Ah Squish Yo Head!!!!
Well... September... that's it for the summer. Poof! All done... next stop... school, school lunches, homework and rousting the kids out of bed in the morning.
It's a beautiful day in my neighborhood... all sunshine, warm breeze and little puffy clouds... and I'm at work.
Actually, I started my day at my office proper, for a long ass meeting... all-about-Remedy... quizzing geeks about their application while I figure out how to sort out my clients needs. Now I'm back here (client site) and cramming away at my project. B-B-Busy day so far.
I finished reinstalling my old server as a windows xp system for Geo... Now they (the boys) have a computer each... side by side... and Geo's... is only really good 'nuf for internet stuff. It's older but it's fine for playing Runescape. :) Of course, my win XP-Pro install cd was toasted (from overuse???) so I had to make another one ... slipstreaming in service packs etc... but now I have a fresh one. :)
~ teal (hahaha) ftls
~ dk green docker pants... wrinkle resistant? stain resistant... dudes... what do you think I do all day?
~ gray t and a beige two tone dress shirt... er... well, it's got short sleeves... is it still a dress shirt?
~ my regular office for the morning...
~ client site all afternoon...
~ busy as stink the entire time... sigh.
~ BB tonight...
~ maybe actually get something done on the LuLu project tonight? !!! (didn't get anything done last night)
~ that a sweet friend and a young woman with a heart of gold... sunshowers08 ... finds the pieces of herself and gets them all back to the places they belong. You are in my thoughts sugar...
~ for the gods to smile on ouroboros668... I know I smile at him... so I figure... why not the gods too.
A very precious woman... serraph is celebrating her birthday today. She's not around much lately but ... besides her being ridiculously beautiful... and her obvious flare for irreverent fun and generally grand disposition... she still finds the time to build houses for homeless people... Now read that again... yeah... Some people are remarkable. Suzzy-Q you are one of the remarkable and wonderful people. May this year keep you in good health and bring you regular visits from good fortune. And sugar... thank you for your friendship.
You absolutely have to go [ :: here :: ]. That is a LiveJournal journal... the guy is IN New Orleans and he's reporting on the scene from the inside. It is easily the most insightful view of the circumstances there available on any media. The networks will pick on this guy soon... you watch.
And... just in case you're not solid on just how difficult this situation from a human perspective... Go to http://www.nola.com/forums/searching/ and see how you feel after reading a few of the notices.
Personally... and I know it sounds like an action / adventure novel plot... but I think the government is running out of time to save New Orleans. After too much time, the Bad People will have gone far enough over the edge to be totally beyond redemption. Looting? That's only the visible problem. That thing in the news about a supply chopper not landing at a hospital because armed looters were waiting on the runway??? That is totally horrible and a clear sign that things are out of control.
Ford Motor Company... hahahaha... I already hate you for the terrible way you handled our complaints several years ago... and now... I'm glad I despise you. It's magnanimous of you to let your clients in affected Gulf Coast areas have a 90 day break on their car payments. I'm especially impressed with the "You will receive a letter in the mail ... " part of the notice and the bit where the qualified customers must "respond within X number of days" bwaahahahahahahaha... Just another reason to ignore the Ford Motor Company. Idiots.
Close to a thousand dead after a group walking across a huge bridge panics because someone suggests someone else is a suicide bomber. What we have here is... to my way of thinking... something related to Darwinism. First of all... You are in Iraq... and you stand with any group anywhere outside??? Second... organized religion. This group of people were all of a specific faith and they were marching together for some religious reason. Good plan guys... good plan. Third... The thought of a suicide bomber sends everyone into such a tail spin that people... by the hundreds... are trampled to death. Unbelievable. I want to feel pity and remorse for their losses... but I keep getting sidetracked with thoughts of how amazingly stupid you would have to be to gather in a group that large in fucking Iraq... unbelievable....
Do you have any sense of how lucky you are? I mean... all of us. First of all ... if you are reading this... you are part of something like 5% of the planet that has access to a computer and can actually read... let alone read english. However... more significant to me is the general notion that we are relatively safe. I walked quietly through my home this morning... looking closely at the faces of my two sleeping children and my sleeping wife... all of them safe... dry... unarmed and unharmed by the evil, sadness or terror that crawls across so many of the scabs that have formed on our planet. I look out my windows and see gardens... paved roads... street lights and a diverse ethnic community of commuters leaving for work. I look into my heart and I see that I have so much love for so many people and I am able to express that love... and I have the opportunity to feel loved in return.
My good fortune is a blessing I readily see and I constantly give thanks to the universe for. We are, each of us, responsible for our own happiness... but that doesn't change the fact that the world is dangerous and sometimes very scary... I am so fortunate. We are so fortunate...