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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Monday Mumblings

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Are we awake?

Ask me again after I've had more coffee.

I missed Clinton's speech over the weekend, but I'm sure I can find it online somewhere. One comment I read was to the effect if she'd been that gracouis during the campaign she might be the one making the victory speech now.

And it seems someone may have set fire to the Governor's Mansion down in Austin. The building is undergoing some much-needed renovations (asbestos and lead-based paint, anyone?), which meant no one was there at the time. It was also mostly empty of artifacts, but the interior has been badly damaged. I've walked past the building. It's beautiful and worth preserving. I hope that this was a random nutcase job rather than a political nutcase job. As frustrated as I get with the goings-on down in Austin, I prefer that someone set a metaphorical fire under the butts of politicians. The real thing just gets too messy.

As per usual on the Monday after a convention, I am completely wiped out. This isn't an age thing. I tend to go to conventions and stay up too late and do too much. Yes, I party, but parties are for schmoozing and catching up with friends rather than getting drunk. I probably won't turn down a beer, though. My last drink of the night did me in - and it wasn't even alcoholic. It was delicious, but lactose-heavy. Definitely the wrong thing for me to consume before bed. Shame on me.

My cunning plan for this morning was going to be to clean off the desk, but I think I'll put that off until the afternoon. We're expecting heavy rain in the afternoon, so it makes sense for me to flip my plans and do my afternoon errands this morning since I have to go to the other side of town for my contact lenses. I love to watch the rain from the comfort of my house, but I absolutely hate to drive in the stuff.

I do hope we get a soaking rain. That will mean we can delay starting the sprinklers for one more week. Eventually we'll have to run them so the grass doesn't die out. Dry grass = fire risk, and that's not good.

I'd better get moving if I want to get errands out of the way.

Oh, and don't take bets on whether or not I'll actually get the desk clean today. It could be a losing proposition.

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