What Happens in Florida

Living in Florida means that everyday life moments in the Midwest become cataclysmic events if they aren't expected.


I was viciously attacked by a leaf today.


I was driving in downtown Orlando. It slammed into the windshield, then was gone as quickly as it came. I'm still shaking over this, for I live in Florida. Fall does not happen here. It hasn't been below 60 degrees for months and months. I didn't see any other leaves in the immediate area anywhere.


Where'd this leaf come from?


What did it want from me?


Did the leaf act alone?


Was this just a warning?


I raked and jumped into piles of them as an Ohio child and now they seek their revenge.


September 23, 2003

Mary Beth is an introvert.

She is eager to communicate but prefers doing so via email, a giant stage, or intense conversation about Important Things.

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