October 13th Musings–Rainy Days & Documentaries

Too bad it’s Saturday instead of Friday but it being one of my favorite days in one of my favorite months I thought it would be fun to prod my mind this rainy day. I want to have a Halloween party (my favorite holiday) and possibly even ride on my first “party bus”… I suppose […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

Each photo represents a literal depiction of this week’s theme, path. Each also symbolizes some aspect from my own life. My mother is smoking a hand-rolled cigarette on her sidewalk with Oreo, one of two cats she lives with in the one-bedroom apartment she’s managed to keep for several  years now. She’s served as an […]

Last April

Songs, facts, making fun of a girl’s name, fighting with a friend who would later become my enemy, insulting a person of a different race in self-defense, my last memory of Alex Lemons, a boy who got brain cancer and died when we were twelve, the “Pocahontas” incident at the talent show, not getting the […]

Moving Day

I grew up in a medium sized town in Iowa on what is called the “East Side” which has a reputation for being slightly more run down than other areas of town. I always thought my neighborhood was great. I wasn’t afraid of walking nearly a mile to either my elementary or middle school and […]

Dizzy Domesticity

A strange dream of a smile split in two. Red dizzy spit pooling in the drain, dissipating in feathery swirls but, the piercing’s disappeared. Silver spike missing from pink gums. A boy I adore lays beside me on a couch leaning in as his girlfriend watches television.  We dare to hold hands where she can’t […]

Years

Everything is at odds and nothing is even, you grab me by the hand to let me know you’re leaving. Well I’m sorry but I just can’t. I… feel way too tied to this place. I wish I could just forget, be able to erase… Years I spent with you… Years I spent with you…

Education: Is it Worth the Money or Effort?

I am disappointed in my school and their decision to charge students a $100 surcharge when the nearest community college has found a way around a similar fee at their institution. This surcharge comes with additional increases in fees and tuition totaling over 6% for 2010-11! “As a senior and a student employee (for most […]

Hotel

I’m sitting in our hotel room. What a shit hole. Luckily, we will be moving into a house *cross your fingers* and then we shall have a huge housewarming party! I also go back to school tomorrow after having a much needed but ill utilized break. Spring break to be specific. It’s not like I […]