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Current Mood: sore
It looks like the news of the Mother’s shutdown from last week stirred up a bit of a panic. I hope you all were able to find at least one final bag for yourself. I myself have more stashed away than I’ll be able to consume before they go bad. Thanks in large part to our own Booty Lou, who personally plundered the East Bay for me. Thank you, Sus!!!
Other than that, it was a pretty tame weekend and week. I got to see Sean and Anna and meet some of their friends. Skipped Gossip this month (Misfits night? Hmmm…). Had some R&R time on Sunday, relaxing in the sun. Been tired and anxious all week, but not entirely sure why.
I should mention that I got a new phone. And while that in and of itself isn’t big news, part of this transaction included a switch to Verizon and a huge improvement in my reception, particularly while at home. So if you’ve been a victim of the persistent buzzing on the line when you talk to me at home… your troubles are over. The new phone is nice too though. They’re getting more and more like little computers, and this one has a QWERTY keyboard and can store a bunch of MP3s, for all the good that will do me. And I finally broke down and got a Bluetooth device too, mainly for driving. So yes, now I’m going to be one of those d-bags walking around looking like he’s talking to himself. But what else is new?
Did you all watch the debate yesterday? Oh man, I know that most people just saw what they wanted to see, but what I saw was a very negative McCain offering nothing but desperate allegations, all of which were categorically explained and dismissed by Obama. Maybe I’m wrong here, but it’s just like 2000 and 2004 when I watched Bush speak and thought to myself, “there’s no way that half the country is buying this.” And yet they did, and Bush was elected. Twice. And now, the same people that are only now seeing the error of their ways with Bush (evidenced by his record-breaking low approval ratings) are buying McCain instead. When will you learn? I don’t usually fret too much about things like the economy, as I always figure the experts are on the case and it will be taken care of. But even I’ve been sweating the last couple of weeks. Obama’s got a reasonable lead in the polls, and getting him into the White House is our first positive step on the sure-to-be-decades-long path towards undoing the damage Bush has done. I’m hopeful that Obama’s going to win, but I’m waiting to see what other last-minute tricks the Republicans have up their sleeves. And I shudder to think what we’re in for if Frodo fails and McCain gets the ring.
And if that wasn’t enough doom and gloom… P.S. tomorrow is the 19th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Oh yeah, and then Tuesday will be the 140th anniversary of the last big Hayward Fault earthquake. Which just so happens to shake about every 140 years or so. Sounds like we’ll have a Bay Area disaster on our hands any day now. 🙁
I don’t anticipate many of you reading this and getting back to me in time to affect my decision, but tomorrow morning I will have the opportunity to get this year’s flu shot. For the first time in my life, I’m seriously considering it. Especially after my miserable flu experience last year. Any strong opinions one way or the other?
Well shit, kids. I’m beat. And I don’t have a quote for you this time either, so I’ll continue with my vintage T.V. theme as of late. Honestly, I remember very little about the Buck Rogers show. But for some reason, I remember the opening sequence very well. Do you?