Weeks #44 &45: Double time

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”–C.S. Lewis

There are seven weeks left in this year. Seven AN52 things. I have ideas for a few of the weeks, but this is the final countdown & it’s making me nervous. There’s a sensation of simultaneously straining uphill at the end of a marathon & tumbling down a mountain at the head of an avalanche. I don’t like it. But I am proud of all that I’ve accomplished this year & a strong finish will just be the ring on the Hobbit (which I’m super excited for, by the way!).

So one step at a time, soldier on, stiff upper lip & all that, wot, wot! Last week (#44), I completed my AN52 thing on time, but hadn’t gotten to the post before the week expired. Stella the guitar has been a part of my life since I was 14. She & I have had great times together & written a lot of silly half-songs. However, I am ashamed to say that I’ve only had the strings changed twice & never once by me, until—you can see what’s coming—last week! With my boss’s help, I changed two guitar strings (& broke a string & a bottom peg).

Since it’s the election year & week & day, no prizes for guessing what I did today. Though I’ve voted in a presidential election once before via mail-in ballot, this was my first time at the presidential polls. & I’ve found the key for the perfect voting experience is three-fold. 1) Get up ridiculously early to beat the lines & long estimated wait time. 2) Grab a McMuffin to leisurely enjoy while waiting in line. Proceed to scarf down in 4 minutes (due to hunger & actual wait time). 3) Go with a friend. Friends make everything better. Et voilá—merry Mc-vote-y magic!

Stay tuned folks, for seven more weeks of mayhem, homestretches & crazy inane avalanches!

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