I wake up today mindful of how I am going to go about my day. I will not listen to the radio or watch TV or read the news or surf the web until 8 pm tonight. Or expose myself to any possible source of news that will tell me who the next American Idol is. (On the matter of self exposure, I am also mindful of not exposing myself to children and horses.)
Despite my efforts, there are those out there who (unwittingly) want to ruin my day.