A fire engine! An ambulance! TWO police cars! A formerly raving, drugged-up lunatic knocked down by the police and bleeding on his driveway after being shot with a tranquilizer! His girlfriend talking with the cops! Two wild dogs roaming the streets!
That was the scene two doors down and across the street when I got home yesterday afternoon. It was like a scene from everyone's favorite suburban soap opera, all the neighbors out on their front porches, exchanging stories of what they saw from their viewpoint. We haven't seen that much excitement around here since just after Thanksgiving when the guy's wife died from a drug overdose and child protective services took their kids away.
The good thing about all this is that, in a city where no one knows their next-door neighbor's names, it's brought the neighborhood out and chatting. Now if only we can harness that community feeling and figure out why the new neighbors, two college-ish-aged guys who just moved in next door to us, drive a FedEx van. My mom speculates that they're moonlighting as coyotes (smugglers of illegal Mexican immigrants, not the hockey team currently in deep shit for being part of a gambling ring).
And This Makes Me Two Degrees From VH1's Best Week Ever
My hometown gossip sources (Inger via Tim) notified me last week that the K-State student who asked Bush about his reaction to Brokeback Mountain was none other than former MHS class clown Jeremy Parker. His interview skills are definitely a product of Mrs. Wika's intense journalism program.
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FOUR JOBS I'VE HAD:
1. Youth reporter for the Manhattan Mercury
2. Daycare worker at Unique Fitness Gym
3. Student worker in the office of the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services
4. Ambassador of General Awesomeness (You doubt me on that one?)
FOUR TV SHOWS I LOVE
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Arrested Development
FOUR MOVIES I CAN WATCH OVER AND OVER
2. Pirates of the Carribean
3. Almost Famous
4. Love Actually
FOUR PLACES I'VE LIVED
1. Manhattan, Kan.
2. Columbia, Mo.
3. London, England
4. Chandler, Ariz.
FOUR PLACES I'VE VACATIONED
1. Winter Park, Colo.
2. Barcelona, Spain
3. London, England
4. Block Island, RI
FOUR OF MY FAVORITE DISHES
1. Just about any cut of steak
2. Grilled salmon
3. Toasted ravioli
4. Macaroni and cheese with hot dogs
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Jack the Mac is in the hospital. He might not make it out alive. Your support is much appreciated at this tough time in our lives.