waiting on the front porch

she just stood there on the front porch waiting for her will to come and get her she was packed she had a suitcase full of noble intentions she had a map and a straight face hell bent on reinvention she was learning about please and huge humilities then one day she looked around her and everything up til then was showing and she wondered how did i get here without even knowing where i was going? ~ani difranco

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Location: montreal, quebec, Canada


Friday, October 20, 2006

a wonderful night....a SHITEOUS day

first, the goodness that is miss j: she buzzed me at 10ish, and i opened my door so i could catch her as she came up the stairs, and i said, "hello?" tentatively, and she said, in her musical voice, "he-LLLLOOOOOOO!" and then i started to giggle, because, well, she was within a few feet of me, and she said, "oooh, how i missed that LAUGH!" and then she came into view, and then we just hugged for a while.

miss j is a fabulous hugger. she's tall and she smells good and she's just the sweetest thing. you know how some people just ooze goodness? she's one of them. and her room-mate, the other j, is pretty rad, herself.

we sat in my apartment and talked for a while, and the weather was cold and rainy anyway, and they had been travelling all afternoon, so we made the "joint" decision (ha ha) to stay in, order some pizza and watch some six feet under episodes on the dvd player that just got hooked up YESTERDAY. (!!!)

however, all that six feet under after such a long hiatus, meant that i got to bed at 2:30, which meant 7 came a TAD early today. especially since i woke up crying from a bad dream.

the bad dream meant i pressed the snooze button on my alarm clock a few too many times, and only woke up when "up where we belong" became too annoying to sleep through.
i stumbled to the kitchen, made coffee, and sat in front of my computer for so long that i left my house AT 9, instead of being at work for then.

thank god i only live a 5-minute sprint away.

i punched in the alarm code when i unlocked the door, but the alarm said "wrong code. try again". it did that not once, not twice, but three times, at which point the keypad locked and the alarms went off.

alarms are loud.

i had to go next door to use the phone to call my bosses ("good morning! i SUCK!") and get them to call the company before the police showed up.

all the kerfuffle meant i started opening a half hour late.

then i got a call from my doctor's office saying that i had to be there BY 3 in order to get the prescription i needed to get today (i ran out of my anti-depressants yesterday), tough shit that i worked until that time. so five minutes after i had last talked to my boss, i had to call her AGAIN and ask her if i could leave an hour early.

yeah. i was a pro-star.

when i finally left, i had 10 minutes in which to make it home, change my shoes, pack up something to eat, grab some homework, and leave again. i walked to the shuttle, and the funny thing was is that i DID NOT NOTICE THE DARK OMINOUS CLOUDS GATHERING IN THE SKY.

i got to the doctor's office late; i had to wait 2 hours to be seen. no biggie - i mean, yeah, it sucked, but i got a lot of reading done. i got my prescription, went to go fill it, and around then was when the rain happened.

montreal rain? is INSANE. it just pours and pours and pours for HOURS. and because it's october, it was a cold rain that at some point half-turned to SNOW. and there i was, walking around with no umbrella and slippy shoes, running some errands that i needed to have done by tomorrow.

i finally finished them and the bus was phenomenally late arriving and then i had to make the 20 minute walk back to my apartment, completely and utterly SOAKED.

it has felt like the longest, shittiest day in creation. i think i'm going to stay in tonight.

(and, apparently, the girls do too! so we can hang out together!)

that said, i suddenly want to mix myself a strong screwdriver and watch some maudlin tv. have a good night, y'all.


Blogger Deb R said...

ACK!! I hope you're now warm and dry and having a MUCH better night than the day that went before it.

9:35 p.m.  
Blogger Cheshire Cat said...

So i wasn't the only one having a bad day today. Yours sounds much much worse than mine. Poor Bee, I wish I could give you a big hug and tell you everything will be better tomorrow because you're amazing, fire goddess.

9:37 p.m.  
Blogger Jessie said...

oy-yaa! that sounds like a very shiteous day! i hope you've gotten dry and warm and drunk and whatever was necessary to get rid of today's badness.

the best part of my day was the bloody mary and beer chaser by 11 am. oh man...it's been a long time. good thing i was hanging out with a breast-feeding mama or i would have been schnackered by noon! :)-

love ya!

9:40 p.m.  
Blogger Jessie said...

it just occurred to me that the last bit of my comment mayb be misconstrued or misunderstood. *LOL*...what i mean by hanging out with a "breast feeding mama" is that she was drinking coffee instead of alcohol, thus i felt obligated to remain at least slightly sober.

ok, anyway....
have a great day. don't work too hard!

7:08 a.m.  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

Ouch! that day sucked!

Sorry :^(

xxx darlene

11:25 a.m.  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

That sounds like a pretty sucky day -but the end seemed to be looking up:)

Cold rain really has a way with my mood-nevermind getting soaked too.


3:26 p.m.  

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