Monday, May 5, 2008
May Monday Sick Day
A picture of the corner of 16th St. NW, and Corcoran St., NW, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2008, on a pleasant, flat sort of spring day, the natural world already in full leaf-out, as it were. This is a block from where I live and about a mile north of the White House.
I stayed home from work today because I was (and still am) not feeling well, fatigued and upset stomach. However, based on some email traffic from work, my big fear may have been unfounded. Or as some of my friends tell me, I was catastrophizing. Again. You'd love my full blown panic attacks. They're something else. I have to lie on the floor. I'll try to take a picture next time.
Anyway, I listened to a 2 hour hearing on carbon cap-and-trade before the Senate Finance Committee from April 24th, though it took MUCH longer than that using Real Player and playing it back again and again. I wrote up what became a de facto 10,000 word transcript. Admittedly, not a very efficient way to work.
I'm writing a memo for work. I also have to do some school work tonight for tomorrow.
I went out earlier for a walk to Whole Foods -- why I go there for lunch, I don't know. I don't really like that place.
And it's always overcrowded and overpriced and pretentious and weirdly stocked with impractical items, but it does have a hot bar, which was the part I was going to. I don't actually go there that often.
The sky as seen earlier today by the Namibian Embassy just off New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., fair weather cumulus overhead.
There were no Mr. Sirius Deneb Sightings over in that part of the D.C. Gayborhood of a sun-flooded D.C. spring day. As it is, based on extrapolated trends, I probably won't see him again until Thanksgiving. Also, based on current trends, he won't look at my blog(s) until April 19, AD 12,478.
I wanted to walk down to the Potomac to take a stroll and see it -- no, it's not quite the same as the ocean, but the closest I'm going to get in D.C. -- but I felt kinda tired and I wanted to finish the above mentioned write up.
Yesterday, Stephanie cut my hair (and Phil helped) even as they were working on cleaning out the big fish tank, where evolution went into an algal and plant overload and it looked like a swampy lagoon in there. The fish tank, not my hair. Boo for you thinking otherwise.
I was covered in hair at this point in this picture and had to go home and shower, my second for the day.
Later, Gerry and I went to Larry's Lounge after Cobalt with Kristof. Then we went to the Diner on 18th St. in Adams - Morgan for a late dinner. Then I talked on the phone for nearly 90 minutes with my dad before I finally went to bed around 2AM. I had already decided I wasn't going into work. I didn't see LP because he's busy with extended family visiting from England, and Gary was in NY this past weekend visiting his dad and sister.
Flowers in a yard of a row house, 1500 block, Corcoran St. NW, Wash. D.C., May 5, 2008. I realized I hadn't been down Corcoran St., though a block from where I live, in a few years.
Let me just last say that I really want to apologize to my Blogger Buddies. I have not been by anyone's site in well over a week, at least to really read the entries and comment. My apologies. My blogging and cross - blogging activities just aren't what they were a year and a half ago.