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Today was a Monday, and there was no mistaking it for anything else but a Monday.

April 11, 2005, 9:45 PM

Now I know why Garfield hates Mondays so much. This particular Monday seemed out to get me. Two significant occurrences happened today.

The first was my shoes. Now, since it’s gotten warmer out, I’ve switched from the Airwalks to some Faded Glory sandals, which I normally wear with socks. Today, I was wearing the sandals. And a piece that holds the top of the sandal together near the toe gave out as I was going to my break. Thankfully, that had an easy quick fix, and an easy permanent solution. The quick fix was to borrow some tape from the bike assemblers. My coworkers suggested duct tape to fix it. I couldn’t find any. So I used masking tape. It held until my lunch break, when I could make a permanent fix. On my lunch, I got another pair exactly like them off the shelf and exchanged them. Problem solved. Hopefully that first pair was just a fluke, and that these will go the distance.

The second thing to go wrong involved the bag spinners at the cash registers and a gallon of milk. I guesstimated how much space I had on top of my spinner, and was wrong. Thus I accidentally shoved a gallon of milk off the top of it, where it bounced off the bottom of the spinner, and then hit the floor. There, the container was compromised, sending milk all over the floor. Thankfully, it was a slow day, plus it spilled into an open area, and so no one was hurt, and nothing was damaged aside from the milk container. Still, I had no idea that a gallon of milk could go so far. But three of us managed to get the spill under control.

Thankfully, after that, things started looking up. And thus another Monday comes to an end, thank goodness.

Meanwhile, only five more days until A16. In the meantime, tomorrow, April 12, marks the two year anniversary of the first big demonstration I attended, which was an anti-war rally and march sponsored by ANSWER Coalition. This became A Protest Against the War. Then on Wednesday, the 13th, I’m getting a belt fixed on the car. And on Thursday the 14th, I’m picking up Sis from Virginia Tech for A16 on Saturday. So it should be an interesting rest of the week. I’m just glad Monday’s over.

Web site: Spill Magic, which just seems appropriate, considering the big milk spill today...

Song: Don't have one.

Quote: "I just received a telegram from my father. He says, 'Don't buy one more vote than you need. I'll be damned if I'll pay for a landslide.'" - John F. Kennedy, using humor to deal with accusations that his father was buying the election. I find this quote hilarious.

Categories: Shoes, Toyota Previa, Walmart