I don't know what the deal is with me today, but nothing's quite working. I can't quite control my mouth. I feel like I'm slurring and stuttering more than usual. I can't quite control my hands. Writing seems to be more difficult than usual. It almost feels like I'm not fully awake four hours after I got out of bed. My head still feels like it's stuffed with cotton batting, although my mood is nowhere near as dark as it usually is first thing in the morning when this stuffed-head feeling is normal. I should have just called in sick today and taken a nap.
Actually, I had originally planned to be out today anyway. Back in November I had reserved rooms in a DC-area hotel before the cost of rooms skyrocketed as the hotels realized that demand would be huge for this week. I thought it would have been cool to take E to the inauguration. It'd make for a cool story that he was in DC for such a historic inauguration even though he was too young to remember it.
Then, as the excitement wore off and I started to realize that I wasn't the only numbnuts who thought being in town for the inauguration would be a good idea, I gradually started to doubt my choice. I also realized that I probably could find a better use for the money I was spending on four nights in a hotel when it was likely I wouldn't get to see much than the backs of the people in front of me. A couple of weeks ago I ended up cancelling my reservation. Turns out that I made the right decision in the end. I'm looking at the crowd on the Mall today and it's just a sea of people. I doubt I would have enjoyed my trip very much with that massive press of humanity.
Still would have been nice not to have to show up for work today.