February 19th, 2007


Monday, February 19

Brrr! Ok. It's february... and I understand about "it's supposed to be cold"... but damn, it was some kinda seriously cold this morning.
Boys to school early (on time actually) and then zooooooooom downtown and crazy busy all day (till ... right now, actually)
At least the sun is out ... trying to warm things up a bit. :)

~ all businessee... gray ftls, bright white shirt and tie,
~ dk green trousers and z'blazzer.
~ up early and downtown for a kick off meeting with clients and consultants and intense project leaders..:)
~ soak up some Heroes tonight...
~ write a little something about AR...
~ try not to stress about all the stuff going on lately;)
~ well, for one... that I had had a longer sleep last night. :)
~ to say that I hope it's
~ for canuckgirl to have peaceful sleeps... and not worry about things.
~ and for pageeater... wishing her all the comfort she can hold... as a function of the choices she makes.

Dear Unionized Autoworkers:
I'm sorry, but after decades of working under contracts that
MADE IT NECESSARY for the big three to sell big ass, gas
guzzling, stupid cars - in order to turn margins fat enough
to pay the wages demanded by your Unions.... the time has
finally come when there is no denying the culpability of the
union negotiating process.
I despise Unions... because I have had some very bad
experiences with them. This doesn't mean I despise unionized
employees... in fact, power to you and take what you can grab
while you can get it...
But please... don't cry all over my pants when your job goes to
mexico or to china because the automakers are going broke making
cars that shouldn't be sold, for prices people shouldn't have to pay
to support contracts that should never have been signed.

Dear Television News Networks:
Enough with the embedded reporters.
I would like to hear, read and see news about the wars our tax dollars are funding that is not fed to you by the military.
Exactly when it became "cook kids in the yard" to be a military industrial complex hack, making us all believe that loving the men and women who fight is the same as loving the wars but from where I stand... this is total crap.
I support our men and women and I think our governments involvement in foreign - and stupid - wars is totally ridiculous.
Bring the troops home - and not in boxes.
Stop trying to make the world over in the likeness of an America that doesn't even actually exist.

Dear Darling Cat:
You don't look good in blue. Please keep your face out of the paint can!!

Ok... time to be a hard working slave. :)

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Random SOC

As we train endless bandwidth on the search for extra terrestrial life
... and quietly hope we wont need to listen, because they'll all just show up and give us warp drive,
I propose that any dramatic and conclusive contact would pretty much spell the end of the world.

I'm basing my opinion on a few assumptions;
~ you don't "come to earth" from a distant galaxy and ultimately be less cool than us. Who ever they are, they're gonna out-everything us, except they'll prol'y be ugly. Bigger guns, better geek, more powerful "power" ... a whole lot cooler.
~ "they" will not be the size of gnats and be swallowed by a barking dog (tips hat to Douglas).
~ we're gonna have something "they" want. Maybe it's only our awe (which wont be hard to win) but it'll be more complicated... by a long shot.

So THEY show up (and they're not clams or zenu), buzz a few national capitals, and come 'round for tea.

I mean, besides the likely response of what has surrounded us for decades... the total xenophobic governance of aggression. "You're different... we hate you ... and we kill you dead!" Argue if you want, but you only need to run down the list of wars-in-the-20th century and that pretty much sums it up.
But besides that...
The world is going to realize that, in an instant, the biggest kid on the block will appear to have just had his stick taken away.
Planetary leadership... will be a brawl from the get go to the very end of days ... and the big players will rightly attend to the needs of planning the new order of things.
Meanwhile, all the half-way-there players... especially the ones that are only holding back all out civil or neighborly war because of the US stick... will be free to kick the crap out of each other.
And they will.

It'll be bad.
It'll be messy.
Marshal law, and a general lack of patience for the struggle to co-exist on our lonely planet will rule, because it'll suddenly be much more important to co-exist in a universe.
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You know those cool "desk top toy" thing with the five or more steel balls on strings and you pull one out, let go, and when it hits the rest, it transfers all it's energy through all the bearings until the last one which flies out on the far side?

You know that toy?

Yeah... Ed got one as a b-day pressi.

[ :: here's what Purrrcy thinks of it... :: ]