by Jake: Dancing With Odette

And to think, I almost didn't get in my truck to go see the big game between the Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs because I had just rented a video game from the Box on my way out of the grocery store from getting the kind of peanut butter that they pull the real peanut oil out of … Continue reading by Jake: Dancing With Odette

Back On The Beach – by: Jake

It was strange to be back in St. Augustine and to know that I wouldn't be seeing Odette. It had been a pretty awesome few days. Rissa and I just spent the whole time either holed up in our small hotel room on the beach, at some cafe' where she knew every damn person that … Continue reading Back On The Beach – by: Jake

Clarissa – by: Jake

I don't know why Rissa ended up being the one for me; maybe because all the odds were against us. I seem to end up only liking the girls that I shouldn't. She came out of the guest room to help me in the middle of the night at Luna's when I woke up freaking … Continue reading Clarissa – by: Jake

Judgment and French Fries – by: Jake

I have to say I was pretty surprised when Odette pulled up in my truck, headlights blinding me as she parked practically on my feet. I had been sitting there on the curb outside of the ER for about an hour-and-a-half, randomly wandering in and asking the nurses to use the reception phone to listen … Continue reading Judgment and French Fries – by: Jake

Questioning – by: Jake

I never question myself, but now as yet another choice was imploding on me, I wondered if I needed to just take some sort of a break from humanity. Maybe over Christmas I would hike a portion of the Appellation Trail. I felt calmer just imagining the utter silence of the wilderness except for my … Continue reading Questioning – by: Jake

Curbed – by: Jake

I learned today that ribs don't get fixed. They stay fractured until they heal on their own. Chris is dealing with it too, at least I think he is from what I could hear across the hallway. His whole stupid band ended up coming to the hospital to get him. I really didn't want to … Continue reading Curbed – by: Jake

That Waiting Room Conversation – by: Jake

"Don't think that we are friends now" Chris said. "Dragging me into and out of life-threatening situations doesn't change what you have done to my family. I know all this stuff is a joke to you, but I'm pretty seriously affected by what you have done with Odette. So is my daughter." I thought to … Continue reading That Waiting Room Conversation – by: Jake