Radiogurl a la Carte

Monday, Mar. 26, 2007
You Light Up My Snipe and Other Oddities

Yes, my entry title tonight is a complete non sequitur. I'm all about the nonsense tonight, and that's just fine with me.

Made it through another day at work. Tomorrow we take our final test, final exam, whatever you want to call it. Which is pretty ironic when you consider that we're still a week and a half away from the end of our training. But the remainder of our training will be hands-on rather than book-based.

I spent a little money I really shouldn't have, but it was worth it. I like to read late at night and we didn't have a lamp that would allow me the luxury. Ergo, either I didn't read or I did so with the big, bright overhead light on, which kept MC awake.

I couldn't afford to spend very much at all, but did spring for $6 for lamp plus one of the energy-saver bulbs. Here's hoping both live up to their promise. Sometimes those cheapie lamps just devour light bulbs, no matter what kind you use. And considering the price of this bulb, that could get expensive in short order.

I bought the energy-efficient light because Boxx reminded me recently that each of us contributes to keeping the planet green. I read a couple of interesting articles to that effect tonight. One is a green car - really green, to the extent that the tires are made of potatoes and brake pads of cashew nut hulls! I thought that was mighty impressive. I also saw a whole 'nother level of compact car with another version that combines the size and maneuverability of a motorcycle with the enclosure of a car.

Seriously cool stuff in the era of global warming - pun fully intended.

MC is camped out in front of the TV, watching Crocodile Dundee II. We both like the movies, regardless of the fact they reflect tastes of the 1980's.

I found an interesting article tonight that asks, "Will GW Bush survive to the end of his term?"

It's kind of an offbeat look at things, and claims that the date of election could put a deadly exclamation point to the end of his dictatorship presidency. Y'all already know what I think of him.

The article is here. It references a Native American curse, attributed to Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, in which every American leader elected in a year ending in a 0 would die in office.

There's some controversy over whether Ronald Reagan broke the curse or if the assassination attempt on him merely diverted it temporarily.

We shall see what happens with the Bushwhacker. I'm not an advocate of assassination, as I've said before. I don't think the man deserves deification, and we Americans have a habit of viewing our dead presidents through rose-colored glasses. That goes double for presidents assassinated in office, whether they deserve respect or not.

But I digress.

I'm pretty much zombified tonight so guess I'll call it a night. The lamp needs assembly, plugging in and so on. Going to do that and then hit the books!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )