I went to graduate school at Virginia Tech. I live 30 miles from Virginia Tech. I work part-time at Virginia Tech. If you caught the news at all yesterday, I'm sure you saw that Virginia Tech was in the news. Again. For shootings. Again. This time, a police officer and, presumably, the shooter are dead. All of this happened about a mile from my office on the one day this week that I was in the office. So, you can imagine, I didn't get much done yesterday as we sat in lockdown, streaming the local TV station on our computers, and watching police cars drive by.
So after yesterday's afternoon of uncertainty as we sat in lockdown anxiously awaiting news that they had found the shooter and that it was safe to go home, all I felt like doing was coming home and indulging in numerous simple pleasures: a hot shower, a cup of tea, and reading a fluffy, feel good book, cozily tucked into my nice, warm bed with a fuzzy, purring cat at my side.