Posts Tagged ‘strange’

Can It Get Any Stranger?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Like my best friend Amy says, “You don’t have to make things up.”

Strange: a 20-year old, female McCain supporter told police she was at an ATM in Pittsburgh and was attacked by a 6-foot-4-inch Black guy, who pulled a knife on her and promised to “teach her a lesson” for driving around with a McCain bumper sticker on her car. He then scratched a backward letter “B” into her cheek. The next day the woman said she made the whole thing up. Surprise!

Stranger: Police were skeptical but many people actually believed the story and some people in the media featured it in their newscasts and newspapers.

The world’s economy is swirling down the toilet, the murderous war in Iraq goes on, and Madonna is getting a divorce – but this bizarre, nut case can eat up loads of air time and newspaper space.

Strangest: Few people even think this story strange and some believe the police actually made the girl say she lied so Pittsburgh’s reputation wouldn’t suffer.


Are You Kidneying Me!?!

Monday, July 21st, 2008


Here’s one of my 5 kidney stones. Passing a kidney stone has been described as trying to blow a golf ball out of a garden hose. I wish it were that easy. Golf balls are relatively smooth compared to the formidable collection of cutting crystals you see above. Since it was one of the largest stones he saw passed “naturally”, my kidney doctor said either I was very large or it was horribly painful. It was horribly painful.

When cleaned and viewed under a magnifying glass, the stones themselves are rather pretty. My friend Amy has a collection of mine in a small, heart- shaped, blue velvet-lined case. She says she’s waiting for me to pass a few more so she can use them to make a bracelet. Amy is funny and strange. Very strange.