August 20th, 2007


what i'm thinking today.

1. mark my words--turkey electing a "former islamist" (and current conservative muslim) next week will be the beginning of something we're not going to like. more bombing of kurds? probably. tighter ties with iran? possibly. a craven US policy machine trumping turkey up as some kind of straw man because they tilted towards fundamentalist islam? definitely.

2. i replaced my bathroom receptacles with GFCI outlets. this is a big deal on my accomplishment-o-meter. we also replaced our front shrubs with gardenias. next up: getting a few stumps out to build a garden and firepit.

3. my kid started first grade today. first day riding the bus, as a matter of fact. she sat in the back. not too hard cause the bus wasn't crowded, but seriously, as a small first grader? does riding in the back of the bus signal coolness still? i'll find out tonight if she got to keep her seat.

4. PAX is the end of this week. you should go.