Poor Biff’s Almanac: Four Day Weekends, Summer Heat Arrives Early, Artful Pursuits
Through the clever use of comp time and a Memorial Day holiday, I was able to take a 4-day weekend this week. It is already Day Three and I am wondering where the time went. I am not the first person to ask why weekends go by so fast, and the workweeks so slow, but it is just one of those rhetorical questions like “Where did I put my car keys?” or “Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?” The questions are asked, but no answers re expected because, really, no one knows.
But in spite of the weekend going by really, really fast, it has been an enjoyable one so far. On Friday I went down to the Dallas Museum of Art with my daughter and we had a wonderful day of it. The only slight pall that was cast on the day was when we walked over to the adjacent Klyde Warren Park to partake of some victuals at the row of food trucks moored alongside. That also was a fun experience … except for the 99 degree temperature and the 75% humidity.
Some might be incredulous that it is so hot in May. However, I would point out that it is late May (nearly June). Obnoxious Summer has pushed sweet, pretty Spring out of the way while announcing her ascendancy with scorching, searing laughter, brimstone and flying monkeys. But we Dallasites just quietly capitulated and went about our business with resignation. We go through this every year. We know there is no escape. This will be our life for the next 5 or 6 months.
Hopefully I will work up the energy to post some pictures I took of may day on Friday. However, after three days off, atrophy is really taking a toll on my energy levels. Or maybe it is the searing heat. Or maybe it is just who I am.
Now where did I lay those car keys?