Wednesday, June 22, 2005


I keep coming across blog topics, but none of them are really interesting enough to write or read about more than a sentence or two. Maybe it'd be more interesting to squish them all together in a story. Or maybe not, but I'm doing it anyway.

Once upon a time (ha)...I was heading to the social security office, when I realized I didn't have all the paperwork I needed for my errand. Since I was near Trader Joe's, I went in and picked up some things instead. I thought about getting some dark chocolate to keep on hand for chocolate cravings. I don't like dark chocolate that much, so I figured I would be able to resist it, but then realized that was a bad idea as I probably wouldn't resist it as much as think, and it was probably safer to just get it on a situation-critical, as-needed (or "Just In Time" as they say at my old job, where they're BIG on jargon) basis. I stuck with the apple juice, dried apples and lightly salted dry roasted peanuts.

My next stop was the pool, where I contemplated the wait-people Ray and I see so often that they have nicknames. There's The Brad, the waiter who reminds me of my friend/stylist Bradley as he's got a fun, quirky sense of humor and can make great 80s allusions. At the same joint, The Cowboy, the short guy with the cowboy boots who is both friendly and surly, especially when you change your mind about what you want (that never happens!). On Monday night, we visited The Pirate, who looks like a man of the high seas, sans eye patch. He complimented me on my lemonade order (?). Then there's all the people at the coffee shop...Cartoon Guy, Heidi, and The Dumb Girl. I wish we could've had nicknames for the people at the tortas place a few blocks away, but they closed up more than a year ago, before we got motivated enough to get there...bummer.

On the way home I thought about how much I like school so far, and how I hope I don't look old enough to be anybody's mother (I couldn't be anyway, could I?...not really). There are a number of people in both my classes that are my age or older, though we are easily outnumbered by the 20-year-olds (", y'know, um, it's like, so I'm kinda confused, y'know...") I'm thinking about all of this when suddenly a gigantic spider suddenly appears in front of my right eye. I swat him away and try not to swerve off the arterial on which I'm driving about 45. I look frantically for him and he's nowhere to be found. Did he drop down from the ceiling, or worse, out of my hair? Finally I spot him as I'm wondering if I should be looking for a spider while I'm still going 45, especially as I have no health insurance for several more days since my insurance transition got totally fubared. He's actually not gigantic, but about the size of a dime, and a nice camel color. Regardless of his chic shade of brown, he's still a spider. I feel around for an old magazine in the back seat, find one, and get him to crawl onto it (still driving 45) and throw the magazine to the other side of the car. I hope he died in the fall, since I don't want to touch that magazine again.


Whew...well that was a completely spastic, jumbled non-story.


Gypsy said...

Congrats on being back in school, Miss Becca. :) I'm bored out of my mind waiting for my summer session to start. I just hope tomorrow's test results say they can fix me without forcing me to drop my courses to have surgery.

In case you can't tell, I'm jealous that you're in class. ;)


Mr. Becca said...

That's Mrs. Becca. And good luck on your tests.

becca said...

Gypsy, I sure hope there's no surgery in your immediate future!

miss d said...

Although that was a completely spastic, jumbled was entertaining nonetheless. That's an awful feeling though when you don't know where the heck the (insert name of bug) went. Glad you made it through your car ride okay. :)

Gypsy said...

Mr. Becca: The lack of Mrs. in my Miss Becca is of course due to pure laziness. The Miss is simply a form of respect while also being familiar/informal, therefore subject to my whim. Also, Miss Becca rolls off the tongue very nicely, Mrs. Becca does not. Deal with it, Fred. :Þ

Thanks for the good wishes. No surgery planned at this time, but with a downside. Test results today: no hiatal hernia, no sign of what's wrong. We'll be scheduling yet another test in the extremely near future.

They still don't know what's wrong with me, and I have to give up summer classes. Drat.