dangerous times

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2006

sense :: smell // chinese food

Sadly, the chinese food isn’t mine, the ladies I share an office with ordered chinese. They did ask if I wanted to order with them, which was nice enough.

That’s okay, I’m planning on going out for lunch. Where, however, is the next-and natural-question. No clue, but I usually have no idea until I’m in the car.

Anyway. Today’s my Friday, since Raevyn’s birthday is on Saturday and we took tomorrow off to relax (and throw a party in the evening, so we’re off to the liquor grocery store this evening for provisions) and I couldn’t possibly be happier about that. For being a short week it’s been pretty rough, and next week isn’t shaping up to be much better, since a couple of folks are out of the office and it essentially leaves me in command. Good times.

In other news, I got a chance to hear this story again this morning from NPR’s “Driveway Moments” podcast, and it was just as good this time as it was the first time I heard it over a year ago while driving up on Friday night to Pennsylvania to see Raevyn. After I heard it, I was immediately obsessed with The Conet Project, and Raevyn even bought the 4-CD set for me for Christmas. Shamefully, I haven’t listened to it yet, but I think I’ll have to remedy that this evening. Speaking of which, those t-shirts look pretty cool, I might have to snag one at some point.

So. Only 15 days left until Otakon. Glorious, glorious vacation.

Raevyn and I were discussing this morning why more people haven’t been talking about The President’s groping of German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G8 Summit in Russia. It’s been remarkably ignored by the mainstream media, and the last time I heard about it was on NPR by a caller calling in to a political show, a caller whom the political analyst quickly dismissed. Personally, I’m in complete agreement with the German commenter’s perspective in the linked post. It’s embarrassing as an American when your leader is so tactless, but according to reports, Bush didn’t exactly redeem himself Stateside when speaking to the NAACP today. Ah well. Stupid is as stupid does, as they say.

2 Comments for 'dangerous times'

    July 21, 2006 | 10:39 am

    Those Number Stations recordings are wild. Just wild. Very interesting.

    As for Bush’s “Liebes-Attacke,” I couldn’t help but think of Narilka’s co-worker . . .

    July 21, 2006 | 3:08 pm

    Ack! You know…now that you connect those dots, it’s eerie. 🙁

    re: number stations – isn’t that amazing? And so creepy at the same time. And they’re still in active use today!

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