It’s been a busy week. I haven’t really given it its due, writing about wanting to kill people on my commute and such, when in actuality it’s been so event-laden. But, I’ll try and at least give it a little send-off.
On Tuesday, I actually cried tears of joy over the election of Barack Obama as President. Even the failure of my state to vote like reasonable human beings on Prop 8 couldn’t take away that overall general feeling of hope that I had on Wednesday. I would like to point out, however, that the cynic in me didn’t rest — the first thing I did Wednesday morning was to check and make sure he was still president. Ever the cynic.
On Wednesday, I got a myspace message from my brother, Kirk, who told me my grandmother was in the hospital. She had a stroke. She’s fine, and I’ve called her several times. I’d really like to send her something in the hospital, but I want to send something to do rather than something to look at or smell. I’ve been thinking about sending her a copy of The Gospel of Thomas, which I enjoyed and found quite a bit of interesting philosophy in, but I think the message would be lost — either that or she would be insulted, since it’s not included in the KJV 1511. Seriously. I guess flowers it is.
Sigh. That lead to about forty minutes of scouring the web for gifts that are sub-par to what I would just go and buy for her at, say, Barnes and Noble. Then I start thinking about my dad, who is ‘declutterfying’ the house, let’s say, and I don’t know that I want to give her something that would just end up in a pile, so I don’t want to send too much. . .
Round and round it goes.
Other than that, I’m doing well.
So – any suggestions on what I should get gramma?