Thursday, May 20, 2010

you want my autograph?

look to the left.... the white tacoma that passes.... yeah that's me.





but on a serious note... i get an email from T's school that there was a shooting right next to the school.
the school went on lockdown....
WHAT?! stuff like this just doesn't happen around here. how horrible it was!!!!
but they believed to have apprehended all the suspects.
that made me feel better.

i go to pick up taylor from school (after school), and it's all blocked off and the police are stopping every car trying to get through.... there are all of news stations around.... and i pull in to get taylor. the teachers walked their classes out in a single file line to meet their parents....
they really did do a great job with the students....

taylor gets in the car and tells us about the lockdown....
the 1st one happened during recess....
her teacher blows her whistle and calls everyone into a single file line and to the closest classroom.... two 2nd grade classes joined together in a 3rd grade classroom.... they had to lock the doors and shut off the lights and they huddled in a group on the ground towards the back of the classroom. i asked her if she was scared. she said, "kinda, but not really. the teacher told us we were safe."

then they had another (i don't know why there were 2 SEPARATE ones, but for whatever reason there were 2 separate ones.)

the story is that basically some guy (not from around here) had molested some girl that he knew (not from around here), brea/yorba linda/anaheim area.... the police got tipped off that he was in the condos across the street from the school, and so they went to serve him with the $1 million warrant, when he tried to flee. he ran across the street and the anaheim police (not laguna niguel) shot him. he was then taken to the hospital (where my GUESS is that he will make his recovery).... bummer.

i'm sorry, as i'd normally NEVER wish death on someone. i just don't ever feel that angry.... but when you get me on the topic of a child molestor, my views change dramatically. now forgive me for bringing up suuch a touchy topic (i feel like it might be similar to politics, abortion and parenting) BUT, i was a bit disappointed to hear that he hadn't died.... i mean someone that could go on to TRAUMATIZE a child... to flat out STRIP a child of their innocence.... has no right to have the opportunity to do it again.... they just don't.... there is no 2nd chance deserved here. EVERYONE knows THIS. IS. WRONG....

*reading the following information may make you think i'm completely looney.... i am. i thought we've already established this.... and they say the first step to fixing the problem is realizing you have one.... i have realized it and that's what my therapist is for.... i just haven't gotten to this section yet with her.... but i will.... soon.

you know, tonight, i crawled in to bed thinking that i would just fall asleep (as i'm COMPLETELY exhausted and felt like i was ready for bed HOURS ago), however, i got in to bed and i just couldn't sleep.... my mind was going 50 billion miles a minute.... (so what's new, right? but tonight was just different....) it just felt entirely different.... and i was lying there in the dark.... my heart started beating faster and faster and my mind was just jumping all over the place.... i have the worst vision in the world (okay, so almost).... and i HATE lying in bed, in the dark, no glasses, not being able to see.... i know that sounds sooooo stupid.... but it's the truth.... if i hear a funky noise or i think i see something, i grab for my glasses as fast as i can.... but sometimes, i get so scared, i don't even want to move.... this is when i REALLY wish i had perfect vision.... or vision that didn't require corrective lenses... i am serious, my vision is soooo bad.... i wish i could describe it, or show you what i see without correction.... but that's just not possible.... so i was lying in bed with my glasses on just thinking about today.... i thought about the poor child who had that happen to them.... i thought about the mother of that poor child and how she must feel.... i thought about the child's future and how scared or messed up it may (or may not) be.... i pray for the latter.... ohh how i pray for the latter.....

for those of you with your wheels spinning upstairs, no. i was never molested. not as a child, not as a teen, not as an adult.... it just strikes something inside me.... and not in a good way.... not at all... i probably COULD tell you exactly what it is that it strikes.... but that would be an entire series of its own on here.... so for now, i'll leave it at this....
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p.s. will likely not be on (or commenting) for a few days (hopefully not that long, i miss you guys when i'm gone for the weekend), buuuuut i'm getting my wisdom teeth removed tomorrow morning.... IIIICCCCK! i am NOT looking forward to it. not even a little bit.... in fact, i'm already beginning to feel ill....

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Wow - what an ordeal.

My opinion? Death is too kind for child molesters. I'd rather see them strung up by their bits, and castrated on the spot. No pain relief, of course.

Ashley King said...

you know, i agree.... i hate death in all ways, shapes and forms, but for some reason, there is just something about a child molestor that helps me to not feel really bad about it.... i feel relieved or something.... like they deserve to be gone.... or tortured or whatever else, you know? like they stand no chance of ever hurting an innocent child again....

Ms. Anthropy said...

I would have been freaking out with this happening close to my kids or grandkids.

Child molesters deserve to be convicted and get their comeuppance in prison! (and not be released to become repeat offenders)

Good luck with the wisdom teeth! I wouldn't want to do that again, even though I didn't do too bad with it.

Ashley King said...

you know, when the emails came through, it didn't say anything about child molestation charges or anything, it just said gunshots were fired at the ralph's parking lot... didn't say what, at who or why.... all of my instincts thought it was the jewelry store getting robbed. there aren't many jewelry stores around here and it was robbed once before.... i turned on the news and started searching the good ol internet and found out the icky details.... sometimes i think it's better NOT to know the other stuff.... i was glad the kids were safe and that none of the kids saw the shooting or anything!!! still can't sleep right now... it's about 3 hours pass my normal bedtime.

buymebarbies said...

You know, these child molesters do need to go to prison because as most of you know, inmates HATE "child molesters" and pretty much have their way with them!! Bad, bad Karma for them, but they should be tortured just like they tortured the poor child!!!

Mainland Streel said...

There is hardly anything in the world that sickens me more than pedophiles. I'm a forgiving person, but that is one unforgiveable thing, in my mind. I have know women who were molested as children, and that never leaves a person.

Augh! :(

Pat Tillett said...

It just sucks that we have to worry about this stuff. It's bad enought as it is, but then we have to pay to keep them in prison.
When I hear about child molestation and animal cruelty, I get really really angry. I could be the J,J, and E...
And I wouldn't fee bad about it

Ashley King said...

the guy lived.
as negative as i may sound and quite possibly horrible, i was a bit saddened to learn that he lived through it....
what's the J, J and E?? am i retarded?

Ms. Anthropy said...

Answering for Pat... Judge, Jury & Executioner! (and your are certainly not retarded)

Pat Tillett said...

judge, jury, executioner...

Ms. Anthropy said...

I meant YOU are not, not YOUR are not! Dangit!

Ashley King said...

Ms. Anthropy beat you to it!!! thank you!!!! you learn something new everyday! =)

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks Ms. A!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

No getting out and waving?

I can't handle hearing about these kinds of people.... How can somebody do this to a poor child.... They're seriously the dredge of society! I'm glad they shot him! Now they should castrate him!