“To punish and enslave”
Good he was not Borg. It does feel like a bad day for being assimilated. Enslavement might do tho.
Matěj fell asleep at about 1800 on our way home from a Xmas Eve visit at his grandad. At 2251 he’d approached me at the kitchen table watching John Oliver stand up show saying “Dad, do you realize we did not have any dinner? “. Where I, completely ignoring the fact I’ve actually finished my late dinner merely a while ago, responded “Well, I do. Now, what are we going to do about it?”, only to hear his disarming response, “Nah, not much, I’ll manage until morning, dad.”. Watching him turning around and leaving back for his bed with ease, I remained completely unable to contain my confusion of why would anyone push himself to stand up in the middle of the night only to announce his parent an unexpected irregularity of a regular food supply. I’ve bursted out laughing what made him come back and question my joy. We’ve ended up having a snack. I’m gonna miss this.
There’s this problem we have in our (wider) family. Occasionally we would handle the teaspoons in an unusually harsh way. Currently, our very youngest recorded spoon teaser is Mr. Bruno. Not strong enough yet to beat his related spoon wreckers, he decided to use our washing machine to destroy the nasty spoon. The poor device finally survived but it was a close call.
Ohýbáme lžičky. Nevím jestli to máme v genech, ale nová generace se docela snaží. Poslední zářez si zapsal v necelém roce Bruno, když ve snaze trumfnout bráchu a bráchance v devastaci příborů, nacpal lžičku do pračky. Vůbec nechápu, jak ji dostal těsněním dveří mezi buben a kryt bubnu a ještě větší záhada je, jak se mi ji podařilo neinvazivně vytáhnout. Pračka přežila a další rodinný rekord je na světě.
Last night I’ve been elected a mayor of our community, the 800+ citizens village named Tehov (map). To put it cautiously, our constitutive meeting was surprisingly demanding, both on the side of us, the newly elected council of nine, and the 50+ citizens of our municipality who attended the act. There were several mostly mandatory topics discussed. The most thorough debate though addressed the wages of the council members. Namely those of the new mayor and the new vice-mayor. The number of people who seemingly expect their fellow citizens to work hard yet for free for their own community (which, by the way, more than doubled in the last decade, both in size and its population) seemed to be strikingly high yesterday. Or perhaps and more likely their voices were just a tiny bit louder then the voice of the quiet (and alas rather absent) majority of our understanding voters.
To have a complete picture it is rather important to note that our independent party Tehov 2014 won the election with an overwhelming 80% of votes, all that with a major and openly published concept of two candidates ready to start working full time for the community immediately. The outcome of the elections was an essential confirmation of this plan of ours, as both of these our nominees were elected with the highest absolute count of votes. This was a very strong public message confirming, we should and are expected to start working hard right away. Amazingly enough the outcome of the last night convention was not that clear at all. Both because of the present people, majority of which was from the beaten electorate, and more importantly because of ourselves, the new council, obviously not adequately and equally prepared to bear a natural load of a first public squeeze.
Let’s see where all this goes in the weeks, months and years to come. It is undoubtably an exciting shift in our lives and speaking for my very self, regardless of the slightly constrained outcomes of the yesterday’s initial meeting, I still am looking forward to this experience and opportunity. Most importantly I would like to thank to everyone involved, regardless of any difference of our opinions.
Obviously, the future is never clear, though the important thing is, we shall work to keep it bright.