Well, a new workweek begins, and since it is Monday, I have to work. I'll be racking in 8 hours at the Flooring Desk. Yesterday business was steady for the 3 hours when the 'after church' crowd showed up, but from 2 in the afternoon things slowed down. That's fine. The associate who fell off the roof returns to work today, that will help.
One of the things I've begun to dislike about working till 7 PM is that when I get home, I don't really feel like doing anything. It's almost as if I'm entering a veggie zone. So, I'm thinking of doing a change to my availability, maybe only work till 5 PM on the days they can schedule me to work.
As I've told you, while on the treadmill I watch YouTube videos. One is of the Acropolis. During the walk it's mentioned that back in the early 1800s, the Brits chopped some marble horses from their pedestals and took them home. This has evidently created a big controversy because the agreement they made appears to be somewhat surreptitious, and the Greeks want them back. Personally, I think the Brits are in the wrong here.
I've always been a big fan of the group Yes, having seen them multiple times in concert. Back in 1984 they came out with a smash album titled 90125, which had two of their big hits: Owner of a Lonely Heart and Leave It. What is truly interesting about Leave It is that the band made 18 individual videos to go with the song, 15 of which aired on MTV. While they have notes and very short clips of some of the videos, on Version 11 is complete and is considered the official version. If anybody out there has any of the other videos, let someone of importance know, they're trying to locate them. Here is Version 11.
I saw an interesting piece in the New York Times titled Mike Pence is Spineless. I wondered how many Americans came to this conclusion a long time ago. Any aspirations he has in running for the presidency are simply delusional. No MAGA worth his weight in shit will ever vote for him and the line of Democrats queuing up to vote for him is still empty.
And, of course, the big news yesterday is that Democracy in now the number one concern among Americans as we prepare to head towards the midterms. Republicans gambled that it would be inflation, but then Republicans have never really had their finger on the pulse of what Americans want. Rather than ask, they have always preferred to simply say "shut up, we're in charge." As for the investigation into Trump? 40% of Americans wish the DOJ would Leave It alone. I suspect this is because the more scabs that get pulled off, the more people realize how badly Republicans have wounded Democracy. Of course, we're going to keep pulling off the scabs, and while the video is interesting, the GOP is just going to be left hanging upside down, which surprisingly enough is Version 1, the one version MTV viewers turned off the most.