Wed. Jan. 20, 2021: Die For Your Employer Day 245 — Inauguration Day

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Waxing Moon

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Partly cloudy and cold

Inauguration Day

This is one of the most important historical days in my lifetime. The Sociopath will be gone (we hope, unless there’s another coup attempt, this one successful), and we will have intelligent, compassionate people in charge.

Who will be blocked by the seditionists who are still in Congress and their troops. They must all be removed. This cancer must be cut out and destroyed. Or it will come back worse.

I’m feeling like crap today, so I’m not going into the office. I can work remotely today, which I will, taking a break to watch the swearings-in around noon.

I worked on the article yesterday; it should be ready to go out by tomorrow. I did a nice, big chunk of client work. I got out some LOIs. I got a response from an LOI, but that’s not working out, because they lowballed me by $20K. That’s right – by 20 THOUSAND dollars. If we’re starting our discussions $20K apart — especially since the original brief for the project had it up at the rate that made it worth it for me to pitch or I wouldn’t have bothered– it would not bode well for us.

It’s disappointing, but it’s better to find out before we’ve started than at the first invoice.

Got out another pitch first thing this morning, for something interesting that landed on my desk late last night. I have a feeling they might want someone more academic for this project, but I liked it and I have samples along the lines of what they say they’re looking for, so I sent them off, and we’ll see. If I didn’t at least pitch, there’s NO chance at all.

We discussed the inauguration last night during the Knowledge Unicorns session. We’re spending a good deal of our time together lately on what’s happening in the world, rather than homework. The kids and their parents all intend to watch. As difficult as the past months and years have been, it drives home that history is not something that happens to someone else. WE are history, and we can shape it. In fact, it is our responsibility so to do.

It will be difficult to focus on anything until the swearings-in, but I will try. I’m sure the Sociopath will try something on his way out the door. Supposedly, he’s leaving at 8 AM, but I’ll believe it when it happens. It’s not surprising that he acts like trash since November – he’s always been trash. May he and his enablers finally face consequences for the damage and death they’ve caused.

There’s so much work to do, but I’m sure I’m not the only one entirely exhausted by the past five years. It’ll need to be like a relay race, working for justice and rebuilding, so each of us can take some time to recover and come back stronger.

Fingers crossed that today goes well, there’s only a minimum of violence, and none of our incoming chosen leaders are hurt or worse.

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