February 15, 2006


This morning, I was almost hit by a car.
I stepped into a crosswalk I use every day, confident that I had looked both ways. Apparently I hadn't. But somehow, on some level, I knew that the car was there when I walked into the street ... because there was no panic when I looked to my left and saw a car drawing closer. I stood there calmly, waiting to see if he would stop in time or swerve around me as he angrily gestured in my direction.
He stopped. I walked.

This evening, I walked past a girl sitting on the sidewalk with her arms and head on her knees - her pants and underwear pulled down to mid-thigh.
I walked past the girl, unaware of how long she'd been sitting there or how hold she was, and unable to stop. She was not using the sidewalk as her personal toilet, she was sitting with her naked skin on concrete. It was one of the most unnatural scenes I have ever run across.
I panicked. I walked ... quickly.

Tonight, I received an annonymous Valentine's Day gift.
Sitting on my kitchen table was a box from 1-800-flowers. The card read:

I couldn't have this delivered on Valentine's Day but this is your present from me. Since I don't have a girlfriend I wanted to give you something instead.
It was unsigned. I opened the box and found a teddy bear, dressed in biker gear. I know only two people that like bikes, one of which didn't send it, the other of which doesn't know my full name. I am at a loss for who could have sent it, and hoping that it wasn't any of those I am hiding from.

I am well and deeply freaked by today.

Posted by Princess Cat at February 15, 2006 09:50 PM @ 09:50 PM in All Things Evil // Permalink | TrackBack

wasn't me baby, I may have shared your bed, but I never have sent anyone a bear....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at February 15, 2006 11:02 PM

Was it biker gear or was it S-M gear?

Posted by: Telebush at February 16, 2006 08:37 AM

Love you dearly, Cat, but it wasn't me.

Even though it's true that I don't have a girlfriend ;-)

Besides, if *I* would've given you a bear, it would've looked more like this:


Posted by: Harvey at February 16, 2006 01:20 PM

.. whoa... that girl on the sidewalk?... crazy stuff... and the bear?... a mystery... I'd be freaked out too.....

Posted by: Eric at February 16, 2006 03:16 PM

Hello, short time lurker, first time commenter :) You did have a freekie day... ever figure out who sent the VDay stuff? more importantly though, ever think of a reason for the girl 'enjoying the concrete'? After i read that i was running around work with that in my head... cant think of any logical reason myself, any ideas from anyone else? My dog used to do that, to cool off his Family Jewels, but i wouldnt think that would be an option for a girl. Anyway... love your blog, keep of the good work.

Posted by: Chris at February 17, 2006 10:08 AM

Was the bottomless girl on the sidewalk at least cute? You leave out too many important details, you know that?

Christ, I'm adorable.

Posted by: skippystalin at February 17, 2006 10:23 AM

wow, what a weird bunch of coincidences. Maybe the bear wasn't malicious, just from someone who is shy. I think if it was malicious, the note would have seemed more threatening, but it's probably good to be on your guard...

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 17, 2006 01:51 PM