1. Stand-Up Governors – Give credit where credit is due. The Governor of Arizona vetoed a law that seemed like it was written in the 1960’s. Even if she did take her time vetoing it, she did do the right thing. Allowing businesses to not serve individuals based on their sexual orientation for religious protection. Every time I think of that law, I think of the sit-in at the diner that would only serve whites. I mean, this is 2014, lets accept people for who they are. I wouldn’t want to be judged based on my look. At least, not by others, I just myself for my looks often enough. Others can judge me by my actions, which are usually pretty stupid. And if this law was passed, would a Muslim be allowed to not serve a Christian because he is an infidel? Of course that would be an option.
2. Amazing Views – I know I said in an earlier post that I could gaze at the stars for hours. Well, seeing an amazing view while driving could be lethal. The other morning, while driving to work, I had the pleasure of seeing a view that could only be described as wondrous, amazing, and incredible. Ok, it cannot be described as only anything, but it was a fantastic view. The sky was very cloudy; the sun was just below the horizon, lighting all of the clouds up. But, there was a break in the clouds. And thanks to that break, I got a great view of a sliver of moon. It was nearly a new moon, so not very much of it was showing. It looked incredible. Almost like art. And that why I almost missed that turn and went into oncoming traffic. Screw cell phones, the moon, or at least great views of the moon, should be illegal.
3. Rituals – Every workday has the same pattern. Wake up, feed cats, prepare for work, eat, and go to work. But even when I am at work I seem to have to do certain things to start and end the day. Yes, I have to log onto my computer and check my messages, but the day doesn’t seem to really get started until I have my morning talk with Jeff. It’s not much, just a little bullshitting before the day really gets going. He just stops by on the way to his desk, and we talk for a few minutes, sometimes even about work. Without that, the day doesn’t seem right. If he is out sick, the day just doesn’t seem right. At the end of the day, I leave at the same time as him, so we have a sort of debrief on the way to our vehicles. We don’t always bitch, but it does seem to finish the day.
And of course, the day is not complete unless I read his daily blog. If I miss that, I just feel lost.