Thursday, December 22, 2005

‘Twas an hour before closing…

and all through the Capitol, not a creature was stirring, except me.
The Assembly had a half day today, and many of the Senate offices closed early too. The building is eerily silent and while I was walking around on my lunch break I felt like I was in a weird dream where I am transported to the center of California government only to realize that no one is charge of the state.

It was particularly startling to walk into the empty halls from my buzzing office. We’re in here busily chipping away at next year’s bill ideas until five. I am learning that our work ethic has quite a reputation around here.

I don’t mind staying a bit longer than other staffers because I’m pretty excited about the bill ideas that I’m following. I have a number of initiatives that are on the cutting edge of privacy policy. I wish I could tell you about them, but they’re classified.

O.K. nothing is really classified, but I still shouldn’t post about what I’m working on.

After hours, I’ve been busy with mundane activities that eat up a lot of time: holiday shopping, GRE test preparation, regularly visiting my doctor to deal with a serious infection that makes me really exhausted and won’t go away.

My infection has really been the defining characteristic of my life for the past few weeks. If not working, shopping, or studying, I’ve been in bed. The bacteria that makes me sick has grown resistant to a number of antibiotics. I’m trying a third antibiotic now, and I think it may be working (fingers crossed). In January, I’m getting passed from the care of my doctor to an urologist who may understand why I get sick so often. Oh, I just can’t wait to find out what kind of unsavory procedures are common for urology patients.

So, I’ve had a mundane couple of weeks. Devin and I leave tonight for San Diego and L.A. and I hope that I feel well enough when I’m down there to engage in some holiday revelry that's worth writing about.


  • At 1:17 AM, Blogger EastBayRockStar said…

    Get better soon! The world needs you! Have a great holiday trip.

  • At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am very worried about your condition. Are the doctors telling you everything?
    A friend


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