Saturday, November 15, 2008


Forgive me, but I have a weird work schedule this week.

I wanted more hours, and got them. I work three 11 pm to 7 am shifts this week--each two days (or nights?) apart. Last night was the first of them. It wasn't too bad of a night until an hour before I was supposed to leave, then it got really busy. I didn't get to bed this morning until 9:30.

So, of course, I slept right through my alarm. This afternoon at one I was to attend an important meeting at church vital to my lay Eucharistic visitor re-training (I performed that ministry when I lived here before, and feel called to resume it). I woke up when it was half over. When I figured in dressing and travel time, it didn't make sense to go for the rest.

Most people are not summoned to meetings at 1 in the morning. When I explain it in those terms to our deacon, maybe I'll get a pass.

Changing the subject...I read Dick Cavett on the NY Times website. He has a wicked humor and is spot on in his observations. Take, for example, this observation about the liberties taken by Sarah Palin with the English language:

Could the willingness to crown one who seems to have no first language (italics mine) have anything to do with the oft-lamented fact that we seem to be alone among nations in having made the word “intellectual” an insult?

Ouch. He nailed it, you betcha.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Great Cavett piece. Thanks. And I hope your deacon understands. I sure do.

Diane said...

yes, great quote. so my working class parents made sure I got an education. why is that a bad thing?