Tuesday, November 28, 2006

dreaming in rural

the other night, I had a dream that I somehow got stuck working at some stick in South Carolina. Don't ask me how, just one of those dreams that your friends are in different bodies and we are assigned to do some americorps style work. the place is a real time warp where people wear clothes and have hairstyles that are at least 20-25 years old. I'm not talking about trends that inspired the current H&M clothing, but people who aren't exposed to change.

I find myself that I'd committed to some project and I would have to live there for at least four years. At first I think, this won't be so bad. Then a friend tells me that stimulating cities or places are 4-5 hours drive. Then I settle for broadband internet and VP. One is needed to be set up. There's no public transportation and I don't have access to a car. Then I think I'm in rural hell with meager intellectual resources, I wake up. Living in New York City these last 4 years, I've become quite spoiled.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

frost in the rural

in the city with surfaces constantly warmed by the subway and cars... it's mind blowing when you see frost on windows, cars, grass... and I'd forgotten what a warm sun and cold shadows does to frost on the grass... this is the back of the house.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

warm november

it's been like spring here the last couple weeks. Only one night (that was DPHH night I remember) the temps dropped to 33 degrees. It's NOVEMBER for chrissakes!

Flies are driving me insane. Roommates and I've killed 5 pr 6 so far. When we think we've killed the lot, the next wave comes in. WTF? I felt better when I visited two other apartments (in two different neigbhorhoods) and found they have the same housefly problem. Hell, in the summer time when we were melting, we didn't have flies in the apartment to begin with.

Or.. maybe the houseflies are the messengers of an impending global warming climate change.. there's too many messengers to kill.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

one more thing..

I sent an email to Sci-Fi. The closed-captions on Battlestar Galactica's been wonky the last two episodes. I did my part, so there.

Battlestar is very very post 9/11 but it got better after the insurgent activities on New Caprica. Everyone's back on the battleship - Starbuck cut off her hair and Lee Adama has his lovely body back. Tigh and Starbuck are understandably angry that they were stuck on New Caprica (actually they made the choice to move there) being part of the insurgent movement against their Cylon rulers while the others on Battlestar lingered around and used a Cylon sleeper Sharon to rescue them.

The "skinjobs" do have flaws. tsk.

note from a passive voter

I didn't vote yesterday - a first in a few years. I had faith that other voters would come out and do the right stuff. that they did - see, I'm relying on news reports instead of actual research cos I have no effing time. Hillary's still our Junior Senator and Spitzer the Corporate Basher is now our Governor. South Dakota, Oregon, and California voted not to restrict abortion laws that would've banned it altogether. Very close margins, whew.

Nancy Pelosi from California is the majority speaker of House of Representatives I believe. A few years back when she was briefly majority leader, she was just, well, strange. I'll follow up with her.

12 years after Newt's Revolution, the House is back in balance. See-see about Senate. This time around, the democrats better grow a backbone and stand up to Bush II. Russ Feingold from Wisconsin is probably the only politician to stick to the principles and not waver to popular wave. I like Hillary but she got to stop using her husband's tactics to go centre-right. Everyone is doing it nowadays. The more you muddle the more confused the others are.

Virginia and Montana, hurry up with the vote count.

It's nice - after four years, things on the political horizon look hopeful and not so... depressingly narrow minded.

One comment on international news: Saddam is sentenced to hang. Yes, he was one cruel leader who did terrible things to his people and enemies but would the death sentence improve the sectarian strife in Iraq? He'd be a martyr - better let him wear black and white striped outfit and break rocks the rest of his life.