This morning I overslept, staying in bed until eleven thirty, truly validating the phrase "Lazy Sunday." Immediately perturbed at my waste of an entire morning I sprang from my bed and got ready. The day did not look promising.
Fortunately, my girlfriend asked me if I would like to go for a walk, and we wasted no time in meeting up. It was brisk, but by no means was it cold for Snowsville, NY and the sun was shining making for a wonderful day.
Unfortunately, I forgot to eat breakfast in my mad dash, and was beginning to feel the repercussions. And hear them. The embarrassing stomach growls grew louder, but I pretended not to notice them and I think she did the same. So we swung back home and I took two of my family's fabled "Sticky buns" left over from Christmas to sate myself, and boy did they ever.
Next we got a little post Christmas shopping done at half price. Marvelous!
Topping it off, we made Christmas cookies for a party she's hosting tomorrow and played a card game which I won despite my inclination to throw the game in her favor. It's certain she would have realized if I had and would have socked me for it!
So despite some early falterings, I'd say that was a pretty great day.
But history brought some game.
In 1831, Charles Darwin began his expedition on the Beagle which started a further study of his evolutionary hypothesis.
Also, in 1978, Spain became a democracy after forty years of dictatorship.
On the other hand, in 1836, the worst avalanche in British history occured killing 8 people in Sussex.
In 1939, Ezrincan, Turkey was hit by an earthquake.
In 1985, Palestinian guerillas killed eighteen in Rome and Vienna airports.
All in all, I think I came out on top today. Despite Darwin revolutionizing science and the birth of Spanish Democracy, I think that the natural disasters really lashed out on this day, and those guerillas' display of immorality is utterly disgusting. Not to mention I did have a really great afternoon with my girlfriend. She's great.
Hope it's a good one,