I came across journals from when I was staying in NY starting in 2006. Why did I stay for months? I wrote that Mom would be getting out of the hospital soon and maybe Iíd stay an extra week to see some friends and go have some fun. It didnít turn out that way. Mom kept feeling sick, she and Dad needed my help, and then there were legal and medical issues and paperwork. I stayed for months feeling trapped in the apartment, my parents not wanting me to be gone for more than an about hour at a time.
Sarah helped me with something in my house, thatís all Iíll say. I went out that night with Sarah, her husband (who has the same name as my brother which still feels strange to me) and Crystal. I suggested we see the Big Don band, because I know Big Don. Heís a really good guitar player. Danny thought so, and he sometimes sat in for Danny and replaced him in Tangents briefly. We listened awhile, but that club was crowded and uncomfortable. Then, Sarah and Kenneth related the horrible experiences of living with his family when they were first married.
Kim and I went to see Alice in Wonderland. I had to - Iím a fan of Lewis Carroll, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman, who Iím glad is back doing music for Tim Burton.† Besides, since Avatar, I crave 3D movies. Yes, I enjoyed it. Iím such a nerd, Iíll bet I was the only person in that theater who knows the poem Jabberwocky by heart and therefore knew many of the references.† Okay, Iím sure there were some people who also knew the references from the literature, but how many people can recite Jabberwocky on a momentís notice?
What a relief! †I've been trying desperately to find someone who could drive CB and I to the vet clinic in Sandy Springs, which is Atlanta. †I've never driven to Atlanta, and I'd be nervous to try. †I think I'd be willing to do it for my cat, but not with him. †He needs me to hold him or he'll cry during the whole trip. †Luckily, I found someone on Craig's List who will definitely cost less than a cab. †This might turn out to be someone I can hire to take me to the airport when and if needed.