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I’m waiting for the laundry room to open up, and decided to put some thoughts on my blog.

It’s amazing the way our perception can change when looking at something. 

I look to the year ahead of me.  It seems so long, and daunting.  Another year living apart from my husband.  It seems like it will never be over, but there it looms in front of me.

I look at the year I have just passed.  My husband left this time last year to go back to Egypt.  It’s gone by so fast.  I can’t believe the past year has flown like it has.

My perception of a year is so different looking ahead and looking back.  InshaAllah I pray that the year to come is less daunting than it seems, after all the last year hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be.


This fall when I rode my brother’s dirt bike was the first time I’ve ever had a crack or break in any of my bones.  I’ve never broken anything alhamdulilah.  That was just a very slight fracture in my collar bone.

I am a huge klutz though.  One of my coworkers loves how I trip on *air* and then say, “Ooops, I almost fell”.

I’m sure if I actually fell they would find that even funnier.

I think I was 17 or 18.  My friend and I went to a concert.  We were always going to concerts.  One of the venues we went to we could go to the back of the building and wait for the musicians to come out and sign autographs.  Well, in order to get to the back of the building, we had to go along the side, through a darkish alley-type place.

Do you know where I’m going with this?

My friend and I had just watched the concert and the opening act was Marilyn Manson.  They had just started their mainstream career and we had never heard of them.  They certainly looked freaky.  During their performance my friend and I even looked at each other and said, “I wouldn’t want to meet them in a dark alley”.

So we were walking to the back of the building, the only ones on that side, and who should come around the corner up ahead?  The lead singer and the bass guitarist of the creepy band we had watched!  We chatted with them a bit, they asked how we liked the show, and we went on our way.

So, yes, I did meet Marilyn Manson in a dark alley!

What a wild and crazy relationship I have with the squirrels. If you’ve read my blog for a while you may remember the great squirrel cake caper.

It’s true, squirrels freak me out.  That is only one example in a long list of  little stunts they’ve pulled on me.  Their latest is what prompted me to write the last post in the first place.

A few weeks ago while sitting at the computer I heard a rustling out on the balcony and I pulled the curtain back for a peek.  There is some dismantling of plants that I was going to do and had a garbage bag on the balcony with some garbage in it.  There was a squirrel out there fiddling with the bag.  I immediately grew suspicious.

A few days later I look out and what do I see?  All the garbage has been pushed out of the bag and left on the balcony.  Where is the garbage bag?

A week later I look out my bedroom window because I notice some movement.  There’s the garbage bag!  Hanging on a branch in the tree outside.  It probably got caught on the branch as they were trying to bring it up to their nest.  I was going to take a picture of it hanging there, but as of this morning, it’s gone.

What in the world!??!!!  You tell me they don’t have it out for me!

I will say though, I know longer think they are government agents watching our every move…  that was just from the meds I was on.  Yikes!  Those made me super paranoid, but that’s a different story, for a different time.

As an introductory tool in some of my extra-curricular activities in college we used “two truths and a lie”.  It’s where you tell the people two things about yourself that are true and one that’s not, and they have to figure out which one isn’t true.  I haven’t blogged in awhile, and decided that I would do “2 truths and a lie” to let my readers in on some of the madness that is Miss A.  Of course if you know me, you might be able to figure it out…  then again, maybe not.

1)  Squirrels freak me out.  About 11 years ago I was on a medicine that made me paranoid and delusional, and I thought squirrels were put out by the government to spy on people.  I never quite got over this and they still freak me out.

2)  I’m the biggest klutz and I’ve broken several bones throughout the years, including my arm, leg, ribs, and one of my fingers.

3)  I once met the singer Marilyn Manson in a semi-dark alley.

Who’s the real Miss A?