Two nights ago towards the beginning of the 24-hour crazy period, I was thrown for a loop by more than one person all at once, and as is often the case, my own cleverness (stupidity?) was my downfall. I've always disliked the phrase "Ignorance is bliss.", but I think that's because I've always seen it as advocating willful ignorance and stupidity as an excuse. And to be honest, I didn't plan on writing any of this until just now, but something I said last night early in the evening just came to me... "Being half in the dark is much worse than being entirely in the dark." And really, that's an application of ignorance is bliss... compared to agonizing half-knowledge, being ignorant did seem like it would be bliss by comparison. Of course, being more fully in the light is better still than being half or completely in the dark.
With that said, I'm in an amazingly better frame of mind today being more fully in the light than I was 12-24 hours ago.
Last night, the weather here decided to go a bit crazy as well. Reached up to 57 degrees around 7:15PM... around 9:00PM it was still 52 degrees, and the thunderstorm (this is Michigan in February, wtf?) had subsided, so I got my bike out and took a ride. Only rode a few miles to the other side of the lake and back, but it was good. Relaxing, mind-clearing, etc. Got back, wind picked up, temp dropped intot he mid-20's... which is where it sits now (11F counting wind chill), with a forecast of a high of 14 tomorrow... whoo! weather.com in their infinite wisdom, loaded my local weather very slowly due to the fact they were also loading an insanely useless "Interactive Golf Guide"! Dear weather.com, this is Michigan in February, I don't need to click any little flags to know that the golf courses are all closed, and likely to stay that way for probably severel months still. You could have saved both yourself and I the bandwidth by simply replacing the "Interactive Golf Guide" with two words of text, "They're closed."
I actually didn't get as much sleep last night as I wanted. Around 2:30AM I laid down, and put in Firefly Disc One to rewatch, but I don't remember much past the beginning of Serenity after the first salvage job when they land on Persephone, so I was out pretty fast. Then, for no apparent reason (maybe, see below) I woke up at 5AM. Nate had asked me if I was awake at 6AM to make sure he got up for work. I laid back down, and dozed for another hour, and woke up just before 6 by chance. Figured since I was awake, might as well make sure he got up, and let the dog out as well. And then while I was upstairs, figured I might as well make breakfast, so I had some of the Thomas Oatmeal/Raisin/Brown Sugar bread I bought earlier in the week, some black cherry yogurt, and then made a four egg sweet onion omelette. By this time it was about 7AM, and I gave Nate the other half of the omelette.
I came back down here around 7:30 finally, and it was about 15 minutes later that I noticed a pile of glass outside my one window. Apparently, at some point during the night/morning (maybe what woke me around 5AM?), this retro corner wood/glass display case that I had moved outside under the porch earlier this week, decided to push a metal porch chair out of the way and topple over on the cement thereby breaking the glass enclosure on it. Or rather, 2 sides of the triangular enclosure... one side, and the triangular hinged top seem to have survived. On the one hand, it's a shame, as it's pretty cool stand/case, that no one can seem to find a use for. On the other hand... eh, no one had a use for it anyway, and it can still be used as a corner stand... just no hinged glass enclosure on top now. Good news, it was safety glass at least, so when i do go out to clean it up, it's in nice little sweepable chunks instead of nasty little slivers to haunt me barefoot in the summer.
A bit ago, I watched Gattaca again. I really like it, the end in particular always gets me. Thought maybe I'd fall back asleep since I'm actually really short on it right now, but didn't. Went upstairs to think about making lunch, but I'm really hankering (what a great word) for the spiral mac and cheese that I bought. No milk though, or even evaporated milk to fake it. And I know I can fake it using half water/half more margerine int he place of the milk, as I've done it before, and it didn't end horribly... but eh, I want better than that. Nate, who works in grocery, gets out at 2 though, so I figured I could hold off till he brings milk home after that. Cheese slices and baby carrots will sustain me until then!
Also, wow, this was never meant to be an actual update. Originally, the idea behind the first paragraph was all I had in mind, and was all I was going to post.... but look now! Multiple somewhat (eerily) uniform paragraphs on multiple subjects and various (though boring) events! Amazing. I really do want to get back in the habit of updating. I noticed I only updated like 17 times throughout all of last year... and many of those weren't real updates, wwhich I think is sad. The problem is that I take so long to actually write an update... I've probably spent a good hour or more on just this. We'll see.
Now though, I am pretty tired, so I think I'll put in another movie, and try to take a nap until milk gets here and I can make my spiral mac... mmm, spirals.