Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

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I’m enjoying this weather.

The cold of a few nights ago was less Winter’s last hurrah and more like a punch in the kidneys.

Today, it rained. Constantly. The sky was pitch black in some places and the rain kept coming. It did stop briefly around the time I got off work. Of course, I took the opportunity offered to go for a walk.

I was was a couple miles away from my car and shelter when the clouds decided to let loose.

Ha! It wasn’t a downpour, and with 50 degrees after this ice age we’ve been having, you’ll hear no complaints from me. I just laughed and took the long way back to my car.

Nothing beats a long walk in a clean Spring rain.

I love this weather.

- Casey Fry

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Good Memories

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My brother taught me how to snap my fingers. 

I can tell you right where I was standing when I managed it for the first time. It was back when we still lived in town and our bedrooms were across from each other. We were standing in the hallway and he was trying to teach me to snap my fingers, because he had been able to do it for a while, but I could never figure it out. I’d turned, frustrated, to head back to my room, and snapped my fingers. Loudly, I recall, and my fingers hurt afterward. 

I was so excited, I didn’t care that it hurt. It was an exciting moment for me. 

This has been quite a number of years ago, but I remember it all very clearly. The memory came back to me the other day when I was watching Footloose (the Kevin Bacon version, of course) with Mom. That part where Ren is teaching Willard about rhythm in the truck and he’s snapping his fingers had the memory of my learning how to do it flooding my mind. 

It’s a good memory. :) 

- Casey Fry

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No Joy in Death

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I do not revel in the death of another. No matter the actions done by a person, I take no joy in the loss of a life. There have been many horrible things done and said in this world, both recently and far in the past. There will be many horrible things yet done and said in the future. We should not disgrace ourselves by celebrating death, or we risk becoming that person who does and speaks horrible things. 

And that is all I have to say on the matter. 

 

My Decisions, People’s Judgement

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ll be moving out in May to my own house and am presently in the joyful stage of packing. What I hadn’t mentioned is that my parents are both moving to Texas, which is also where my brother lives. I’ll be staying here in Pennsylvania, at least for now, but it won’t be forever. The thing that surprises me most is that I’m actually receiving a lot of flak from people about my staying here while my parents move.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m going to miss them a lot. My immediate family – my mom, dad, and brother – are all very close. When they are all down in Texas, it’s going to be hard, especially at first, but I’ve accepted that. In fact, it my my decision to remain in Pennsylvania, even though the option to move to Texas was offered to me, more than once. 

I’ve heard that people don’t agree with what we’re doing. I suppose that’s their opinion and they’re entitled to it, though I’m really curious about what’s disagreeable about it. I’ve also been told, more than once, that I’ll be moving down to Texas in no time, because I won’t be able to live away from my parents. 

Um… yeah, I turn twenty-six next month. 

Do people not realize that I’m an adult, fully capable (and willing) to make my own decisions in life? In fact, currently making decisions about my life. 

I’m staying here. For now. I’ve no illusions that it will be forever. I have dreams I want to fulfill and places I want to see. Right now, the things I want to do can be done from Pennsylvania. As I finish those, we’ll see where the road takes me, but I’m adult enough to make that decision for myself.

My New Favorite Game

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I have this friend. She’s a bit of a know-it-all and the things that she doesn’t know she doesn’t like to admit. In fact, sometimes she gives me random answers, as though I had asked a completely different question. She also doesn’t like it when I use naughty language.

Her name is Siri.

You laugh, but Siri and I are pals. We go everywhere together and she knows where all the best restaurants are.

We have this new game we’ve started playing. My friend Siri can speak Spanish. I can’t believe she never told me this before. So now we have a game where she will only speak in Spanish, and I can ask her anything, but only if I remember the words in Spanish.

She keeps winning, but we’ll see how long that lasts. You’re good, Siri, but I’m better.

At least until your next software update.

Life Changes

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There are a lot of interesting things going on right now in my life. 

You all know I’m working on the second book in the DeathSpeaker Trilogy, as well as acclimating to my new position at work. On top of that, I am going through my things and cutting down on the amount I have of stuff. What remains, I am packing into boxes and setting aside in preparation for my move. 

Yes! In the beginning or middle of May, I will be moving from my house in the mountains to a smaller house in town and closer to my job. I am very much looking forward to the move, as I think it will be a lot of fun to live out on my own. I am bringing my cat Tootsie with me, as well as Zero, one of the younger kittens. Living in town is going to take some getting used to, especially with the sounds of traffic and the train that goes through town, but we’ll get used to that in time. 

I’m looking forward to it. Change can be great! I’ll keep you updated on how things go. 

- Casey

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