Flat Tires and Elections

What do those have in common? Pretty much nothing, except that I’m dealing with both today. I had a plan to write a post more grad school specific today (and it’s even half done), but as it’s now approaching late afternoon, I’m just going to post quickly about my day.

The plus about being a grad student, is rarely having your time completely scheduled. You can do errands in the middle of the day, and work in the evenings. Or whatever works for you. Of course, this kind of screws you over when you end up with a slow leaking tire and need to take it in. It was not convenient from the location I took the car to get a ride home (bus or shuttle) and I wasn’t willing to pay for a taxi. I thought it would take about an hour. Instead, it took over three! What a waste of a morning, and I was pretty mad by the end. There went my whole morning. If I had known that, I could have brought my laptop and got work done. Lesson of the day: always bring work with you, if you’re going to have to wait.

Today is election day for those of us in Canada. It’s actually kind of exciting since the polls have changed a lot from the beginning and there’s been some interesting campaigning by various political members. I managed to get in and vote after my frustrating morning. Thankfully it didn’t take long. But I know I’ll be glued to my TV tonight to watch as the results roll in. So, even though I’ve got lots of work to do, I know I’m going to be glued to the TV tonight. And, by the way, who’s smart idea was it to put new episodes of TV on tonight (Castle) against the election coverage?

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