Wednesday, May 17, 2006


OK...I've been a baaaad blogger. According to my sister I have LOTS to talk about. Getting it from my frazzled brain onto the computer has been a big 'ol challenge. So I'm gonna break this down. I'll give you the gist and perhaps when I haven't lost my will to live, I'll go into more detail!

Remember the feral neighbor kid that runs around naked and craps in other people's yards? He went into another neighbors house when no one was home during the day and KILLED their pet hamster. Just...speechless. (Actually I wasn't, but I'll save that story for another time!)

OHHH! HERE'S some content. For your consideration: The letter I wrote to my daughter's bus driver. Geeeez!

Hi Mr. Smith-

Daughter has been telling me that she and her friend C. are assigned to a seat on the bus with a girl named Snarly.

According to Daughter, Snarly frequently says unkind things to both of the other girls and has even threatened physical violence (i.e. she'll "punch them" if they don't sit where she says). This is not the first time Daughter has mentioned this to me, but she finally agreed to have me ask to rearrange the seating assignment. I know it's late in the year, but I'm guessing this will not only apply to the rest of this year, but perhaps the future as well. I'd like to avoid any further conflict if possible for all of the girls, and from what I understand, it would be a relief for both Daughter and C. to be moved, although I cannot speak for C.'s parents.

Thanks for your help. If you need to reach me or wish to discuss it further, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

The bus driver did call me and was very accommodating. Snarly better watch her ass. That's all I gotta say.

Also, I totally went off on a random neighbor I don't even know. I did know he's a cop (didn't know he was a Major, AND I don't care). The kiddies and I were walking with another neighbor and her kids. The older kids were all up ahead on scooters when this dog SHOT out from it's yard, attacking the oldest neighbor kid who was standing right next to my daughter. The girl just ended up with scratches, but I was PISSED! I charged up yelling "Do you have an aggressive dog running around LOOSE out here?!?!" The wife's response was "He's not aggressive MA'AM." I was all WHH-AA-TT?!?! I threatened to call Animal Control if I ever saw that dog anywhere near the sidewalk again. There I go again! Makin' everyone fall in love with me!

Anywhoooo, the biggest reason that I've been preoccupied lately is some big changes at work. I may be "affected" by my company's "downsizing". The last two weeks have been a flurry and as of right now, my fate is uncertain. I'm trying reaaal hard not to run around like my hair's on fire. I fear change. It sucks and I'm pissed.

Yup...that pretty much sums it up.

Yeah, I'd say that qualifies as "having a lot to talk about." More details!
needing the hampster story ASAP! What is the matter with those people?? Holy dysfunction! I hope they have another baby soon...it's good for society...
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