Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just trains and automobiles (no planes)

My mother left to go visit Portland on the Amtrak.  She departed from the newly remodeled and super squeaky shiny King Street Station.

I couldn't resist taking about 100 pictures.
Here's one.


Also, because I'm fond of non-sequitors, there's this:
Everybody must PRANCERSIZE! (Camel Toe required)


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rest in peace, Scott Daniels.

This has been an awful week.  Last Sunday, on Mother's Day, my husband and I learned that our friend and former classmate, Scott Daniels, died unexpectedly.  I had known Scott since elementary school (we actually were in a drama class together in the 4th grade), and he went to high school with us at HSPVA.  He was my husband's Fleshmop bandmate, a best friend, and brother.  We have been so sad.  He didn't get the help that he needed, wanted, and was on a waiting list for.  He shouldn't have died.  He left behind a sweet, 10-year-old daughter and a widowed mother.

No mother should have to go through planning a funeral for their child, and then least of all have it be on Mother's Day.  Ironically, this is the second time that we have lost a close friend on Mother's Day. It is the worst.  We are all devastated.

We'll miss you, Scott.  You were a sweet guy and just simply astonishing crazy genius on the guitar.  The times that I've heard him play, I was glued to each note.

We will miss you so much. This shouldn't have happened.