Well, I think it’s high time for a new appointee! That appointee is Rick, a.k.a., The Inspiration. Rick earned his title as as The Inspiration by being inspiring and awesome. It’s pretty much the best way to earn such a title.
Coincidentally, Rick’s 30th birthday was a mere 8 days ago. So this is also sort of a 30 years + 8 days birthday present. Here’s your new page, The Inspiration. I hope you like it!
Where by “reminded” I mean that I noticed it when I was looking at an old blog posting. [↩]
Yesterday, I had a bit of a grumpy day. It was a combination of the last two Canucks games1 and the fact that I had just gotten used to the sunshine-y weather and it went all overcast and blah. And then I had to go to the laundromat and ohdeargodIhatethelaundromat! And the laundromat attendant dude was being a bit of a douche-canoe, which didn’t make my day any better.
However. I do not like to be grumpy2. And since I don’t like being grumpy, I decided that I needed to do something about said grumpiness. And the thing that came to mind was to go for a run. Going for a run often lifts my spirits, so it seemed like the thing to do.
Just listened to President Obama’s inaugural address. I didn’t get to watch it live because the class I’m teaching is from 8:00-9:30 a.m1. Pacific Time. It only occurred to me very early this morning that when they said the inauguration was at 11:30 a.m., they didn’t mean Pacific Time2. And that I’d still be teaching at 11:30 a.m. Eastern, i.e., 8:30 a.m. Pacific, a.k.a., way too freaking early to be teaching.
I wished my class “Happy Obama Inauguration Day!” at the start of class and right after class, I came to my office and watched the video of Obama taking the oath (so eager that he jumped in while the Chief Justice was still talking, which I thought was so cute). And then I watched his speech while toasting him with a diet Coke3. Because I wasn’t invited to an inauguration oatmeal party, which would be more appropriate, I admit, for the ungodly hour of 9:30 in the a.m, than a can of diet Coke. (Did I mention I have to be on campus, ready to teach at 8 a.m. and that I now live on caffeine even more than I used to?)
1Who schedules class at 8 a.m. anyway? That’s just cruel. 2Maybe I have a case of eastern alienation? 3Because it’s really difficult to find diet Pepsi on campus.