Thursday, June 12, 2014

Things (Feel Like They) Fall Apart

**Updated 2:30AM 6/15/2014: See below.**

What the hell is this thing?? Actually, it's an adorable baby Sugar Glider.

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I might take a break from blogging, or at least only update this blog on occasion. Things remain highly uncertain at work, and I'm deeply concerned (and need to look for other work). Furthermore, now that A. is on extended (permanent?) leave and my top boss (who is indifferent to me) is approving time sheets, things are even worse for me. I'm probably going to be laid off / be "converted" to "as needed hourly." I need to find a new job, even though I don't want to. And I can't access that shitty 401k for a few months (and Fred Hiatt's Wall Street crooks will probably steal it in the meantime).

I should have a better sense of things on Monday -- but being a Federal contractor in the present-era, this means NOTHING will be decided and uncertainty will drag on interminably.

Oh, yes, I deleted the two draft blog entries I started on Wednesday -- I just don't have enough time / pictures / energy to write about why everything is so bad right now or to complain about the Washington Consensus, tools of the corporate oligarchical overclass, to say nothing of the insane GOP. I refer to you to the writings of Jonathan Chait and Paul Krugman for ruminations on the shocking GOP primary loss of Eric Cantor. I'm not going to bother to post the links -- you can find them yourself.

I had a nice time at No. 9 tonight (I went there instead of the gym). I'll probably go tomorrow night, too, and go to the gym on Saturday late afternoon.

I'm hurriedly posting this entry before Friday, the 13th. Yes, I know -- silly superstitious. It gives life meaning, though.

The Full Moon in a picture taken in 2000 by eclipse guru Fred Espenak.

There is a gorgeous full Moon tonight with fast-moving low clouds coming in from the southeast in a pure maritime tropical (mT) airmass while mid-level clouds are streaming in from the south/southwest. It has been a wet June so far.

** UPDATED / CLARIFICATION 2:30AM 6/15/2014:** The actual Full Moon -- the "Strawberry Moon" -- occurred at 12:11AM EDT on Friday, June 13th, 2014. This is the first Friday the 13th Full Moon since October 13, 2000 and the last one until August 13, 2049. For more information, see here.

OK, I'm going to bed now. Anyway, I intend to post a jukebox Saturday night entry. I have a few songs I'd like to post.

--Regulus

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