That's not what the Death card means
Like we did last summer
written 2007-09-15 10:10:46
I worked for a week! Yes. I was gainfully employed, ostensibly in the field of law. Not that you'd be able to tell that, if you actually saw me working this week. For five days I was in a basement sorting through files and reviewing them. Near an oil refinery. We were advised not to wear anything nice.
But it was work, and pretty good work - it went by fast, paid well, and had interesting people with whom to work. They bought lunch everyday (only partly because they were nice - the other part had to do with security and not letting us leave the building for any reason).
Things that happened this week:
- I sat next to a man on the train who may have been vexed by imaginary insects or small animals. Despite this, I still support public transportation.
- I learned that when the other party in a contract dispute is being obstinate and will not negotiate, it can be helpful if the other party is arrested for reckless driving, attempted rape and evading police. Though, really, that would be helpful in a lot of situations.
- I started reading Changeling: The Lost, written in part by literary wunderkind Charles Wendig, of the New Hope Wendigs. The book is mostly drivel, with the exception of any part written by Mr. Wendig, which is beautifully formed prose providing both a fascinating reading experience and a kind of spiritual awakening. The academy anxiously awaits further submissions from the pen of Wendig. (I'm hoping to make it onto the back cover blurb of Chuck's novel.)
- I saw Kristy and Terry, and hung out in Northern Liberties, and saw a Headlong Dance Theater production. If I was more of a strong strapping gent I would have stayed in the city to see Dana Snyder, AKA Master Shake, perform as well. But I anticipated tiredness, and lo, tiredness did descend upon me, and led me to fall asleep on the couch. And yea, I did wake up at some point this morning and stumble up to bed. So, good call, me, on the not staying up even later.
--10:09 AM, EDT, Warminster, PA