In other news, this week I received the gift I picked out as my five-year service award from the paper. My choice: a nifty Casio sports watch with a black band. And what do I get? A nifty Casio sports watch with a blue-and-black band. Blue-and-black, not black, which is extremely disappointing. I mean, do I look like the type of person who’d wear a blue-and-black watch? Given certain truths about … work stuff … I find it only fitting that the five-year service award of my choice should, in fact, not be of my choice after all.