So, I learned a few things today. Well, technically, I already knew them, but I relearned them. Each one has a story attached. Well, really they're all the same story, spread out over three lessons.
Story #1 - I watched the election results all night. They made me generaly depressed about humanity, when people look at a group of individuals who have consistently lied, manipulated, and tricked their way through power, and then decide that they're worth another go-around.
Lesson Learned: People are thick.
Story #2 - When I get depressed, I have a tendency to overindulge in things that taste good. In this case, those things were my election snacks - a bag of Ribs-flavoured potato chips and a bottle of Coca-Cola. I had rather a lot of both.
Lesson Learned: If you drink a litre and a half of Coke between the hour of 10:00 and 11:00, it makes it difficult to sleep a short time later.
Story #3 - So I'm lying in bed at 2:45, thinking that I really need to remember that last lesson, when it suddenly occurs to me that we forgot to take out the recycling. So I slip into the kitchen, get the recycling together and take it outside and to the curb. And I'm outside, thinking "Wow, autumn is slipping by. This is a truly lovely night - shame we're running out of those.
"I should go for a bike ride."
So I did.
Lesson Learned: Being spontaneous is awesome.
Anyway, just got home. Going to give this "sleep" thing I keep hearing about another try.