It was an uneventful day, with a couple of good points. I was very happy that Bernie’s meeting with Mme. Voldemort happened, and Bernie is most definitely NOT dropping out of the race. I also found it quite significant (although barely reported, I just heard about it through the internet) that Bernie went into the hotel through the front door, cheered by throngs of adoring fans, while Hillary went in through the back. “Avoiding fanfare,”they called it.
I spent the morning looking at Facebook, and was inspired by a poem from someone who I sort of used to know. When I say inspired, I mean I wrote my own version, but then I didn’t want to look like I was stealing from her, or trying to upstage her, so just printed mine elsewhere and gave her a like. Although I did get a little bit of work done on my next book, it wasn’t much.
Then, I went to my least favorite class, the dreaded German kindergarten. It’s a bit of awkward timing on Wednesdays, because I teach there from 2 to 4 and then have to pick up Isabel at 5, and it only takes about 5 minutes from one school to the other.
Anyway, I get there and both classes were canceled. Maybe they told me last week, I don’t know. So, suddenly, I’m left with not 1 hour but 3 hours to kill, so nothing to do but go home. I decided to walk, because long walks in Prague are one of my favorite things in the world, and it’s almost all downhill. Prague is, and has been the whole 18 years I’ve lived here, a city in transition. Wherever you go, you pass lots of interesting construction projects. You can walk the same way again and again, and it’s never exactly the same.
Then, when Helena got home this evening, she suggested we go out for Chinese. Another one of my favorite things. Almost anywhere you go on this wonderful planet of ours, you will find Chinese restaurants. People talk about where they’d like to go if they had a time machine, and romanticize previous eras, but if I were living in the middle ages, or ancient Greece, or walking with Daniel Boone through the unexplored wilds of Kentucky, one thing I would sorely miss would be Chinese food.
That’s about it for me tonight.