July 30, 2003
Bath Time Entertainment in the Regrettable Absence of a Rubber Ducky

I was in the bathtub, wiggling my right foot under the cool water coming out of the tap, thinking about not much more than how exhausted I am. Then I started to think about the social and political missteps I’ve made over the last few days because I’ve been so tired. I came up with five, and started assigning them to various wiggling toes according to relative egregiousness. I was just trying to figure out which one I’d put on my big toe when I suddenly remembered a sixth, and used that as an excuse to abandon the effort.