Friday, September 23, 2016

Late Night Brief Entry -OR- Energy Plus Work Is Inversely Proportional to Blogging Time, Squared

United States Department of Energy headquarters -- also known as the James Forrestal building with its architecturally problematic design for a large office space in the early 21st Century -- in Washington, D.C., 6:13PM September 21, 2016.


Ugh. And sigh.

It's 12:20AM as I start this entry.

I am home following a regular work day in which I got into work an hour later than I should have (recall that I am onsite at DOE HQ for the next 2 to 4 weeks and so I need to get in at a certain time, as opposed to my regular office where I have more of a flex schedule).

It also follows a gym night -- multi-part workout -- rather than drinking (and some eating as well) after work and spending -- wasting -- a shit ton of money that I can't afford if I ever want to do something beyond living paycheck to paycheck.

Behind the bar at the Bottom Line pub, Washington, D.C., 7:03PM September 21, 2016.

I quite like this place but the problem is that it is (1) often very crowded and (2) the music -- when someone plays the jukebox -- is horrendously loud, especially if it is (as is often the case) a bad song. (A bartender explained to me that when the bar's regular music plays, it is much quieter.)

I went there and then headed over to Floriana, where I met Mark.


Oh, Great Oracle of Hippo, what timeless wisdom did the gods reveal to you this day??


Very profound insights, indeed, Great Oracle of Hippo. We thank you for bestowing these upon us.


Because I am very tired now and really do not want to get into work late tomorrow, I'm just going to fob off on the entry I planned -- which was the usual mix of weather (sunny, too warm despite the arrival of autumn, and still drought-dry) and politics (Hillary has upticked a bit but the election as measured in the FiveThirtyEight polling model of her odds of winning) is still a Trumpocalypse-in-the-making).

The Madame mixes with the masses at a campaign stop at Frontline Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 21, 2016.

Re. the election, here is a useful Nate Silver analysis piece (link embedded): Clinton's Leading In Exactly The States She Needs To Win: Here's why that isn't as good as it sounds.

For tomorrow, I may meet Fred at Annie's right after work, and also a gym acquaintance later at Floriana, so I probably won't have a regular blog posting until Saturday -- and that will be my usual two entries of Saturday Evening Post and Jukebox Saturday Night editions.

G'night. Time again, I guess, for some weird dreams.


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