A Very Unmerry Christmas is a fitting end to a shitty year

2016 can go to hell; I can’t think of a single positive thing that’s happened to me this year.

In the fifteen months since we married, my husband has spent a few days per month–a week at most–at home. He’s been around so little in 2016 that he never spent two consecutive weekends in Ventura.

As a fitting end to this wretched year, Chris will miss Christmas due to work obligations, just as he did last year. If I see my husband again before 2017, it will truly be a Christmas miracle.

RCMP: Impaired driver nabbed by excavator

A Canadian drunk driver confronted an excavator operator, and the operator won:

In conversing with the driver, the operator observed signs of intoxication and as a result ‘prevented’ the driver from fleeing with the ‘bucket’ on the excavator…

The photo that accompanies the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s press release is spectacular. 😂

http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/en/news/2016/22/q

Hiring cleaners

About a year ago, we hired cleaners. I felt rather silly at the time, paying someone else to clean my apartment. At the same time, my husband spent the last 13 months working from Texas, and I didn’t want to squander the brief times we had together. Honestly, if you had only a few days a month with your significant other, wouldn’t you find ways to make the best use of that time?

Despite their coming twice a month, I still don’t know what to do with myself when they’re here, though. 😂

VICE: Turns Out Wearing a Hi-Vis Vest Gets You into Everything for Free

VICE featured a story yesterday about two guys who bought a few of those reflective vests that construction and maintenance workers wear, and used them to get into random places they wouldn’t otherwise be allowed. I’m genuinely impressed with how effective the vests were.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/turns-out-wearing-a-hi-vis-vest-gets-you-into-everything-for-free