Well it’s February here. And it totally looks like February, complete with dirty snow banks for past snow storms and people bundled like penguins. Today was actually moderately warm, surprisingly enough, about 47 F, so definitely hot after awhile of sub thirty-two (0 C) temperatures. Spring is so far off. Whoever decided how long the seasons were going to be, like on the calendar, should have made winter really short and spring longer. Cause if you call this season ‘spring’, I’m sure it will feel warmer!

Today we did like regular sick-kid-in-Connecticut things. Which isn’t much. It took me ages to wake up this morning, like I was drugged beyond belief, unable to open my eyes or talk, as though I was still asleep. And then we trudged to Costco to pick up a prescription, but the pharmacy isn’t open on Sundays, as lame as that is. And then we went to Jo-ann’s which is this really cool craft store with like tons of fabric and beads and scrapbook stuff and we looked around for a while at the beads and stuff, which was pretty fun. But it is nothing like the bead shop, near Douglas St that I love so much. Bead World is it called? I totally can’t remember, which is pissing me off, but they have all these beads in little trays and you buy the beads by the beads, which means you can customize to the max, and poke your fingers in the little trays and have the beads slide all around, which is really fun. That’s so good times.
Okay, okay, so like go back a year. It was the first of February when I went to the doctor (like just my family doc, nobody special, or a fantastic clinician clearly) and told me I had pneumonia – now isn’t that a wicked cool word – and bronchitis and handed me a prescription and I waltzed out the door, coughing up a lung. I was out of school for a really long time, and never went back ‘full time’. I haven’t been to school consecutively for a whole year. And I miss it like someone cut off my arm in my sleep and I wasn’t prepared for it at all and wonder ‘what-the-hell-happened-to-my-arm’ everyday.  It’s been 525,600 minutes since I’ve been to school full time and I’m still counting. I’m still counting. And the chances of me counting out more is likely. I totally want to say ‘surprise I’m coming home next week blahblahblah’ but I would be totally lying – which majorly sucks. Not gonna lie. 
That number is like uber uber important. Five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred-minutes…five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred-minutes…five-hundred-twenty-five-thousand-six-hundred-minutes. However you slice it, however you dress it up, it’s still a year. A year too long. 

5 Comments on 525600

  1. Adam
    February 4, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Suuuuuper. Now I have RENT stuck in my head 🙂

  2. Lisa
    February 5, 2009 at 4:00 am

    Hey i remeber that song! even though i haven’t seen Rent yet! don’t shoot me! people at school are still pissed i haven’t seen the Princess Bride! ok now the guns come out! probs shouldn’t have mentioned that!
    great song though! right now u probs don’t want to be at school, we’ve got mid-year exams! i know, joy of joys!

    i can still hear ur voice whenever i read ur posts! still hear ur funny lil accent and all the emphasis (sp?)! but hey i bet ya, pretty soon u will be able to say “guess what guys i’m coming home so start planning that big party” and be serious!

    ciao mi chica! *plz forgive my poor language skills*
    ~ Lisa xoxoxoxoxo

  3. nicola
    February 6, 2009 at 12:47 am

    RENT IS LIKE THE BEST THING EVER!!! annnndd they’re back on tour WOOT! lisa WATCH RENT! or better yet wait till i get back and we’ll make an event of it 😀

  4. Sarah
    February 6, 2009 at 3:03 am

    AHHHH i haven’t seen rent either! but i know the song. everybody knows the song. 😀
    miss you my chica, it’s just not the same without you. I went to market square and i was really missing you cause last time i was there it was your birthday and we went to cafe mexico!
    <3 so much love!
    Sarah 🙂

  5. colleen
    February 9, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Hi Sweet Nicole,
    Its Lisa’s big momma here to tell you that we miss you and love you tons. I know that 525 600 minutes may seem like an eternity to you but let’s try to put it into perspective: elephants are pregnant for 3 times that long (OMG! What a cruel joke that would be!), the new world was only discovered just 200 times that long ago and some trees live 500 times that long – and look at the rings they accumulate! So in your long life this is going to be a distant blip along the line. You’re right, it is called “Bead world” and its still there and we can go just as soon as you come back. Didn’t Pres. Obama campaign for longer than 525 600 minutes, and look where that got him? Anything is possible so keep on dreaming and writing and know that we are here for you ALWAYS. Give your momma a big HUG from me and try to have a laugh every day. Do you know why mice have small balls? (This is from Jim, Lisa’s brother.) Because only a few mice know how to dance:) Think about it for a minute and it will come to you (at least, it took me a minute to process because my mind wasn’t on dancing:)…LOL…Colleen (Lisa’s madre)


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