I started this post about 2 weeks ago:
This coming week is going to be a rough one. I begin my new, longer commute tomorrow. The few times I’ve driven it for the day, I’ve been very tired when I get home. Now it’s going to multiplied by 5. And, the boss is taking the week off! Yikes! I’m going to be held accountable. I’m not going to be able to schlep into work late.
Well, it was indeed the week from hell. I had not one, but two one-on-one sessions with two different generals. When the boss came back this past Monday, I told him he was never allowed to go on leave ever again.
The hours are significantly longer. I work 10-11 hour days—and then there’s the commute. Most nights I don’t even bother turning on the computer. Last weekend I was totally wiped out. At least this weekend I have a little pep.
Last weekend I stopped by the library and got a couple “books on tape.” Right now I’m listening to My Man Jeeves, which is a series of short stories by P.G. Wodehouse. The stories are supposed to be about Bertie Wooster and his all-knowing butler Jeeves, but the last few stories I’ve listened to have been about Reggie Pepper. I cry “Foul!” or at least “False advertising!” as I find the Bertie & Jeeves stories much more interesting than the Reggie stories. Although Reggie’s “Rallying Round Old George” is pretty entertaining.
Several years ago, PBS had a tv series about Bertie and Jeeves that was quite fun. At the time, I knew of the actor who played Jeeves, but not the guy who played Bertie. I just looked it up on Amazon and what do I find? Jeeves and Wooster (as the series was called) starred Stephen Fry as Jeeves (and darned if I know how I knew him, unless it was from A Fish Called Wanda) and, as Bertie? Hugh Laurie! Good Lord, how old was he then? Well, I think Bertie was somewhere in his mid-twenties, and the series wasn’t as old as I’d thought. So guess it makes sense that Laurie now plays a mid-late 40-ish doctor.
Gosh, you never know what you’ll find on the interwebz.