July 24th, 2007

dead wombat

not a good start to the morning

I arrived at work this morning only to find that my regular glasses weren't in my bag. Since I normally change to my sunglasses before leaving the apartment building for the truck, either I left them on top of the mailboxes in the apartment lobby or dropped them somewhere between there and the bus this morning. This means I have to get through the day in my shades, which makes it hard to get things done - they're Polaroids, and those don't work well with the new flat screens. Much eye fatigue ensues, to say nothing of everyone thinking I'm on drugs. :(

Also, I totally spaced out my lab appointment this morning, which is going to make getting my medical records awkward. Rescheduled the tests for tomorrow morning; fortunately I have plenty of days left this week in which to make up the time, even with movers' reps coming to give me price estimates for the move.

Too simple by half

Jules Crittenden links to a post by George Packer in the New Yorker blog about the divide between the Ivy League intellectuals and the Army, and it's one of those things that makes you go "Hmmm," as Arsenio Hall used to say.
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Speaking of Colonel Blimp, there's a nice collection of David Low cartoons here, many featuring the Colonel. Enjoy.