Well, I nearly fell on my butt several times this morning, just attempting to walk to my car to go to work. It’s hard enough to have to go to the office every morning without having to risk my life for it. Apparently we got quite a bit of freezing rain last night because everything was coated in a sheet of ice that is undetectable until you step on it, at which point your feet get the bright idea they want to be in the air rather than planted on the Earth.
All I was trying to do was put some rock salt down so my daughter and wife wouldn’t trip on the ice. Luckily, each time I felt myself fall I was able to catch my self. It was close, though.
I attempted to be a good citizen and watch the State of the Union address. I made it this far: “Madam Speaker, Vice President Cheney, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Seven years have passed since I first stood before you at this rostrum. In that time, our country has been tested in ways none of us could have imagined” . I switched it off after that. It’s not worth the increase in my blood pressure.