Monday, September 15, 2008


The "center of the universe" is not looking so promising these days:

First off, Wall Street got royally sodomized today. Royally. Lehman Brothers completely shut down. It collapsed completely. Lehman brothers is a leading financial institution that has existed for over 150 years. This institution survived the depression and BOTH World Wars, but yet it completely dissolved today. That's HUGE, my friends! HUGE! Not only that, but Merrill Lynch, another major leader on Wall Street, had to surrender itself to Bank of America. Wall Street was crazy today.

Good to know I'm not the only one who's broke...

After all, misery loves company :)

Secondly, I got really sad info from a long lost junior high school friend today. The article read:

Authorities say 50-year-old Elmer Hammond Jr., a paraprofessional assigned to IS 59, is accused of letting a 15-year-old male student reside with him for several months and paid the teen to have anal and oral sex with him on a number of occasions.

He is charged with third-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.

Mr. Elmer Hammond Jr. was my choir teacher and my 8th grade homeroom teacher. WTF!? Seriously, wtf. He was by far one of my favorite teachers during junior high school and I looked up to him so much. I would have NEVER EVER guessed this. EVER. My mom fucking went to high school with him. This is not a random teacher who just happened to teach at 59, this was my teacher.

I'm disgusted and sad. I'm sad because all of my previous notions about him are completely tangled. I'm disgusted because he is a pedophile. He is a legit pedophile who paid money to indulge his sick craving. That's miserable.

I will pray for him.