So Far From Home

People in NYC, though it’s 1AM, are chanting “NYC!”

“As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims.”
 
-Barack Obama
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Osama Bin Laden is Dead

So far away from home, sitting in an empty classroom, all I want to do is be at home discussing this with my friends and family. September 11 hits too close to home, I still struggle with seeing images or movies about it. From my highschool I remember staring at the fire burning through the buildings, and the fear on my classmates faces. My English teacher sobbing because she didn’t know where her husband was, and fortunately he survived. And coming home to my mother puking from the white dust she was covered in. Finally this is over, but how will this affect our future?

The Villain I Own

The scoop on Chumpi, the fickled-tempered hedge I have that sometimes feels like he owns me rather than the other way around. I love him, he sucks sometimes truly, but other times I just wanna squish him with how cute he is. Examples:

Exhibit A: Cute

Exhibit B: Terror