knock again, harder this time.  At this point, I’m yelling through the door that they have the wrong room.  They obviously can’t hear me though, because the “ring leader” points at my running A/C and says something about we must be here because the A/C’s on.  Yeah, my room is the only room in this packed hotel with the A/C on.  Right.  And why can I hear them but they can’t hear me?  WTF??  So then he pounds on the door a 3rd time.  My kids are still snoring (I swear they can literally sleep through ANYTHING!!!!!)  My heart is beating so hard at this point I think people back home can hear it!  And these guys show no intention of leaving.  So I’m weighing my options in my head…open the door with the latch on and pray to Bob, Allah, Buddah and Zeus that it isn’t the biggest mistake of our lives, or wait to see how many more times they’ll pound on the door and how badly my kids will freak if it wakes them up.  So I open the door on the latch, and tell them they have the wrong room.  The Ring Leader looks at me, asks if I’m some woman’s name that I couldn’t quite make out, and then just stares at me, as I again tell him he has the wrong room.  Then all of a sudden I see the light bulb come on for all 3 of them as they all 3 start saying things like “Oh shit” and “I’m so sorry!” and backing away.  I just shut the door, shaking like a damn leaf, trying to decide who is getting a midnight wake up call from the girl who still can’t believe she thought making this trip alone and with 2 children was a good idea.  I look down at my phone, and there’s a new message on it.  Someone that was trying to look at my pics and was having problems.  So I snatch my phone up and just call, knowing obviously they’re awake, and talk for about 25 minutes until I’m no longer shaking.  But now I’m wide awake.  And the guys have walked back and forth a few times….sounds like maybe they finally found the right room now though, as all is quiet again.
In other news, Ariel is oh so officially sick.  We went out in search of a store earlier to get some drugs for her so she can semi-enjoy herself this weekend.  I’ve got her doped up good right now, and it almost sounds like she’s breathing, so maybe there’s hope yet!  Oh yeah, back to our shopping trip.  So we ask the hotel guy where the closest store is.  He gives me seemingly simple directions, which I promptly screw up, so we just keep driving along the freeway, hoping the for the best.  We come upon a Wally World…but not just any Wally World folks, a 2 story Wally World, complete with it’s set of escalators, one of you and one for your cart!  Greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.  Of course I took a camera phone pic like the retarded tourist I am, and it’s in my Flickr, along with some cute pics of the kiddies, happy to be out of the car before Ariel realized she was dying, and then one of her and Frankie sleeping after the first set of drugs kicked in.  Cute stuff!
Oh yeah, and on the way home from Wally World, I have no idea how to get back to the hotel, so I’m asking the kids, and basically just going with what they say, because what’s the worst that can happen, we get lost and I wonder again why I’m here alone, or why I didn’t get the GPS?  Oh, that is bad.  Eh.  But my kids, they get us back here, like aside from a turn or 2, they were right on the money!  I was so impressed!!  Apparently we all 3 do make a great team 🙂
Alright, I’m going to try to get some sleep.  We have a big day planned, full of Lego Land and Belmont Park.  Wish me luck with the sick one!!
Oh, and I’m not linking to anything, because I’m way too retarded for that right now.  This not sleeping shit is wearing on me!
Nighty night!!


{May 7, 2007}   DUH!!

So, I was just going through my Flickr, and noticed I put Tyler was “Helping Me Back Muffins” Um, what?? Am I seriously retarded? I fixed it, but if you guys notice me being retarded, please correct me.
That is all.

{April 19, 2007}   WTF

Some fuck stick here in my neck of the woods decided that he wants to make Virginia Tech look like child’s play (literally his words!!). So our wonderful law enforcement agencies are teaming together and trying to catch him. That’s all fine and dandy. But the final paragraph of one article says this:
“Some parents are taking their children out, but we are encouraging them not to because they are safe,” Johal said. “We have received no direct threat, but law enforcement has told us that they think they know of a man who wants to go on a killing spree. We are following the direction of law enforcement.”

Are you kidding me?? Do they think we all just crawled out from under a fucking rock??? The SCHOOL is the safe place????

This all makes me want to go get my children and never let them out of my sight!!

This world is going to hell in a hand basket on a rocket ship!

I have no more words today.

**Updated to add, Yuba City is about 60 miles from where my children go to school. Too close for comfort!!**

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