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Missing

I spent the greater portion of last year on a ranch.  I was volunteering, and therefore broke most of the time, but it was one of the happiest periods of my life.  I think there’s something to being outside for the day.  Even when I came home drenched in sweat, I was content.  Seriously, unless you’ve worked in Arkansas during a record-breaking heat wave (which has since been broken, probably due to climate change), you can not imagine what a body goes through.  But I would give up my salaried, indoor position in a hot minute for a long-term position like that one.  I’m learning a lot in my new, real job.  You know, the one I went to college to obtain.  But it’s not fulfilling.  I don’t know what it is.  But still, more than six months after I left, I can’t get used to being indoors.  I’m happiest sitting on the front porch of the little house I can now afford to rent, but it’s not the same at all.  I feel so out of touch with everything, despite being more on top of national and world events than I’ve been in years.  I think I have a fundamental need to be a part of nature.  I suspect more people do than realize it.  I don’t know how to get back into it in a way that might actually pay off my student debts, but I’m making a resolve to at least research it.  

Happiness is worth more than money. 

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What a Creep.

I’m the creep in this scenario.

Big time.

Last night I had a bit to drink. Maybe a lot to drink.

The mayor of our town happened to be at this same bar.

And I’ve been on a really big Twitter kick.

I was drunk enough I’d get excited every time I saw the mayor.

So I tweeted about him every time I saw them.

It was a little stalker-ish. A lot stalker-ish.

And turns out he saw them. And responded. I’m a huge creep.

In the future, I’m never, ever, ever going near Twitter while drunk.

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Burial

I had something sad happen to me this week.

I had a kitten and he died Tuesday morning.

This was of course very difficult for me, as he was very young and, even though he’d been sick, I wasn’t really ready for him to die.

So after finding him dead that morning, I cried, wrapped him in a paper bag that had formerly held whiskey bottles, and put him in an airtight container that had formerly held spinach.

Then, unfortunately, I immediately had to go into work.

Six hours later I returned, realized I really needed to get this cat buried, and then realized I didn’t have a shovel. Or a place to bury him.

So I sent out a mass text asking Do you own a shovel?

People were a little concerned.

But eventually my roommate got hold of a friend who found his parents who had a shovel.

Went to pick it up, then headed out to the nearest state park. But once we were out there there were too many cars around to bury him out there. I mean, it was after dark, we had a shovel, would be digging a grave. And there’s also the whole issue of legality.

So we bailed on that idea and set out to find another place to bury him.

First, we seriously considered a nearby park. Still illegal, but there was less likelihood of being caught.

Then I called every friend in town who has a back yard, but found out it’s actually illegal to bury pets within the city limits. Which I’m pretty those who actually live here and aren’t in a rental ignore, but people were unwilling to break the law when there were landlords involved.

I called almost everybody I know. My roommates called almost everybody they know.

Finally, at about 11 p.m., we got hold of of a friend who lives outside of the city limits and has a large backyard.

So we headed out there, with a shovel in the trunk and a dead cat in the back seat, and then proceeded to bury my cat.

It was after midnight when we finished, but I’m rather proud of what my roommate said as we put him in the ground.

“You were a good Gollum.”

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Unhappy

Know what’s really, truly uncomfortable?

When you’re in an argument on the phone and a person in the next room can hear the other end of the phone screaming at you.

That happened to me last night. Not good.

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I’m a Bum Because I Choose to Be

I look like a total bum today.

But it was a conscious decision.

I woke up, and I saw the dress I’d laid out the night before, which is very June Cleaver-esque. I even have pearls.

Then I saw the baggy jeans and hiking sandals lying where I’d thrown them the night before.

It was one of those mornings. I needed to wear the jeans.

So I found a reasonably clean shirt, changed my underwear, and have been hobo-ing it up ever since.

Potential’s only there until you live up to it, you know?

I want to keep my wardrobe potential going.

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Another Roadtrip?

Best Friend really likes the Beau. Enough that we made the 3 hour drive to see her again.

This one had a bit more planning. At least a day’s worth.

This time the Beau’s Best Friend and I tried to give Best Friend and the Beau some more space. You know, wink wink.

Except it’s kind of difficult when you don’t really know each other very well and are staying in the same house.

But it was still good times, you know?

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Bye-bye

I’m leaving the country for ten days. London, Paris, Florence, Rome.

This is going to be intense.

But hopefully I’ll come back with some great stories, which I will then share here.

I’ll blog if I can, but don’t get your hopes too high. But I’ll have my journal with me, of course, so I can record everything, and then transcribe it onto this blog when I get back.

So, I’ll write to you all later.

-SarahKate

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