I'm working from my dining room today, as I did all last week. Usually, I'm in an upstairs bedroom with my work computer, personal computer and printer. Why I had to move involves a tale of customer service (or the lack thereof.)
Just remembered that the old gladiator called out of retirement to capture Arnie in "The Running Man" is, in fact, the governor of my state now.Just remembered that the old gladiator called out of retirement to capture Arnie in "The Running Man" is, in fact, the governor of my state now. So keep your eye on the Chamber’s host; he’ll probably be Lord Protector of the Western Lands after society finally collapses.
Of course the "gladiator" he mentions is Jesse Ventura and Arnie is... now the governor of my state. On the whole, I'd rather have Jesse -- wrestling may be fake, but it's an honest fake. Arnie reminds me of the last actor we had as a governor. Someone who also sent out of his way to damage education.
Yeah, it's a few weeks late. Can't seem to be consistent with this bloging thing. Silent for months and then three posts in a row.
When you start as an AYSO ref, you begin with the under-8 kids (ages 6 and 7 with a smattering of 8 year olds whose birthdays are past the cutoff.) At this age, it's more like herding cats than managing a game. Or being an apiarist chasing swarms of bees all over the place. Of course, I'm the one dressed in the bumblebee outfit, something that Z loves to remind me of.
Karma is a b!tch, especially when the payback happens in this life and not the next one. There are days when I really dread what must be in store for me. Oh well.
You see, in my younger days, I was a heckler. A heckler among hecklers, giving referees a hard time game after game. Our chosen targets were basketball refs -- after all, Pauley Pavilion is the home of The Bruins and has to be an intimidating place to play, or work. (It was intimidating... when I was a freshman, the Bruins' home record was 192-2.)
I used to be a TV junkie... watching all of the time. As I've gotten older, I don't do that so much, but I still watch a bit. Mostly I watch crime/drama shows like Law and Order and CSI. But I've had to cut back on that as well. The CSI shows especially just drive me bananas. From bad science to bad procedure to bad law, it's all bad. Now, it's gotten worse. Bad English.
In last week's episode of CSI (the original, Las Vegas one), investigator Nick Stokes goes to a crime scene (a veterinary office that had been broken into a day or so earlier, if you really care.) What does he ask the other investigator? "Has it been forensicated yet?"
"Forensicated" just summarized everything that is bad about TV. I can't stand it. But, do you know what's even worse? Now I have to watch the show again, just to see what other stupidities they can come up with. sigh
So, GWB has nominated an apparently unqualified crony to replace Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court of the United States. Someone who is already being denounced by both the left and the right (and here). So far, her main qualification seems to be embodied in the idea that she considers GWB to be "the smartest man I've ever known."
What immediately popped into my head when I read of the Miers nomination? Why, William S. Gilbert, of course...