Friday, September 26, 2014

Late September in the D.C. Sunshine and Sometimes Sunflowers Down Argentine Way ...

A sunflower -- with a large bee on it -- growing along the sidewalk in the 1700 block (1711 to be exact) of Q Street NW, Washington, D.C., 4:19PM September 26, 2014.

Alas, bee populations remain in serious jeopardy worldwide due to agricultural pesticides and perhaps other environmental stresses being exacerbated by global climate change.


This is a quick Friday early evening update as I need to get to Old Town Alexandria to go to tonight's Medieval Madness dinner theatre show with Andrea & Co.

My day was upended at both ends: On the morning side because I was hung over from last night after going out with another office colleague who just got married about a month ago and on the evening side because I needed to bring my computer home (not to mention do some grocery shopping) before I headed out tonight.

I also filled a prescription from last year that is about to expire (tomorrow)for another prescription of Sumatriptan Succinate (Imitrex) for my intermittent migraine headaches (aural and non-aural ones). As it is, per perscription you only get 4 tablets, which is kind of stupid and probably some combo insurance industry / Big Pharma racket.

Above: My sumatriptan prescription. Yes, I blocked out three of the Rx numbers.

Fair late afternoon blue sky above 1819 Q Street NW, Washington, D.C., 4:15PM September 26, 2014.


The bottom line is that I did not get in a full day of work. I'll try to make up the time this week. I have a BA case to finish for a county in Colorado, not to mention some IA-HEV glossary work I can do.

I need to go to the gym tomorrow. I don't want to get fat / pudgy/ flabby again.

The weather is very -- too -- sunny today and warmish with temps. around 78F for a high.

The Argentine Embassy with the country's flag at the corner of Q Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 4:15PM September 26, 2014.

By the way, Argentina, I think you should NEVER, EVER pay those international banksters, hedge fund operators, shadowy billionaires, and other vicious corporate oligarchs that are behind the effort to cajole you into giving them billions of dollars that these vultures don't need or deserve.

Oh, and screwing the Washington Consensus Crowd is ALWAYS BY DEFINITION the CORRECT decision.

Sorry, Uncle Fred. I know how "unseemly" that must sound in your WaHoPo Editorial Board "stable."


Last night started out well enough: AB and I went to the Black Rooster (The Bottom Line was uncharacteristically mobbed and all annoying D.C. transplant Millennials -- indeed, the Universe nearly collapsed on itself in a Social Media Kerr–Newman black hole). Another former coworker joined us and we ended up at Burning Laughing Man Tavern where a big table of noisy UCLA fans were watching -- and shrieking over -- some college football game between their team and Arizona whatever.

My mistake was to go to Old Ebbitt by myself, where I had a perfectly shitty time before taking a cab home.

OK, that's all for now.

Oh, yes, today at work, one of the IT guys helpfully remotely tried to uninstall the firewall that is blocking my access to all streaming video content including YouTube, and we thought we had done it, but alas, to no avail. I don't even have the option to uninstall this particular and excessively restrictive Barracuda update.

It's ugly.

(As for that update, there seems to be some confusion between two parts of IT about how it came about and other details.)

So for the time being, so Jukebox Saturday Night entries or any YouTube embedding.


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