Sometimes, or every Wednesday, you just have one long beastly day and you have to just say to yourself, "Boy, I better just experience joy wherever I can find it." Today was that kind of day.
No, I'm not going to show you a picture of a really nice stapler, or of me checking email.
In the middle of the day, I left work and went to Addie's dance recital at her school. This gives you a sense of what went on:
Addie appears periodically, in the long green skirt and green top.
Watching all these spastic elementary school grand-jetes gave me the giggles. Other parents looked at me disapprovingly, but I couldn't help it.
Thank you, spastic grand-jetes.
Then, I went back to school and taught class. We moved classrooms because the room we were in was like a tightly packed torture chamber. We are now in the very swanky newish computing lab building on campus. Our new room is very nice. Best of all, that new building has its own cat.
This is Buddy.
Or Buddy's butt, to be specific. He came to visit us in our classroom.
Students let him in and out of the building, and faculty put out food for him. I went to let him out at the end of the night, and the janitor told me not too because he hadn't let Buddy in to one of the offices yet to have his evening snack.
I'm not sure why, but this makes me like where I work a lot more. That cat, that longboard...I don't know. It almost makes it seem like a university and not just an engineerbot factory.
I'm reaching here, but I'm just being honest. That's how Buddy made me feel.
Thank you, Buddy.