Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Random Thoughts for a Tuesday

It's another one of those mornings with more to do than time to do it in, so we'll just take a few short, random looks at things in the news, how about it?

If you've been an hour late for everything since last Sunday morning, you probably forgot to set your clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Savings Time.
From the Facebook page of fellow blogger Craziequeen comes this wonderful quote, which really sings to those of us who have some experience as military planners: "You wouldn't recognize a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on a harpsichord, singing "Subtle Plans are Here Again." I don't know what brought that on, but I love it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel The Scarlet Letter was published on this date in 1850. Many modern readers don't understand it, because it deals with the consequences of something that used to be called adultery. John Edwards didn't letter in that particular sport, but he should have...

Yesterday evening, fellow local blogger Gilahi and I met once again for a few drinks and to take another stab at solving the world's problems. We decided that there were too many problems for us to take on alone, so we just drank, ate appetizers, and told each other funny stories instead. Next time, maybe Mike can come, and we'll be able to either get all those problems solved or get thrown out of the bar trying.

That's all for now. There are bills to be paid, a dog to be walked, and political and religious extremists to be mocked. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.


P.S. - Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day. St Patrick is remembered for driving the snakes out of Ireland. That was good for Ireland, but I wish he wouldn't have sent all those snakes to the Middle East and Capitol Hill. I'm just sayin'...



Gilahi said...

Another fine evening of drink, food and pleasant conversation. We should definitely recruit some more folks (Mike, are you reading this?) if we can find a good place that's convenient for everybody. Re The Scarlet Letter, do you suppose that Tiger Woods will be wearing some Adidas logo any time in the near future?

Bandit said...

You and Gilahi should have thought about having St. Patrick to come to DC. That would solve many problems.

Mike said...

I'm still waiting for my plane ticket to show up from my rich east coast friends.

Leslie said...

Nah, too many snakes of the two-legged variety for St. Patrick to deal with. So that's how how you met Agnes? The Scarlet Letter, not one of my favorite stories, particularly after they made the movie with the Disney, happy ever after ending.