Once again, for the second time this month, I find myself in an all too quiet house. This time it's not due to Brent's hospitalization, but instead a pass from his PO to cross the state line for a few days to go camping with old friends. I thought it was a bit odd that his parole officer allowed this, given his recent release from the psych ward, and his strict probation. But hey, who am I to make that call...oh wait...I wouldn't have given that pass. But maybe some time spent with old friends in a different place will be good for him. Or perhaps refusing to stop living in the past will make this trip one of futility instead of enlightenment. All I can really do now though is hope that he makes it back from this trip in one piece, and with no lawful interference.
On to a lighter topic for a second. Yesterday a bird decided to make use of my car for tactical avoidance maneuver practice while I was driving to work. It was actually quite beautiful. It was 6:35 a.m., and the sun hadn't made a full appearance yet. The bird came swooping down from the west, and dove down to headlight level. Right before I could have hit it, it rotated to expose it's pure white breast directly in front of my driver side headlight, with it's wings at full glide extension. Caught in the light, I could see every feather in brilliant detail, right before I swerved slightly to the right to avoid taking it out of flight. This morning, at about the same time, but farther down Gilmer, I saw a hawk come over the tree line on the east side of the road, carrying some small animal in it's talons. Just gliding peacefully while it carried it's breakfast to a better eating location I suppose. That is one advantage to living way out of the way from work, more opportunity to see the world going on around me, without human idiocy getting in the way :)
Back to annoyances for a bit. One of my bosses really gets me worked up sometimes. Recently it's been him taking what little he knows about Brent, creating an image in his head about the current situation, and then telling me that I am wrong for worrying so much, and that he really isn't that bad. As though he knows the intricacies of my relationship with Brent, or that Brent doesn't have some serious deep rooted issues. I mean, this boss can really be a self important know-it-all most of the time, but sometimes the things that come out of his mouth about things that he really doesn't know about can really piss me off. I share very little about my personal life and relations with friends or girlfriends at work. So he gets about 5% of the happenings in my life, and seems to have manufactured a complete picture of my life from that mere 5 percent. Mix that with the fact that he doesn't believe anything I've told him about my past, and that he thinks that I have been lying about pretty much all of it, and you might start to see where my issue is with him. Unfortunately I don't have the nerve to ever tell him what I really think about what he says, because I have no security net. So I mostly just keep it inside, and leave at 3, trying to leave most of my emotions behind at that time.
Oh, any FB friends of mine, here is the story of why I asked about the likeliness of trying to find a lost inscribed golden bracelet. A guy I know, strictly in a professional sense, was out with his wife over the weekend, at a club. When they left the club he found a golden bracelet which was inscribed with somebodies initials. Instead of going back into the club and either turning it in, or telling them he found it right outside the door and leaving his name and number if anybody came to inquire about said bracelet, he kept it, and sold it at a pawn shop for $160. He was really happy about having gotten so much for it. When I asked if he had reported it before pawning it, his response was "Who cares? Who's going to go back to the club to see if the bracelet was turned in? Hehehe...". I didn't really have large amounts of respect for this guy before, but that really burned my buttons. Talk about a lack of a moral compass. I am not a religious man by any right, but I still have a moral compass, and I was shocked by that guys state of mind and compulsive action in that situation. Once again I say....people, I tell ya!
I'm sure there were many more things I wanted to bring up in this post, but an elongated phone call interrupted me in the middle of this, so I am lost for topics now. Oh well, maybe that's for the better, as I think I've rambled on enough for now.
Hey Val, I hope you've resolved your brake light issue! Lisa, I hope you're doing well post surgery (and that picture of the fish tank is awesome!)! Mom, I hope you are doing well today! And to everybody else I didn't mention, I hope all is going mostly well, if not well, or really well! Julia, if by chance you still check on this blog, how the hell are ya? Okay, that is all for this evening. Good night to all, and good day to you tomorrow!