Today was an obscenely long day. I arrived at work at 8 a.m., and immediately was consumed by emails, phone calls, preparations for a training session that I delivered today, and then the training itself. At the end of training (3 p.m.), I was consumed again by preparations for six new hires – our office is quickly running out of space, and so I had to brainstorm up a few new workspaces. I then left work and headed for school, arriving at 5:34 (my class starts at 5:35). I waited for 25 minutes before deciding that my professor wasn’t coming, and headed home – arriving an hour and a half later than I would have if my professor had cancelled class prior to me driving there. I got an email about 10 minutes again from her – she apologized for the lack of notice, which is good enough for me. Fortunately, I walked in the door at home to a child who had already had dinner and done his homework, and wanted nothing more than to hug me. I also walked in to a yummy dinner of couscous and paneer with a side of naan, thanks to my lovely girlfriend. Sigh. The only thing between me and bedtime is an episode of Top Chef.
I should mention that Monday night’s episode of Transamerican Love Story was a recap episode, highlighting events from previous episodes and showing never-before-seen footage. So I assume, anyway – I knew it wasn’t going to be a new episode, so I went to bed to catch up on the sleep I missed on Sunday night due to a stomach bug. If you’re jonesing for someone else’s take on the story, though, make sure to visit Shawn the Bartender – aka Mr. Smooth – as he’s been blogging from a ‘I really lived it!’ perspective.
A few notes:
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Check out a little blurb over here at The Curvature for more info.
Tomorrow is Blog Against Sexual Violence day – the theme is Sexual Violence at Work, but if you’re blogging against Sexual Violence, feel free to cover other areas. I’ll have an entry up about a sexual assault that happened last month in New Jersey (N.B. – it’s pretty horrifying).
April is also National Poetry Month. There are loads of NaPoMo events in real life and online, including the Poetry Free-For-All’s challenge to write a poem a day for the month of April. It’s not too late – you can still try it! It’s madness, I must warn you.
I’m going to attempt to post a poem a day to this blog for NaPoMo – I’ll be posting some of my favorite poems, with maybe a paragraph or two about what they mean to me. I’ll hopefully be able to catch up tomorrow, posting poems for April 1st and 2nd as well as 3rd.