"Three times big woo-woo-woo at myself!!
I made it! I said no! LOL, I was just sleeping still, and again
this assurance guy called up and bothered me. So this time I took
the receiver in my still sleepy head and said hello. And when I
recognized him again I said straight away without even thinking
with my still sleepy head that - I do NOT want his assurances and
that I do NOT want that he calls up again because of this.
But believe it or not, he wanted to go on persuading me!!!!!!! It's
UN-believable!!!! He started saying in a super nice tone - Aha...
aha, so you didn't understand the PRINCIPLE of all that?!"
"Went to sleep on the couch last night
at 11:30. Woke up once or twice after that and insisted I'd be getting
up for good 'any time now, as soon as Tiny calls.' Woke up at 4:30
going, "Wasn't I supposed to get a phone call?" Went around
practically sleepwalking for half an hour after that; I do wonder
sometimes if I'm capable of sleeping for more than a few hours at
a time anymore."
"And thirdly, these two have about
as much chance of maintaining a long-distance relationship as I
do of winning an Oscar. Hes desperate and needy, shes
uncommunicative and manipulative. And this is when theyre
in the same room. Can you imagine phone conversations between these
He: Im glad your presentation went well.
He: I knew theyd like you.
He: So, did anybody, like, especially like you?
He: Anybody who might be, say, sexing you up in your hotel Jacuzzi
right now and infusing your hoo-hah with a deadly payload of groin
cooties to bring back to me at the end of the week?
He: You know what? I cant do this any more.
She: I miss you."
"I thought I would die laughing when
I saw the Gettysburg Address on PowerPoint. Even though I am a PowerPoint
afficionado, I enjoy a good satire. But John Naughton, writing in
The Guardian, is serious in his disdain for the software: "As
an addiction of the white-collar classes, PowerPoint ranks second
only in perniciousness to cocaine. Some executives appear to be
-- literally -- incapable of public utterance unless they have their
bullet-pointed security blanket on a screen behind them." This
is, of course, the well-worn complaint that PowerPoint is a "substitute
for thought." (Pardon my directness, Mr. Naughton, but your
column is a substitute for thought. "
"However, given that I am generally
fucked over every corner I turn, it occurs to me that trouble would
arise if I actually dared to do nothing to ensure my being a valid
member of society yknow, the mundane things that keep
us all in check with reality, and remind us that what were
about means squat, really, in the larger scheme of things."
"gut wat snel!
Gut wat gaat de tijd toch snel. Een jaar geleden zaten we nog lekker
voor de tv te zwijmelen bij Het Huwelijk. Vandaag, op deze saaigrijze
zondag, is er eigenlijk helemaal niks te beleven. Het kwakkelt.
In huize Oranje wordt vast de videoband weer even opgezet en in
het fotoalbum teruggebladerd."
"A couple of interesting points raised
in the comments yesterday, in my by-the-way remarks about the differences
between Australian and American leaders' influence on policy and
implementation of such. I still think that we have a pretty robust
system of government, both in the way that executive and legislative
power is exercised, and the way that we elect those who exercise