Dusk over Washington, D.C., at the corner of S Street, NW, and New Hampshire Ave., NW, 7:25PM, Friday, Sept. 4, 2009
Just a quick update ... I plan to have a better entry tomorrow or Tuesday.
This weekend so far has been full of angst and panic for me as I fret about the bills I can't pay until later this month and how little money I have. The only good thing is that all my worrying and panicking resulted in my having contacted the head of the company for which I do consulting work, and he apparently told the office manager to expedite my payments.
I had heard from the office manager that the new policy was going to be to DELAY them for three weeks at a time.
I paid my September rent and put in a note explaining why I may be 3 weeks late on my October rent -- and that if I ever got to the point of being a month behind, I'd move out of here rather than go down that road of eviction.#######
Turning political ...
It's so weird and depressing to watch Obama's presidency fall apart, and so quickly. Also, there is an article in today's New York Times about the latest Wall Street financialization scam -- hard on the heels of all the previous multi-trillion dollar collapsed ones and powerful evidence that the Robert Rubin - Tim Geithner - Lawrence Summers approach that Obama BAFFLINGLY has resulted in not one thing being changed.
This scam involves bundling life insurance policies together and selling them in another degenerate casino whorehouse half-trillion dollar a year frenzy of death.
Naturally, Goldman Sachs is heavily mixed up in it.
The corporate whore media are only enabling this, of course, as is the populace in general, though for different reasons.
Just wait until the next collapse in 5 years or so when we can't bail ourselves out. Of course, by that time, the GOP will be little more than a crazed cult. It's half way there already.
It's weird watching your country collapse itself.
Today, I am going to a picnic at my friend Kevin's house in Rockville. On Tuesday I'm going to hearing involving national security, energy and climate change at the Reserve Officers Association and on Thursday morning I'm supposed to go to a House Committee hearing on the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference. The main witness is Todd Stern, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change.
Just because I can go to stuff like that here in D.C. means nothing. I remain severely under-employed, career thwarted, adrift, broke, and so lost.
The weather continues to be dry, warm, and shitty, as ever in the D.C. area, esp. this time of year, but the models -- I refer to the GFS and NAM/ETA, since those are the two I can easily follow on NCEP's Web page -- continue to suggest a coastal low developing and trying to meander close to the us. Each model run, of course, is slightly different and (of course) "the latest" model is always showing it less than the previous one, but it's still there.
Oh, yes, it was 30 years ago today, Sept. 6, 1979, that Hurricane David hit New Jersey after having roared up the coast, although the center was WELL inland by that point. I had just returned the day before from a trip to Belgium to see my mom. I was 9 years old. I was living in Long Branch, N.J., with my dad and paternal grandparents.
That's about all for now.
Labor Day is tomorrow. Indeed.