Well, it’s time once again to get rid of some of that random stuff buzzing around in my consciousness. This time I’ve got an update, an observation and an opinion. So, here goes…
This is an update to the neighbors who were parking in their neighbors’ driveway for three weeks straight. I guess they did it once too often. One day a Realtor came to show the house and swung around to park in the driveway in back when she saw there was a car already there. She ended up parking perpendicularly behind my house instead. I’m sure she put a bee in the listing Realtor’s ear, because she called me to ask, once again, whose car that was.
It turns out she had misunderstood me and thought it was someone a few houses down. I told her it was the neighbor right on the other side. She was shocked. “Why would they park there when they have a perfectly good driveway of their own? ” she asked me. I told her that was the Question of the Century. “Well, they’re going to have to STOP,” she told me, then thanked me and hung up.
Well! She must have really put the smack down on them because ever since that day, they’ve parked in their own drive. All’s well that ends well, except that now we’ll never know why they did it in the first place! It kills me. I just hope they don’t take away my Amateur Detective’s License!
Hello, my name is Star and I’m a Dexterholic. The DVD of season three of “Dexter” was released last week and on the day it was available, there I was hitting the store, as if there was going to be a run on Dexters at 9:00 a.m.on a Tuesday morning! Since I choose not to have cable, one of the sacrifices I have to make is waiting a whole year after the “cable people” have seen a show. But that’s okay. The anticipation has been sweet, so sweet in fact, that I forced myself to wait from Tuesday until Sunday when I have my “movie afternoon.” It was so great to see all of my old friends from the show, sort of like the first day of school after you and your friends have all been away to camp or on vacation. But like any good little addict, I told myself, “Take it slowly. Maybe we’ll only watch one little episode today. ” AS IF! I hate it when I play myself for a fool like that.
Pretty soon it was, “Okay, maybe two…they’re small, what harm will it do?” That’s when the Dexterholic in me plunged ahead and started episode three before I could stop her! Oh, the horror! Thank goodness at this point, some little Jiminy Cricket on my shoulder yelled, “Star! Step away from the Dexter and keep your hands where I can see them…” And I did. But it’s going to be a great run. I can just tell.
This past week, when everyone else was observing a moment of silence for the “Lion of the Senate,” I was observing a separate silence in remembrance of Mary Jo Kopechne, who died underwater in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island in July of 1969, in a car driven by that “Lion of the Senate.” (Read the whole story HERE.)
If he had reported the accident immediately, experts say she could have been saved. As it was, she probably survived in an air bubble for two hours. But instead of getting help, the “Lion of the Senate” freaked out (concerned with his reputation, no doubt) and went home. When he saw they had discovered the body the next morning, he went to the police station and confessed to leaving the scene of an accident. He was sleeping while she was terrified, gasping for air…
Mary Jo Kopechne died at 29.
The “Lion of the Senate” received a two month suspended sentence. Must be nice to be a Kennedy.
I may be criticized for writing this piece, but, you know what? I don’t care. While the world appeared to be mourning for the Kennedys, I kept wondering how this must have made Mary Jo’s family feel, hearing this man being called a hero, while their daughter and what he did to her was totally forgotten. Well, I haven’t forgotten.
So, Mary Jo, I’m remembering YOU. I hope your spirit received justice in heaven, because you certainly didn’t receive it here on earth. Rest in peace.