I have been in a bad mood for the past couple of days which is OK. I sometimes just get into bad moods. But this time, I don’t have any particular reason to be in a bad mood or at least I don’t have a reason that I am especially conscious of. It is possible that I am avoiding something emotional somewhere. Or it might be that my new work schedule is particularly bad for my tendency to get depressed when the days are shorter. I think I will have to find my full spectrum light. Oh well, I am sure it will all come to the surface sooner or later and then I and my good friends Ben and Jerry can have a little pity party and it will be all cathartic and wonderful and I can embrace some glorious sadness that brings me to my knees ala Sarah McLachlan.
I have been mostly pretty anti-social since my return from my vacation which is ok because I think I needed some alone time. I did go up to the lake last weekend where I found the road closed. So I parked my car in a nearby subdivision and walked in and chatted with the neighbors who were also the workers because that is how things are done up there. If the road needs fixin’ the guys on the street do the fixin’. They seemed be enjoying themselves though driving a tractor and spreading gravel all over the place. Some guys dig that kind of thing I guess.
I have been filling my time watching Rome, an HBO series. I had high expectations for this TV show since I am quite fond of all things from Ancient Rome. I even took Latin in high school which allowed me the privilege of reading De Bello Gallico in Latin. Rome is one of the few European cities I have actually visited. But I find that I don’t love this show as much as I expected and I think it is because some of the historical licenses they take bug me. I suspect that if I didn’t know as much about Roman history as I know, I might find myself enjoying it more. As it is, they keep to history for major plot points so I know what is going to happen. I mean, it wasn’t a surprise to me when Caesar crossed the Rubicon and entered Rome nor was it a surprise to me when he found no resistance there. But then there are details they change to make things more interesting and that bothers me too. Oh well. I think I would have preferred an entirely fictional drama with Roman characters that were not of historical note.
On a more local note, someone finally bought the house next door to me which has been vacant for the entire six years that I have lived in my house. And luckily for me, the new owner of the place seems very nice. She has a couple of kids who are nice too. I think she and her family will make a nice addition to our block. Whatever fears I had about some jerk moving in there are gone now and it makes me happy to see such a nice family move in.