7703 – Saturday Morning

Due to Eric’s Comcast internet service sucking yet again, I had to take call last night, and again this morning. So, no movie with Dan though we did have sushi and hang out at my apartment of a few hours. I may get a reprieve today… we’ll see.

We spent most of our time talking about fluff. Lost, Discworld, etc. A little about current events, too, of course. The topic of martial law came up, and I was surprised that we basically agreed that it was a slippery slope.

Working with missing children is especially hard at this time, but we’re doing everything we can. The situation is really too large for any and all agencies in existence to handle… National Center / Clearinghouses are processing quite a lot of information and I fear weakened accuracy and utility due to burnout, overburdens and fatigue.

Even though most of what we handle is telephony and the phones are out in the worst areas, the outlying regions as far as Texas, Georgia and Florida have significant bleed over.

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations – you got 10 out of 10 correct!
Your Blog Should Be Yellow

You’re a cheerful, upbeat blogger who tends to make everyone laugh.
You are a great storyteller, and the first to post the latest funny link.
You’re also friendly and welcoming to everyone who comments on your blog.

Today’s Suzy’s B-day. I wonder where she’s at these days? I hope that she’s found balance.

My planned walkabout for today. – Includes a trip to the bookstore near the galleria, a stop at the club, a ride on the water taxi, and a possible movie. I’ll compare/contrast with the actual trip when I return.

disturbing wetlands preservation ad from last year; mirrored at waxy_org‘s

Also – unbelievably accurate predictions from October 1994 – What if Hurricane Ivan Had Not Missed New Orleans?

Moment of Lyric:

Run, run, as fast as you can
You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man
You can look, look, hard as you can
You can’t see me, I’m the Gingerbread Man
Poor old family of man
Never mind me, I’m just a Gingerbread Man

Only hours away could be a man with a million dollars
Only minutes away could be a guy with a gun
Only seconds away could be a love that will last forever
But if it gets away there might not ever be one

In and out, in and out, in and out
How many times do I think “in and out, in and out”?
This color’s not right
It needs some more red
Maybe it’s the light
Now I’m not sure
I wonder where Ken is
What’s she doing?
Ah, she’s asleep
He tries to help
I know he loves me
But sometimes he seems so out of touch
And all he cares about are his words
So old and tired
I need someone to help me
And what if that guy follows him?
Last week he told me about that man who kept staring at him
I can see him with his throat cut now
Oh, why do I do this?
I can see it all – school picture in the newspaper
“Child savagely slain”
God, I wish he was home now

1 year ago – evac to Danny’s

2 years ago -bad toon rising, international supers, Turkish accidents

3 years ago – flock of seagulls, speed racer custom cars, newt steals sabretooth, Plato, custom clix

4 years ago – location quiz, feelings, dead picture links

5 years ago – Norman and the walnut, old school observational junk

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