The 3 to 11 Shift

When describing the life of a legislator, I would often say, “Basically, it’s like working the 3 to 11 shift.” Legislators work when other people can go to meetings. So late afternoon and evening times are nearly always booked.

Saturdays, too. It’s a light Saturday that includes only two or three meetings and drop-bys. Then, usually, there’s some more formal affair in the evening.

So that’s why today feels so, well, liberated. I got up. I went to Starbucks, where I read the paper from front to back. I worked out.

Then I worked in my yard. This is newsworthy stuff–for 20 years, my lawn work has consisted of doing the minimum necessary to stay ahead of a neighborhood petition.

Hey, Saxman–there’s life after the GA.

2 thoughts on “The 3 to 11 Shift”

  1. Nice try, Vivian. Not even a possibility until I finish my own. That will be in about 10 years.

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