I figured that since I am writing this on the fourth of July I might as well include two great American institutions:
1) Beverly Sills and 2) country-western music:
Although I admit I am not feeling particularly patriotic today, even though I had a quintessentially American experience yesterday afternoon. I got an email from one of the admin assistants at my job that’s just ending which was along the lines of “you know how I told you your contract ran through 31 August? Well, I was wrong – it ends 1 July. I’ve deleted you from the system! Retroactively!” And you know what else ends with that contract? My health insurance. I feel a bit like Eboli when she goes to the garden at midnight and realizes that Carlos has come there for Elizabeth and not her: wicked pissed and possessed with a desire to plant explosives.
So. I am going to work very hard at not hurting myself for the next two months, until my new job’s insurance begins. Fortunately I am healthy and don’t take any prescription medications or anything that requires doctor visits in the immediate future. And it’s only about seven weeks til the new insurance begins. But one can still break a leg or get hit by a careless driver or something.
Anyone know any good music that encourages caution and self-preservation?