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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Weekend Happenings

I had a pretty good weekend this weekend as well as last week (minus the snow canceling Old School). So let me give you as photo by photo layout of the weekend.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mom, dad and I went to the Joe's Crab Shack that just opened up in our area. The food was awesome--I had the Orleans or Crawfish steamed-- and the spiked iced tea was good too. Although it is a bit expensive, I'd go back. :) Check it out!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I went to see a new local band at Screwballs. They're called Penrose. I went to summer camp with the drummer and we have been Facebook pals for a while. They finally had a show I could walk to. They weren't Old School (especially with the lights), but I enjoyed them a lot. They had good playing skills. I told Tom he was awesome and as tradition I always get photos with the members (I hope that didn't sound odd or creepy... I also had to leave early last night). Anyway, enjoy the photos!

I also cried before I left. Not because I was upset, but surprise. Let me explain. The bar was crowded last night, most of the people I graduated HS with were there. I felt very anxious because I didn't get along with most and they always made fun of how such a "psycho" I was. Anyway, I was at the bar waiting for my Jack with honey and one girl who graduated with me came over to me, gave me a hug and thanked me for saving her life that June day in 2008. It made me cry that she remembered, I had no idea what to answer. This is the background:

We were in our science fiction and fantasy class on our last day of senior year. The classroom was really hot, I guess the air didn't come on yet that early in June. Anyway, she didn't look right (pale, lethargic) and she passed out.Everyone in the class, including the teacher, was freaking out and had no idea what to do. I was calm, I was trained at the time to be a first responder and had a CPR license, so I went over to her, felt her pulse and felt her forehead. She was burning up. I know it had to be alcohol poisoning; she was also dehydrated. I called out to people, "I need a bottle of water and a t-shirt quick! No time to waste! And Mr. ___ call the nurse!" Someone had a bottle of water and my friend had a clean t-shirt to wear after gym. I took the bottle of water, soaked the shirt, rubbed her down and then applied to compress to her. The teacher called the nurse. She was revived before the nurse came and the nurse said, "Whomever did this, really saved her. Something serious could have happened."

Someone in my support group that I shared the story with replied with the following: "you are a real hero, no wonder this girl hugged you, she not only hugged you for saving her life, she hugged you b/c she wanted to show you her love for you now. I commend you for going out, i get nervious going to outings like you went to, but i am very social and once i'm theer i always have a fantastic time, i just often go into this anxious mode b/fore i leave. I'm glad i'm aware of this behavior i have prior to these outings, because i always have so much i go anyway and not let the anxiety get to me."

Mayhaps. I don't really look at myself as a hero. I was just doing what any decent human being should do. I guess it shows me that even though I have bipolar disorder (and despite people saying I am bipolar and psychotic, etc, etc), I am not a bad person. If someone is in danger, I will do something to help them. :sigh:

Anyway, I am definitely going to write a piece about Old School for my book, but maybe I will include a poem or something about them. I loved their energy and besides, it's always nice to have a poem about rock stars. :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Today we went to Peddler's Village for the Apple Festival. Unfortunately, it wasn;t much of an Apple Festival. They were just really skimpy on the apples and it was mostly people selling stuff. However, we did go to some really cool places and took photos.

Peddler's Village is known for its scarecrows. :)

Anyway, had a great weekend and now it is time to ready the piece I have to read for animal ethics and make a card for my Arabic prof. since tomorrow is a Muslim holiday: Eid al-Adha. I also want to work on my Arabic journal and more on my book.  Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed my pictures!


  1. How expensive is "a little expensive"?

    Nice pictures, Jessica.

    This weekend I discovered I need to practise A LOT to make that reed comfortable for myself. @_@

  2. Well done, Jessica!!!! Rah, rah, sis boom bah!!!!