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So, the memorial service for my co-worker’s daughter’s funeral will be on Saturday.

These are the facts as I know them:

  • She was 16-years-old
  • She was the passenger in her friend’s car
  • They were on their way to school – having cut their first period class
  • The driver, her friend, was driving way too fast
  • The car veered over the median and hit another vehicle
  • The friend and the driver of the other vehicle were seriously injured
  • She liked photography and wanted to major in art
  • .

…and more than anything – more than this making me more afraid of getting into a car, it just makes me more fearful of being the person who has to receive that phone call. In this case, the coroner called my co-worker’s boss so that he could relay the news to him in person. It was better that way, I guess. As if there’s any better way.

It’s only Wednesday. Why does it feel like an entire week has passed in the last three weeks? Last night I was so tired that, post-Gilmore Girls, I had to go to sleep. I didn’t want to at first – too much homework, but it was GB’s suggestion that I go to bed early and then get up early and do some homework. It was a good suggestion. I was in bed by 9:30pm, dead asleep by 10pm. Got up at 7 a.m. and did homework for two hours. Went into work at 9:45 because I have to do some work tonight so they owe me some hours…in fact, I’m only working a half-day tomorrow and I will use my other half-day to go to school early and do research in the library for the upcoming term paper I still haven’t completely figured out.

That said…here’s is my life in a nutshell:

Between now and Dec. 13 (3 weeks and two days from now) I need to

  • finish at least 7 work-related projects
  • attend a memorial service
  • start and finish Chr*stina Garc*a’s “Dre*ming In C*ban”
  • read three short stories
  • write four short critical response papers
  • write one 15-20 page term paper – exact subject of which still TBA
  • Go see B*ck & the Fl*ming L*ps the day before Thanksgiving
  • Figure out some sort of vegetarian dish to make for Thanksgiving so GB and I don’t end up eating just salad, rolls and potatoes
  • attend various Thanksgiving family functions
  • embark upon three day trip to Oregon to visit GB’s dad and step mom
  • pray that the idea of doing lots of homework during seven hour road trip each way is not silly and futile
  • try not to crack

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a headache to treat

5:34 pm - 11.20.02

sounds: Pa*K - "The Ors*n Fad*r"
words: see list below
i am: drinking Diet Cherry Coke and trying to figure out where some chocolate might be stashed....

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