Ellen recently changed jobs at the hospital where she works. The upside to this is that she no longer gets home at 10:30. The downside is that she gets home around 7:30, which is still a little late when you plan to have a long evening. We watched The Fellowship of the Ring, and I got to bed around 1:40 AM. I can do that occasionally, but I've been getting to bed late all week. I should be up around 6:00 every morning. Today it was about 7:25, and since I absolutely can't leave the house without a shower and clean teeth, I was late to work. My boss is really lenient about being late -- I wouldn't even have to make up the time I missed -- but I've noticed that when someone makes an exception for me, I fight for more exceptions. My next job probably won't be so flexible, so this is as good a time as any to start taking responsibility.
But yeah, last night was good, she liked the movie, and at some point in the near future we'll watch The Two Towers.
As I said, I got up late this morning. Nate was still in bed, but since I was the one whose schedule was shifted, I went back upstairs to let him have the first shot at the bathroom. While I was waiting, I checked my e-mail, and found that I'd been sent an e-card inviting me to a wedding, which seems kind of tacky to me. Even tackier is the fact that the guy, whom I couldn't place at first, talks about how he met this girl over spring break in Florida, where she's been working as a stripper whose stage name is The Nipples from Naples. I'd almost like to search for that phrase on Google, but I'm at work. Anyway, I just figured out that Scott is a guy who was in my Management and Intimidation class in the fall semester of 2000. He had my e-mail address because we did a couple of group projects together, and I get the sneaking suspicion that he sent the invitation to everybody in his Eudora address book or something. Creepy.
Oh, and the Muzak at work is shaping up (as if I even care -- I have headphones). Yesterday they played Duran Duran's Ordinary World and the Deodato version of Also Sprach Zarathustra (the one from the movie Being There).