Whatever it is, it is very clearly No Damned Fun At All, and about her only consolation is the weather. Yesterday was about as cold as it's going to be for the next week, and even then it was as sunny and cheerful a day as could be wished for, especially in February.
* * *On the recommendation of multiple friends, I have been watching the series Better Off Ted. Highly amusing, especially if you happen to be working for a Large Soulless Corporation (or even a small one). I'd like to pretend the absurdities of Ted's workplace are new to me, but a lot of the fun is watching some of the familiar daily madness get played all the way through.
* * *One other wonderful treat: on my way to work yesterday, the college radio station I listen to -- a rare non-NPR noncommercial station that alternates classical and jazz -- played the entire overture to Rossini's The Barber of Seville. While I can't quite say it is the most fun you can have at the wheel of moving automobile in city traffic, it certainly comes very close. Thank you, Bugs Bunny, Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese and Carl Stalling! --And you, too, Mr. Rossini. (Of course, I was listening to it again after hunting up links; I put on headphones when Tam came into the office, but she stopped me and said, "Oh, don't, I was liking the music!")