pEEves- i haVe me sOme...
1. my sister Joanne took me on base to shop and of course the sentry guard had to stop us so she could show her I.D. there was a huge road barrier to drive over just before the gate that could have bottomed out my car if i were to go too fast trying to get onto the base illegally. plus, the guards have guns on their shoulders... a cop car that sits waiting, and a cannon type thingy near the gate. once past the gate, i could see in the road there was a huge metal barrier wall ready to be raised to stop any intruders from getting through.. and if perchance they did, a few feet in front of that was one of those strips ready to be raised that rip your tires up. it put me in a state of awareness of how real the threat of terrorism is even in my lil corner of the world. i see it on TV and read it in the newspapers but somehow i disassociate the reality that it could happen here, in this small Midwest town. but the possibility is real or they wouldn't have to go to such lengths to protect the base. it put me in a state of awe and pride, that i live in America and there are real efforts made to keep us safe. of course i know damn well if anything WERE to happen, i, a mere civilian unknown to the military, would totally be on my own outside the confines of the base and underground safety tunnels and me and my family would be screwed.
2. most of you know i bought a new car last summer, right? it pisses me off to NO end to find scratches on my car made by grocery carts some asshole let run into it, just inches away from the cart return... or some careless freak slam their car door hitting mine and leaving a dent. i have several of these "proof there are careless insensitive assholes" living in Nebraska who must take real pleasure "hittin' and runnin" my vehicle. bastards all of them.
3. our sister Denise who lives here too, is our middle sister. she is so jealous of any time Jo and i spend together that she calls consistently as she has to know every little thing we are doing in her absence. we included her in everything we did because we know she feels left out if we don't. Jo spent a few days at her house and all Denise did was bitch about me, how i live, about my kids, how i spend my money- OHMYGOD, she bitched about everything, and made judgments about everyone in my family. just so we could all be together, i had Denise and her MIL over almost every night for dinner the past 2 weeks because i love to feed people & i wanted us all to be together. did she reciprocate? once, it was on the world cup final day and jo and i had to do the cooking. it was a palaver. i am hurt that she is so hypocritical, judgmental, and selfish. she talks about Joanne to me behind her back and about me to jo behind my back. why do people, specially family, have to be like that..
well, those are my 3 top peeves as of today... i hope you enjoy them... ;)
Jo leaves this coming Friday and i don't want her to go. it is so nice having her here and i will miss her more than i can say.