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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Democrats and Republicans 

(from dKos via Atrios or something)
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're 30 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and then you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow now it's my fault."

Friday, May 27, 2005

Peak Oil 

When I first talked/blogged about this, my friends were all, "dude, whatever." No...wait...that's Cali-talk. They were probably more like, "You're a bat-shit crazy liberal retard." Yeah...that sounds more like the big TX.

But seriously...when you're talking about oil and you've got Exxon/Mobil on board a theory that has solid potential of putting us at about...well...fucked six ways from Sunday in under 25 years, I'd say it's time to start listening to the crazy retards.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Settled In 

I'm starting to get there. It's been almost a week since I got here, but the first 4 days of that was a whirlwind of activities with Jess before she took off to China. We also had some friends come down from San Fran for the weekend to kick it with us, which was nice but time consuming.

I just finished setting up the wireless router at my temporary place - new roomie was nice enough to buy it for us since I'm still broke 'til the first payday hits. But the wireless means I should be able to check in a little more often than I have been. Looking forward to that first check so I can get myself a digital camera and post some pictures while I'm here as well.

So far the firm is great. The people are all really cool (especially within the universe of legal professionals) and the work is interesting. They treat their people right.

I've only been to one show since I got here: Prefuse 73, Battles, and Beans at the Knitting Factory. It was stellar. Prefuse knocked 'em fuckin' dead, and I had no idea that Battles was such an allstar lineup - sickness. Hung out with Beans for a bit and got him to do a shout out for The Pinch - the APOV radio show.

I took Jess to the airport yesterday and the only word I've received was a note from someone at the office that she called (before I got in to work) to say she made it to Hong Kong okay. I hope she's having an easy trip of it. I miss her already - feels like weeks and it's only been 2 days. I also miss her cat, Speakers, so here's a little pick to warm your heart and make me sniffle.


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