Howdy. How you been? Haven't talked to you for a while. I've been neglecting you, I know. I've just been busy. What with working this job at First Citizens. I sit in a cube. It's kinda lame, but the pay is good. In my spare time, I've been hitting the gym and getting in shape. I haven't been the the gym in the last week because I started work at Theatre in the Park at Pullen Park. I have a very tiny tiny role and they don't pay anything but maybe it will lead to better things down the road. Otherwise life is pretty peachy and I can't really complain and even if I did no one would want to hear it.
But I know no one ever reads this thing anymore, so, I'm gonna complain.
- The President of the United States, a creature of the same Constitution which gave us these amendments, has undisputedly violated the Fourth in failing to procure judicial orders as required by FISA, and accordingly has volated the First Amendment Rights of these Plaintiffs as well.
- Jill Carroll, a freelance reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, was kidnapped by Sunni Muslim insurgents in Baghdad on Jan. 7, 2006. Over the next 82 days, she was shuttled blindfolded among at least six safe houses and had closer contact with Sunni insurgents than any American who has lived to tell the tale. This is her story. This is the first in a multi-part series of which I have read the first four. I highly encourage you to take the time to read all of them. It's really freakin' good...and kinda scary (in a not so "kinda" kinda way).
- "Basically we are not looking for — working for the bomb," the president said. "The problem that President Bush has is in his mind he wants to solve everything with bombs. The time of the bomb is in the past. It's behind us. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges." -- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
- Snakes on a Plane
- Fight Poverty: Give Cows
Well, Ego, I gotta get going. Thanks for listening. I've got lots to do today including seeing Snakes on a Plane which is totally in line with classic B-films. Anyone who appreciates such awesome films like The Blob, The Fly, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, or Killer Clowns from Outer Space is practically required to go see this film, and I, fortunately, am in that very bizarre demographic.
I also need to find a new book. I read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy at work in ten days. I finished in the morning of the day of my 30-day review, at which I was told not to read anymore. But still, that book totally rocked my whole face off and you need to go read it right now. Maybe I'll try The Silmarillion again. Back at CU, I borrowed Andie's copy and only made about a fourth of the way through but I think I'm ready for it now. I also am about halfway done with Plato's The Republic. It's over 300 pages of Socratic dialogue, so I have to read it in parts. I just finished the best part about Plato's creation of the philosopher-king. Afterwards, irony punched me in the kidney.
Take care of yourself, Ego.