And if you keep on asking I'll just keep saying so, this isn't what I wanted, it isn't what I mean, just let them keep on talking, don't you pay them any mind.
That's the full title of this blog.
Back to work. I got to go canoeing yesterday, and I will get to go again tomorrow. So far, so good on algae, too.
I should be writing, you know, real stuff like the novels I will never release, not a blog post. I am about 2/3 done with my second one, and have plans for a third already because too much stuff happened in the second one to try to wrap up in a rush. It's not like I'm gonna do anything with these anyway, so who cares, right? I understand how these turn into crazy several part novels now. It's weird, I'll thinking about what I want to write, and then when i sit down to write it, somehow the characters are like, 'nah, we don't like that idea, how about we do this instead, and you need to figure out how to get us out of this later, k? thanks!'. Sometimes I feel like I plan events and then they go all askew without my permission. I'm not even sure what that's all about but it happens a lot.
Anyway, life is kind of back to normal, which is nice. Somehow there is never enough time in the day and that's nothing new to anyone ever anywhere.
This whole thing with the gorilla in Cincinnati, well, I met that gorilla kinda sorta a few weeks ago during the May major water circuit. We were on an environmental sustainability tour of Cincy Zoo and he was super aggressive at the time. We stayed too long by his enclosure and he started running back and forth, then splashed water at us across the moat. The whole thing saddens me, and I'm really really tired of all of the shame-blame culture that we have around events like this. You know, sometimes shit happens. Sometimes people do dumb things. Sometimes kids slip away in a blink of an eye and then bad things happen. And sometimes people are just lucky it wasn't them, you know?
Also, as much as I like taking my kids to the zoo, zoos are horrible places.
So much distraction from real issues, from things that matter. We should all prepare for our new American CEO, Mr. Trump.
We will see how the Republican National Convention goes next month. I wanted to go see Ministry and Helmet but it's during the RNC and I worry that the city will be impossible to traverse. They are having an anarchist national convention, you know, because.