ok, so a while back i posted about how i was fortunate to take a pretty bad fall on my skateboard when i was drinking and only narrowly avoided crushing my knee completely and ending my season before it even began
that was good news
then my grandma died, which sucked
then my dog got chronic kidney disease and he's pretty much on the way out, which sucks cause he's the best dog ive ever had...strong, fast, great looking, well trained, nice, pretty much a perfect dog...it's real sad
THEN im sitting in LSAT prep class this morning and i get a text message from one of my friends that says "did you hear about stacy?" well, she was friend of mine from high school who i saw pretty much every time i came home from college. you know, someone who was part of our extended group of friends who i saw all the time. she wasnt my best friend or anything, but she was definitely a friend.
well of course when someone sends you a message like that, the next one is almost always either "she's pregnant" or "shes in a coma" or "she was in a really bad car wreck..." or something like that, basically never anything good
well, it was worse than not good, she was brutally murdered yesterday afternoon along with her boyfriend in their apartment.
shit is soooo fucked i cant even believe it, i just feel so bad for her and everyone around her, especially her parents and my friends who were closest to her.
ESPECIALLY when i heard that her parents had been expecting her to drive into houston (where i live right now/grew up) from austin around 3, and when she didnt show up they called her two best friends (who are also high school friends of mine) to go check on her. those two girls ended up finding the whole scene when they got there, and i cant imagine how awful that must have been.
anyway, if you want to see for yourselves, just type "Austin news" into google and look at any of the austin, tx news channels, it's a huge regional tragedy around here.
but say a prayer people, it could happen to anybody, and not to be a gun nut or anything, but im just reminded that im glad i have a few in my house and know how to use them
"Just ahead, over the rolling wheatfields all golden beneath the distant snows of Estes, I'd be seeing old Denver at last. I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was 'Wow!'"