Sunday, February 12, 2006

I went to visit my family in southwestern Indiana this weekend. I saw a few interesting things:

- In Terre Haute, I saw a car with a domino's pizza delivery sign on it. The car was a fairly new Mercedes. Strange.

_ In a Ponderosa (yes, I said Ponderosa, there aren't a lot of options down there) I saw two people with oxygen tanks sitting in the middle of the smoking section.

- On a more serious note, a girl I dated briefly a long time ago has been charged with murder.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Tim said...

murder? good lord! did you not notice her tendencies when you dated her? lucky to be alive?

February 13, 2006  
Blogger indygirl said...

I'd have to say you're lucky to be out of that relationship!

February 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I knew she wasn't the "marrying kind". It was just one of those fleeting home from college bored in the summer type of things. I knew she had a rough life, she had been adopted, was living on her own at an early age, but I never expected this.

I shouldn't speculate, but perhaps she got hooked on meth.

Meth kills, kids.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger Hugh said...

When I was picking up cold medicine this weekend, going through the whole "sign your name by your driver's license so that the state can make sure you're not a meth-head" process, I was very tempted to make a joke -- but decided against it. The Walgreen's lady didn't seem in a joking mood.

There seem to be two ways to look at assisted-breathing people sitting in the smoking section. A Republican might marvel at the technology and the society that allows free choice, a Democrat would rush in a drag them out.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I didn't know what to make of it. I used to deliver medicine for a pharmacy and I would deliver to a lot places that had signs. "No smoking please. Oxygen in home".

I don't know how safe assisted breathing technology is these days. Perhaps the technology has changed and they can sit there worry-free.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger cinnamon said...

Maybe the tanks were for show. So they could get a closer seat to the salad bar.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Actually, they were closest to the salad bar. I figured they sat there because of that reason even if they put themselves and others in peril.

February 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, my dad used to smoke with the oxygen tank right next to him, and he never to managed to blow everything to kingdom come (except his lungs of course.

-eb

February 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work with people who are on oxygen and smoke in the home in close proximity to the tanks. I have never actually heard of a case of the tank exploding, but I know that the danger is there.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger Trailer Queen said...

That all must seem surreal...

Mercedes delivering pizza and the oxygen tank in the smoking section. Wish you had a picture for me to see.

As for the girl... murder... wow. I guess that will set the alarms off when someone is considering dating someone with ISSUES.

Glad you're alive to continue being a blogger.

February 13, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Thanks, trailer queen. I am glad to be alive and thanks for stopping by.

February 13, 2006  

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