Monday, March 28, 2011

17th Street DC Gay Tsunami -OR- The Waters of March (Part 2)

** Updated 11:42PM 6/8/2014: Sufficient content has been removed from this entry that the post title has been rendered problematic, but I think it's for the best.**

A lovely aerial image of the powerful, rugged beauty of RĂ©union (island) in the Indian Ocean that I found on the internet.

It's not really related to this entry but I just like the image a lot.

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Today I had a crown -- on tooth #14 -- replaced.

No, not this kind of crown.

This is the tooth that needed the root canal last fall and while the crown (originally put in place by a different dentist in 2002) was still holding, it was in bad shape. (All that drilling through the porcelain to be able to do the root canal took at least an hour and it made for a ghastly sound.)


Since the root canal, the crown was weakening (as the dentist said it would) and needed to be replaced. Worst / grossest of all, it had become a severe food trap ("a garbage can," in my dentist's descriptive words) requiring multiple flossing per day and even that wasn't working.

Anyway, I now have a temporary crown on it and it feels weird, too large and a tad uncomfortable. The new crown should be ready in one to two weeks.

There were some complications regarding paying for it, too, but it's too convoluted to explain and in the end it's not a huge deal.

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Political Images ...

Ha ha

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This is about right. I guess this is how any entrenched ruling oligarchy maintains its power -- by getting those who should be opposed to it to defend it by being distracted with lies, misinformation, assorted bullshit and other nonsense.

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Quotable Quote:


Alex Pareene on new "birther" and possible GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump:

"Garish television personality Donald Trump, a monstrous parody of entitled American wealth masquerading as skillful entrepreneurship, has lately decided to drum up interest in his various moneymaking schemes by pretending to be a political figure of some kind. His potential candidacy for anything is transparent hokum, which means everyone on television is treating it very, very seriously."

-- Full article here.

I also highly recommend Glenn Greenwald's "Billionaire self-pity and the Koch brothers" piece linked here.

At least Trump is a flamboyant and mostly non-ideological entertainer, not a truly evil active presence such as the Brothers Koch.

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A squirrel does some acrobatic maneuvers to get the bird seed in a bird feeder in the front of the building that houses the Rwandan embassy along New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., 1:46PM, March 26, 2011.

Now I hope the squirrels and birds don't get involved in some genocidal frenzy -- a mother squirrel with her baby on her back killing a mother bird with her baby on her back.

Say, GOD, how's that human creation thing workin' out for Ya??

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Other pictures I took this past weekend ...

The inside of the spacious, multi-roomed Matchbox Pizza restaurant at Congressional Plaza, Rockville, Md., 4:38PM, March 26, 2011. I went there to meet Sandie (my long ago landlord when I lived in Rockville that long ago summer of 1992) and Quill for lunch.

We had a very nice time. And they wanted to be with me.

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Flowering D.C. Cherry Trees ...

A few "Japanese cherry tree" in floral bloom along 19th Street, NW, in the Adams Morgan section of Washington, D.C., 3:57PM, March 27, 2011.

Yes, these are the signature trees of Washington, D.C., in springtime are in bloom, the Japanese cherry trees, though more properly known as the Yoshino. I prefer another type sometimes known as the double-flowering Kanzan or "Kwanzan".

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Monday Night Nesting (and More Weekend Photos)

I'm home tonight -- rather than being out drinking again -- and watching TV while I write this entry. Specifically, tonight (Monday night) is We TV's line up of The Golden Girls.

The Northumberland, the more ornate-looking building located next to my building (at right), 2000 block of New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 5:06PM, March 27, 2011. I think the Northumberland has been used in an exterior shot for at least one major movie.

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Blue sky fleeced with cirrus clouds over Congressional Plaza, Rockville, Md., 5:53PM, March 26, 2011.

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OK, I think that's all for now. I'm going to try to finish up my electric vehicle write up for Japan. I also have a major editing project on Federal agency geothermal energy activities.

My next update probably won't be until Thursday or Friday.

--Regulus

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