November is moving on, and with early November comes the horrid time change. Yes, there’s a bill languishing in the US House of Representatives (passed bipartisan in the Senate) to keep Daylight Savings Time permanent–no time changes, simply stay on DST. Why? What is so wonderful about DST? As I shouted out yesterday to various and sundry, what’s wrong with good ol’ Standard Time. Central Standard time is my happy zone. My old body is attuned to Earth’s normal rataton and orbit around the sun. It worked for centuries. Why mess it up now? Still, I suppose one “same” time is better than the twice-a-year switch. I might adjust before I’m too old to enjoy it.
I got work done yesterday. A few new words and some polishing. Forward progress is a good thing. And yes, I broke down and signed into National Novel Writing Month in hopes my competitive streak kicks in and I’ll get UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON republished and CROSSFIRE finished and ready for edits by the end of the month. As there’s only 3 weeks left in the month, I’d best get my arse in gear.
Saturday was First Saturday so there was siren test and lunch with the family at our favorite Mexican restuarant. Good food. Good company. Stormy made the honor roll and was the only 3rd grader to have all A+s and As. Smart little bugger. His school had their annual fund-raising dinner and auction, of which Only was co-chair. They did well, considering it’s been two years since they could do it in person. The on-line auctions didn’t generate the funds like the in-person silent and live auctions did.
The Astros won the World Series in 6 games. I really didn’t care who won–I just wanted good baseball and 7 games. Almost got my whole wish. The 6 games included some amazing plays–offense and defense. One part of me rooted for the Phillies since they beat my Cards. The other part rooted for the Astros because Dusty Baker has 2000 wins but hadn’t won the World Series. He’s one of the good guys and I’m happy for him.
In other sports news, college football was happy or sad, depending on your team. I’m sad, but hey, there were some crazy upsets. ‘Nuff said ’bout that.
Still in the middle of my Guild Hunter/Archangel series. It’s been two years since my last marathon and I’ve forgotten some of the twists and turns. That’s always good! There’s a new release at the end of my marathon. Yay.
A few extra thouths:
- Economics 101 should be a required course for anyone in journalism school.
- FYI, I am a proud cockroach, exceipt I’ve seldom voted a straight-party ticket and won’t be tomorrow.
- When in the public eye, you have to be pretty stupid yourself to insult half the country by calling them stupid. Political Science/Government 101 and both American History 101 and World History 101 should also be required courses for every student, no matter their major. BOTH sides–provided the educational system stops trying to indoctrinate our young people.
- I listen to the rhetoric of one party as they berate the other and think, “Pot, kettle.”
And while I’m being semi-political, which is extremely rare for me (see previous statement about half the world not agreeing with you), I end with this for my US readers. I don’t care who you vote for. I don’t care why you are voting for them. But tomorrow is election day so GO VOTE! And one last bit of FYI from this Government/History double major–we don’t live in a democracy. We live in a constitutional republic. There is a difference.
How was your weekend? And if you’re already adjusting to the time change, I don’t want to hear about it! 😉