Anhydrous Wit

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Monday, October 31, 2016

It Was Definitely a Trick

When I woke up this morning, I wondered how I could feel so tired and want to stay in bed on a Monday, although I had the opportunity the day before to sleep in but had slept restlessly and couldn't fall back to sleep.  I had already put in my contact lenses and washed my face when I realized that I had woken up exactly one hour early for work.

I knew I wouldn't be able to fall asleep again, so I continued with my shave and then sat up for an hour, reading until it was (the usual) time for breakfast.  I think I deserve a piece of candy tonight, for that.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Time Flies When You're Alive

Today would have been my parents' 61st wedding anniversary.  I'm not sure if I should mention it to my mother when I get home from work tonight, or if I should let it go by unmentioned.  It's a tough call every year, but more so this year because in two days is the tenth anniversary of my father's death.

For over a month now, I've had the line, "Now, for ten years, we've been on our own," stuck in my head.  I here share with you the song from which I took that line:  Don McLean's "American Pie".

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Lesser of Eight Evils

I have obtained a copy of my local ballot for the upcoming election.  I was surprised to see eight Presidential candidates listed.  The political parties (in the order they appear on the ballot) are as follows:  Republican Party, Democratic Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Libertarian Party, Constitution Party, Green Party, American Delta Party, Better for America Party.

Boy, and you thought the Green Party was getting no media coverage!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Dawn Patrol

Every morning, my commute takes me downhill through the Sandia Indian reservation, with the entire city of Albuquerque spread below me.  In the summer, I can see dawn breaking over the city.  This time of year, the lights glitter below, like something from the movies.

For a minute, I was surprised to see multiple, sudden bursts of flame in the sky.  "What the he** is...  Oh, yeah.  It's Balloon Fiesta week," I soon realized.  Living in ABQ, one gets used to seeing hot air balloons in the sky, but it's always a bit of a surprise when the Dawn Patrol is up in the dark, checking out weather conditions before Mass Ascension.

(I won't include any pictures here, because you need only do a simple, web search to find about a bazillion of them.)