There was a great deal of fun, some cycling and plenty of driving involved. Even some mini-golf and fortune star love mixed in! And in the end, I managed to fix some vital machinery around the house, which is always good.
Wow. For the first time in five years, the White House Press corps is doing their job. Nice.
It's about damn time.
Joel is back so head over there and say hello!
Today's moral question: if I receive a copy of the Wall Street Journal on my doorstep every day for the past two weeks, and it's supposed to go to someone else on my street, do I have to tell said person? Or can I just admire the wacky-pointillist pictures in peace?
Not mine, of course. Maddox's take on blogs...
Anybody need an enormous desk?
This is my first time posting on Craigslist, so I'm interested to see what happens - as long as someone shows up to take it off my hands, I'm happy.
Of course, I had to get rid of the desk so there would be room for the wicker chair...
So tomorrow night, Saturday, I am having my B-Day Party and I wanted to extend the invite to all the people of the werkz. It will be at Modern in G-Town which is next to Rhinos down by the Key Bridge side of M St. If you like I can put anyones name on the guest list so just let me know.
As long as people are out there doing things like this, every American has a responsibility to help make the world better. Obviously, this doesn't mean blindly following our leaders. It does mean realizing that we are not alone in this world, and that we must all work together to eliminate the causes of terrorism.
That's not something easy to do. And god knows, it'd be nice to hear our President mention self-sacrifice once in a while, instead of promoting tax cuts or more shopping.
Driving to work, listening to the BBC, I heard a reporter at the G8 summit say that there was an impressive amount of security at Gleneagles, even before the bombing. But, he clarified, all of that security wasn't designed to prevent bombs. Instead, it was supposed to deter protesters.
That kind of sums it up nicely, doesn't it? We can spend billions on missile defense (sorry Ron) and millions on preventing protesters from bothering the President, but when it comes to simple security measures, like bollards, shielded cockpit doors and backup systems, we drop the ball. We need a renewed focus on vulnerable systems and the means to secure them, rather than protecting every farmhouse in Iowa from dangerous ICBMs or shutting down DC for days for some guy on a tractor.
So I got a call back from the peps in Maui and they want me to come out for an interview. I don't know what to do though. I figured they wouldn't call me back so I just stopped caring but low and behold this could really be an option. I think most people would say go for it but when faced with the decision themselves they would have the same problem that I have right now. I mean its easy to say at least go out for the interview but that could create even more of a problem. I guess what I am saying is this is not an easy choice for me and I would like to have some idea of wiether I am serious or not before I go. Again having never really been put in this spot I have never had to worry about it. Well I encourage you to comment and let me know your thoughts along with pros and cons.
Is it possible that Judy Miller and Karl Rove could go to jail for the Wilson/Plame affair?
What a great way to begin one's mid-afternoon...
Admiral Stockdale has died.
The Post has a story about the political implications of wearing a Washington Nationals cap.
It's hard for me to believe MLB didn't think of the issue when they were designing the uniforms. I definitely have given it some thought (but then, I had people criticizing me for wearing a college "W" hat).
I hadn't realized there was a red hat / blue hat divide in addition to the "W" / "DC" divide I had anticipated. I personally have an aesthetic preference for blue, and blue hats look better on me than red would. But there's also a lot to be said for how much more impressive a visual effect you get from a stadium full of red hats.
It is a shame there's no regulation "DC" hat (leaving aside the issue of there being no fitted "DC" hat).
Paul Lukas had an article with reader submissions before MLB unveiled the actual logos; one or two of the reader submissions were pretty good.
My absolute favorite was R. Scott Rogers of Alexandria's submission (it was the first runner-up).