31 October 2009 No Rain…please.
This week on Capitol Hill, while our elected employees have barked like a pack of angry seals in quicksand into cable news cameras about a Strong Public Option to the health care reform bill, the weather outside has been rain and autumn gloom.
The Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building, where I now write this post, is approximately equadistant from the Capitol Building and the bar I tend tonight and have been working seven nights of every week since August.
The bar’s proximity to the Capitol makes foot traffic the difference between my ability to earn a living wage every night, or walking home with less cash in my pocket than is worth mugging me for. The latter has been the case all week, and so today’s overcast — pictured above from the aforementioned Jefferson Building’s north patio — makes me nervous, as tonight is Halloween: an otherwise potential firestorm of gratuity and dance music.