Bob: Looks like you’ve been missing quite a bit of work lately.
Peter: Well, I wouldn’t say I’ve been missing it, Bob.
— from the movie “Office Space”
I should have probably have substituted my name for Peter’s in the above quote, because I have been missing a lot of work lately, without really missing any of it. For example, today, I took the afternoon off, just because the weather was nice. Now that may sound rather cavalier of me, but days as nice as today are not all that common here in Saint Louis. You’ve got to take them when you can.
Today, we went for a bike ride, we being Anne and I. She is almost done for the school year, this is the last week of classes and she had the day off. The park was delightfully uncrowded. About our only impediment there were workmen. Imagine, men working? I guess someone has to do it. I almost got run over by a big riding mower, when without looking, he was looking at Anne, the guy cut me off as he cut across the bike trail right in front of me, but no harm, no foul.
After our last turn around the park, we veered over to the CWE and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. This was our third visit there, in little more than a week. The place is starting to become habit-forming. We both always get the small cup for $5. It comes with two scoops, which we always translate into two different flavors, plus a slice of waffle cone on the side. Anne enjoyed their Darkest Chocolate, which is richly delicious and Churro, a red-hot cinnamon ice cream with pieces of toffee and flakes of pastry in it and of vaguely Mexican origin. I had the Bourbon Salted Pecan, which is like three flavors in one and their Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso. To call it coffee ice cream would be an understatement. It was a delightful repast for a delightful afternoon.