So the other day (Friday) I went to the elementary school for Hayden's program. (It was so dang cute, btw!) Not long after it started they came on the PA saying not to let the kids out for recess. Then a few minutes after that they said we were in lock-down mode by order of the P.G. police department. So these poor kids are up there trying to do their skit about Jim Bridger and they keep getting interrupted by the intercom. Eventually, the principal came on stage and told us there had been a shooting a few blocks from the school and we'd be in lock-down until further notice. But on with the show! DUH! I realize we need to know these things but since none of us were going anywhere I just thought they could have let us know after the show. As not to cause a panic among the 100+ ten year old kids on the stage.
By the time the show was over it was still 30 minutes from the time school was to get out so if we wanted our other kids we'd have to stand in line and sign them out. Then go to their class and get 'em.
I'm just glad I was there. The phone number the school has for me is my home phone which I never answer. I'd have been waiting for them to get home since they weren't going to be letting them on the bus, either. (They did eventually lift the lock-down and the kids could have gotten on the bus but not for a while after school was let out.)
The shooter was caught. Apparently it was all over an argument. It's so stupid that so many people's lives are turned upside down and backwards because of a disagreement. What ever happened to "live and let live"? That dude's gonna spend the rest of his life in prison, now. So stupid.
So, the other carayzeee thing that happened was while I was in line waiting to sign Avery out of class. I see this woman that looked so familiar! Being the shy and bashful person I am, I walked right up to her and asked, "did I just meet you somewhere?" She said, "no (crazy person, run along) I don't think so." I said, "maybe at the..." Then I didn't finish because I didn't want her looking at me like everyone else has this week when I told them I went to a lunch full of Kristina P. worshipers...I mean bloggers.
So this gal says, "at the blog lunch?"
Me: "YES!" I was so relieved she was just as freaky as I am! How crazy is that? It was Shanna at Just So. I've seen her comments on several blogs I read, too. Isn't that weird? There's a bazillion blogs out there and we seem to kind of end up in the same circles as so many other people. Anyway, I was so excited to meet her. I pretty much have zero friends here (I know. It's sad.) so it'd be fun to get to know her better. She sent me an awesome shout out on her post about the lock-down, too, so I just wanted to thank her and tell her to feel free to stalk me in blog land as well as reality land. Although five minutes into it she'll be so bored she'll want to hang herself just for something to do.
Hey, PS...I see all these posts with words crossed out. I swear I've seen the button for it or something called "strike through" but now I can't find it. Can someone out there tell me how to do this??? And how do I reply to your comments through your email? HELP!!!