Monday, July 25, 2005

Chilling in DC

Went to a wedding on Saturday between a pair of friends from my NCBI days, who both currently work for the Tigger, and may be moving to NYC. Good for them!

In DC for the wedding and the world championships of my fav geeky boardgame, Diplomacy. Should be fun.

The John Roberts nomination would have me concerned if I hadn't already given up to the notion that the USA has lost much of what made it a good place to live back in the 70s. Divisiveness is the keyword today. Fuck the poor! Long live self-interest! The sad thing is how much of this movement hides behind the skirts of self-proclaimed morality. The people running this nonsense are all scoundrels. Until that fact is faced, the US will head further down the crapper.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Living in London

So, I move to London in early June, partly to get out of the hideous American political state, partly for other reasons. (Side note: I use the word state here in the sense a physicist would: to describe the condition with respect to all observed variables.)

And then people start bombing the tube. It would be false to say I'm terrorized or scared or anything like that. Having a sniper in suburban Maryland was scary, esp. considering the leading clue about the guy(s) was that they were driving a white van or panel truck. (Try going down a street in the DC area for 1/4 mile without seeing two dozen white vans. It cannot be done! But I digress.)

What I'm aiming at here, is that I'm pissed off.

About the bombings, and about a lot of things.

'Nuff for now.