Thursday, August 25, 2005

Two timeth a day, for half an hour each, I don't talk. BELIEVE IT OR NOT.

A few days ago I bought Crest Whitestrips PREMIUM. In the instructions, they have a list of activities to do while sporting the Crest Whitestrips PREMIUM for half an hour, twice a day.

Included are the following activities:
Surf the Web / E-mail!
Exercise!
Shower / Get ready for the Day!
Go Shopping!
Play Hockey!
Beat up Small Children and Steal their Lunch Money!
Chat on the Phone / Talk to Friends!

Yeah, they threw in that last one to make sure you’re paying attention. I mean, TALK?! What kind of people are they, anyway? I got rid of one speech impediment, and now I'm paying them for another one, half an hour two times a day.

Tomorrow morning Mom, Grandpa, and I are leaving for Denver, Colorado. It'll be...interesting, taking him out there. The thing you have to understand is, Grandpa's memory is...what was I saying? Something about Denver? Are you going to Denver? Oh, we're all going to Denver! What, tomorrow morning?! Dänika, you're going too? Oh ho ho! (five minutes) Now, what are you doing tomorrow?

We'll be gone for four days, visiting favourite relatives; I'll be laughing, eating, taking pictures, going to church, holding cute babies, reading, and thinking about how lonely it must be to be in Mississippi, going through ARMY training, without friends or family or relaxation. And I think of how tense I get regarding him going to the Middle East, and I know that the ever-present knot of anxiety in my middle, yeah, it's not even a fraction of what he's feeling right now. It's worse than nervousness for a dentist visit or panic about finals at school -- because it doesn't fit into a short blip of time; it isn't a one-day experience. It's a YEAR. And I feel so bad that I missed a call from him last Wednesday; I listen to the voicemail again, and his voice sounds tired and small and so alone.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Denver. I don't think I liked their bus station. But then I don't think I've ever been in a bus station that I liked. At least, I'm positive that it was much better than the station in Las Vegas.

There is a nice road (thought it went through a park too) somewhere there that's called "John Elway Drive" or something like that, and the lampposts in the grassy median all had football flag things waving from them. I told Lauren about it. You should look for it and maybe you'll come across it. I think it was in the city just before we got on the highway heading over to another highway that would take us south to Colorado Springs.

Hmm... one of my brothers just joined the Army a month or two ago... he's in Georgia and should be just about finishing up boot camp by now. For some reason, he wants to eventually wind up as an Army Ranger / Special Forces guy. But I don't think he actually knows yet what 'they' want him to do.

-C

Anonymous said...

Oh yes... those are the teeth whitening strips? Heh, I just swirl some hydrogen peroxide around in my mouth, over my teeth, when I think they're not as shiny white as they could be. Heh. That could be all the strips are, basically. Just the direct application lets them use much stronger stuff.

-C

djm said...

C, we found really cheap airplane tickets, so we'll be flying out there. I'll keep an eye out for that drive when we're out and about with the family. :)

huh, wow. I didn't know one of your brothers had joined up. Keep me posted on what They do with him, okay?

And yeah, they're the teeth whitening strips -- yikes, you just swish it around in your mouth? eeeks.

Di said...

I liked the beat up small children and steal their lunch money, it made me giggle:) I've heard they work though, the strips..you'll have to keep us posted;)

Anonymous said...

yes... I should have an entry covering all that topic (my bro in the Army) sometime soon, but it's in the queue with everything else. I'm backed up on things to write about.

-C

Anonymous said...

yes... I should have an entry covering all that topic (my bro in the Army) sometime soon, but it's in the queue with everything else. I'm backed up on things to write about.

-C

Anonymous said...

oh, bother.

-C