Hi. It's Joe.
It's CYBER MONDAY.
That means nothing to me. I didn't order a single thing online at work today. I didn't even surf the Web. The only thing I bought offline was groceries, on my way home from work. That was after my singing lesson in Madison, so actually the grocery stop was on my way home from that, en route from work.
I am done with commercialism, and so is most of my family. At Christmas, we will get presents for my niece and nephew, still too young to have a healthy skepticism for corporate advertising. But the rest of us will value our time together and maybe treat each other to meals or ice cream or whatever.
My family will be congregating in Colorado this holiday season. That will be fun. The next three weeks are going to be heinous at work. But then I will get rewarded with 2 weeks off. I don't mind working hard at work. It's a great group of people I work with. The new corporate overlords (from California) have a different culture than the prior owners. But in general, they leave us alone to be productive and get stuff done.
Tonight I am going to workout on the stationary bike. Actually, in just a few minutes, after my dinner settles a bit. Tomorrow after work, I have band practice with BABY ROCKET and on Wednesday after work, I have band practice with my new band, JEEBUS PREEBUS.
I am playing drums on the song pick we are working on this week, and it is not as easy as the prior two songs I have to play drums on. So after my workout, I am going to spend some time on the drum kit. I still plan to get a fairly early night, in bed before 10 if I am expeditious.