Monday, June 16, 2008
Just Musing Along
I was saddened to hear Friday afternoon of the sudden death of NBC's Washington Bureau Chief, Tim Russert. He was one of the few broadcast journalists I respect. Tim's grasp of the intricacies of the political milieu was phenomenal, and the political scene won't be the same without him. It saddens me that as excited as he was about this super-charged election and as deeply as he was invested in it, he won't be around to see how it comes out. His input and unique style of commentary will be sorely missed.
I'm happy to report that the early heat wave here has broken. The air quality index is bad due to nearby (and even faraway) wildfires, but we'll survive. I'm so sorry for the people in the flood devastated areas in the Midwest. The losses are just appalling.
If you like crime novels, you might be interested in the one I read over the weekend -- Cold Day in Hell, by Richard Hawke. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to crime aficionados without hesitation.
Included in a supply shipment to the McMurdo Station in the Antarctic before flights ended for the winter were 16,500 condoms. Hmmmmm. I wonder what kind of research they're conducting?
I don't think I want to talk about work today; I already know it's going to be a bear. I had a good weekend, though, aside from a bad headache Friday. I did a lot of stuff around the house, went shopping with a friend Saturday, read, enjoyed the cooler weather and a few passing showers, caught up on phone calls, and took care of some computer maintenance. All in all, it was a pink and pretty weekend. And how was yours?
There's never a dearth of TWISTED LINGUISTICS blasfomys, and today is no exception. Let the defining begin.
nowandays - Days on which looking pale and tired is not allowed.
her fathwer - Unfortunate and often unattractive result of propinquity and inbreeding.
learned allot - Erudite older brother of Lancelot.
lip syching - Whatever it is, it sounds painful.