Tired, But Goofy
Now, I admit, I have always been a bit on the eccentric side, but now I am actually starting to revel in it. It is fun. The kids (students) seem to find it entertaining as well.
............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.
Even though unlikely to last, this is the third Friday in a roll that I had a good day and then had a delightful Tim traveling to my elderly father in law' for potable libations and pipes. It was a gel rand day. I thought it might be so, so to further enhance it I refrained from my morning and afternoon pip so that it would feel and be even more beautiful with a libation. And to top it off my father in law dug out of his supply an old but delightful blend of tobacco that was called sagebrush from which I topped off the top of my bowl of my typically robust burley. It was like nectar fro the gods!
While I am glad the Hillary Clinton will win the election (not that I think she is an exceptional candidate), I do find it dull that by all accounts the election is really. A done deal. It would be a lot more fun to watch and listen to if the race were a close race.
Heh! I am feeling pretty damn good at the moment! Today was set to be a hellacious Departmental Meeting with people getting horribly angry at each other and generally being idiots. I worried about it all week long, as I am Chair of the Department and oversee the meeting and hate with a passion, the vile vitriol that can ensue at these sorts of things. Well, I am damn proud to say that I handled the situation with aplomb! I kept people reasonable and kind to each other, and no umbrage broke out! We actually accomplished a fair amount of work!
When I went out this morning to run it was damn cold, only 33 degrees! My mind was working on convincing me to say "To Hell with this!" But, I sat for a moment, thought about how I could do this, and that it was just cold. No ice, no anything to gripe about and that I needed to do this. I walked slowly to the start of my route, started to pray the Rosary as is my normal routine when I run, and then when I got to the start point.... I simply started and kept willing myself to keep going. After the first mile, the cold didn't bother me anymore and I completed my four miles. I am glad I did it.
Feeling wholly pleasant after a few libations and pipes at my elderly fathe-in-laws this afternoon. I spent the day at work doing a LOT of work and got a significant amount of busy work off my plate too! I am now going to eat a late dinner with my wife.
Today is my wife's birthday. We both snuck away from work in the early afternoon to go see a movie together. Tonight, we will go with the kids and go out to eat dinner and then have her open presents. Not sure what resturaunt she will pick yet. There is an Indian place we like, and also a Medeteranian place we like, or she may end up choosing a chain like Olive Garden, or a steak house that has recently opened here. It will be up to her to choose.