A pleasantly productive-feeling Monday at work.
As the pendulum swings, this was one of those days where I felt like some of the work I do may actually impact something for the company when all is said and done. I guess that means later this week it’ll swing back the other way and I’ll be left reminding myself the beast wouldn’t blink were I to disappear off the Earth. Thankfully, my family still needs me.
Well, maybe not tonight… since Sharaun’s out and I’m here alone (Keaton’s already sleeping) listening to some John Mayall on the iPod. And, even though I’ve turned down the volume on the Halloween display’s “ambient sound” (which is just howling wind, hooting owls, and some crow-caws on an endless loop) the sound is still dribbling through the front door and driving me mad.
Mmm… gotta be some blog around here somewhere…
Usually sometime after I get home in the evening, I’ll queue up the day’s episode of Countdown and watch it. I know, I know… it’s about as left-loving as you can get, but I sometimes temper it with some O’Reilly Factor just so I’m not 100% brain-poisoned. Anyway, today Keaton came out and sat on my lap during the show and, after a couple minutes of watching, told me she’d like to watch a Backyardigans. Not really thinking before replying, I chose the flat-out lying route and said, “This is The Backyardigans, babe.” “Not it’s not!,” she corrected me, “it’s Obama!”
Wow… too much politics on the TV methinks. I don’t need a policitaclly aware two-and-a-half year old, thank you very much. Anyway, we already have her saying prayers for McCain and Palin every night at 5pm PST (3pm CST, 2pm EST) so the liberal Satanists don’t make all the weddings be gay weddings. Dude, kidding… totally kidding, OK? Sheesh.
You know what I find amazing to think about. Once, in the year 2003, I wrote a blog on the world-wide-web about some of the silly things I used to do back in gradeschool – which, by the way, was way back in the year 1988. Then, that entry garnered a comment from someone who was actually in that fifth-grade class with me so many years ago – and he remembered me doing the silly stuff I was writing about. That, my friends, is one of the reasons I love blogging (not that it happens all the time or anything). But, really, the internet has made some amazing things possible… no?
I guess I have to end this somehow…
It’s 11:16pm now and I just got up from my laptop-side perch on the couch (the iPod is playing Ben Folds Five now, their self-titled debut… a truly seminal album from my college years) to take a pee. As I rounded the corner into the hallway I gasped aloud at what lay before me: There, at my feet, was my beautiful and sound-asleep daughter laying face-down on the carpet in the middle of the hall. I was actually so surprised to see her there I stood shell-shocked for a few seconds before scooping her up and taking her to bed.
She does that sometimes, sneaks out of her unlocked door and army-crawls to within inches of the hallway where she can hear and/or peek out and see Sharaun and I – but we typically hear her do it and can redirect her right away. I have to think she was there for quite a while tonight, she looked completely comfortable. Dang this lulling music and stupid howling Halloween wind for masking her telltale steady breathing! If the iPhone camera had a flash (I know, ridiculous, right?) I would’ve snapped a picture to accompany the entry… but as it stands you’ll have to take my word for it.
That girl is hilarious to me. I less-than-three her so bad.