Today’s Run – 5 miles following the 30/20/10 routine. On the hills of Red River.
I mentioned to one of my friends after watching the Grizzlies beat the Heat on Sunday night (I had to beg the bar to change one TV to basketball, and when I asked for it the manager was like – “It’s Sunday, we watch football.” and I said – “The Grizzlies are on, playing the NBA champions.” Jessica – 1 Sunday Night Football – 0), that I was a little homesick for Memphis. Someone in Austin heard me and decided to make me feel more at home on Monday – here’s the story.
Monday I returned to the Treehouse from school and put my key in the lock. I didn’t feel a lot of resistance when I turned but know without a doubt that I locked it when I left. It seemed a little strange but a nap was more important at that point. I crawled in bed for a quick snooze, thinking that something else also felt off. It didn’t keep me up though. After my nap when I was tidying up my room a little bit, I noticed a few more strange things. I may not be the tidiest person in the world, but I remember when stuff is out of place. I’m an organized mess.
A wicker basket over turned in the closet…..I went to investigate. I don’t think that was there this morning. My t-shirts (normally stored in a laundry basket) upside down in a pile on the floor. That definitely wasn’t like that, ever. Where’s the laundry basket? Have I lost my mind? Empty hangers. Thinned out line of clothing. Blouses on the floor. Are there dresses missing? Where’s my new white tailgating outfit? WHERE ARE MY CLOTHES?
I think it took a while to sink in that my little apartment had been broken into because the nature of the stealing was so strange. Like my friend Lyndsay put it – “It’s like a sorority girl (no stereotype on them…I’m one too, but formals are a way of life) broke into your dorm room and stole all your dresses.” That’s exactly what happened. I’m so thankful it wasn’t as awful as it could have been – nothing damaged, nothing really valuable or sentimental taken. Just bizarre. Even the Austin Police Department agreed it’s a strange case. And it’s safe to say I’ve upped the security around the Treehouse – Home Alone style.
If only I had seen this article two days sooner – but it does have some good tips.
It did help me feel a little more at home – bringing back memories of the 2009 break in at my college house. Except those thieves took all the electronics. And a box of Tootsie Pops. So a little strange too.
Anyway – I’d just like to have a little photo memorial for all of my favorite dresses. I may not wear them very often (the perks of being a Sports Science student) but I still like to get dressed up every now and then……
R.I.P. Party Dresses
Man, I had some fun times in those! (and a lot of different hairstyles….). Oh well, four days later, time to move on. And shop for a new party dress ;).