Thursday, January 13, 2011


It's finally Thursday! My first thought when I woke up every morning this week was, "Is it Thursday?" Immediately followed by, "Surely we'll have a snow day today." The first thought because we have tomorrow and Monday off at school and I'm really looking forward to a four day weekend. (Which will, admittedly, be spent mostly working on my research paper.) The second because we've gotten like four inches of snow. Which isn't as much compared to the lower regions of the state. But it was bad enough that on Tuesday when I was driving to school on the interstate I couldn't even see the road. I've never seen the interstate that bad. I literally drove forty-miles-per-hour and right in the middle of the road the whole way to school. The speed limit's sixty-five. I'd like to know where our superintendent got his PhD. Well enough about the weather...

One of the funniest things I've heard happen to someone happened today. A friend of mine drove his Blazer to school today and someone who parks next to him heard what sounded like a cat meowing. Have you guessed it already? Well, she told our P.E. teacher Deana and she went out there. Apparently my friend's kitten had crawled up into the spare tire underneath his car during the night. And it got frozen there. Now before you start thinking I'm a horrible person, the kitten's perfectly fine now. Deana took the car to her dad's house because he has a heated garage. They cranked the heat up and she got a hair dryer and melted the ice to get the cat free. But he drove the whole way to school with a kitten frozen to his car. I have never in all my life ever heard of this happening. I laughed so hard I was crying. (I didn't find out until after the kitten was free, so I wasn't being cruel then either.)

Has anyone seen the series on TLC called My Strange Addiction? I started watching it and it's like my new TV obsession. One woman was addicted to eating Lysol and another was addicted to mannequins. I don't know what it is but I love that show. What is it about weird habits or addictions that so many people watch shows about them? I think it's kind of fascinating because usually it's something you would never dream of doing. Like who thinks about eating Lysol? I thought you would die if you did that. But the woman had been eating it for something like twenty years. It's really sad, too. The woman who ate Lysol went to a dentist and she was going to have to get all her top teeth replaced and most of the bottom ones. I can't even imagine what that must be like. To have someone tell you they're going to have to remove almost all of your teeth. The price was really insane to have it done, like $20,000. The woman was upset because she couldn't afford it. Then dentist goes, well I'm going to do it for free. That's so incredibly generous. It makes me happy to know that there's still genuinely nice people out there.

I'm sitting here trying to wrap my mind around what it would be like to have an addiction like that. Something so big that it comes your whole life. Every move you make, everything you do is directly affected by your addiction. You live your life for that addiction. I really can't even begin to understand. And honestly I hope I never do. Your every thought consumed by it, doing everything to feed that addiction. I know we all have mini-addictions, I mean that's normal. Yeah, I say I'm addicted to Mt. Dew. But I don't feel like I can't live without it.


Speaking of twitter I have an account! (Although, honestly, I don't know how often I'll actually be using it.) I also have a tumblr, which I can confidently say I use a lot. The links are over in the side bar if ya wanna check 'em out!
I think my fortune cookie's trying to tell me something.


  1. My Strange addictions is my new favorite show! Did you see this past week? One girl was addicted to ripping out her hair and eating the follicle! Yucko but so sad!

  2. No, I missed this weeks! I was so pissed, but I saw commercials for it. I have to look up when they're doing the rerun. I also love the police women series on TLC.

  3. Oh my gosh that is the funniest thing! How would the cat even get up there? Wow. That is great. And I don't think your cruel, because that's hilarious. lol

    And I started watching My Strange Addiction too! I like the lady addicted to ventriloquism. That. Was. Strange.

  4. Haha that cat thing sounds like something you'd see happening on tv or something, not real life. Wowsa.

    Hope you're enjoying your long weekend! I've been way. too. lazy.

  5. omg. i typed 'your' instead of 'you're'

    very ashamed :/