We all set back our clocks last night, so I got more sleep but now there is less light. I definitely appreciated getting an extra hour of sleep. I feel more energized and don’t feel as rushed today.
The downside is that it gets dark before 5:00 pm and that is hard to accept. I like the daylight lasting until I at least get home from work. It’s just fucking depressing to drive home in the dark. Especially with the idiot drivers we have around here. They can barely drive in the rain, much less the dark or any other weather condition like fog or snow.
I wish we had daylight saving all year around, but I know that is not practical. So instead of bitching about it, I will take a couple of days for my body to adjust to the new rhythm and suffer through the earlier darkness for a couple of months until the end of December, when we have the solstice or equinox or whatever means that the days start getting longer again.
Drove a girl home from the office as a favor and that was an eye opener. I know the girl has a borderline poverty situation going on, but she is working every day and a smart person. I think the lack of money is just temporary and she will climb out of this hole soon.
She lives way out in the country – her rent depends on her income, like most people. But a single mom cannot find cheap rent in the city. She has a little old farmhouse that she is renting and it took us about 40 minutes to drive there from the office. I can imagine she has to allow an hour to drive in every morning with the rush hour traffic coming into town.
She has one dog of her own, but evidently two stray have adopted her. She didn’t have the heart to call the pound, as the dog pound around here is a kill shelter – about 80% of the shelter dogs are killed within two weeks of being picked up or surrendered. So she is trying to feed three big dogs on an already skimpy paycheck. When I saw how thin the dogs are, I made up my mind to help them out. I want to find a source for cheap dog food and buy her a 50 pound bag for each dog. That should get them through Christmas at least and take some of the pressure off of her.
Any suggestions on where to find dog food at the best prices?
There is Duck Dynasty crap all over the stores based on the cable TV “reality show.” Tee shirts, baseball caps, pajamas and now Christmas toys of metal trucks and little bearded figures. It’s the new pop icon or something!
I personally do not see the attraction of a bunch of hairy rednecks hanging around for a reality show. Surely people realize by now that there is very little actual reality in these shows! They are scripted and edited by the show producers. – these guys are just actors at this point. I’m not a fan – I have zero interest in watching that show and I’m sure not buying any of the logo’d crap for some corporate suit to make a profit off these guys.
Most of the time I pay no attention to seasonal changes, like the First Day of Fall. The seasons here are a little different from where I grew up. The summer lasts longer and the winter is shorter, which is, frankly, one of the reasons I moved here in the first place.
Thanks to Facebook, I do know that today is the first day of fall and there is definitely a chill in the air. The temps are only around 60 degrees – quite a sudden change from the pleasant 80′s that I adore. So, today I am retiring some of the shorts and tee shirts – not all of them, but most of them. And I am looking for the jeans that I used to wear last winter. I can’t seem to find them – they must be buried deep in my closet, because I have not worn jeans since February!
there is nothing on TV tonight that’s worth a shit, so I decided to give my DVD player something to do. It has been gathering dust for several months, as I am not really inclined to watch movies at home. But I do have a small library of favorite movies on DVD and I really like the new James Bond movie called, Skyfall. So, tonight I am watching Skyfall on DVD for the 4th time.
The month of August is always the worst time for TV shows. There is nothing but reruns and crap shows, biding time until the big September premieres hit the networks. Maybe I should just plan on watching a different DVD from my collection each night this month. There’s no sense in them just gathering dust on the shelf and not getting watched. And if I bought them, then I already know that I liked them!