Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Trying to Worry Less about Things Beyond My Control -OR- The Trillion Dollar Blog Entry

Another South Georgia Island photo ...

Adventure-tourism kayakers round Cape Disappointment as they circumnavigate South Georgia Island. Cape Disappointment is the southernmost point on South Georgia Island (and not to be confused with Cape Disappointment, Washington). Source of image here.


OK, this will likely be my last planned update until Friday night. I think I'm going to take a bit of a break from blogging this work week. It's too disruptive to my schedule given that I do it typically between the hours of midnight and 2AM.

In addition, I have to take break from worrying -- for now -- about things beyond my control in my life. This refers to the first of my trio of complaints that I discussed in my January 5, 2013 entry.

Craig Marina sent me this picture of his boxer dog "Blaze" that was taken this past October. Awwww.

I refer specifically to the neo-Confederate rightwing radicals in the form of the House Republican Teabaggers and their slightly more strategic Senate counterparts (such as gay Lindsey Gay Graham (R - Gay)) who in traditional neo-Confederate style are threatening to blow up the country if they don't get their corporate oligarchical way.

I also refer to the consequences to me personally of a default or (more likely) prolonged Federal Government shut down.

The scene inside The Saloon on U Street here in Washington, D.C., in the late hours of Friday night (well, Saturday morning by that point), 12:07AM Jan. 5, 2013. Thereafter, I went to nearby Nellie's.

Here are two pictures of yours truly from that night ... I couldn't decide which to post so I narcissistically posted both of them.

Yours truly at The Saloon, Washington, D.C., 12:52AM, Jan. 5, 2013.


Yours truly at The Saloon, Washington, D.C., 12:54AM, Jan. 5, 2013.


Upstairs at Nellie's, Washington, D.C., late at night, 1:38AM, January 5, 2013


As ever, I agree with Paul Krugman's advice to President Obama*: Just be ready to mint that $1 trillion platinum coin or issue moral obligation coupons.

This is the image of the obverse of a $100 platinum coin I found on the internets.**

*Of course, President Obama won't actually do any of this. Instead, he'll "respect the process" straight into a global collapse and depression.)

**I don't actually such coins, so I don't know if this is indeed how they appear.

Related to my second regular beyond-my-control complaint topics that I mentioned in the same January 5, 2013 entry, I also need to take a break from fretting about the total lack of any winter weather -- or for that matter, even much rainfall, this month. A significant warm up is forecasted -- into the Sue Palka-friendly low 60s Fahrenheit by Sunday -- with barely a chance of rain. The anti-weather Sterling LWX crew should be happy, too.

There she is ... the Palka-cabra creature at home in her den ...


We just don't get winter any longer.


As for the third topic I mentioned in that entry, M. Wade Tipamillyun and his beloved Oooza the Unloved Crow Creature, well, that's a topic I never really tire of discussing. I know, I know -- that's my problem.

Changing topics ... I came across a piece on HuffPo that noted all these actors coming out, most recently someone named Matt Dallas (whom I've never even heard of).

But apparently last February, this actor guy Matt Bomer came out as gay.

I would like to say of these model perfect guys coming out to their fans on social media sites in fabulous gay ways that accentuate their perfect lives -- well, it didn't quite go that way for me back in 1992.


Well, today was an OK day. I felt lousy early on with a lingering flu but it ebbed during the course of the day. I was somewhat productive at work. I then had a good workout session with Tony (whom I may be taking to Nellie's on Saturday for a visit there -- he's curious about the place). I then went swimming for a bit.

OK, that's all for now. Again, my next planned update may not be until Friday night.


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