I left work early Saturday night because I thought I would become snarled in Elton John traffic on the way. So, I buzzed down 70, waiting for the backup of cars. Surprisingly, there wasn't any.
As I cut through on 670, I was still surprised to see hardly any traffic. Where were all these people who were going to see Sir Elton in concert?
Then it occurred to me...I was coming from the east. Jackson County. Land of people who are paying for the arena, but actually can't afford to go. It also occurred to me that in the land of Jackson, there might not be a huge Elton John following. I suspect the ratio of Garth Brooks fans to Elton fans to be very lopsided.
I popped out onto 35 South and saw the traffic coming from the Kansas side. Ahhh...so that's where the majority of the tickets went.
I'm still grossed out by the fact that there is a dead opossum sitting in a yellow garbage bag in my driveway. Brother is going to toss it in outgoing garbage for Monday. I don't care what he does with it, as long as I don't have to touch it. I'm kind of weird about that. I don't like touching dead animals. People are okay, but critters? No way!
I've decided to resume classes in the spring. It appears that to have a position beyond what I currently do, you have to have a Bachelors in Nursing. I only have an Associates. I find it amusing how some people put so much weight in a BSN degree vs an ADN degree. We learn the same things, we sit for the same boards, we can do the same job for the same salary. The only thing different is that the BSN programs have a couple more lessons in leadership...which also amuses me. I've always held to the belief that leadership isn't just learned by reading a book on it. That's like reading a book on surgery, and then proclaiming yourself a neurosurgeon. History tells us that all great leaders overcame some form of adversity to become the strong leaders of their day. And when I mean adversity, I'm not talking about a hangover you got once from partying too hard at a frat house. Or that you are going to have to actually work for money because once you graduate, the parent's take their credit card away.
At any rate, I figured I may as well start classes now. I may dislike my job, but they offer a pretty good tuition reimbursement deal. In a year I can bridge to the BSN, then take Bosshole's job.