Yes, it is that day again. I don’t usually dread No Politics Day (NPD). I learned a long time ago to use it to my advantage as much as possible. A day to do whatever the heck I wanted to. This year, I have been really blaaahhhh about it. Is it because it is the first NPD I’ve spent without The Comm’s presence on the earth? I dunno. People ask whaddya want for NPD? Well, nothing. I mean, I have Six-Four-Oh* and that’s a variation on what I have been asking for on every gift-giving type occasion (instead of typing “occasion” just now, I typed “equation”, what the heck does *that* say about me? I’m not sure I wanna know) is a dumpster in the driveway. Six-Four-Oh will do just fine.
*Six-Four-Oh is our home-away-from-home, aka storage unit.
I pay attention to polly-ticks nowadays but I am late to the table and a few years ago, I was up at HL on NPD and people were yammering away about polly-ticks and I got kind of fed up and declared that it was No Politics Day and people who were not in my nuclear family (aka the outlaws) could talk polly-ticks all they wanted but people *in* my nuclear family (aka the GG) could not. And guess what? Everybody respected my wishes! They were back at it the next day and that was okay. Since then, I have “drinken the koolaid” and nowadays the person who has the hardest time respecting NPD is meeeeeeeee! Sigh.
Dread or not, it wasn’t all that bad a day. I worked. I could’ve taken a day off now that it’s a new year and I have a full set of paid-time-off-type days available again. But I am gonna save those some of those damn days for summer! It was one of those work days where I thought I had my work cut out for me but ended up falling into a series of interesting rabbit holes. Yes, use whatever brain cells you have left at this advanced age, KW!
And, tonight? What a great time! Met up with both of the beach urchins and npJane down at the Grizzly Peak for dinner at a table under a *moose head*, of all things. I knew as soon as I saw that thing that the evening would be okay. I hope it is a good omen for the next year. After dinner, we headed over to the Oscar Tango for a nightcap, which is where I took the photoooo. And then we all toddled home.
Gifts? Well, yes, I did get one. Let’s just say I will be playing a bit of quidditch in the next year [wink]. And cookies and a natural bristle brush and the GG used NPD as an excuse to buy himself a gift, some sort of Apple TV or whatever. It’s okay. As far as I’m concerned, NPD is a great time for anyone to give and/or receive gifts. Or fling or whatever!
Love y’all and hope you had a wonderful No Politics Day.