Yeesh, there are dates when the commutes to and from Lansing goes swimmingly, and those when it doesn’t. Today: Not one of those days, although not that anything awful happened. A chain-reaction accident on 127 clogged us for a while. And then it was a fairly eventful day, and a drive home enlivened by fun with Voice Control, my primitive iPhone’s early version of Siri:
“Play songs by Lady Gaga.”
PLAYING SONGS BY LADY GAGA.
And so on. (Nothing like Lady Gaga for a boring drive.)
“Play songs by the Rolling Stones.”
PLAYING SONGS BY NEIL YOUNG.
“No, play songs by the Rolling Stones.”
PLAYING SONGS BY RUFUS THOMAS.
It’s sort of fun, actually. Sometimes I listen to Mitch Albom’s radio show. I wish Mitch would figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, because this is two of his many media outlets where he mostly seems to be doing it with half his enthusiasm tied behind his back. But let’s speak no more of him.
This was the subject of the press conference — the release of the Center for Michigan’s year-long community engagement project, asking the public what it wants from its public schools. What it wants is, by and large, not what the legislature wants to make state policy. Oh, it’ll be an interesting budget this year.
And with this lameness, I leave you with my final words of the day: Pizza, wine, zzzzz.