Captain’s Log 4,447
After five glorious days off, it’s back in the saddle. Being off that long makes it REALLY hard to go back. I am facing a rather hellish week – all polishing off with a big car show event on Sunday. I have to be on the grounds by 4:30 in the goddamn morning! Every year we go through this falderal to net about $2,000. I could do that in three hours with a basic rental of the exhibit floor. We do it for the PR and community exposure, but it is SO not worth anyone’s time. Plus, it’s not even the museum’s show. We just go along for the ride. But trust me, the staff time invested in this “ride” more than eats up our $2,000.
Why do we do it? To be nice. Frankly, I am getting quite sick of being nice. I had a discussion with a friend Thursday morning before the flight to Vegas, and it has become quite apparent that I grow very weary of building empires for other people. Not that I want to build empires for myself, but I grow resentful when I think of my work as a drop in the bucket for someone else’s glory. Maybe it’s working this hard for someone else. That’s the kicker.
So I head off with a heavy heart this morning. I can totally relate to the kids starting school today. I don’t wanna go. I wanna just bang on the drums all day. Or read.
I decided to expand my reading menu to include something I have not read much in the past. Everybody is going on and on about George Martin’s books (Fire and Ice series), so I bought them.
Gotta love Amazon for such good deals. Got the set for $12 plus shipping. Where else?
It’s about time I become a more well-rounded reader. Not that the Fifty Shades books aren’t expanding my horizon. My horizon has expanded to the edge of the driveway with those books. Big Sister Mia finished the third one on our Vegas trip, so now it’s my turn to see WHY Christian Grey is such a fooked up mess and why Anastasia is an even bigger fooked up mess for putting up with him. I guess they finally get around to using the famous “plugs” in the third book. Can’t wait.
Here’s a fabulous review of the first book. If you haven’t read it, the review won’t knock you to the floor quite as hard. Even so, watch your head.
Hannah Harto of YouTube fame has started a music video around the same theme – except everything she is singing about is grey. Things like toasters, storm clouds, Grey Goose vodka, etc. Extremely funny.
The finches are starting to slow down a bit. I think their youngsters have flown off to finch college, leaving them with empty nests. Food that used to disappear in a matter of hours is now lasting two days.
Speaking of babies, I am going to visit a friend’s reptile ranch near San Diego once the weather cools down. They raise lots of things. I am most interested in meeting the tortoises. Not so much the snakes or the baby mice that are fed to the snakes. I will also be given a lesson in how to incubate cricket eggs.
How adorable is that?
Visiting the reptile ranch sounds like a LOT more fun than working, doesn’t it? Except for the snakes and mice part.