(Copied from “Darker Blue Notebook”.) Weather: clear & cool (50s), dropping to high 30s tonight. News: GORE didn’t concede, although BUSH made an “acceptance” speech last night. GORE’s speech said he planned to contest the election until EVERY VOTE in FL is counted. (local:) someone with a BB or pellet gun has been shooting out[…]
(Copied from “Darker Blue Notebook”.) Weather: sky cleared thru-out last night, so the day was warm (relatively, in the mid- to upper-50s), w/a little wind.
(Copied from “Darker Blue Notebook”.) WTHR: rained all day, some drizzle. temp stayed in the upper 40s, low 50s, with occasional gusts of wind. NWS: protests in Florida, from both sides. Both major parties have leaked to the press that they’ll contest the election, after it is certified (of course, this means only the loser’s[…]
(Copied from “Darker Blue Notebook”.) left G’s house @ 08:25, drove to Will Rogers Int’l Airport & met Oneita. Ate at Cracker Barrel in Shawnee on the way home; M,D&Z went to Janice’s house for T-day. Fry’s T-day will be tomorrow. — talked to Larry Ray on the phone a little (he called from France.)[…]
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) WTHR: low 30s in the a.m., little or no wind, clear sky; 50s in afternoon, cloudy, still not much wind NWS: Miami-Dade county, FL, decides to stop the manual recount (last night: FL State Supreme Court stated that determining the voter’s intent is more important than deadlines, and that each[…]
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) weather: morning: upper 20s, low wind, clear sky. Afternoon: mid-50s, wind gusts to 25 mph, clear sky. Evening: wind dying, temp dropping. news: Buffalo, NY: 2 feet of snow yesterday & last night; forces national guard to come out to help hundreds of stranded people
drove pickup to work; did 40 bndls; reply to emails; watch “King of Queens”, “Yes, Dear”, “…Raymond”, “Becker” (all on CBS) — did one load of laundry —Presidential elect. — votes still recounting in FL — hearings in FL court
—My 43rd day in OK — just finished my 30th pack of cigarettes! Holy Smokes! — Quitting altogether may not be in my immediate future, but it is finally foreseeable
worked today — 7.5 hrs. . . (Gilbert had asked for volunteers)
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) while showing some girls to the back bathroom at OMAG [Oak Meadows Assembly of God Church], I found a near-starved baby — hanging from one foot, upside down, amid some stored junk, all dried out — too near death to even cry. As some of the girls began to throw[…]
Another week (my 4th) at Wrangler has begun, and I set a personal best of 48 bundles (2864 pair) of jeans. I was not the fastest, today, though, even though Elaine was absent, and Joe and Josh both slowed down. Lynnette won the title today.
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) — I am a little disappointed in my recently completed poem about my father (“My father, the strongest man I know”), in that I did not completely say everything I wanted to say. But that may come later, & as I work on my mother’s poem, I already feel apprehension[…]
—OU won yesterday, barely, over TX A&M, 35-31, after trailing for most of the game. GOOD! —also, yesterday, Z & I helped D get a shelf & doghouse from an auction near Little (we took G’s pickup)
—After a dismal shift at Wrangler, during which I was besought with multiple machine troubles & other various setbacks, finishing with only 30 bundles, I cashed my paycheck ($191.99) on the way home. In addition, I purchased some scented candles and “Timeline”, by Michael Crichton. This was followed by an early supper of spaghetti, garlic[…]
—woke to see the ground lightly covered in snow. However, the roads were clear, and I made it to work w/out trouble —Votes still being recounted in Florida. Bush appears to be leading the polls, and Gore has threatened to sue the state — of course, he will surely not sue, if he wins. —Whoever[…]
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) yesterday — snow flurries in OKC & some here in Seminole around Noon. (Western OK has snow on the ground.) today — temp near 30°F. . . sleet in the a.m. & just before bed. —News showed solid snow in OKC.
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) This will be my 31st night since moving to OK, and I have not yet finished my 21st pack of smokes. This, I believe, bodes well for my health, as well as my finances. It is now difficult for me to conceive that I once smoked 60 cigarettes (three packs)[…]
(Copied from “Big Blue Notebook”.) Regarding “guest speaking” in Norma Gillespie’s class: