Thursday, March 01, 2007

Sharing Stories

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For those of you who enjoyed the postsecret blog, I've found something similiar that is not quite as intriguing (to me); but still a worthy bookmark...Not for the faint of heart, the blog ESCHARA has posts of people's scars and brief stories to illustrate the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of the said scar...

Along the line of sharing stories, hop over to Jen's blog and read her tale of a horrible, no good, very bad day and hope that there are not further mishaps for her on icy Idaho roads. If you might think we have it bad in Seattle for winter weather, after reading this you just might have to think again. I had to call Jen and cheer her up after reading of her road mishap. I tried to share my tale of road-woe which involved rear-ending some Californian lady in a big black SUV some years ago in college (who, I might add, was idling at a green light when I mistakenly thought her brain was slowly processing the meaning of the green light) but I don't think it helped Jen feel any better. While my accident involved my lack of attention, her attention was very much on the road and the weather conditions.

So what's your story this week? I'd like to hear a little bit from all you frequently reading and non-commenting readers (and I know you're out there!) and in the spirit of Eschara and of Jen's horrible, no good, very bad day share a little bit of yourself....scar story, bad day story, good day story....just any ol' thing will do.

7 comments:

Amy said...

How about a no good, very bad week story? I'm just thankful that the events were spread out over a week; if it had all been in one day it might have killed us! :)
The Eddy family was sick. Noah had a GI bug, Kevin had the flu, and I was on the verge of catching their bugs. To top it off--I had two midterms that week and a patient write up due! Luckily we survived...whatever doesn't kill us outright makes us stronger, right?

Jen said...

Today was a good day! No car accidents. I got the tires rebalanced & the battery replaced & I feel like I'm driving a new car (although it still has the same ol' dog hair).

Joe said...

I stayed up till 3 am getting ready for a 7am breakfast meeting. Ready for an early night tonight. In fact, my beautiful wife is typing this for me because I am done for the day.

raecatherine said...

I'm glad somebody's having a good day for a change. Hope the Eddys are feeling better; and I'm sure Joe got lots of bonus points for his closing remarks. =) I'm still hoping to hear from a few more of you folks...(ahem, Jo, Garrett...Dad?)

Garrett said...

My ferrets crapped not 2 inches from a litter box today! Other than that, I can't complain.

Jo said...

my brother just got a job. a real job. a j-o-b. like a career kind of job. for anyone out there who knows my brother, this is major. he has struggled so much with not knowing what he wanted in life, with drinking way too much, and being loved too little by most people in his life. my whole week was made wonderful when he called me to tell me about this new job. I don't think that I have heard that excitement in his voice since he was a little boy. He used to light up like that when he was showing me a new drawing, or something he can just constructed out of ducktape and toilet paper rolls, some robot or weapon or skyscraper. Now he is designing and building aerospace machine parts. it makes sense. it fits so perfectly with the little boy him--and I miss that little boy. most of the time, I wonder who this man is in front of me. where is my little brother, where is that little boy? this week, when he called, and I sat listening to him, I felt --for one moment-- like I was home again. and I have not been home, in the real sense of that word, for a very long time.

raecatherine said...

awww...that's such a lovely story, Jo. And you write beautifully. Tell Frank congrats (I remember all his meticulously detailed robot/spaceland drawings back when he was 'little Frankie'.)