July 5th, 2006


Multitudes are marching to the big kettle drum

Well, this is shaping up to be a busier week than I thought it would be, partially because I have all the memory of a busted sieve. Tonight I need to take care of the last unfinished business from last year's registration, and if that doesn't run too late get some laundry done before the weekend...would have done that last night but decided to be lazy and break open the package from Haband. The 4X guayabera is extremely comfortable, and ought to last me a few years if I take good care of it.

Thursday night I'll head over to the Sheraton after work to see if michaellee and thaadd need any help with Programming stuff, then go home and do most of my packing up; the nose hose will have to wait until Friday morning.

Nothing big to report about the 4th. P and I did some grilling and some swimming, but I was too tired from that by the time 9 PM rolled around to want to go anywhere for fireworks. The Edina display was visible from the living room window - maybe not as cool as being right there at the park, but on the other hand there were no mosquitoes or traffic to deal with either. Net win, imao.

No one knows this like I do

Well, how about that? Apparently even the failure to journal at all last week doesn't stop the relentless shedding of weight! Weighed in this morning at the Baker Building Weight Watchers office since my WW At Work session would have been yesterday and so was cancelled, and to my delight I am down to 415.8, which is a whole two pounds down from last week. True, this is almost two pounds more than I was carrying around at this time last year (not really sure about that since I had no weigh-in on this week last year) but still, it's PROGRESS.

I think the big change is due to the swimming and the fact that I'm really only eating one big meal a day. Whatever is happening, the important thing is to keep it happening...so I think I'll be packing my trunks for this weekend. God only knows when I'll actually have time to do any swimming, but I do want to get a couple of hours in sometime between the panels and the programming work.

Speaking of panels, I've been cudgeling my brain about this Politics of Fandom panel, which despite the name is really more about the greasy organizational stuff of putting together outfits like MNSTF, Misfits, and ATC. The problem is that once you've spouted the truism that all such organizations reflect the ideals and desires of the people putting them together, what else can you really say? Do us (me, kaustin, michaellee and FrankTC, whoever that is) all a favor: show up and ask questions, otherwise we're going to be up there tapdancing for 45 minutes and I don't think anyone wants to see that.
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I could not be like one of them

Dinesh D'Souza tells us What's So Great about America, and James Webb casts a jaundiced eye on all the hoorah about the Greatest Generation.

Overseas, more weirdness from the Dear Leader and more reasons why the Chinese may not be so amused at his antics these days.

Closer to home, Senator Clinton wishes Joe Lieberman the best but says she'll support the winner of the primary. Glenn Reynolds speculates she might be dealing out some payback. Personally, I find it funny that some of the nutroots are getting all wrapped aroudn the axle about Lieberman's decision to prepare Plan B - a run as an independent candidate in case he loses in the primary. Even funnier? They're recycling GOP epithets from the 2000 election. Can't y'all find your own material?
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