Well, an interesting day for me. I step away from the computer for a few days and all hell breaks loose in the world. Well, not really, but some interesting stuff has been going on. And by interesting I mean sometimes sad and soemtimes happy news.
Monday the Pulitzer Prizes got handed out. Yay. I've got some new stuff to read now. Although, has anyone found that the fiction writers who win pulitzers are just *thick* I mean, I love a good heavy tome, but... I'm contenting myself with the dream of getting published in The New Yorker. I can do that. Incidentally Rachel Maddow linked to all the winners in her Twitter on Monday, soyou can see the full list, if you already haven't, there.
The acting CFO for Freddie Mac was found dead in his home, an apparent suicide. Sad. Sad that its coming to this. I try not to speak too much of the financial mess that is my country right now, my grasp of economics isn't as great as it could be and I have enough friends who have degrees in economics that I get trounced whenever I try to have an opinion, but I will say this. The realestate thing? It was and is a nightmare. My fellow countrymen got greedy, and its hurting us all now. I mean, look at this poor man and his family now. The news article I read said they couldn't confirm a note or that it had anything to do with police investigations into the company or anything like that, but... do you really figure it might be another cause? Money seems to me the greatest evil in the world right now.
Speaking of money, Japan had a budget deficit for the fiscal year 2008. First one since 1980. Just sayin. Creeps me out.
For the record, how I feel about other things:
Gay marriage: still a right, still should be legal
Obama: still awesome. not regretting that vote at all
Abortion: Still my body
GJW Bush: Still shaking my head.
Marijuana: not as evil as I once found it. Don't like it in my brother's hands, I can understand it in others
Other Drugs: NEVER OKAY
Harry Potter: still awesome
Twighlight Series by Stephanie Meyer: New addiction
War: I'm sick to death of hearing about it. Nothing wears on activism like a lost cause.
Pirates: Johnny depp cool, others not so much. But did we have to shoot them? I didn't get the full story on this one, and maybe it was necessary, but...I don't like killing if it can be avoided
Current political heros: Rachel Maddow (of course) and Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill. She's a righteous chick. Seriously. Honestly most of the female liberal senators have been rocking my world lately. Lets hear it for the girls.
New favorite band: Muse
New Favorite Artist: Brandi Carlile. Wow. She's got a great voice.
Earworm that makes me really hurt: If You Seek Amy, Brittany Spears. I think I hear it at least 20 times a day. And it is catchy, too.
Politics: still liberal
Religion: still a witch. Now also seeing a mystic. Life is good, karma is good
Yeah. That's about right for me. Anywho, i'm working up a big list of loves, likes and go to hell's.
Hope you all are finding more to cheer you up than I am today.