Friday, July 21, 2006

Just Another Day In The Life ...

This has been a strange week.

I got the rewrites for Goddess' Revenge finally, and did them in about an hour. Interestingly enough, they were actually on the light side. I don't know whether to be happy or scared about that. Also, I managed to eliminate all of the gynecological terms I have a personal problem with. That was way cool.

Now, I intend to crank out the rest of the anthology story today. My goal is to keep Mneston at about 12K. Somehow, I doubt that will happen, but we'll see.

Last night, while I was at work, an old friend came into the bar unexpectedly. He's enlisted in the Army, where he was tops in his basic class and airborne class and ships off to Germany on Sunday. It was great to see him, but it was a moment tinged with a bit of sadness too. We never mentioned it, but we both know that Germany is the staging area for quick mobilization troops. It was sad, and sweet, and ultimately a reality check.

I think I might put my political science degree into some use in the near future. It's becoming increasingly difficult to watch the news -- I read too much into it. And now, even after the Israeli army SHOT at a FOX news reporter who gave away their tank positions (don't blame them) there's some stupid yabbo who's walking next to the Israeli forces massing on the Lebanese border. Hello???? Are you TOTALLY stupid?


In other news, it's only 43 days until Tennessee's season opener. Hurray! College football is on the horizon! Early pre-season game pick? As much as I hate to say it, Ohio State will beat Texas in Longhorn Stadium. Yup. You heard it here first. Take OSU and the points.

Oh, and Notre Dame is overrated. Brady Quinn is a good quarterback, but there are holes in the defense that the Israeli army could drive a tank through and never see a nosy reporter from FOX news.

Bad kitten. Don't chew on mommy's ankles while she's trying to be clever.