Wednesday, July 27, 2005

It's not cold

  • This morning I walked up to the front desk at the headquarters of my benevolent employer wrapped in a heavy flannel shirt.
    "Is it just a little too cold in here today, do you think?" I asked our about-to-drop pregnant receptionist (note my being sure to phrase my complaint in the form of a question, as any good Minnesotan would).
    "It's not cold," she said politely.
    "Uhm. OK."
    And I walked back to my desk with my hands up under my arms. Better to freeze than argue with the pregnant lady*.

  • I watched the last hour of "Mainstream" Tuesday night, a documentary thingy that involves Roy "I look like Randy Newman" Blount Jr. traveling the whole of the Mississippi River. This is a good show if you ever get the chance to see it.
    He was visiting the Delta when I tuned in, which is, in my opinion, one of the most depressing regions of the United States. Actually, much of the Deep South is like that for me. Entrenched poverty, ignorance, and racism will does not my ideal locale make. In one scene, Blount is talking to a guy who teaches kids how to play the blues. Somewhat randomly, Blount asks the guy how one of the kids can avoid being ripped off once they try to take their talents to bigger cities. Without missing a beat, and in true bluesman style, the man said: "You come from the Delta, you already been ripped off."
    I don't think I've ever encountered a blogger from Mississippi, but apparently there are a few.

  • One of the most important aspects of journalism is staying up to date. It's important that you keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening and address issues that are unfolding as we speak. For example, it's a good idea to explore the possible dangers of cutting-edge technology like escalators.

  • John O'Hurley was robbed.

    *Hey, that story went nowhere.

    traceofblistex said...

    So, was the pregnant lady just hormonal and hot flashing, so she cranked the A.C. in the building? That sucks when one person is always REALLY hot or always REALLY cold and adjusts the heat or AC for everyone!!!
    Moderation is key!

    OldHorsetailSnake said...

    Face it: Monaco has better legs.

    Lizzie said...

    I came across your blog and just wanted to let you know I enjoyed reading through it!

    Curly said...

    No matter how many warnings you put up/how safe you make anything - people will still exist to fuck it up.

    The warning sticker on escalators should just say:-

    "Use common sense at all times"

    It saves so much trouble.

    Jenny said...

    Hey, did you ever see that X-Files where the bendy guy got sucked into an escalator? Terrible.

    Dave Morris said...

    I'm surprised more kids aren't terrified of escalators. There's nothing about them, save the handrail, that doesn't look like it has teeth.

    I'm naturally warm blooded, I leave the thermostat on 72 during the day, down to 70 at night.

    Cheryl said...

    But then the lady is walking round with a 3 - 6 litre hot water bottle built in to her front, complete with second heartbeat - not to mention all that extra blood being produced ahead of time for the growing sprog. You might as well have asked a man fused into his ski jacket.
    Glad you survived :-)

    Chris Cope said...

    Yes, some deep-rooted survival instinct told me it was best to just walk away. She does a very good job of being very friendly all the time, but I suspect pushing her would only end in tears -- my tears.