March 22, 2011
Thank you all so much for you get well wishes. They worked! Okay, I'm not at 100%, but I'm on my way. The coughing has lessened significantly. Can you say WOOT? Dr. Ham sent me home before class even got started: seems that all my classmates are sick too. But it felt good to wake up this morning not feeling miserable.
Wandering around my yard is a little black cat. I'm not sure who he belongs to. Yes, I know it's male. He's been hanging around for a little over a month now. He's very skittish. He has gotten brave though, and comes up on the back porch when the back door is open. Usually, I shoo him away, but this morning he sat there meowing, gazing at me with his lime green eyes as if to say, "I know you like me hanging about, so I'm gonna sit here and show you I like you too." He is a handsome thing.
Trouble is I couldn't keep him. Brian is allergic. This is however the home for wayward animals. I guess it's because we live on the corner they all seem to congregate here. I saw him take down a robin a week or so ago, so I'm not worried about him hunting. It's more about fleas, ticks and rabies, and besides he's probably feral. Even so, he's been fun to watch.
Curious thing though, I noticed him about the time I was reading Poe's stories. Hmm, is that a coincidence? I dunno. Even though he's not technically my pet I want to name him but cannot decide between Roderick, Valdemar or Dupin. He is all black; Raven seems too cliche.
In other news...the Equinox Festival was a blast. I stayed for the better part of the day-we had magic, music and art mayhem. I had lunch with Radiohead and Hippy Chick. I had the best veggie burger ever at a local place. I'll file that away for future reference. Everyone seemed to have a successful day, and we're all looking forward to the Like Oaks in October.
My buddy who here I call the Whiskey Kid-for good reason-got himself a DUI Sunday night. He split up with his wife about 6 months ago, and his life is just hell. He's had trouble keeping a job, not 'cause of the booze, but the local economy here SUCKS and things are just starting to pick up again-as is the nature of tourist towns. You probably recall what an ass he was in Raleigh. I'm not really surprised this has happened, just bummed. I really like this kid; he's genuinely nice and very talented. I know he's got serious heartache, but I don't know what to do to help him. I just want him to know that I care about him and want him around, so to please be more careful about this sort of thing.
Since I feel better, there's stuff I need to tackle-so I'm off.