Monday, May 18, 2009

Nobody told me there'd be days like this

I am super thin skinned today. I find myself bursting into tears without notice or provocation. Well, maybe a little provocation. I am living in a man house and that's not always the easiest thing in the world. I've had to make a concentrated effort not to bite his head off and put him in his place. I hate being like this. When I get too angry I can get vicious. My Lady has a wicked tongue. I always regret it. Most of the time regret it before I even do it. Today has been all about practicing patience. I deserve a medal for not ripping his head right off his body. Tragically he hasn't done anything so awful to deserve this. He's just doing it consistently enough that it adds up. You can only pour so much water in the cup before it spills over. On the plus side, I've been able to help out a couple of friends lately. I mean really help them when they were the most in need. What a joyous feeling that is. Every time I'm given the chance to do something like this it reminds me of the wonderful people in my life who were there to help me when I needed it. What a marvelous thing to have and share. Maybe I'm trying to justify my behaviour towards MyJohn. If I'm nice to everyone else then it's okay to be grumpy at him. I need a nap. All this thinking today has left me rather grumpy too.

Friday, May 8, 2009

I am not the spelling police.

I just realized I made some mistakes in spelling recently. No big deal, everyone makes them. However, since I had just ranted about how spell checker is your best friend I must take note here. I do not write professionally. I am more of the James Joycian stream of consciousness type gal. Spelling is great, but I don't make a living at it so don't worry about my wordsmithing abilities. I still think someone in a public / professional should have enough sense to spell check public documents. The day is coming when you are going to read:

IRS wants 2 b ur friend. lol

Save me from myself when that day finally arrives.

He snores

MyJohn is asleep in his chair as usual. His face smushed in his hand that manages to stay propped up on the arm of the chair. He's amazing in the places he can sleep. If I speak to him he will jolt upright, smack his lips, move his head around trying to locate my voice and swear on a stack of bibles that he wasn't asleep. Should I tell him that he snores or keep it my secret? Decisions, decisions....I'm liking the idea of keeping it to myself. It could be good ammunition to use later on. Like when I'm talking to him about something and he starts snoring. I can wake him up by throwing my arms around him and thanking him for agreeing to take me to Mexico for a week. Let him deny he was sleeping then. Makes the mind swirl with possibilites.

Florida is Scary #7

I know this street, driven on it many times. Tough to think of it now without thinking about a 3 month baby dying there. Emergency responders to the scene are having trouble with it too. Apparently they tried to revive the child but weren't successful. The whole story is disgusting. The Mom is a 17 year old foster child herself who forgot to show up to court to get a restraining order against the boyfriend. Not that it would have done much good I suppose. Everyone is all pumped up about the nasty guy and the pitiful Mother. Somehow, the baby gets lost here. I suspect he always was. The following short excerpt is from the Tampa Tribune.

Investigators say the ex-boyfriend of Emanuel's mother, Richard Anthony McTear Jr., tossed the infant out a car window along Interstate 275 near Fowler Avenue early Tuesday.

The mental image of that one will stay with me for a very long time.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Florida is Scary #6

The dog got more words than the wife. Joe, Billy, Jim Bob is still living and working in Florida. Oh yeah, the guy who shot her, poor fellow, lost his job as a radio dj the same day he went to jail. Boo Hoo.

Edward Shannon Burke, 43, was arrested on charges related to shooting his wife and her dog after deputies were called to his Altamonte Springs-area home late Thursday.

A 40-caliber bullet passed through the leg of Charlotte, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and grazed the right side of Catherine Burke's head, authorities said.

His wife, who was on the bed at the time, was treated at Orlando Regional Medical Center and released

Friday, May 1, 2009

Florida is Scary #5

Okay, so I just cut and pasted this one instead of giving out the shorter version in my own words. But the grammatical errors in this one are funny so I attached the whole thing. Now mind you, I'm not the grammer & spelling police, but if you are in a professional position where words are your paycheck you'd think someone would look closer at this. I suck at grammer, but I'm pretty good at spelling and I'm no where near a professional. Let's just say I have a professional interest in all the English garbage out there. Okay, Florida is scary part 5.

TAMPA - A man charged Wednesday with killing his girlfriend's 11-month-old son was charged Thursday with sexual battery on the child, Hillsborough County deputies announced.
Say here's good news, the put the creeps name and address in the paper.

Angel Robles, 25, of 7336 Central Park Circle in Tampa, already is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Isiah Ian McGuire. Deputies determined sexual battery occurred based on an autopsy and evidence at the scene, but it is unknown when the battery occurred, sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway said.

Meanwhile, Tampa police have reopened an investigation into a baby's death in January 2008 to determine whether Robles was involved. Robles was dating the baby's mother but was not the father of the baby girl, who was 3 1/2 months old, police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said.

The mother of the girl was 15 at the time Tampa police started its investigation, Davis said.

Robles was not arrested or charged during that investigation and has not been named a suspect.

"It's kind of a coincidence that we have two women who dated him whose child died," Davis said. "So that made us question it and reopen our case."

Examiners determined Isiah died from multiple internal injuries and blunt force trauma to the head, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators gave this account of what happened Tuesday at the Central Park Circle home Robles shares with the baby's mother:

Isiah was with Robles from about 2:20 p.m. to the time Robles called 911 at 8:11 p.m. Robles told a dispatcher the baby appeared unconscious. Isiah was taken to University Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Robles was arrested at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and taken to Orient Road Jail, where he is being held without bail.