As I wrote at the time I didn't know I had a remote connection with one of the victims. She grew up a couple of turns from here. Arlene's daughters knew her, played with her, went to school with her. I saw all the television trucks around the house as I drove home from work that day. I was unaware of what happened 5 or 6 miles from where I live. I found out when I got home and then later speaking to Arlene I learned of her connection with Krystle Campbell.
This affects us all around here. It makes me proud that people around here may be liberal, but when pushed they push back. I am proud of the city as well. As bad as the layout of the roads is and as bad the traffic can be, (It took me 20 minutes to travel 2 tenths of a mile today. Road resurfacing.) this place has much to offer, though I will avoid driving into town at all costs. I'll take public transportation.
Today as with all days that I work, I was stuck in traffic right by the gates of Harvard. Today was actually much worse than normal. And every day there are people taking pictures of the front gate, having their pictures taken in front of the gate. In particular I see many Asians. That's a long way to travel. I see many out of state plates. I even saw one from Alaska. I feel sorry for those folks not from around here. We are aggressive drivers. You have to be at times or you'll never get to make you're turn. We didn't get the knick name "massholes" for nothing. So driving around here can be a bit of a trial. Ok enough of that. Here's part two of some of the pictures of places Arlene or my friend Dave and I went in 2009, but mostly with Arlene. You can tell the "guy things".
Oh vacation c'mon! Two more weeks. Arlene and I are burnt out. I didn't think I could be this burnt when I'm just working part time but it has been since last September that we've had some time off. I'm ready to do nothing for a week, well next to nothing, ya gotta eat.
This particular post was right off the top of my head. It's not what I was thinking of writing originally. Not that that one was going to be some sort of cosmic showstopper. So I think I'll shut up now and publish the thing.
I'm outta here.