- Kim went with me to Horsefly’s 39th birthday party last night. She was so nervous about finally meeting all my family and Charlie’s family. “They are going to think I am so fat!” she told me. “They will just adore you,” I told her. Things went fine and Kim was soon welcomed into my family as a new member. “She’s cute and has a good personality,” dad told me at one point pulling me to the side. “I am happy for you.”
- “Why aren’t you close to your brother and sister?” Kim asked on the drive home from Charlie’s as my sister was there and we didn’t interact much. “I would love to have siblings.” “I am a fringe person,” I told her. “They are extremely mainstream so we don’t have a lot in common. My brother and sister rarely talk to my mother as well treating her with contempt for when she was very mentally ill years ago.” “That’s sad,” Kim replied. “Your mother is a wonderful person. I just love her to death!” I sadly grew quiet in contemplation thinking about it as I took Kim home. She remarked on my quietness saying sorry she brought the issue up. We have a strange family was my conclusion. We are just not a close concentric family like most others.
- Charlie is on a mission today to find me a new area rug for what was my old computer room. The room looks so bare now that I have moved my computer desk into the den. I am so excited as to what he will find today. I have been very keen on getting my house looking better both inside and out. He always has a few spares tucked away in some of the houses he owns in which he stores antiques and things.
- I bought five work shirts and work pants today. I love khaki “Docksider” slacks as they are so comfortable. Blue jeans are just too hot for right now at work. Today will also be laundry day as I have a pile of it to do. I will be busy washing, drying, ironing work shirts and pants today.
- Charlie is going ahead with buying the house next to mine where the former drug dealer lived. He said last night he has already got the ball rolling. Dad commented last night that it is going to be nice to extend my fence to that house to give Maggie more room to run. Charlie said he is going to install a dog door in that house as well so Maggie can see him when he is over. It reminds me of those elaborate hamster habitats we are building for Maggie. She is going to have all kinds of new places and environments to explore.
- I had another wonderful day yesterday mentally. It truly is a marvel to behold. I haven’t really haven’t felt better in years and it bears repeating. Last night, at Horsefly’s party, I was so calm and collected. No anxiety what so ever although I did take two Klonopin before going just in case I would have an anxiety attack. Kim says I am a natural socially which is ironic. I told her I am “good at getting on stage, but I feel awkward.”
- I still feed Joyce’s cat, Lucky, everyday when I get home from work. He is waiting on me patiently every morning for his daily can of Tuna. I’ve been leaving my basement door cracked and Lucky has been sleeping under my house these days where it is nice and cool during the heat of the day. He wanders the neighborhood at night marking his territory I surmise.
- I am sadly losing momentum as far as my yard card business is concerned. It has been so hot here lately and I absolutely dread getting out and knocking on doors to drum up business. I should be out right now pulling my mower around to neighborhoods looking for work. I now have eight regular customers, but I need many more to make it a viable business. It doesn’t help that I have been a voracious book reader lately just consuming books one after the other. My cool house, a book, and my Lazy Boy beckons every hot afternoon.
- George wrote today that he got into a vicious fight with his cellmate. Apparently, his cellmate didn’t go to breakfast the other morning choosing to stay in the cell and drank several of George’s Cokes. George said he as irate as he can only get six a week. George wrote that all the other prisoners got to whooping and hollering, “Fight! Fight! Fight!” Ah, prison drama. It just never ends.
- Mrs. Florene calls me everyday almost. She is so excited for September 9th to get here. She asked me this morning if I thought they would parole George. “With prison overpopulation and the relative minor-ness of George’s charges he should come home,” I told her optimistically. I really need to get over to Florene’s house and see about George’s cars although George won’t be able to drive ever again unless it is illegally. I am already envisioning scenarios where I will be George’s chauffer when he arrives home. And what will George do about work with all those felony charges? Mrs. Florene is going to have her hands full when he finally does get home from prison.
- One of my biggest disappointments in getting digital cable was BBCAmerica. I was so looking for interesting British programming like they often show on public television. I was sad when I realized Georgia Public Broadcasting had more British shows than BBCAmerica. No Eastenders. No British comedies. Nothing. Just Top Gear and Star Trek:The Next Generation. It has so much promise, but the almighty advertising dollar wins out over quirky and interesting British programming.
31 July 2010
I am a Fringe Person, Too!
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