Sunday, 30 September 2007
People problems, dog problems
For many of us, a busyness is a big problem. And for many of our dogs, boredom is a big problem. In order to solve our busyness problems, we go chasing after them, much like bored dogs go chasing after their own tails. But in the end, the dogs aren't able to catch their tail, and we similarly, aren't able to chase down our busyness problems. I guess that is life and that is what makes our clocks turn.
The past few days, I've been walking home from work. It's a 20 to 30 minute walk, depending on the shoes I'm wearing, how much work I'm carrying home in my bag and how much caffeine I've accidentally consumed in the afternoon. (I don't usually drink tea or coffee, unless someone buys it for me.) After walking home and swinging by 7-11 on the way to pick up a few magazines, I walked in the door and the hands on the clock showed 9:33 (PM). Where did all the time go?! Perhaps some into throwing things off my desk at work away and then some into trying to get a hold of people at the Bureau of Health, Center for Disease Control and Taipei Health Bureau. In the end, I couldn't get a hold of the people on call at any of the three organizations and left it to Solon to figure it out, since he was deputy honcho and also off tomorrow. In any case, after a shower, squeezing two lemons to make lemonade, it's now 22h15, and I still have linens to fold and put away.
Tomorrow, my legislative depression will begin again as committee meetings at the legislature resume tomorrow. Hopefully the first meeting of the new session will be peaceful and the minister of education will not say something for the media to "misinterpret."