One of these days I will get to bed at a reasonable hour again.
I wrested two giant staples out of the DeathStar Stapler
this morning. I feel I fulfilled my butch cred quota for the day.
I was in the mood for pasta at lunch, but it is risotto this week. However, the GlobalVegetarian was Greek, so I got spanikopita (and other stuff), which was exciting -- and more filling than I was expecting (I worried I hadn't gotten enough food, but I ended up not actually finishing all of it until later in the afternoon).
Supposedly it was like 71F when I left work. Regardless, it felt warmer than I was expecting and also warmer than I really wanted it to be. As I approached Teele Square, it started sprinkling rain a little bit. \o/
A little after six I was sitting in front of my computer and could smell that rain-on-ground smell, and I looked over and indeed there was all this rain on my windowpane. I was a little worried I would get soaked on my way to the MFA (I like the rain, but having to sit somewhere being soggy is not fun), but it was just barely sprinkling when I left again a little before 7 and was sunny, so it had that sort of summer feel that I like. Waiting for the Green Line around 10, it barely started to sprinkle again, and walking home it was sprinkling a little harder and I actually ran part of the way just 'cause I felt like it.
I (finally) finished reading last week's Economist
-- and then started on this week's.
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On CNN's This American Morning, they had the electoral map from 2004 and talked about which states might flip given an Obama v. McCain contest, which was interesting. Hey look, a Wikipedia entry
on swing states.
They also talked about Democratic fears that fears that Obama v. McCain will be like unto McGovern v. Nixon. ( Read more...Collapse )
Last night, mjules linked me to an AP article
on U.S. paper currency and the blind -- which also got talked about on CNN This American Morning.
While the government has been fighting to overturn the lower court ruling, it has been taking some steps toward modifying U.S. currency for the visually impaired. The most recent currency redesign of the $5 bill introduced in March features a giant "5" printed in purple on one side of the bill to help those with vision problems distinguish the bill.
Indeed, Treasury has previously considered making different sizes of bills but ran into opposition from makers of vending and change machines. Government lawyers raised this issue in court, saying it could cost billions to redesign vending machines. But the court said such data are murky, especially since one proposed solution would be to leave $1 bills unchanged.
linked to scans_daily post for Robin #174
. zomg! I really haven't been following this issue 'cause it's not my fandom at all, but I know enough of the background.
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