Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sugar Shock & The Terribles

I ate my first piece of chocolate today before 9:00am and I've maintained a steady intake ever since. Damn colleagues bringing in Halloween leftovers for us mere mortals who weaken at the sight of all things chocolate. I have to teach a class tonight from 6pm-9pm and after lots of sweets, I tend to drift away…I'm headed for trouble!

"Sugar Shock & The Terribles" would make a good name for a band.

Here's a cute jokey email I received today: "Little Melissa comes home from first grade and tells her father that they learned about the history of Valentine's Day.  'Since Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish,' she asks, 'Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?'  Melissa's father thinks a bit, and says, 'No, I don't think God would get mad. Who do you want to give a Valentine to?' 'Osama Bin Laden,' she says. 'Why Osama Bin Laden,' her father asks in shock. Well,' she says, 'I thought that if a little American Jewish girl could have enough love to give Osama a Valentine, he might start to think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and sent Valentines to Osama, he'd love everyone a lot. And then he'd start going all over the place to tell everyone how much he loved them and how he didn't hate anyone anymore.'  Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with newfound pride. 'Melissa, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard.' I know,' Melissa says, 'and once that gets him out in the open, the Marines could shoot the bastard.'"

I've been a bit uninspired lately. I am hoping that will turn around.

I haven't worked 2 days in a row in weeks because I've been using up some overstock of vacation time. I've actually been cranky all day since I have to work tomorrow and my next off day is Veteran's Day (observed on Monday 11/12). Then of course I have my first "physical" in several years (I'm bad with that) on the 14th.

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