Today I am grateful for:
- My two pet snakes, Ava and Delilah. They are both a pain in the ass to handle and cleaning up after them is pretty gross, but it’s also very interesting to be so near an animal that is so alien. Being near them, watching them, is fascinating.
- Afternoons are much too hot. Laziness is imposed. There is no alternative but to lay as still as possible to keep from generating any more heat than the body must. Naps are inevitable, and cold beer is a refreshing remedy.
- All the little things my wife needs me for, like making the frozen pizzas or the overnight oats. It’s nice to have things in your relationship that you are best at and things your partner is best at. Everyone gets to feel needed, smart, and superior sometimes, and no matter what we want to believe we all absolutely need that every once in a while.