May 8th, 2007

unhappy

Of course. It's Monday.

Was going to stop for milk & bread on the way home, but it was absolutely pouring and it's a little too warm for the field jacket now. So I grabbed a chicken sandwich at Wendy's, and sure enough by the time I got home the rain had let up enough so I wasn't totally soaked on the way in from the parking lot.

Unfortunately when I got inside I discovered that I'd left the TX at the office. Damn it.
Well, I needed to go out again for the groceries anyway, I suppose.

UPDATE & BUMP: The TX wasn't there when I went back for it, which was depressing, but fortunately one of the IT guys spotted it and turned it in to our departmental admin when he came in this morning. *sigh of relief*
Boss Coffee

delayed gratification

Got a call yesterday from the medical supply joint I do business with, who told me that my replacement stockings would be delivered today. About damn time; I ordered them before Detour. Also got an e-mail from one of the guys I bought music from over half.com informing me that he was shipping my CD. Also good.

I may give Haband another chance. The ad they sent me had some very reasonably priced slacks, jackets, and shoes, some of them actually in my size, and I'm definitely in the market for all three. Won't be doing that until next payday, though.

Lot of folks talking about the French elections; a fairly amusing piece by Jules Crittenden advises President-elect Sakozy to lose the accordion. I find it quietly amusing, myself, to relfect that despite all the alleged anti-American feeling abroad, Sarkozy was elected in France, Merkel led the CDU to victory in Germany, Harper and the Tories won in Canada, Howard was re-elected in Australia, and Blair is likely to be succeeded in England by the equally pro-American Brown. Oh, yes - Calderon won in Mexico, the rabidly pro-US GNP is pretty much a lock to take back the Blue House in Seoul, and Koizumi was succeeded by Shinzo Abe, who's from the same faction (yes, pro-American) of the LDP. So either we're doing something right here, or our Dark Lord has been unusually effective with the orbital mind control lazers. Maybe both.
Get the message

Not this shit again

Apparently Governor Jean Sebelius of Kansas has decided to take some pages out of Kathleen Blanco's playbook. Ugly details at In From The Cold; I think this pretty much hits the nail on the head:
In recent days, the Kansas Governor has described Greensburg residents as "victims" of the guard's equipment shortage. Based on her actions, we'd say the good people of Greensburg are being victimized by a shameless political hack, more concerned about advancing Democratic talking points than leading the tough job of disaster relief.

It's Katrina all over again - local pols fuck up and try to shift the blame to W, with an assist from the press.