we’re getting the first drops of rain after a long bout without any, and it made me think of tokyo. on one of our last days in japan, in tokyo, it began to pour rain. one of my roommates for the trip, a girl from arizona, dragged me outside to walk in it. i remember walking around the block in the pouring rain with her as she told me that where she was from, when it rained, it was practically a holiday. schools would close, people would stop what they were doing and just enjoy the rain. we were outside in the rain for the better part of an hour. i can’t for the life of me remember her name.
“If someone wants to lead a double life, they will find a way to do it. And they can promise you things until your nerves unfold and you can finally put up your feet. But it can all be a lie. There are no guarantees, even when people mean what they say at the time. People change their minds. People die. And the hurt is as real as a baseball bat.”—Stephanie Klein (via kari-shma)
CHOUTEAU, Oklahoma — An Oklahoma woman believes outrage over the Florida murder case almost cost her her life. The 26-year-old says a crazed woman tried to kill her because the woman thought she was Casey Anthony.
It happened in Chouteau last Friday night, July 8, 2011, just days after the Casey Anthony verdict.
Sammay Blackwell hopes she never hears this again:
"You look like Casey Anthony, I’m like ‘okay,’" she said.
Blackwell doesn’t think it’s funny after what happened last week.
Blackwell works at a convenience store in Chouteau and said Shireen Nalley came in that night around 10 p.m. and looked strange, very suspicious, then left after buying gas.
"I just couldn’t keep my eyes off of her," she said.
Sammay got off work at 10:30 that night and walked out to her car, which was parked on the other side of the building, and got inside.
"Began to back out and looked and I could tell she was staring directly at me; I could almost see the whites of her eyes," she recalled.
"I proceeded to pull out of the parking lot, and she was right behind me," Sammay said.
Blackwell drove a few miles and says Nalley suddenly rammed her van into the back of Blackwell’s truck.