July 11, 2007

Moment of Silence

Posted in Family, Life at 3:18 pm by Faith

Today would have been my father’s 77th birthday. He’s been gone almost two years, and you’d think this would be getting easier. It’s not. Actually, I feel like it’s gotten harder. Part of it is because I’m stressed over the Bar Exam, but I think the bigger chunk of it is just that I miss my father more than I could possibly put into words. I wish that you guys could have met him. He was a trip and a half.

I know that I shouldn’t be sad because that’s not what my father would have wanted, but it’s not easy to just “tell” myself that I’m going to be okay. I know that I have reminders of my father everywhere I look, not just in the physical things I inherited from him after he passed. I see my father in a lot of my mannerisms, from my stubborn independence and dry sense of humor to my desire to fight injustice and my passion for politics (even though my dad and I were on TOTALLY opposite ends of the spectrum: He was a card-carrying member of the NRA, where I tool around town with a bumper sticker that reads “1.20.09.” This sparked MANY a debate. My dad even went as far to say that he and I should have an AM radio show… kind of a point/counterpoint thing. It would have been interesting, to say the least. )

Sometimes it would just be nice to tell my dad how much I miss him in person. So I’m planning to take the rest of today to do that…

(Yes, I’ll have a belated Hump-Day Hottie…tomorrow. Today is Dad’s day.)

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May 6, 2007

Study Break!

Posted in Family, Life, Random at 9:00 pm by Faith

I was walking into the graduate school today, in deep conversation with my mother (via cell phone). As I was going up the steps, I noticed a classmate perched on the step, also engrossed in a conversation on his cell phone. I did what anyone in that position would do:

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Faith: (walking past the kid on the cell phone) Cell phones cause brain cancer. (continues phone conversation with her mom)

Mom: Faith, you’re going to hell someday. You know that, right?

April 11, 2007

Ew. Need Shower.

Posted in Embarrasing!, Family, Life at 12:00 pm by Faith

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Ever have one of those moments where you see someone of the opposite sex, think they’re totally attractive and then realize WHY you think they’re attractive and are totally repulsed as a result?

This happened to me the other day. My Mom was in town and we were hitting the local grocery store for some food. As she was pushing her shopping cart along, I was walking beside her when I noticed a really cute guy walking in front of us:

Faith: (cocking her head and checking out the guy) Cute!
Mom: (looking up from produce) What?
Faith: That guy over there. He’s really cute.
Mom: (checking out guy) He IS cute.
Faith: Yeah, he’s got a great profile… and a nice body. I love his eyes. (guy turns around) Hey, from the back, doesn’t he remind you of someone?
Mom: Yeah. Your brother.
Faith: (realization sets in) Oh, no…..
Mom: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I’m glad my mother found this amusing. I, on the other hand, needed a shower. And fast.