so there i was at St. Francis of Assisi church last night
at 4:30pm with my cousin kerry (who had come up) and i just
communion, and i never know what to pray about after i get
the wafer... and yesterday all i thought was 'hey, my life
is pretty good, thanks God. um, pray for the homeless and
unselfish i thought.
so kerry and i go out to dinner and then went carousing til
2am. i get home there's a message on my machine from my dad's
can't be good news.
erin, this is karen, your father's at my house this weekend.
i was just calling to tell you that he's had a stroke and
his speech is impaired"
i call over there this morning and speak with him. his voice
is a bit odd, sounds like he has been drinking and has his
dentures out... so i am not having trouble understanding him
because he used to talk like that a lot til he quit drinking.
are you okay? when did this happen? yesterday?"
"no, happened on monday. at your aunt ann's. i took a
nap and when i woke up i had trouble talking."
you go to the hospital?"
went to the doctor on wednesday"
THIS POINT I WANT TO STRANGLE MY FATHER. STROKE AND ALL.
actually was pleased to have heard about the stroke within
a week. see, over the last 12 years he has had 2 previous
strokes. both of which i learned of 2 months later.
says he's okay, that it's just the speech. i am pissed that
my aunt didn't call me about this sooner. and that i had to
hear about it from his girlfriend.
tell him "dad, make a pact with me that you will tell
me within 5 HOURS of anything happening to you next time because
i don't want to get a call from your chicky that 'oh erin,
by the way, we buried your father 2 weeks ago.' ya' know?"
well, that's my dad part of the story... now what i should
have prayed for, besides sane parents, is for a healthy computer.
think my video card or SOMETHING lord only knows - is screwy
on my stinking imac. i checked the brightness/contrast, etc
and i have them all the way to the right. still, the monitor
is really fricking dark. my colors are all jacked up and i
called apple support. to no avail. this stinks. i may just
break down and get it repaired. but if it's something simple
that i can do, then i will be growly if i take it all the
way to the frickin' Wiz in Jersey City.
ANYONE has any idea as to WHAT might be wrong with this godforsaken
machine, let me know!!! email
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