Archive for December, 2012

creepy

Today, I was walking down the main part of Brookwood Mall. I started to take notice of a guy walking in front o fme, which means he didn’t blend into the rest of the Christmas shopping crowd. What I noticed first was that he constantly looked back behind him on both sides. It was like he was either looking for someone or scouting. He was doing it so quickly and constantly that it seemed more of the latter. I quickly also noticed that his left hand was in his pocket and never moved. It’s weird for someone to walk with one hand in their pocket all the time. It seems a leisurely thing to do, but this guy was walking in front of me, and I walk REALLY fast. I’m that person that zooms through the crowd at a mall. Anyway, to top it off, he was wearing black shoes, black pants, and a black shirt. I started feeling scared inside, so I hopped into a store that I cared nothing about. i walked around for a minute, then went back out into the mall. I saw him ahead of me, so I went on. He stopped at a kiosk (and took that hand out of his pocket), so I walked past him to go into a large store. I passed a security guard on the way, and I almost went up to him about the guy, but I suddenly got scared of looking like a paranoid weirdo. Plus – if the creepy guy saw me talking to the cop as the cop looked at him or something, what would that do?! 

I know it seems weird, but I really did get that scary feeling inside, so I ducked out of the scene for a minute. I really do think he would’ve creeped me out even if the stuff last week didn’t happen at the school and the hospital, but after those tragedies, I was probably even more concerned. Eek.

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hanging in there

I realized last night that I haven’t been blogging! OOPS! 

Also, I was forwarded an article on parenting, so what better info to blog about than that. Here’s an excerpt:

“You are in the trenches when you have a baby. To the untrained eye it seems pretty straightforward and easy — you feed them, you bathe them, you pick them up when they cry — but it’s more than that. It’s perpetual motion with a generous layer of guilt and self-doubt spread on top, and that takes its toll.

Feeling like you also need to keep on top of scrapbooking, weight loss, up-cycled onesies, handprints, crock pot meals, car seat recalls, sleeping patterns, poo consistency, pro-biotic supplements, swimming lessons, electromagnetic fields in your home and television exposure is like trying to knit on a rollercoaster — it’s f*cking hard.”

The whole article was good (and short!), but that part seems to be what parents would love to display on a neon sign at times!

One week until the Christmas party!