Gray Flannel Dwarf


A little bit of vindication

People are starting to get it. I hope. I thought the following from an ongoing conversation was a pretty damning indictment, all things considered.

[...]I voted for him, I was with him on the 9/11 thing, I thought he handled it masterfully, but since then he’s totally blown it: Iraq, the environment, the Patriot Act, which I just skimmed — thanks Corey — try calling yourself a libertarian and voting for the administration that passed that — the drug benefit, the shoddy budget work. All disasters. And he’s smug about every one of those things. He thinks they are great ideas.

I’m finding it hard to think about voting for Kerry. But I have to be honest and say that my voting for Bush is a vote for a fantasy Republican Candidate and not for the reality. If this guy had the exact record and policies that he has now but the label “Independent” instead of “Republican,” we’d all be against him. He’s terrible and we all know it.

If he were a prof at one of our colleges, we’d think he was a joke. Because he is a joke. Reagan had pieces of guys like Bush in his stool.

cswiii @ 9:47 am

dirty mouse balls

On my desk here at work, I have a mousepad from E*Trade… more accurately, it’s my “The E*MOBILE by E*TRADE” mousepad, and indeed, it is from when the dot-com bubble was just simmering, and the E*Trade E*Mobile came by the corporate campus, and we all had the opportunity to sign up for E*Trade accounts.

That was probably about early 1999. I still have this mousepad sitting here on my desk, in use.

Admittedly, the thing is pretty gross looking now, but I keep using it; not sure why, except that maybe I like the precise amount of friction/resistance that the cloth-topped mousepad offers, as opposed to the thin, plastic corporate one below it that reminds me to run anti-virus software.

In any case… I will probably have to get rid of it, soon. As much as I guess I subconciously seem to like it, I really don’t have the time to, every day, open up the mouse and scrape off the cruft that tends to accumulate on the horizontal mouse wheel.

“Everyday” is not an exaggeration here, either.

cswiii @ 9:30 am