Well, by getting this in before midnight I’ve set a new personal record for blog posts in a month, whatever that means. Whether or not anybody actually reads it, I find the practice a helpful way for me to get a lot of the things that bounce around my head all day out – plus at times it saves me from having to tell the same story over and over.
I went down to Annapolis today for the first time to help lobby a joint committee of the Maryland State Legislature to create a dedicated source of funding for higher education. Click the link if you want more of the details, which I posted over on the SGA Blog.
As is often the case with these kinds of things, times got pushed and some things took longer than others, so we didn’t end up getting back until much later than was originally anticipated. There were way too many lobbyists crammed into too small of a time space, that’s for sure. At any rate, things worked out because earlier in the week my piano teacher had rescheduled all her Wednesday lessons for Friday, so I didn’t even have to worry about missing or not being prepared for my lesson today!
However, to counter that pleasant turn of events, I lost my nice light jacket somewhere between leaving the apartment this morning and going to work at AV. I had stupidly brought it with me into the day without wearing it because while it is comfortable, it causes so much static electricity that I have to find a way to ground myself before putting it on or taking it off. This method clearly made it very easy to misplace. I know I had it in class at 9:00 this morning, but I have no idea if I had it with me when I left or when I got on the bus. I know I didn’t have it with me when I got off the bus, and I couldn’t look for it later because I rode back with Josh since I stayed for the hearings.
I’ve done some looking around but usually in these kinds of situations the object has immediately been lost for good. It frustrates me a whole lot when this happens – I remember so much other complicated stuff and yet I lose things at the drop of a hat! If you happen see a fuzzy navy blue zip jacket with no hood that causes a lot of static electricity and repels water, track me down.