I write this from the Hilton Honors free wireless access in my Sheraton hotel in Edison, NJ. I came up here on December 22nd and endured the exciting experience of the New Jersey Turnpike. I dislike how the state doesn’t give you enough signage to alert you of your exit. If you take a wrong exit or didn’t veer across four lanes in 200FT, then you are absolutely screwed. I made it to the hotel, but couldn’t be without Sarah and myself being absolutely frustrated at traffic. However, that has subsided.
My next taste of NJ comes in the form of burglary. My 2007 Ford Taurus was broken into via the driver’s door and then they entered the trunk to steal my gifts for other people. That was the point where it couldn’t get much worse – I mean all my gifts that I worked hard to get for my family, gone. It’s a pain that you hate and makes you want to find the thief and beat the living shit out of. As usual, based on prior experience I strongly doubt they will be caught and it’s just another open case to remain unsolved. Thank you, you inconsiderate soulless creep. The only decent perspective I can see is that this reiterates what Christmas is all about – love and being together with family.
At our aunt’s house, she truly made an effort to be as hospitable as she could. Everyone was nice and it was cool to see my cousins grow into their niches. Kids are boring but they aren’t kids anymore. Who knew my cousin is into World of Warcraft? Anyhow that’s just plain 1337, and my other cousin talks in emoticon or abbreviated speak such as, “LOL,” “OMG.” I can say so far, drinking with them was one of the best moments. I still look forward to even better times this week.
Now, I will be locating my girlfriend’s cell phone as it is MIA. We have had terrible luck lately but perhaps things will get better. I just need to keep my head up.