Thursday, June 29, 2006
1. torture is bad
2. holding people without due process is bad
3. breaking the geneva convention is bad
Not sure what kind of impact this will have other than offering a glimmer of hope that not everyone running this country has gone batshit insane.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
No announcement, no warning, no nothing.
We threw the hissy fit of all time. They asked people to disboard and receive compensation. No takers.
We were given overnight accommodations, meals, transportation back to airport, upgrades to biz and 200-dollar vouchers for future flights. Still, it is not enough. We wanted to go home. Our dogsitter, the valiant pasquale- wanted to stop sitting. Our jobs expected us back.
So, now, our friend Jon who through very lucky circumstances did board and made it home and we are here. It will be interesting to see what fate has in store.
Back tonight. Tomorrow, many pics from the beautiful country and not so many from the less than beautiful airport.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I may not ride the bus or rails a lot, but I do want to and this site can help me do that. And, remember as I've said before, if you can walk, don't drive. Most of Angelenos live in some neighborhood where you don't have to drive to the bank, the grocery store, the coffee joint.
Walking makes both you, your neighborhood and your city healthier.
And for God's sake, if you can take a bus or train, do it. Find out how much more reading you can get done and take a look at what your fellow citizens look like as seen not through tinted glass windows.
Monday, June 12, 2006
Originally uploaded by miles10001.
Amazing that the paper of record in Los Angeles would have only 2 black and white photos and no story about Gay Pride. This is an event that draws more than 300,000 people to the streets of West Hollywood to celebrate diversity in one of the country's most diverse cities. Surely, it would warrant a short story? What gives?
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Anyhoo, la.com has a great post about wine bars in LA. Now, I probably won't be going to any westside boites soon -- hard to tast and drive, n'cest pa? -- but I'm dying to try the new place on Vine.
Check out the list, see what they missed (Silver Lake Wine, anyone?).
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Anyhoo, the tickle became a scratch and then a sore. Then, my back started to ache more. So, I did what any rational human being would do -- I had an afternoon martini. Oh, it was good.
Then I had a couple helpings of homemade salad, thinking the veggies might help -- later, I would regret this. And then, another martini. Things were heading south. I watched the Sopranos finale -- lackluster, at best -- and decided that since my back was now throbbing, I should follow up the brushing of my teeth with a muscle relaxant.
Well, that worked...temporarily. I slept like it was my final sleep until 2. I woke every hour after with the tickle, scratch and sore and finally got up around 6. Well, the couple fixin's of salad made a reappearance. You've heard of the salad shooter, I take it. Well, that phrase has a whole new meaning. Anyway, after oatmeal and another shooter, I headed off to work where, you guessed it, I had another salad (we moved into a new building where all meals are free -- how could I possibly resist?.
What then proceeded was agonizing stomach pain -- inability or lack of desire to decimate public bathrooms with the horror of all of my insides -- alternating with back pain and throat pain.
Now, at home, after a bath and some soup and a lot of water to drink, I'm hopeful that tonight's muscle relaxant might do the "all is better" trick.