The Christmas tree is down, school started yesterday, and it’s back to a regular routine. Except that it’s 6 a.m. in dark, rainy Vancouver and I’ve been up since 5 a.m. I’m kinda hungry, but it’s too early to eat. I’ve been getting up well past 9 a.m. for weeks now…
Since the kid won’t be up for school for another hour and the sky won’t lighten up for another two, I decide it’s a good time to surf through the news of the day, and think of all the things I need to do in 2013 to advance my career. Like blog regularly, ahem.
So far in the last hour I’ve surfed the following: @HuffPost tar sands in Alberta polluting northern lakes (my country is becoming an oil state) , @Mashable a picture of a breaded chicken brain a la KFC that’s going viral after a customer found it in their bucket (ok, so not hungry anymore), @Tumblr a bunch of cool blogs linking to cool websites that are not mine (I’m not good enough), @NYT, Syria’s making of chemical bomb cocktails troubles world leaders (but 60K dead civilians,according to UN, does not?), @CBC Feds pushing through 2nd “Omnibus” Bill that no ordinary Canadian could understand (RIP Jack Layton).
Now that I’ve been sufficiently revolted, disappointed and deflated I can only think of one thing to say.
No wonder I like sleeping in.