Thursday, June 5, 2014


I started a Ten Things Thursday post this morning, and one of my first numbers was about how crappy my week has been.  I took a break from my list and signed into facebook to find that an old friend from college had passed away.

So I guess my week hasn't been that bad, I am sitting here breathing and relatively healthy.

I'm kind of in shock.  This guy wasn't a super close friend or anything, but rather someone that I always saw at parties or had the occasional lunch with, but his infectious smile on campus when I would run into him would catch me and brighten my day.  He had posted a few days ago about getting a new job and when I saw it I 'liked' the post, and thought to myself:  man I miss that guy.

I guess even more the shock that he is so suddenly gone is how he died.  He had an allergic reaction to the anesthesia while having his wisdom teeth taken out.  It's so unfair for his family.  I'm not sure if you all remember me talking about it, but I have a family history of complications with anesthesia.  It really makes you think about how lucky you are when something like this happens.

Rest in Peace Vernon.  Pun intended.


  1. How incredibly sad Hollee...I'm so very sorry for the loss of your friend. :(