Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 18

A moment of class. After more than 14 years with the agency, my boss' boss was let go on Monday. He was back in the office today and packed up his stuff. After he was done, he stopped by to shake my hand and say goodbye. He didn't have to do it. He was frank and unsentimental but not bitter. It is what it is, he saw it coming, and he'll be fine. It was as though he didn't want me to worry about him, or to have what happened have any impact on how I feel about the agency. Very impressive, very classy.

The upside of a bad situation

OK, so maybe my agency has sustained even more lay offs. And perhaps the Cubs do suck this year. But that doesn't mean I can't find the pony amid all this shit.

I get to sit in the agency's PRIMO box seats at tomorrow's game!

Never mind that I only get this opportunity because so many people no longer work here and so few people still care about the season. I still intend to go and have a fabulous time. And I'll be wearing my official MLB Greg Maddux #31 Cub jersey!

I Want Wednesday

I want Blago to go away.

He's been found guilty of one count, a felony, which has jail time attached. I don't care that it's a "lesser" charge. He's now a convicted felon and he should serve time for that. Do we really need a retrial? Do we really need to go through all this again?

He's no longer in the statehouse. He's no longer in politics. He's broke. He will probably be disbarred. That's enough for me.

Now I simply want Rod Blagojevich to go away.

What about you? What do you want today?