September 15th, 2004


good lord!

So, I've been meaning to go downtown and get my voter's registration fixed. Backstory: last time I voted was 1992... not because I didn't want to vote, but because everywhere I've moved, my registration got fubared somehow and I couldn't vote.

A dozen years later, I just gave up on filling out and sending in the zillions of change of address or other forms of "can I please have my voting card now?" Like, I've been meaning to just go downtown and get this fixed face to face with someone who had control and could FIX IT ALREADY. Like, even today I was putting my need to do that on my task list. I just, uh, haven't gotten around to it yet (I was going to go on Friday, as I have four hours of dead time anyway.)

Well, get this. I get home, pull the mail out of the mailbox.....

And they sent me my voter's registration card.

Bwa? So apparently, the trick to getting one is to not ask for it.


Well, that task off my list at least :)

The War is still raging.

It's been a long time since I've done one of these, but since I have a touch of time right now (well, not really, but hey) ..

Thanks to fizzbang, I discovered and read this. It's a blog piece on discovering the blase attitude that we've adopted towards the killing of innocent citizens in Iraq -- so blase, that it can be set as background for CNN on-camera journalism.
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OK, last post, I swear!

Mostly, because I gotta get going on my homework, like, uh, now.

But, this meme is actually really neat... mostly because it really does seem to figure out what binds me to my friends, interest-wise:

Popular interests among gwenix's friends
1. computers (44) 11. rpgs (24)
2. music (40) 12. books (22)
3. writing (38) 13. cats (21)
4. science fiction (30) 14. goth (21)
5. reading (29) 15. philosophy (19)
6. movies (29) 16. pittsburgh (18)
7. anime (27) 17. travel (18)
8. cooking (27) 18. fantasy (18)
9. sushi (26) 19. roleplaying (17)
10. photography (25) 20. dvds (17)
Interests gestalt
My most interesting friend is chite who has 15 of these interests,
followed by plexq (14), ladyjestyr (14) and ptevis (14).
Normality Index
My friends are 73.09% normal.
Analyze me !
Popular interests created by _imran_

And really, the only thing on that list I'm not interested in myself is cooking -- but I really don't mind when other people cook. :)