Last week was another one of those weeks that flew by. I found out about some things that were very important for me. There was the very real possibility of attending graduate school on weekends, which meant I needed to go out and buy a printer. I have been slowly working on the application but keep getting distracted. We had our consumers picnic on Friday, which saw me as the nerd with his office folder. I was the only one doing so. I had made a list of the people I needed to talk with and as I did so I checked off their names.
I began to think more seriously about the type of woman I would like to meet. A nice, sweet atheist woman around my size and age. A woman I can put my arms around. Maybe she is a writer on the side like me. A woman who enjoys discussing ideas, she was disgusted by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. I am thinking that she is surrounded by books. If she is African-American she has a strong sense of herself and her identity. She is a non-smoker, probably in the helping professions and has a degree or two. Most importantly she knows the significance of my name without having to google it. A woman of heart and mind.
Another thing that hit me was pain in my toes which my new heath savings account will help pay for. I t will also pay for a new pair of glasses. And wouldn’t it be nice to find a new place to live? So I filled out an application for an apartment. It would be in the same general area where I am currently living and in the same price range. But it be a better place.
I think that days speed up as you grow older. It means I have to think faster.
- In black Sanford, a place to gather and wait for a verdict (tv.msnbc.com)