Big goofy smile on ze corto today... and considering I was expecting mad drama at work... that was quite a stretch... the smile... Big up though, the work thing is all for not, as things are actually strangely wonderful. It's like another notch on the "I don't know why but things seem to be working out again" totem pole.
Oh, speaking of totem poles... take the url for the user icons from the 10 posts below this one on your friends page... tie them up in stacked "img src" tags and post it behind a LJ-CUT... call it a friends page totem. I'll do one right after I post this...
It's a truly amazing day... no so shit hot on the weather front... but when I woke up, there was no head ache (2 days in a row is cause 'celeb baby), and a quick review of the universe turned up these amazing facts;
I am not afraid...
There is a great deal of love in my life.
and!!!! AND... a growing bald spot can't stop an appreciation for good music.
~ dk blue ftls
~ dk blue dockers
~ white t hiding under the maroon dress shirt
~ and the monday Tie... (I might as well call it that... seems like I wear it every monday)
~ first thing meeting with boss man to review project and work out time lines.
~ finish todays project deliverables...
~ drink coffee...
~ Medium tonight?
~ and start looking at a gallery program for my Linux FC2 server for the web site... recommendations?
~ to welcome nordicaicewench... and wonder all about her and what's up in her world.
~ to remind brak55 that you usually get what you ask for sugar...
~ that I could reach you Kelly... and offer up some words that had real value.
~ and to once again point out that macdatty is the just fricking adorable...
// Well lets see... how about a little government scandel?
The Gomery Inquiry (Adscam) is the name given to the "thing" the feds are doing to investigate all the shit that has come out about big one hundred million dollar scandel. The inquiry listened to politician after politician lie their pathetic and transparent assess off then moved on to hear the testimony of the various private sector organizations involved. The last few have been guys that are slated to face criminal charges... so to protect their right to a fair trial and to ensure that we don't all flip right the fuck out over hearing actual testimony instead of "um... well, ah done really remember wad happen bak in dos days dere..." they put a GAG ORDER on the proceedings. So... in true "information wants to be free" style... a US web site has posted the goings-on. You can read about them [ :: HERE :: ].
Now... the really big deal is that there happens to be a federal budget pending a vote in Parliament. The government in power (gop baby?) is a minority government so a failure to pass the budget will effectively dissolve parliament in what is more commonly called "non confidence vote". Well the budget was on shaky ground to start with ... in that the idiots that run our country tied several little add-on bills to the budget that seem to be the sort that are pissing people off... Now add that THE STUFF ON THAT WEB SITE is totally GOING TO START A FIRE. Bwaahahahaha... You read it here first baybeee... the Feds are going to fall. The "adscam" deal is ripe with stuff that goes on every day in Canada and the US for that matter... but is also the sort of stuff that simply cannot stand being revealed in the light of day. Back room deals... appointments of Feds to private sector big money jobs. Getting past election spending caps by having industry do the spending for you... Oh man... this is so going to be a big horrible hairy deal. hahaha...
// On the issues relating to his pope-y-ness... one hopes that readers can see the difference between being critical of a man... say of George The Nut Bar Bush for example, and being critical of an office. I think the office of the president of the United States is an amazing position with an interesting power structure. I think the man in that office today should be in a straight jacket and pelted with rotten vegetables... Now... contrast that to my issues with the ROC. The cardinal from Poland... was a wonderful man, who lived a life worthy of my (and anyones) respect. The office the pope, that he held for 25 years, is absolutely and totally without merit. His tutorship of the position was controversial to say the least and did not one thing to lessen the burden inherent in any organization that lets itself be run by a bunch of old men that wish they were young again, so they could re-live a life based on their outdated values. So... office versus person... got it?
Now... did you know they are supposed to whack the dead pope in the head with a silver hammer three times calling out his "christian name" before they are allowed to pronounce him dead. And do you know why they do this? No... it's not because he's a polish pope... they're supposed to do that to all the popes when they are late... (as in The Late Pope). No, it's because the catholic church is a ridiculous anachronism. A silver hammer? geezus fricking hell ...
k... 'nuf of that.
Life is like an unripened, yet beautiful, piece of fruit.
It is filled with the promise of something sweet...
And with that, the assurance of sustenance.
It's the promise of life that can carry you forward.
Just don't bite into it before it's time.
Going for something before it's ready...
is just a downer.
See ya muchachos y muchachas...
Have a wonderful day!