I know I said I was done with blogging, but I found out some really bad news today. My friends 12 year old daughter was kidnapped and raped yesterday. She was waiting on the corner for the bus to go to her babysitting class at the library. He dragged her into the car by her hair and drove her to a cornfield. Fortunately, she was returned by the sick fucker relatively unhurt...or worse. She is doing suprisingly well, and gave such a great description of the guy that they are pretty sure they are going to find him. (The only two things she didn't know was the license plate number and his name.) One good thing about the case is the dumbass stopped for gas and to buy her a pop so they have pictures of him from the camera. My god...I can't believe this happened to her. She's a sweet girl, and NO ONE, especially a kid, deserves to have anything like this happen to them. Like I've said before, I'm not particularly religious, but God was definately looking out for her. I talked to her a bit ago and told her a few things about what had happened to me in a couple fairly similar situations. I didn't lie. Told her it hurts and that it's confusing and scary and not going to go away for awhile, but sooner than she thinks, it won't be so painful. I also told her I was proud of her for keeping her cool and that by her actions she will prevent this guy from doing this to some other person. I have to say the state has some great programs, they are going to give her and her family therapy and she is going to be taking a self-defense class. Jesus, it makes you realize how desensitized you can be to things like this that happen to people you don't know. But, when it hits close to home you wish to God you could go out and rip the fuckers balls off and shove em down his throat. The only consolation I have is that they will catch this bastard and he will become somebody's prison bitch. Last year, her cousin was molested by some crackhead friend of his mother's. I bitched at his mother for letting him hang out with that guy and told her there was something about him that wasn't right. He wound up on the news kidnapping some other kid and raping him. So, guys PLEASE watch your kids, hold them close, tell them you love them at every opportunity and prepare them NOT to talk or hang out with strangers alone. Sometimes paranoia is warranted. Trust your gut!