I’m watching the national spelling bee on TV right now, and a kid just got out for misspelling “cachalot.” Mad props to that eighth-grader. Even if he is a redhead. Seriously I know spelling bees are all the rage now, but these kids are so adorably genius and clueless at the same time. I can’t stand it.
Today was one of the worst days I’ve had in a long time, simply due to being sick, dealing with maximum obnoxiousness at work, and then having the Comcast guy not show up after I took three hours off work to wait for him (quelle surprise). I just felt wretched and awful, like I haven’t in a long while. But talking to Matt for a while and hearing the sarcastic laugh of my amazing boss at work cheered me up considerably, and now things are back to normal. Followed it up with a visit to the southside for small group, more laughter, and ye olde shirtless Bruce greeting me at the top of the stairs upon my return. I just finished watching Robin Hood: Men in Tights, which was silly to say the least, and am thankful to have this faithful old place to purge the cares of the day as I enjoy a popsicle.
Some excellent news gleaned today: They’re making a theme park at Universal Studios Orlando that will be HARRY POTTER THEMED. That’s right. Oh yes, I will be there as soon as possible after its opening. I can think of some names for attractions there, but maybe I’d better not since some of those actors are still underage.
Also, thanks to the Oregon Hill email list: check out this map showing when houses were built. Fascinating.