Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Homeward Bound

Tomorrow at this time, I will be crammed in with hundreds of other angry dehydrated people having their seat kicked by the small screaming child who hasn't shut up since take-off.

Ain't life grand?

I'm going home!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A standing ovation

Well said, Sir. Very well said.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Self Evident (by Ani Di Franco)

Five years ago my mother shook me awake at just before 7am. I'd set my alarm for 7, as I had an interview at Seattle Central Community College Bookstore that day at 10, and needed the time to be able to drive from Renton to Seattle during rush hour - not a fun prospect on I-5. Being woken up before my alarm went off completely threw me (although it probably hadn't helped that I'd stayed up until about 2am reading a book) and I was even more confused when the first words out of her mouth, before I'd even gotten a chance to blink twice, were "They've blown up the World Trade Center."

I very intellengently said "What?" but my mother was already leaving the room to go and reattach herself to the television. I wandered downstairs in my pyjamas and a robe and watched in disbelief as they replayed the plane hitting the second tower.

My mom didn't want me to go to my interview, but I needed the job too badly not to. The freeway was almost deserted, and not a single station was playing music. They just kept saying the same thing over and over. "I can't believe this." I got to Seattle, and found a parking space easily on Broadway (something that hasn't happened before or since). I got out of the car, and right next to where I parked were a group of people clustered around a radio. One of them looked at me, and just said 'Do you know what's happened?' I nodded.

There was a noise in the sky, a plane or helicopter, and every single person on that street looked up, desperately searching for where the sound was coming from and getting ready to run. I don't think I will ever forget the feeling of solidarity that day gave people. The group clustered around the radio had business people, students, and the homeless.

5 years later, alot has changed. Americans have lost the majority of their civil liberties to 'counter terrorism' measures. The man that many historians think is the worst President in our history is still in office. The United States has completely destroyed any hope it had of reaching a firm and lasting country-to-country peace or agreement with any middle eastern country by fighting a war that was overwhelming unsupported by the American public.

So. Where do we go from here?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

All the excitement has changed to bleh

I was planning a wonderful and thought-provoking post about how excited I am that I'm going home (IN 14 DAYS!!!!) for the first time in two years, and how this has made me think about certain things.

However...I seem to have caught the plague. I know it's only a cold, but I have honestly never had a cold that has been this bad. I feel like I'm high, because when I turn my head things wobble, but I know that I'm not because I forgot to bring the drugs to work with me today. I barely slept last night (although I'm pretty sure that some of that was the fact that Matt kept turning over and hitting me in the face with his elbows. Jerk.) and my throat feels like I've been to a really good rock concert and screamed along. But I didn't, and so it sucks. So hopefully, tomorrow there will be a lovely long post. For the rest of today, however, I'm going to go huddle over a cup of tea and snap at people who look at me.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

27 years old

Happy Birthday Matt!

One of the things that's nice about dating someone older than you is that regardless of how old you get, you're always going to be the young one....^_^

Friday, September 01, 2006

Oh, the excitement!

Yesterday, the unbelieveable happened. Someone commented on my blog that I didn't know. This has never happened before. I suddenly felt like I should run out and get advertising for my blog. I'll be able to make a living off of the net now, and not have to talk to crappy stupid people on the phone! Oh, the life of leisure that awaits me! Not really, but it did make me feel like all the pointless hours I spend at 'work' are, while still wasted, at least wasted in a more interesting way. I don't know why, but hey, I'm pretty odd sometimes.

So I then spent the rest of the day grinning like an idiot, and telling all of the people that know I have a blog that someone (that wasn't them) commented. Thank you, Mist1, for totally making my day. ^_^