Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cylons love gyros, too!

Ordinarily, I view the Sixes (like all Cylons) as sociopathic, overly religious douchebags, but on the gyro issue we are in full agreement.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Just watched the swearing-in and the speech.

I am so glad to be an American today.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

It's warm somewhere in America

...or at least in Florida. Only 70 there, mind you, but that was about fifty degrees warmer than Philly. Still, it was nice to wear short sleeves during the day and only a light jacket at night, which the locals seemed to feel was quite out of place. The flight down included a scary landing; evidently the pilot thought hitting the ground at 700 miles an hour was just peachy. But (minor miracle) both departing and returning the flights were on time, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

What the hell, I will. US Air now charges $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for two, which is a fairly new development. Now, if you were an airline exec, what might you imagine would be the result of the implementation of this kind of policy? Do you think it might just be possible that passengers will do all that they can to avoid checking bags? If you thought that, you were right. Going down I was only spared the fee by Dan warping space in the overhead compartment and fitting my bag nearly into place. Coming back I caved and paid the damned fee because I didn't want to go through the hassle of trying to stow my modestly sized bag.

Argh. I hate air travel. Where's my jump drive?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Great Escape

Just as the temperatures in Philadelphia are clunking to the bottom at a high of 20, Dan and I will be fleeing to sunny Florida. Dan's mom warned us that it's "only" 70 down there. ::sigh:: Anyway, we'll be back by Monday, by the grace of the Lords of Kobol and US Air. And, yes, we know a US Air plane just went down today, so my hope is with the Lords.

On my way to work today I passed three burly construction workers, and one of them was whistling, "Hungry Like the Wolf." No kidding. When I went by he was just getting to the "Do do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do, do doooo" part. Loves it.

I have my "Yes We Can" pin at the ready for Tuesday, although I will be at the inauguration only in spirit. You know, I watched a YouTube recording of Obama's acceptance speech last night, and I wanted to weep or giggle. After eight years of a waking nightmare this is like a dream. Whee!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This hits the target

If this Tony Auth cartoon doesn't sum up the last eight years, nothing does.

Come on January 20th...come on!