Thursday, August 05, 2010
Eat hot death...
This is how he looked most of the day yesterday. Holding his paw up like that because he hurt it somehow. We were just walking along in the park when suddenly he started shrieking and then lay down on his back. He refused to walk on his paw though when I manipulated it, I could see no injury and he didn't cry louder. Weird. Of course this happened at the point that was the very farthest from home on our long walk. I had to carry him all the way back. I felt so bad for the little guy and also helpless but I also know these things often just work themselves out. Which is of course what happened. I did give him half an aspirin in the afternoon and by dinnertime, he started walking normally again.
We saw Inception. Meh. Neither of us was blown away, maybe the hype jaded us. Oh we both liked it but agreed that the bang bang gunniness over and over was a bit much. More interesting to me that day was the amazing tropical downpours that we had. We got 3.03 inches of rain at our house, more than I think I've ever seen in a single day. It just poured and poured and didn't stop. It gave us a good chance to inspect the leaks in the garage. One looks like it's just a matter of putting a little Mighty Putty (shit really works dudes) on it while the other looks a little more complicated. Luckily it's just the garage so there's no rush.
While I was playing Scrabble (Literati on Yahoo) on line the other day, my opponent got a bit chatty because he got really lucky and beat me despite my way superior ranking. What I found strange was how he kind of introduced himself. "Boston here and I hate the messiah occupying the white house." Is this really how we identify ourselves now? By announcing whom we hate? I'm fairly sure that during the Bush years I never would have said, "Hi I'm Torn and I loathe the moron who stole the election." Oh sure it would have been true, I just never would have said it. When the guy learned that I lived in Canada, he immediately said, "You got that healthcare then." I remarked that, yes, it's run by the province and there's a second sales tax that pays for it so it probably comes out to the same thing out of pocket. His response? It can't be good if it's run by the government. My prejudice would lean the same way, but profit taking from my health care also seems like a conflict of interest. Private companies would certainly tend to better efficiency, but better health care I'm not so sure.
Best part of yesterday? Receiving a text from Em that read, "Eat hot death Christianist h8ers!" I knew Prop 8 had been overturned. Hopefully the Supreme Court will eventually uphold this overturning and settle this issue once and for all. Of course an overturning of the overturning is also possible which would be a dark day for all of us. Fingers crossed.