Yesterday was supposed to be a riot. But not the kind that actually happened. After working for 12 hours on Tuesday to close out the month of April, I was looking forward to being lazy yesterday. At work, I was able to succeed at that, and it was also a day to celebrate my son’s 5 year anniversary of being legally adopted by us. We were going to have a little celebration with him and visit a park, buy a cake and make it kind of a big deal. Of course, he just wanted to eat hot dogs at his friends house, so we let him and went and got him a cake. We had the cake, got the kids ready for bed and I sat down in my very comfortable lazy chair and prepared to zone out for the rest of the night by ignoring what was on the television, while reading and commenting on other people’s entertainingly not bitter blogs.
The television just happened to be on NBC, which would have been The Voice. When it is on, and nothing else is on I will watch it. But instead we got Breaking News(is this a new program?). Apparantly people in the Seattle area like to riot about things. The news alerted us that last year there was a May Day riot and the police force is ready for the people that caused last year’s “May Day” riots. So I figured that meant there wouldn’t be any. Wrong. Riots make me so bitter.
First of all, I have no idea what this one is about. (Did all the Starbucks run out of coffee? Is it the two straight days of sun that protesters won’t put up with?) I guess if I paid attention when the news came on, I would know. I would watch the news if other things like Seinfeld reruns weren’t so interesting. I mean the one about the golf ball in whale was on! I can easily ignore the news at that time. But when the news interupts when I am trying to watch The Voice, or NBA basketball, then I get bitter. Can the riots just wait until prime time is over?
Also I was trying to concentrate on reading blogs. There was screaming and loud flash bombs and fireworks and people screaming profanity. Could the riot keep it down a little? My kids shouldn’t have to be subjected to the noise when they are trying to sleep. Haven’t they ever heard of Quiet Riot? So instead of having a riot celebrating my son’s adoption day, we watched a riot on TV. They will do anything for sweeps week I guess. Bitter.
Bitter Quiet Riot Ben