I was early to work today. It was dark when I left the building. I shared the lift down with the short guy with tattoos and big hair and his angular yappy dog and a girl that got on at Level 17. It was warmer today; I had to take off my down coat because I was sweating. Work was steady but it actually quietened down in the afternoon. Stories were told. There were laughs. It was dark when I left the hospital and snow was spitting out of the sky, and melting on the ground. The subway was crowded.
I had planned to work on all three fellowship research projects tonight but, after clearing my email inboxes, my brain had had enough for today. I lay on the couch, eating two minute noodles with leftover meat from the weekend and watched a movie on Netflix, North Sea Texas. It reminded me of Bagdad Café; something that would be good for a High School English syllabus. I liked it, though I did fast forward through several scenes.
This Saturday’s ski club trip has been cancelled. Not sure I’ll break out my new ski boots until the New Year.