“The Daily Show” has just made me aware of Zell Miller’s psycho “I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel” comment, and I’m very alarmed to see he’s winning the CNBC poll over who would win the duel.
The idea of a major Bush jump in the polls after the convention has started to press in a little on the unfettered optimism I’ve been feeling the last few weeks, but… the fetters had to come sometimes. I’ve joined www.drivingvotes.org to start driving over to Missouri and campaigning, so at least I’ll be a bit more active, starting sometime soon.
I’ve developed a strangely patterned life recently. I hate routines but I also tend to do well within them, so maybe I’ll keep this one up for a while. Mostly it involves staying up too late, watching “The Daily Show” rerun at 12:30 a.m. (usually with Brett over IM), finishing homework and reading in the morning, getting to school almost late, leaving work near 5 and coming home to play the Sims. Also I’ve been eating out quite a bit, but nothing interesting: I’ve had salad for dinner three times this week, and not out of some health-food kick but because I crave it.
Tonight I broke the mold a bit and, after walking class, got together with the kids from my Italy trip. So maybe tomorrow or next week I’m going to see some/all of them again, and perhaps I’ll, you know, somehow develop a little social life out of all of this. You just never know, I guess.
The kid who’s story we had to critique for today didn’t show up to my fiction writing class, so instead we did little writing exercises and talked listlessly about a very good story, “Train” by Joy Williams. I made a brief appearance at work, then went to walking class, then came home before going to the little Italia reunion. Oh, the fun.
1). An egg salad sandwich on squishy white bread with no crunchy celery.
2). A decent cold remedy.
3). Some kind of inspiration for any kind of writing, all of which seems to have dried up now that I have to do it for class.
4). Someone to keep me from re-watching Jon Stewart’s 9/20/01 return-to-air-broadcast (and if anyone wants it, I finally have it on my computer). Or maybe someone to make me watch it more often. Like Jon Stewart. So,
5). Jon Stewart to come home to.