Because it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday this week, Jodi, the Kitchen Manager, made Green Eggs and Ham for the kids. The eggs were very green, thanks to a little food coloring. The ham was regular, ham color.
Because Jodi made too much, there were leftovers.
Because the leftovers were available, I had some, and the ham was really yummy. I complimented Jodi on the ham.
Because she was flattered, she offered me all the rest of the leftover ham.
That got me thinking. About a nice ham and cheese sandwich. About how beautiful the weather is today. About the very long hours I have put in this week: writing proposals; presentations; award nominations; and doing a load of post-testing. About how much I want to pack some ham sandwiches into a little backpack, got on the tandem with Chuck and have a sunny, picnic-y day off tomorrow.
I went to see my boss. She told me to take it and not even call it a vacation day. Just consider it a compensatory day for all the extra hours I did this week.
Do you like green eggs and ham?! I do so like green eggs and ham! And I will like them on a bike, and I might like them with a kite; I would like them at a park, and with a beer, and with my guy. And I will take my sunscreen, too…