Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cold

If you opened the dictionary to the word “dumbass” yesterday, you’d have found my picture.

I had a few unexpected business things to resolve before I left for the city. It took, of course, longer than it should have — mostly due to a wonky computer. But everything got done, I shut everything down, picked up my bags, locked the door and walked to the train station. Waiting for the train, I realized I had to make a call. I reach for my cell phone and realize I walked out of the house without my purse. Which means no wallet, no train ticket, no money, no site keys — you get the picture.

Fortunately, my house keys were in my pocket. And I realized it before I got on the train, or THAT would have ended in tears.

I hauled everything back home, unlocked the apartment, picked up my purse, and hauled everything back to the train to wait for the next one.

It all worked out, but boy, do I feel like the Ultimate Moron.

Too much stress.

Train ride in was fine, but the bus ride up Madison Avenue was revolting, mostly due to the badly behaved, spoiled Upper East Side Demon Children who epitomize every lousy cliche of entitlement you could come across. One little boy, who couldn’t be more than six, screamed racial slurs at his Jamaican nanny. You know he had to learn that kind of behavior at home. Another boy, around eight or nine, pitched a tantrum because he had to stand for five blocks and said that all old people should be killed, and so should anyone else who didn’t give him a seat. I bet you their parents work in the financial industry. Just horrid, inexcusable behavior that demonstrates the worst of what this country represents, and shows what the Bush Administration has wrought — the sense of entitlement from those with money, who tried and succeeded in moving this country towards a Medieval-type Feudal society with lords and vassals.

It’ll take more than four years to clean up this mess.

Hopefully, those children will learn both manners and compassion before the Universe decides to give them a good kick in the butt.

Settled in (late) at the site job. Busier than I expected, but okay. Lots to do, not much time. Had a nice relaxing dinner and some good wine, and a fairly early night of it. I managed to tweak my back in all the ruckus.

Busy day again today, but hopefully less frantic. It’s getting colder again.

I forget how much noisier Manhattan is than outside of it, even quiet areas. I had trouble getting to sleep last night.

I should have a chance to work on The Lucy Gothic for a bit today, too, and get in some work on Confidential Job #1.

And, on a break, I hope to trek down the 11 blockx and get my drinking chocolate!

Have a great weekend.


Published in: on January 24, 2009 at 9:27 am  Comments (5)  


  1. You’re way too hard on yourself. Everyone forgets things sometimes.

    As for the kids, karma will get them. Perhaps their family fortune will be lost on Wall Street and they will lose the poor nanny.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. I just love your writing, I have pulled up a chair. You have such a way of expression. As for being a dumbass, I’ve done this on numerous occasions. What ever you choose to write, I am a “FAN”. I do know how you feel when you see our youth act in such a manner, it just hits us in the gut. Just try and think that everyone of us, young and old have a conscious. If they choose to listen to it. I grew up around this, I know.
    Thank you

  3. De. Com. Press. It sounds like you need a day off. Or at least a relaxing work day.

  4. EVERYONE forgets things now and then, give yourself a break.
    Drinking chocolate? Like the bits that you pour hot milk over? *g*
    As for those kids? OMGosh! People really raise their children to behave that way? SHAME ON THEM! I hope those kids get a good lesson and SOON!

    I hope your back feels better soon. Enjoy yourself.

  5. Wow, you managed to blame misbehaving children on the Upper East Side on the Bush Administration. Now that’s an imagination.

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