I miss S.E. Michigan for one reason and one reason besides TAD only, and that's EVERYBODY GETS MLK DAY OFF. That's just the way it is.
I'm at work because I got the shit-eye from our black female "second in command" in the city, Hannibalette, for taking MLK day off last year. Everybody (in management) participates in The M.LK D.ay of Se.rvice where we volunteer in the community while the city gets the credit. The one thing that bothers me about this is I already volunteer my time on a regular basis as a mentor. So being made to volunteer as a way to celebrate one of my "heroes" seems like a bullshit way to get credit for being sensitive to MLK's way of thinking without putting your money where your mouth is, i.e. paying for employees to have a day off to do our own fetes of the man.
So I'm at work waiting to go paint some group home in the community, which I guess has something to do with MLK because of his extensive work in group homes. What? He didn't?
Anyway, back to something I understand a little bit about. The NY Giants defeated the GB Packers in an exciting football game last evening. Which means only half my dream came true. So now I only have to listen to football commentators fellate one high profile quarterback for the next two weeks instead of two. Thanks, Mr. Favre!!! You choked splendidly.