March 21st, 2003

Jizo

Always look on the bright side of life

So many bad things have been running through my head, but I'm pleased that I can restrain myself and focus on the shallow for now. It's how humans have always survived, I think. The lion takes a zebra, then everybody gets back to grazing.

I got an email from the company I interviewed with Wednesday asking for references. Hot damn, Clark! Sounds like I made the short list. That will make it easy to focus on the boring work I have to do today! Of course, I should just be grateful that I'm not dying of desperation to get this job because either 1) I am going bankrupt (see Fall, 2001) or 2) I am about to combust from the stress of my evil job (see Summer, 2001).

The Pilates class yesterday was very good for me, moving the tension between my shoulderblades from diamond-like to talc-ish. I have a rather delightful soreness in my hamstrings today but a weird squidginess in my right knee. I think that an hour spent contorting myself has got to be good for making me forget about the things that are bothering me.

I continued my escapism with about two hours of gaming last night with Worthy Opponent. We played Carcasonne (I won once, he won once using his control-all-farms strategy); then we played Hunters and Gatherers (aka Carcasonne BC) which Worthy O won through the damned good luck of getting the "sacred temple" tile after I had placed the "burning forest/tiger, tiger" tile in a field that was just full of game. It was a thirty point rout, but a good time. I would have liked to have gone to Karaoke with the karaokeposse, but I thought getting a little more sleep would be the way to go, since I tend to overdo it during the week.
  • Current Music
    "20th Century Boy" - Siouxsie
Sea dragon

Sort of lite - well, not

I forgot to mention that the news helicopters (you always hope they are news helicopters) hovering over downtown last night made my stomach clench with WTO nerves. I could hear them all last night but I couldn't get any info on what was actually going on because it was all talking heads on TV and their attention was thousands of miles away. Same on the radio - NPR is the pro-war station now. Fortunately nothing bad seemed to happen but I can still see what my pretty city looks like when the street lights are illuminating the clouds of tear gas and I don't want to have to deal with that again ... or anything worse.
Sea dragon

Now the shit's going to hit the fan

Turkey's troops to enter northern Iraq:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=578&ncid=578&e=11&u=/nm/20030321/ts_nm/iraq_turkey_troops_dc

They are going to kill, kill, kill the Kurds. At least the Kurds are heavily armed. But what a damn mess this is going to be. Maybe in 5 years I'll find out what really happened. I expect lots of dead people. This is really going to make things messy because ain't no way the Kurds are surrendering to Turkish troops.
Sea dragon

Swag wags

These two well-dressed people just came into my office and gave me some swag "for working on the 4.5 release. Congratulations!" Only I didn't work on it and I don't know what they were talking about. Whatever. They've got too many damn people working here and nobody knows anyone else.
  • Current Mood
    mischievous mischievous
Sea dragon

Turn off the machine and turn around with your hands up

I just spent an hour cruising news sites and the occasional blog. It made me feel really good about not taking the job at Solucient but otherwise I am more stressed out than before. I'm looking forward to a good long time without the computer this weekend. I was going to go see a play tonight, but the review in The Stranger was very negative so we're just going to go to the Tablet party instead. Tomorrow we're going to the ballet again. I wanted to go see the Medieval Women's Choir and/or the Seattle Baroque's Monteverdi program this weekend, but with the tickets to the ballet already bought my weekend is booked solid, basically. I hope the party tonight is fun. There is supposed to be a 16 game arcade at the house where the party is being held, plus a hot tub, which frankly speaking could be scary but is likely to be a source of amusement as the other party goers get drunker.

Or I could get bored and go home early. We'll see.