After almost two weeks of darkness, the power was finally restored at my house this past Sunday! It’s so nice to walk into a warm, glowing home and not have to worry about boiling water to pour into my turtle’s tank anymore.
But the Leonids meteor shower is going on right now, so I’m actually wishing that it would go out again and kill all of these horrible lights.
I just wandered outside a bit to try to spot some. I was standing out in the middle of the quiet, empty street wearing a short skirt and loooooong jacket with a comically large collar and enormous untied snow boots, bent backward with my eyes and heart pointed at the sky for probably about a half hour when an older woman walked out of a neighbors house.
“Are you okay?” she asked. I get asked this all the time. People take one look at me and assume I’m lost or otherwise in need of some kind of help.
I immediately straightened up and spun around to face the woman, now standing next to her car, and said, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Without pausing to witness her reaction, I returned to my original posture in the same fluid motion.
Then as I shuffled backward toward my parents’ house, two deer ran right by me.
Also- I just found this picture on my computer:
Some girls take pictures of themselves with perfectly applied makeup, good lighting and pouty lips. I take pictures of myself IN MY FREAKING LAB GOGGLES.
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