Work is boring, and I still don't have a cell phone contract. I'm leaving early today (again) to see a viola da gamba concert (Fretwork) at Wilton's Music Hall. It's weird sometimes realizing what totally obscure interests I have. Why can't I just like Buffy and Firefly like the rest of my friends? Instead I have to trek across town to see shit that no one else seemingly really cares about, well, except maybe Jim Jarmusch, and how many people watch his movies, anyway? Maybe I'm just a cultural burnout, like those old French courtiers who had to be served peacocks' tongues etc. in order to have their palate tickled, only I want genuine reproduction 17th century gamba consort in a mouldering Victorian concert hall.
In good news, the US Military courts have said you can't try Guantanamo prisoners as unlawful enemy combatants if they're classified as enemy combatants, and the FCC has been told they can't wig out about people using "passing expletives," especially when both the president and VP have both used the exact same phrases. Per the Seattle PI, emotional intelligence is key to success in the workplace, though not in every company per my experience, as bullying seems to be a good substitute. Finally, some tips on saving money, including, "never borrow money to pay for a depreciating asset" and "don't buy new tech gadgets, stay just behind the curve."