Sunny today. Warm. 70 plus? You betcha. I spent most of my time in a basement surrounded by books. At work. I listened to the classic rock station this time. Allman Brothers. Too much Allman Brothers. That is all I will say about that.
I got into the habit today of throwing books more violently than I had allowed myself to previously. “Honestly,” I thought as I cheerfully threw them across the room in the general direction of a trash bin (which had overflowed anyway), “who thinks anyone wants three decades worth of model train magazines?” I could not figure it out. Three decades worth of model train magazines! I would like to see this gentleman’s basement!
Really I would. It would probably be teeming with model trains. That would be cool.
I had five high school seniors to help me today. They were volunteering — to fill out some sort of New Age high school graduation requirement, I guess. They were helpful, but I am not a very good manager.
“Thanks for moving those boxes.”
“Sure. Is there anything else we can do?”
“Uh. Not really.”
Of course, there was plenty for them to do, but the larger part of me was wondering why they didn’t just go outside and smoke cigarettes and wait in the gorgeous, gorgeous sun for the day to end. Why were they asking me what to do? Other than throwing books around, I barely know what to do! They didn’t want to be there, I didn’t want them there — Hey guys, let’s make a deal: you just leave now and we’ll pretend none of this ever happened! Deal of the century. I would have taken that deal at 18. Hell, I would take that deal at 27.
But I never offered it.
Anyway. Here is what you missed this week:
- We showed you more of what we’ll be bringing to Antiques Roadshow in fifty years.
- We shook our fists at clouds.
- We donned the garb of the international traveler.
- We coasted through school.
- We got philosophical about gender identity and personal history.
- We picked a fight with a HuffPo writer. And he admitted defeat.
- We talked about Canada.
- We noted that CNN is a rather hackish news organization.
- We fondly remembered days when we were drinking alcohol.
Other things, too.