: a ride at an amusement park which is like a small, open train with tracks that are high off the ground and that have sharp curves and steep hills, greatly enjoyed by me and my daughter.
: a situation or experience that involves sudden and extreme changes, such as what my favorite sports teams, including teams from Pittsburgh, namely the Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates, put me through on a regular basis.
: working for the Federal Government.
: a metaphor for my life. Example: This week.
***Whew! This has been one heckuva week!
Monday was a nice, normal day, back when, you know, I actually was ALLOWED to work. Then came Tuesday...
Tuesday was the big shutdown. Our elected officials decided that, since they didn't want to let the opposing side to get their way, they would rather see the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT shut itself down, meaning all "non-essential" Federal workers were forbidden to go to work (including me) by law.
I spent the day watching TV and doing things around the house. Like laundry. And relaxing. May as well make the best of the situation, you know?
Wednesday was a day spent on phone calls and attempting to get a plan into place for my employees to complete the immediate work which was halted by the shutdown. Even though I didn't work, it felt like I was, and much of the day was spent in that capacity. This morning, I actually went to the office and it felt great! It was a bit eerie being in such an empty building, and I was the only person on my entire floor to be at work, but I got a lot done, even if it was only for four hours.
Then it was time for Game 1 of the National League playoff game between the Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.
So my week has been a roller coaster ride. It's a good thing I like roller coasters. I'm hoping for good things at work tomorrow, and I'm hopeful the Pirates can right the ship and get back on the winning track. I also hope our elected officials will do their job so that I and my 107 out of work employees can get back to work and we can do our jobs. And as much as I like roller coasters, I'm ready to get off of this one.
Have a great evening, everyone!