desperate for time to write

Posted on Wednesday 17 May 2006

sense :: taste // lemon sesame asparagus

I’ve been desperate for enough time to update lately; werk has been pretty hectic and busy these past couple of days, meaning I barely have enough time to get my actual duties accomplished before the rolling ball of more werk falls on my head. I especially hate days like this, when I go from having absolutely nothing to do to a pile on my head that’s impossible to manage because everyone needs something done and they needed it done before they called. Ah, the glory of a crisis-response position.

Anyway. Among the many things happening around the net lately, I was particularly amused by this set of questions from the most recent New Orleans mayoral debate. I mean seriously, the two of them let some really good answers fly in this one, but man, I gotta hand it to Landrieu on this one at least:

Last question: There’s another flood. You are in a rescue boat. You arrive at a rooftop to find Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. There’s only room for one in the boat. Who do you take?

Landrieu: They both get left.

Nagin: I give them the boat and get on the roof and wait for the helicopter.

Nagin hands out his own in some of the earlier questions, but man, wish we could get questions like that when it comes to presidential elections; it’d make sussing out a candidate’s personality much easier.

In other news, I thought they got rid of booth babes at E3, but apparently not so much. I hope at least this time they were told what characters or icons from what games they were modeling; when last year we found out that some companies just said “wear this and make money” and alternatively many of the models said “okay!” I figured that was pretty sad. I mean seriously, you don’t have to be a gamer to be a model, but if you’re in the middle of a video game convention wearing a costume, you figure you’d at least like to know who the hell you are, and you figure your employers would at least bother to tell you.

One of my favorite blogs, the party like a rock star blog, pointed out this article and this article to help you get the most out of your clothes and make them last longer. Personally, I had been skeptical about the merits of washing your clothes inside out to preserve the exterior, but this sold me on the notion. Good tips in there.

Also, it looks like America isn’t the only country with problems relating to minorities. Japan is alienating its oldest native people, the Ainu. If you’re not familiar, consider them like our Native Americans, only with older civilizations, since after all, they were there before the land bridge that allowed our Native Americans and First Nations to be founded existed. It’s kind of sad; but I suppose the issue of representation and authority for native peoples is a problem in just about every country around the world. Still, I hope someone else will pick up the banner for the Ainu and champion their representation in government.

Finally, in additionally amusing news, life imitates art, and gloriously at that.

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