Here's something you didn't know you needed to watch. I know for some people Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" it is one of their favorite albums. I certainly rank it pretty highly.
Today we get to experience an equal number of hours of day and night.
Oh, and our temperamentally unfit man-baby of a president thought it would be a great idea to antagonize North Korea. Have a nice life.
The first 30 days have gone swimmingly. I can only imagine what the next 30 days hold in store for us.
I'd celebrate Presidents Day but there aren't taco trucks on every corner.
Today is the last day of President Obama's term of office. I haven't decided how I will spend it. Some of it working to be sure, but I want to make it something joyful, something memorable for the dark days, dark weeks, dark months and possibly dark years ahead.
This is perhaps my favorite non-American holiday. It's the day after Christmas. It's celebrated in Canada and the UK and probably Australia and New Zealand. I don't know all the details, but it seems to be their equivalent of Black Friday after our Thanksgiving. A huge shopping day. I'd heard it was the day you exchange unwanted gifts. That sounds more fun. You get a gift you didn't like and exchange it with someone else who got a gift they didn't like. However, it was traditional to give money and gifts to the needy and that sounds a lot more worthwhile. The Boxing Day event I attended once was basically a decompressor with friends. Yes, we love our family, but family at holidays can be stressful. A decompressor with your friends who don't have the same expectations or baggage seems like a worthwhile endeavor.
And it will be official or we'll have a constitutional crisis. Either outcome is not good.
Update: 5 days now. We shall soon know if political courage still exists.
Update (Jan 2, 2017): And no it does not. The electors gave absolutely zero fucks about the Constitution. Zero.
My NaNoWriMo hadn't been going well, and now it's been completely derailed after Black Tuesday. I can put it back on the tracks and will, but I probably won't meet the goal of 50,000 words. Onward.
Meanwhile 3/4 of America is reeling from the outcome of the US election, 1/4 is positively gleeful. I knew this outcome was a distinct possilibilty after Brexit left much of UK reeling. Much of the same mindset that voted for Brexit was the same mindset that voted for him. I simply had not prepared enough for the shock. It's going to take me time to come to terms with what just happened, what may happen now, and how to move forward in the event of a worse case scenario. And if things don't turn out that bad, I'll consider that time well wasted.