On the Carpet:

So surreal….

So the funeral and all the what not around it was actually nice, got to see lots of relatives and some old haunts from my childhood. Sad, too. Of course.

On the way back I had less energy & drive than I’d had on the way out: wasn’t up to another 14 hour straight through coming back. So I stopped for the night in Erie, ironically next to a casino, where I had dinner.

Here’s the surreal part. This wasn’t any James Bond Monte Carlo casino, this was Erie, PA. I was still wearing a black suit from the funeral. All the other customers are living deep in the casual end of the fashion pool, very deep. So I look like what? An employee, it finally occurs to me after some hypercasual dude asks me how to cash in his points or some such.

A funeral, a long drive, and a stint as an accidentally fake casino staffer, all in one day…


Such is life, mine at least, today at least.
P.S. : I learned something from all the young kiddos at the funeral. How do we live forever? Easy: through the kiddos, right? Through the kiddos…

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

4 Comments on So surreal….

  1. How was your trip home? I did a long trip from Toronto to Delaware also to be with family but under happier circumstances than yours. Enjoyed listening to NPR on the road. Nice to be with my kiddos and grand kiddos 🙂

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  2. They are our immortality, aren’t they.


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