Friday, August 31, 2007

The girl who lives above Jennie found the camera on the steps and took it to make sure I'd get it back.

I'm back in biz.

*long, slow exhale

I'm gonna have to do something nice for that kid...
I lost my Nikon last night.

Shit happens. I wear a helmet.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Courtesy of Ella.

Monday, August 27, 2007

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday in a brief statement at the Justice Department. "I have lived the American dream," said Gonzales, the nation's first Latino to hold the post. "Even my worst days as Attorney General have been better than my father's best days."

That's probably because a construction worker can't fuck the Constitution sideways.

Gonzales described public service as "honorable and noble"...

Alberto, you signed off on the firing of federal prosecutors because they weren't "loyal Bushies" and then claimed you didn't know anything about any of it.

That narrows the options down to "liar" or "incompetent." Take your pick.

You attempted to strong-arm Attorney General Ashcroft in the hospital while he was in excruciating pain, barely conscious and all hopped up on goofballs.

You then lied about it to Congress. We know you lied because former deputy attorney general, James B. Comey was there. It's also flatly contradicted by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III.

So we can add "asshole" and "perjurer" to that list but sorry, still nothing even approximating "honorable" or "noble." Not exactly surprising, however, coming from the same gaggle of idiots that "planned" (I use that phrase loosely), executed and continue to profess that Iraq is going well.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Last night, post-work, I headed over to Ella's. Left around 11PM to catch the 12:10 home.

Arrived at North Station with about seven minutes to spare, no problem. The monitor that displays the gates has been removed. I look around the corner, the JumboTron thing that displays the gates is turned off. I hear someone say that Rockport is Gate 4. I head over, a female conductor that used to work the Rockport line is at the gate.

I make small talk then board. Geeze, this train is taking a long time to leave...

Fifteen minutes later the train is in motion. About ten minutes after that, I realize I forgot my wallet and I sought out a conductor -- hopefully one who knows me and that I normally have a Zone 8 pass -- to explain.

The good news is I find that Rockport conductor again. The bad news is she isn't working the Rockport line tonight.

"Are you on the wrong train?"
"... Tell me this is the Rockport train."

And so there I am. West Medford. At 12:45AM. No busses. No commuter rails back into Boston. Can't find a payphone. No taxis at all and no wallet to pay one anyway.

That conductor was good enough to call Ella a few more times after I disembarked, that was nice of her.

I found a cab, took it all the way to Watertown. Ted was nice enough to front me $20, Ella covered my food and gave me an extra $21 for the trip home. Huge thanks to both for turning a hellish night into a fully tolerable one.

But now I'm home, I smell like a hirsute armpit and my brain can't figure out if it's awake or not.


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

RIP Phil Rizutto.

Here he comes, squeeze play, it's gonna be close, here's the throw, there's the play at the plate, holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

"I get tired of people that are holier than thou because they've been pro-life longer than I have."

    Mitt Romney at the GOP debate

"We're pretty tired of people that are holier than thou because they believe in one particular version of God."

    67% of the globe's population who don't believe in Jesus.

"We're pretty tired of people that are holier than thou."

    The horde (2.5%) of atheists, agnostics and humanists who are "oppressing you."