Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.


Almost Like Senioritis

I'm ready for a break. Thank goodness I have one coming. All I have to do is finish out this week, and then I have a two-week (16 days with weekends) vacation. I'm beginning to get antsy, just like all the kids (and teachers) who are anticipating the end of school this year. I'm also feeling worn out. It was hard to get out of bed this morning, much harder than normal. I haven't had much energy for anything extra lately and I'm ready to have some time off to recharge.

Of course, I might not be so tired if I didn't keep staying up late. I've been feeling this for a little while now, so last week I made sure to get to bed early every night. I never felt super rested, but never felt too tired, either. Then we had the staff bowling on Saturday night. An especially good time. The D&D group got to hang out outside of the game context plus I had a chance to catch up with friends from my old branch. It was so fun, in fact, that I didn't want it to end. I joined some of the group in heading back to Scott and Kelly's for a viewing of The Big Lebowski. The Coen brothers seem able to capture a time/place/subculture better than anyone and have such a way with language. This was not my first time with the film, but it was still fun. Normally I'd be able to do a late Saturday night and recover on Sunday, but for some reason I'm still tired. It was worth it, though.

Of course, I work until close on Monday nights and can never get to sleep very quickly afterward. I needed some time to unwind last night, so I pulled out the tape I used to record OLN's Giro d'Italia coverage on Sunday and finally watched it. I'd already read all the results at Cyclingnews, but it's still fun to watch it unfold. Ivan Basso pulled a Lance Armstrong, taking a decisive lead on the first big mountain stage Sunday. Robbie McEwen was the unbeatable sprinter in the flat stages all week, but that never opens up a time gap for the overall. Discovery Channel rider and defending champ Paolo Savoldelli had taken an early lead by winning the time trial prologue a week before, but wasn't able to keep up on Sunday's big climb. No one was, as Basso cracked all the favorites one by one to take the lead. There are two more weeks of riding and a lot more mountains ahead, but the race is Basso's to lose.


At 5/17/2006 1:20 PM, Blogger The Girl in Black said...

So what's the vacation destination?

I'm on my Friday. That's the groovy thing about being a (bridal) maid of honor. I HAVE to be off, since the bride will need help with last-minute arrangements... don't ya know?

At 5/17/2006 3:20 PM, Blogger Degolar said...

We didn't have a particular destination when I requested the time, just saw that it would give us more than a week after she's done with school for the year and before I have to be back at work to deal with all the kids out for the summer. After doing our taxes, though, we decided we could afford a cruise. 7 days from Miami to the Western Caribbean. Getting very excited about it.

At 5/17/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger The Girl in Black said...

Score! That sounds like a lot of fun. There is no way I could get D on a cruise. He gets twitchy when trapped on a boat at sea, and I'm too paranoid of foreign governments to wander far from the pack at port.

Amp up on your vitamins and Airborne. You don't know where those tourists and their germs have been!

Have a great time!


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