Well, I wave my white flag. Here I sit waiting for the latest installment of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GoT). I’m looking forward to watching the great clockwork map spin by and hearing the timber of the cello as the introduction begins and leads me into Westeros. I let myself get caught up in all the drama, passion, political intrigue, and wonder that goes on in #GoT.
Yes, the books are better. They always are. However, I’m thoroughly enjoying the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s books. I was about a season late to this party and “binge watched” episodes to catch up. In between the seasons, I’ve read several of the books. I have my favorite characters (even the ones I know are doomed) – no spoilers here.
After a week of researching tariffs, reading through mountains of regulations and statutes and manipulating data for clarity and understanding, I’m ready to escape. There are no telephone, cable or electricity issues in Westeros.
I’m sure keeping up with the tax rates in King’s Landing are more challenging than locating a county 911 rate or calculating a per minute access rate. And keeping up with the Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, their banner men, and the ever shifting alliances and betrayals definitely seems more challenging than monitoring legislation and rule changes at all the state regulatory commissions.However, I’m not looking to analyze why I like it. I’ll save those brain cells for the upcoming work week.
For now, I’ll send the kids off to bed, grab my beverage of choice and kick back to watch Game of Thrones. “Winter is coming” and it’s gonna be great.