It is summer and so the activity level at the university is diminished. The wife and children evacuated the area and left me here to work. I am amazed by how quickly the entire routine falls to pieces. There is no structure for eating or going to bed. I leave work and enter my apartment as though it were a room in outer space. What to do? How to use my time?
Last night, I ate turkey hot dogs without a bun and dipped in mustard. I topped that off with a bowl of bran flakes! My entertainment was a $2 copy of Get Carter starring Sylvester Stallone. I bought it at Blue Suede Books, which is going out of business. It is one of a handful of movies I have watched more than once. Something about Stallone in that flick . . . His character draws me in. Hey, remember, he won an Oscar way back when. Just pretend that Stop or My Mom Will Shoot never happened.
Before we had children, I was quite accomplished at this. I suspect I’ll get the hang of it just as they return.
P.S. I made iced tea by putting tea bags in a coffee pot and sticking it in the microwave to boil into tea concentrate.