seriously, my life is just ri-goddamned-diculous. i mean, really. i just have the most random ass shit happen at the most random ass times.
i've written about bio-dad before, and received lots of lovely, supportive comments from folks i know, and some i don't (all of which i appreciated so much!). but for the most part, my life is so full that i don't have time (or energy) to stop and brood over him. besides, it's not really in me to be emo like that. you know?
and then this morning, i see that i've got a voice mail message on my cell phone. the teen is off with BFF and family till tomorrow, livin' it up at a beach house and enjoying the precious few days left of summer vacation, so i figured it was her.
yeah, not so much.
"hi, this is auntie random, your father's sister. my phone number is 555-555-1234 (obviously, i made that up. don't be calling that number or anything). okay, bye."
at first, i thought it was a wrong number - i hadn't caught the name and the rest of the message was kind of mumbled and spoken with a heavy accent. but then i remembered seeing a missed call on sunday from that same phone number, and rewound the message and listened to it again.
i scrambled to write down the number, my mind spinning off into a thousand different directions. i mean, really? how'd she even get my number? bio-dad doesn't know i remarried, let alone my new last name. i doubt he knows my mom's current surname, either. and unless i'm WAY off, i highly doubt he surfs the 'net - although even if he did, googling my name doesn't really bring up anything that would lead him to me.
not to mention, why now? what the hell could she possibly want with a niece she hasn't been in touch with in over twenty freaking years? all i can imagine is arranging to meet up and enduring an incredibly awkward hour or so, reminiscing about a past i don't give a shit about anymore and catching up on lives i don't feel any connection to whatsoever.
or worse, what if she has bad news to deliver? dun dun dun!
but y'all know me. curiosity will most definitely kill wan. and so of course, i'll suck it up at some point today, pick up the phone, and call the number. as the hub said this morning, i won't be able to sit still until i find out what's up.