So the "Craig's List Killer" has been caught around Boston and the media world is in overdrive right now because the boy next door type, handsome, medical student, engaged, upstanding citizen was found to be a psychopath with violence issues towards women.
I am fascinated by the hoopla over this! I agree that it is very tragic that the poor girl was murdered...but...you never know who anyone really is. From the outside everyone looks "normal", the people who you think look like crazy people just aren't that good at keeping their crazy under control. This stuff happens all the time...Ted Bundy was a good looking guy, engaged to be married and a serial killer...the BTK (bind-torture-kill) killer was married with kids and was a cub scout leader. You can't tell what people are really like, the person in the office down the hall from you could go home from work and rub Crisco on themselves while watching the Home Shopping Network.
I am going to bet that this 22 yr old guy, the Craig's List Killer, has probably been having issues for a long time, probably liked to tie up women or was into S & M, which is fine to do but it can also indicate some "issues", he may have been doing this for a very long time or building up to it. I don't think he was going to kill anyone else, not random people like his neighbors, he was looking for specific people to assault and rob and then he would just walk away. That he could get away with it was what may have driven him. I think the girl who was killed fought back and to shut her up he killed her.
His fiance put out a statement saying there is no way that the police have the right guy, but I think she is just going through the stages of grief. It is sad to see her wedding registry online, you can almost see the home she had envisioned for them and the life she was creating.
This is going to mess up a lot of lives.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
So I am watching the Boston Marathon right now...from home because I work in downtown Boston so that means I get the day off! Pretty much because there is no way I would be able to get to work and get home in a resonable amount of time. Well maybe I could but I am glad I don't have to.
Mike and I went running yesterday...ummm...I think there is a very good chance we will never be elite runners. Maybe we will shock ourselves and be able to run in basically underwear someday but I am going to bet there is a 98% chance of that not happening. We mapped our run on the interweb and it is 2.66 miles, Mike wants to do a 5K in June so this is good practice but damn we are not runners. Mike was having problems with his foot from a run the other day so that started hurting him and my lungs felt like they are burning if I run too long without taking a break. We made it to about 2 miles and we stopped to walk because Mike's foot hurt, my left hamstring felt like a rubber band about to break and my butt muscles hurt. That wasn't even 2 miles!!!!! People today are running 14 times that, in a row! Dude.
I did make it a full mile without stopping though, so thats a positive.
Off to the gym to read my US magazine and then back here to watch more marathon...once I see Rick and Dick Hoyt running I will probably burst into tears as I do every time I see a picture of them.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
So this isn't an angry rant but maybe an example of how I have changed...Yesterday I went to Arlington for a day o' fun with Erin which included nails, lunch and a movie. We went to a nail place around the corner from Erin's house, she got the old lady that razors the bottom of your feet off and I got the guy. (background info for those of you who don't get your nails did often, a mani-pedi should take MAXIMUM 1 hour)
Erin's lady gets right to work on her fire walker feet and I put my feet into the blue water and play with my massage chair...and I wait, and wait. There is one woman giving a manicure to another girl and then there is approximately 14 yr old boy with his collar flipped up wandering around. He sits down and begins the most meticulous pedicure I have ever had...it was like he had OCD with my feet. I bent down after about 30 minutes and said "They don't have to be perfect". I rolled my eyes at Erin as her lady began to paint her nails and I was still getting my feet scrubbed. He turned his head and watched Babar on the TV for a good 3 minutes while sanding down my feet until I finally said "That's enough" fearing bone might start showing.
Erin went and got her nails did and asked her lady to do my nails when she was done with her but by the time I was finally getting my toes painted it had been an hour and 40 minutes since I sat down, my ass was asleep and the water was cold. I decided to forgo the manicure and Erin said she felt bad since she had seen the state of my cuticles.
We left and got lunch but missed the movie...But Erin did think I had changed because she was pretty sure the old me would have thrown a fit and maybe slapped the guy when he watched Babar. So progress, right?
Friday, April 3, 2009
I know I haven't posted in a while but I haven't had anything funny to say...and I don't want to fill the Internet with angry rants because I don't want to put more negativity out into the world, there is enough!
I have changed my attitude in the past few weeks and I have been having a great time with it, I don't want to bitch about stuff because it doesn't solve anything. I am thankful for everything I have in my life and I don't want to waste time criticizing others and passing judgement on people I don't know. I know that sometimes I will come across people who don't think they way I do and will act in ways that I don't understand and I may initially get upset but that will only last about a half a second.
I am very lucky and very grateful for everything I have in my life. I think that if you act and think negative, that is all you will bring into your life and I don't want that.