Friday, July 1, 2011

Matt Kelly's Last Month in PA Volume 8

June 26th

Family vacation was began with a 3 hour drive with my brother Brian. We were driving to Ocean City, Maryland to meet up with my family at the hotel. As soon as we arrived we ate some much needed pizza. I discovered that the hotel had no wifi. This made me a little nervous but I couldn't figure out why. Brian's friends arrived an hour later and I didn't see any of them for a few hours. Finally they returned from the beach and we went out for dinner at a place called Big Peckers, which was extremely disappointing. After that we played some Putt Putt, out of 9 people I had the lowest score... I suck at sports.

June 27th

I woke up with a mild headache, I didn't think much of it, the family decided to go to Ripley's Believe it or Not which was exciting. I've always loved Ripley's and it constantly fascinated me. While I had a blast by the time I left Ripley's I was in complete pain. Because of these I wasn't even able to enjoy our spaghetti dinner and instead went to bed early.

June 28th

Wednesday we spent most of the day staying in until my dad's friend's wife arrived with her kids. They went to the beach and I stayed in and watched Scrubs. Then we went out for Pizza. We came home and watched Tosh.O and then I went to bed.

June 29th

It was our last day there and I decided to stay in. I was reading Steve Martin's Born Standing Up and thinking about the future. The next morning Brian and I drove home.


Driving home I was listening to my iPod and thinking about my childhood and my fears. I have a huge mix of emotions right now between scared, excited and sad. As I'm writing this all I can think is that I'm only going to wake up in this house 5 more times. I worry about work, about money, about friends, about family. At one point my dad jokingly said that I should just skype in for Christmas and I thought I was going to cry. I think of the things i loved as a kid that I no longer have in my life. I know I'm going to be okay... but I also know it's going to be a long rough road.

1 comment:

  1. Umm. You want a low score in golf. I think you meant you had the worst score. Are you as bad as my sister at Putt-Putt? She often hits the golf balls into the water and off course into rocks and such.

    If you need anything let me know. You have my contact info.