-There was ice covering my motorcycle tarp yesterday as I pulled it off before the ride to work. The coldest day that I have taken the bike to work so far has been 36 degrees. At 60mph 35 degrees computes to a 17 degree windchill. That explains why I'm freezing when I get to work.
-yesterday I wore my stocking cap for the first time this season.
-we spent thursday through saturday in Milwaukee with my parents where they had a short but very sweet ceremony to renew their vows. It was a little like a family reunion with all my brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and grandmas (and one aunt).
-tomorrow i fly to mInneapolis via philly for my good friend's wedding. It will be my first time back in Minneapolis since we left 9 months ago. Has it been that long? It feels like ages. The circumstances of our lives feel so very different now.
-the volvotron is officially dead in my mind, I've actually begun looking for a junkyard that will come get it out of my yard. I've also started looking for a truck, but I think I can be without on for a little while.
-looking at a pay stub the other day, i realized that I did not get paid overtime for a forty two hour week plus a paid holiday. bummer.
-KT starts her new job as a parent education professional next week wednesday. woot.
-the leaves are starting to turn. the temperature is dropping at night. we've turned the heat on.
-I've started reading Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation. And its GREAT.
-What gets me the most about this ridiculous presidential campaign is that these two senators HAVE A JOB TO DO. Aren't they supposed to be in Washington DC voting on things? For heaven's sake, they've been campaigning for TWO YEARS! I wish i could take two years off for traveling round the country flapping my jaw.
-Solutions: Legally limit campaigning to the six-months before the election. Also, institute term limits on all congressional seats: two terms. Get the cronies, hacks, lackeys, and good-ol'-boys outta there.
wishing you a pleasant evening,