Friday, October 1, 2010

Lord of the Flies

Dear Readers,

There is a new development in my life at the moment- it appears I am headed to Europe in November. Details  to follow! Let's just say, I'm super psyched and excited. If you all have any travel tips, please let me know! This will be my first time in Europe.

Because of the *above said trip* I am having to work overtime to finish my school. I have two classes that really just take time. Think- Advanced Accounting and Auditing. Auditing is easy but time consuming! Sadly, this means my time spent on blogger will be limited. However, I will post as often as possible! And, I will have a  *real* post up here as soon as I have a chance! 

I've also decided it's time to write myself a bucket list. There are two blogs I've found that I enjoy and that seems to be their focus. Definitely inspiring! Speaking of finding blogs, I want to give a shout out to this amazing blog that I recently stumbled upon. . If you have a chance to check it out, do so! He's an incredibly honest blogger and what he says usually holds a lot of truth. And, my google reader is filling up! I've been finding lots of cool blogs lately. I think it has everything to do with 20sb. haha 

I realize what I'm about to say is *old news*  considering I read it 2 days ago. Apparently there was this 12 year old kid who spent time around a particular neighborhood harassing it. One woman, 68 years old had enough- after the police left, the kids came back. According to, harassing =  "McCoy said the boy had been breaking windows, breaking items on Matthews' shed house, and setting her garbage on fire. "

Well, she pulled out a gun and shot after the kids. One of them did get it in the arm. I think she was perfectly well justified. You're never too young to be a bully. I know 3 year olds who have to be taught that being -sweet- is a good thing. And to not 'hit your brother' because at that age they need someone to teach them manners! How would they know what's acceptable or not? That reminds me of Lord of the Flies. That's a chilling and disturbing book. It does paint an interesting picture about children and what can happen if left unattended. 

According to the article, the woman has her neighbors siding with her and she's not charged with anything. I think it's sad that it ever had to come to that point, however, what would YOU DO? Obviously she called the cops and of course, the kids just ran. Now, the parents to the arm shot kid are saying their boy is a nice boy! And he would never do something like that.... blah blah blah. I'm assuming if he was running wild, they probably didn't spend much time with him, nor did they know what he was up too. 

It's an unfortunate event, however, I'm sure that boy will take that lesson with him. If I was shot at, it would be like the cold slap of reality- even if I wasn't hit. I'm just thankful that nothing worse happened- and that the boy can walk away thinking twice next time he decides to go burn another lady's garbage. Or throw bricks into her house. She was ALONE! And 68 years old! 

And that's Emily reporting to you live from SK- Washington

*Just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has commented, is following, or is reading- You all are the best!!* 


  1. I'm jealous of your Eurotrip! Can't wait to read all about it. Good luck compiling your Bucket List!!

  2. Glad to hear you're coming to Europe. Where are you going?

  3. Exciting news! I love travelign myself and always happy to share someone's gladness over their own travels :)

    AS for this story... Well, what can I say. I'm not suprised parents are on their kids' side... After all, most parenst think tehir kids are the sweetest and a lot of kids behave much better in front of their parentsm right? A sad story though.

  4. I'm jealous of your Euro trip too! Head to Rome (its the only place I've been so the only place I can reccomend lol)

    Kids like that need to be taught a lesson and I hope those kids have been scared shitless now to ever be hateful again. Highly unlikely though

    Hazel xxx

  5. I would have shot him in the...foot, and then watch him limp away. I say, there should be a hanging tonight! lol, no no, there's too many flies around as it is, we don't want to attract more. XD

  6. Wow...Europe! How exciting! I'm sure it will be amazing.

  7. @elleswim- Thanks! I'm can't wait to get there. :)

    @Stuttgartgirl- My main destination is Denmark, but I hope to be able to travel all over! I'm going to be working as an au pair. :)

    @Julia- That is soo true! I'm sure there's a lot most parents don't know about their kids!

    @Hazel- I would LOVE to see Rome! If I decide to check Rome out, I'll make sure to let you know!

    @Strangebird- I know!! I'm super psyched!! :D

    @Leanne- haha. :) I'm sure there would be a lot of people showing up for the hanging.

    @Laura- Yes!! I hope so!! :)

  8. I lived in Barcelona for 4 months and traveled a ton (Valencia, Sevilla, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague, Bratislava, Paris, Dublin, and London) while I was there. Let me know if you need any advice about packing or tips for once you start traveling!

  9. Thanks, Leanna!! :D I know I probably will have some questions!!

  10. Going to Europe = uber exciting!!! I lived in Germany for 5 months in 2008 so i'm all ears if you have any questions :)

  11. Thanks, Daniela!! I will most certainly have a question or two. I'm sure of it! Did you ever make it to Berlin? Or Amsterdam? I'll be in Denmark, but I'll want to check out as much of Europe as possible while I'm staying there. :)

  12. Don't just make a bucket list. Make a list of things to do before you turn 30. It makes the 20s quite epic. :)

  13. Great idea, Caitlin! I think I shall do that. :)