I just found out a rumor's been spreading about me back home: that I am pregnant. Ha-ha-ha. That's hilarious! But so not true.

It's weird to find out people are talking about you when you're not around. Kind of like an entity separate from yourself has gotten up and begun a new life for itself in the world without your knowledge or even your input, having an effect nonetheless on other people. It feels kind of icky, actually.

Of course, true friends, like the one I talked to today, go straight to the source, and heck if I should care what all the rest should think. But still, it's odd. Has that ever happened to you?