Sunday, April 09, 2006

We Interrupt This Program... bring you a special news bulletin. Brooke's much needed and well-deserved spring break began on Friday at 3:30 pm. She has been extremely exhausted from spending most of her free time for the last five weeks at the hospital with her mother. In early March, her mother had back surgery to repair a disc, and she has endured one doctor fuck-up after another. There is no way to know when she will be released at this point.

On Friday evening, at approximately 10:00 pm, Brooke was informed that her oldest brother (who will be referred to as B1 from here on in) had a massive heart attack in New Jersey and is in the ICU. The family has decided it would not be prudent to tell Mom about B1's condition at this time. Brooke will be flying up to NJ to check on B1's condition this week. She and B2, B3, and B4 are currently trying to figure out ways to handle the stress of another family member in a health crisis, what to tell Mom about B1, how to explain Brooke's absences from the daily hospital visits, and how to get through all this without their collective heads exploding.

Brooke's rubber band is about to snap. She thinks telling Mom that she fell in a hole and can't get out would be a swell idea. In fact, she already has the shovel and the perfect place to dig, so it really wouldn't be a lie. If you wish to find Brooke for the next few days, she will be hiding in her hole in the dirt until the all-clear signal has been given and this nightmare is over.

Please send food. Thank you.

"I'm not coming out, and you can't make me!" - Brooke

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

I Can Remember...

Those days we left behind,
Will always be around
For in this heart of mine,
I will never forget the times
In my youth - always dreamin'
In my youth - I believe in
Innocence was mine - in my youth

-Noiseworks, "In My Youth"


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Tagged, I'm It

Jill tagged me with this very cool music meme. I am to answer the following questions using only the song titles from a chosen musician/band. Here goes -

Band: The Eagles/Don Henley

Are you male or female? Witchy Woman

Describe yourself. The Girl From Yesterday

How do some people feel about you? Damn It, Rose

How do you feel about yourself? I Will Not Go Quietly

Describe your ex: Wasted Time

Describe your current significant other: Already Gone

Describe where you want to be: Shangri-La

Describe how you live: Take It To The Limit

Describe how you love: Heartache Tonight

What would you ask for if you had just one wish? A Month Of Sundays

Share a few words of wisdom: You're Not Drinking Enough

Now say goodbye: Take It Easy
And now, because Jill is such an overachiever that she did this meme again with yet another band, I feel compelled to do the same. And being that I'm from Jersey, it would be sacrilege to not include The Boss.
Musician/Band: Bruce Springsteen

Are you male or female? Jersey Girl

Describe yourself. Land Of Hope And Dreams

How do some people feel about you? She's The One

How do you feel about yourself? Born To Run

Describe your ex: Brilliant Disguise

Describe your current significant other: Nothing Man

Describe where you want to be: One Step Up

Describe how you live: Countin' On A Miracle

Describe how you love: My Love Will Not Let You Down

What would you ask for if you had just one wish? The Promised Land

Share a few words of wisdom: You Can Look But You Better Not Touch

Now say goodbye: Fade Away

I tag whoever reads this meme and wants to do it.
Oh, and Jill, this is for you.