Sunday, March 05, 2006

Laundry Day!

I have worked so much the past couple of days I have hardly been able to do anything other than sleep. and to be honest I haven't even been doing that altogether well. I don't think I have watched a movie in three days. (As I write that I am starting The Motorcycle Diaries) I have managed to read an entire book Angels & Demons(the prequel to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code) And have read half of Dean Koontz's Velocity. Tomorrow is as of right now supposed to be my day off. This being the case I have decided to do laundry tonight. I can not even begin to tell you how many months it has been since I have done my own laundry. Apparently there is some type of system that I am as of yet unaware. Apparently it doesn't matter if you stand next to your laundry the entire time it's in the machine, or if you are waiting for either a washer or a dryer if someone else beats you to the punch, they win. I am under the personal belief that this is nothing short of malarkey. (I am pretty sure that while I have heard that word before it is not actually a word recognized by Webster.) I plan to do very little on my day off tomorrow. My inner Idealist has sincere hope that I will be able to sleep in a little, but the realist in me is far to practical to give into such a mundane request. Today was I think the best day i have worked since I have started this detail. I had the pleasure of working with a couple of people that I can actually hold an intelligent conversation with, and I managed to get them completely hooked on that Golf card game I mentioned a few posts back. ( How I managed to lose a game where I was the only one that went into it knowing the rules is beyond me.) It truly is a great game, and Ideal for a guard duty mission as it takes very little to learn how to play (and destroy the person teaching you) I think from now on when ever I teach anyone a new game I am going to inform them that the rules are subject to change in the event that I begin to lose. Ahhh the "I'm a loser" disclaimer.... I should have thought of this weeks ago. So it turns out that the afore mentioned Motorcycle Diaries is an excellent film. It is a foreign film (Argentinean, which means it was in heavily accented Spanish.) This means subtitles, subtitles, subtitles. But it truly is a very funny and heart warming film. I laughed out loud in the laundry room on many occasions... Which now that I think about it explains some of the odd looks that I have been another day another person thinking I'm a tool.

Random Word of the Day:
So the random word of the day was chosen because I have come across it in three of the last four books I have read and although i understood what it meant I could not figure out how to pronounce it.... Thank you

Er-u-dite... adj : having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist"; "an erudite professor"

1 comment:

Gram & Gramps said...

When you teach anyone a new game it is a standing rule that the student has an obligation to beat the teacher at his own game. That is why we played all night when Gramps taught me how to play Cribbage - I was determined to beat him. Even now, after almost 17 years, I still am determined to beat him every time we play, just as he is determined to beat me. It gets very interesting sometimes.

Love you.

Gram & Gramps