Saturday, May 7, 2011

Dog Tired

Great googly moogly. I'm pooped. I'm so tired I hit the 'cancel' button on that picture three times by mistake before I could get it to upload.

You would think that only eleven and a half hours at work wouldn't be that bad, but it came down pretty hard on these old bones.

Had to be in at noon for shotgun training, then work a full shift. Earlier in the week, they were letting people 'flex' their time after training rather than have them accrue overtime. But we are so short on Fridays that I knew that wasn't going to happen. And it didn't.

To top it off, I got stuck on 30 yard. Generally, it's a pretty mellow and easy place to work. It's not even really a yard, just a long walkway from 30 house to B-yard, about 50 or 60 yards long. But there's a dogleg in the middle of it that creates a blind spot you can't see into from the house or the big yard, so they stuck a shack the size of your average outhouse at the corner and called it 30 yard.

And even though my zone of responsibility was very small, when you do the 30 yard inner perimeter check, it encompasses 10 house yard as well (since there is no 10 yard officer) so that walk turns into a mile or so after you wind in and around everything and backtrack to get all the gates and whatnot. Fortunately I only had to walk it twice. Once at the beginning of shift then again at the end.

Old age is catching up to me. I don't think I'll be going after the 30 yard spot if it opens up.

So, by your leave, I'll just check the calendar for the weekend and call it good.

I hope you don't mind.

Saturday will be Paste Up Day, and National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. Yum! It's also alot of other things, like Join Hands Day, Kentucky Derby Day, Mother Ocean Day, National Homebrew Day, National Scrapbooking Day and National Train Day.

Sunday will be No Socks Day and Have A Coke Day. It will also be V-E Day, National Red Cross Day, Stay Up All Night Day, National Miniature Golf Day and Mothers Day.

Monday will be Lost Sock Memorial Day, Buddha Day, Lupus Day and Windmill Day.

You have a good day. I'm going to bed.


  1. Cute puppy. Is he your dog?

    Walking is good for you! It's exercise! You should be like, "At least I can still walk!"

    Alright, that's it. Where do I get a Calendar that tells me these random holidays that make no sense? I want one.

  2. Bryan- It caught my eye right away. I have a thing for long soft dog ears.

    Chanel- No. I wish, though. I know it would be good for me to walk so much, but all that up and down stairs and up and down hills was killing me. And you can find the holiday lists here
    and here

  3. Darn it! I missed "Respect for Chickens Day" I haven't been very respectful to chickens lately. Just ask Doug.

  4. Doug- It will come around again. I generally respect chickens by inviting them into the temple that is my body. (evil grin)