The Diary of a Nobody – Thursday, May 3, 2018

Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…

Thursday, May 3
A day off today…The only downside was The Wife, for some reason, didn’t also have the day off, tho she usually has Thursdays off, so I was on my own…I did squat.

There were a lot of things I planned on doing, but except for going out to lunch and a couple of other things that did not involve leaving my desk, I didn’t accomplish any of them.

For example, I planned on mowing the lawn today, but it was raining, so that was out…I planned on folding the clothes that were – are – on the kitchen table and couch, but The Wife won’t return from house sitting for a couple more days so there was no point to that, either…There are dishes to wash, too, because dishes are merely getting recycled from the sink to general usage and back to the sink. 

Actually, I was productive at my desk, getting some good work done on my book project, which hopefully will make good money for Sparrow For Congress… Actually, it’s written and all that needs to be done is turning it into an ebook and finding a way to sell it and I am close to figuring both of those things out.

And I also got out The Wife’s summer tires…She needs two new ones, and I made an appointment for her at the local mechanic for Saturday…We will swap cars Saturday morning and the shop will swap them out while I sleep…Recall my snow tires are winding down their usefulness, so I am going to keep them on for awhile because we won’t get another season out of them.

That’s a lot for a growing boy so no wonder I was hungry…Lunch was at the local diner…Had a pretty good crowd, too…Todd, the new owner, is still doing good business, which you like to see for the very practical reason that if he shuts down there’s no other place in our small town to eat…For the record, I had a Stromboli, though that might be the last one for a while…The Post’s Memorial Day ceremony is coming up and I will be wearing my Navy dress blues again…The fit last year and I am more or less the same so they will fit again this year, but dropping a few pounds won’t hurt anybody.

I also called the Secretary of State’s audio ballot line to record my name and whatnot for the audio ballot for November’s election for those who don’t see too well…It’s pretty easy but there must be candidates that screw it up because the instructions were meant for dolts.

Say your name, then the office you are running for, including district, then your political party…For example, if your name is John Doe and you are running for state senate from district 24 and you are a Democrat, you would say John Doe, state senate district twenty-four, Democrat.

It was all said in the same tone a kindergarten teacher uses to her students to line up for the bathroom…I’m surprised the instructions didn’t tell us not use John Doe but our real names.

The robins have laid their eggs!!!…I am not making that up!!!…The inside of the nest is too high up for me to see, even on tippy-toes, so I stuck the camera above the nest, took a picture and there they were, four eggs, three next to each other and one below, making them look like a bear claw….They appear to be green, too.  

Sparrow’s Sleep Log: 1:30am Friday morning until 7:30am Friday morning…I would have liked to have gotten to bed earlier, but recall I slept for 12 hours Wednesday night so it took a while before I was tired enough for beddy-by…38.5 hours for the week is more or less the average, so when the weekly numbers are released Sunday morning, there shouldn’t be any surprises. .

The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Anything else is a coincidence.

The Diary of a Nobody was inspired by the 19th century British novel of the same name.

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