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Diary of an Educated Idiot Part II

Updated on January 8, 2010

June 16, 2***

It’s a miracle. T***** came home from work tonight with a repaired water pump. This weekend we’ll get in the pump house and put it back in. We’ll finally have running water again!

Now to get L** out of the nursing home, get his car back from police impound and hope they convict the thieves, help dig the new sewer ditch, replace the roof, and hope the porch holds on a little longer. Yikes. Okay. One thing at a time. I am grateful for the water, even if I suspect it won’t last long. I’m going to have to try to save enough money to get hooked up to the city’s water. I must remember to be grateful and not take things for granted.

June 20, 2***

Oh, God help me. I hate it when T***** is drunk. How can he not see that he becomes a completely different person when he drinks? Meanwhile M******* is still asleep and I have to deal with this stuff alone. T*****’s so mean when he drinks…it just makes me want to cry, and then I feel so small and young—and I’m a grown woman! Ugh. I hate that.

At least we got the pump in. We got the pump in. I am clean. My hair is clean. The water is running…the pressure sucks, but who cares!?

Away, into my own mind…

June 22, 2***

M******* is a “connoisseur” of heavy metal/death metal music; if it’s shocking, filthy, loud, inhumanly fast-paced, or sung by someone who truly sounds like a demon, M****** is interested in hearing it, but he does have standards for “hardcore” (read: totally awesome or good) heavy metal.

Perhaps I’ve been brainwashed. Maybe the superhuman pounding of ridiculously loud drums that can, as far as I can tell, only be compared to standing next to a Gatlin gun, has knocked something loose in my head. Originally, I scoffed at the idea of “good death metal.” I have been surprised to find, after a few years of living with M******, that it’s true: good death metal actually exists.

Anyway, M****** and I enjoy listening to this album by a band named Dethklok: some weird metal band from a cartoon show called Metalocalypse, but you can actually understand what the guy is singing, the music is pretty cool, and some of it’s hilarious (both intentionally and unintentionally, I think). We were listening to this album recently: I was totally zoned out, in that place where the music eclipses any other sensory input, and because you’ve heard them a million times the lyrics—imbedded in your subconscious—tumble into your awareness like gravels in that mysterious jigsaw-puzzle-fitting-together-way. Suddenly as a popcorn kernel erupts, I fell over laughing. Sung to valiant and dramatic music, the lyric had been, “Lost, but still we ride…” I looked over and told M****** that that was such a guy thing to say; a chick would sing, “Lost, and we’re pulling over for directions.” Fortunately, he laughed too.

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      mythbuster 7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      I liked the last part...you made a funny, TheGlassSpider!

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      mega1 7 years ago

      prose poetry - awesome. I haven't really ever tried to listen to that music. I will have to remember next time I wake up in the middle of the night to put on the earphones and try it for once. what a constricted life oh well and say, this is sposed to be about you, not me! well, I said AWESOME didn't I?

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Well, at least you ended this with chuckles. My dad was a drunk and got mean.

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      Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

      ... click... next...

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      sophs 7 years ago

      Glad things seem to be looking up... a little :)

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      Laurel Rogers 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      So sorry I've been so late finding you, GlassSpider-love your writing...it has a stream of consciousness quality about it that I love.

      Thanks,

      Laurel

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      ThePhoneDetective 7 years ago from Key West Florida

      Great Hub!!!! Loved Reading It!!!

      Daytona

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      poetlorraine 7 years ago

      hanging on to every word

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      myownworld 7 years ago from uk

      this made me smile....really enjoyed reading it. on to part 3...

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      Yeah, this was another great hub. Thanks for sharing with us. I too watch dethklok as I find the show hilarious. Although i can't say im into heavy metal though like your room mate is. however to each their own is what i always say. great job on this one.

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      Crazdwriter 7 years ago

      Another great job on your hub. You are definitly a strong woman to have to deal with all of the things you are dealing with. I do hope that things get better for you!

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      dave272727 7 years ago from Kentucky

      Very good stuff. I couldn't run out without reading this one. It seems as though things are looking up. This one had a happier feel to it.