My blotter is here. I’m happy. It is gorgeous.
I know this is going to sound silly but I’m going to post a picture of the real thing tomorrow – it’ll look a lot like this but without the lettering. That ridiculous picture doesn’t do it a bit of justice and neither will the picture I take, either.
I do plan on having it framed. It’ll go between my favorite professional documents in my office. USPTO and NASA type stuff.
In such company it will look extremely ridiculous, like tube socks on a banty rooster, and I will probably be threatened with termination if I do not take it down. And then it will become this big crossroads decision.
Do I want to take a stand, thereby being terminated, being unable to make payments on our mortgage, losing everything in the house to cover how far underwater we are, being forced to live in an ancient jeep, the wife and kids leaving me for a more successful model/parental unit (like a shoe salesman who sells steroids to high school jocks), me ending up on skid row, selling my body for cheap tawdry sex with movie starlets just to pay for my one-can-a-day gold paint habit?
Or do I want to keep my job?
I’ll get back to you on that. Gonna sleep on it.