January 25th, 2006


The wages of venial sin are a flight change in Atlanta.

They call them mortal sins for a reason, after all.

G-d has apparently decided to fire a shot across my bow for checking out this Fark photoshop contest, for which many Farkers are getting aisle and window seats to Hell; on my return from Washington, I have to change planes in Atlanta. This experience is apparently right up there with colonoscopies and cavity searches; the late Lewis Grizzard was known to curse people with: "May you go to Hell and change planes at Hartsfield." Well, we'll see. Grizzard's been dead a while and for all I know they've completely revamped the place a la Reagan National, or replaced it like they did the Launching Pad.

Everything seemed to take forever this morning, and once again I was late to work, not arriving until shortly after 0900. Maybe I shouldn't have packed lunch after all...regardless, after a short lunch today and the extra 20 minutes I'll be working tonight, I'll be caught up for the week. I'm thinking I need to switch the clock radio back to rock in the morning, because the classical just doesn't seem to be cutting it....I just lay there for a few minutes after the music starts, unable to tell whether I'm awake or just dreaming. What I really need is The Senator from the old Harden & Weaver show on WMAL down home. That character was a Foghorn Leghorn type who would banter with one of the hosts for a couple of minutes about some current Capitol HIll stupidity (an inexhaustible topic) before introducing a rousing march tune by John Philip Sousa or similar composer, and there was nothing quite like it for getting you going in the morning. Sadly, Weaver died in 1992 from heart and kidney failure; he is probably better remembered as the original voice of Smokey the Bear.

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So the Thomas Dolby Retrospectacle CD showed up yesterday; I promptly threw it in the Deskpro's CD player and gave it a listen. Then I took it to work this morning and tried it once more with headphones. How was it?
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Now to do a little more work on the Stipple-APA before heading home.