So I landed in some hot water yesterday with my department. It was a ridiculous misunderstanding on my part, and I won't go into the details here. (It's a somewhat amusing story, even if, as always, I'm the butt of the joke, so if you know me IRL, feel free to ask.) Suffice to say, I was in a fairly bad mood earlier today, when the full scope of my faux pas came into light. I think what really annoyed me was that the whole thing was entirely inadvertent on my part. I don't mind if people are upset with me for things I deliberately do; I did the deed, I made a choice, and I face consequences. But when it's something that happens through a confusion of communication, it's so much more frustrating, because it seems so avoidable. And thus, I was in a bad mood.
Which seemed unfortunate, because I was attending a wedding in the late afternoon/early evening. But it actually turned out to be just the thing I needed. A lovely lady and good friend of mine was marrying another lovely lady, and I was very happy to be there. It was an outdoor wedding in a park, and it was fairly short (mercifully so, given the heat today and my insistence that I come fully suited). But it packed a lot of emotional bang for its buck. A friend of theirs officiated, and said some very nice things about marriage, and another friend recited a poem about love. And not just any poem about love--the best poem about love, e e cummings' "i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)." You may remember it, because I printed it in full here. Now, as I've said before I love weddings (Actually, a search of my blog suggests that I've never . I'm not fond of hearing people discuss them, plan them, or debate them, but the weddings themselves? Awesome. Combine that with a beautiful ceremony, my favorite love-themed poem without a metric, and a brief delay for a pigeon rescue (long story), and it was the mood equalizer I needed.
So... I guess the take-away here is that I had a good day, on average.
...Good night, folks.