These are the random things I thought about last night while trying to fall asleep. With shipping, I spent around $80 on my electric mattress pad. Although eventually it should greatly lower the cost of heating my house, that's one dollar for every thousand people killed, spent trying to keep my feet warm. I contributed $50 to UNICEF yesterday, which is more than nothing but less than the cost of a heated mattress pad. (Not that I was thinking in terms of mattress pads when I made my donation, it just occurred to me when I looked at the shipping label.)
Last night my favorite barista, my favorite librarian, and I enjoyed a delicious lasagna dinner cooked by the opera singer who doesn't do karaoke, then we all played euchre. We laughed a lot, talked a lot, and generally enjoyed one another's company. I am thankful for my friends.
What does this all mean? Well, nothing, except that the world is very complex.