Well, turns out I was using all of my server space and that’s why I couldn’t publish (or change my template, or…). Fixed that little problem by deleting a bunch of crap files that occurred when I switched hosts last year, and deleting the audio files. Sad, I know, but I’m pretty sure that no one will care.
Last night I got my homework done before dinner (it helps that I ate lunch at 3 and wasn’t hungry when I got home from work), and ate Olive Garden leftovers, and then was really sleepy. But, I persevered and left the house to drop off the rent checks, and then decided it was in my best interest, even if I didn’t want to, to walk on over to Ace Hardware. So, I grabbed my stuff, and off I went. I called on the way – it was the first day of school yesterday. We talked about and her adjustment to living in Minnesota, and how long it takes (or can take) to make new friends and find a new church and… all that stuff that happens when you move. I know that I didn’t really have friends in Minnesota until I moved into the house with , and by that time I’d been living here over ten months (though, to be fair, three were spent in Arizona, four were spent at the church that fired me, and the rest were spent temping). is a very social person, and hopefully she won’t get too discouraged at how slow that process can be.
And I had several moments of frustration last night with , who was being mega-clingy. She wanted to be all over me, on my text book, on my dinner plate, on my lap, so long as she was closer than my shadow or the air I breathed. Many times she got shoved away or thrown (gently, don’t get your undies in a bunch), and she just kept coming back for more. It made me think about clingy girlfriends and how annoying that must be, and why that would make their boyfriends break up with them instead of their intent (assuming its closeness they’re after). My goodness, I hope I’m never one of “those women.”
Today’s History Lesson: We didn’t have standardized time zones in the US until the late 19th century, when the railroads needed them to avoid chaos.