January 23rd, 2004

Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

Non-stories and more on KotoR

There's a lot of puffing and fluffing of text going on with the press members who are trying to make a story out of Dean yelling after Iowa. Really, you'd think they could come up with something better, and I'm saying this as someone who has been involved with journalism for almost 20 years.

For what it's worth, I consider it a non-story. He seems far less angry, from what I've seen so far, than Clinton. Now there was a guy with a bad temper. That face got red with barely-contained anger so often that I wish I had a dime for every time I saw it on the news alone (particularly during the Lewinsky scandal), much less the off-camera explosions from one of the world's most infamous skirt-chasers that even loyal aides have mentioned.

One can hope that if Dean lets a little yell out every now and then, it will keep him from embarrassing problems involving Gap dresses and dry-cleaning. And, as Terrance mentions, he seems quite willing and receptive to adapting to counsel to tone things down.

Some of y'all have been inquiring about Knights of the Old Republic. I have a tendency to remake characters a good bit when starting an RPG, until I have the feel down, and my pattern holds true with KotoR. I probably redid Candlekeep with my character in the first Baldur's Gate seven times. I've now remade my Scout three times, and I think I'm about to start with her for real, but I won't know for a little bit. *smiles*

Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

The Foreman is an unqualified success, and employment stuff

We put most of our kitchen appliances away after use. Not so the Foreman indoor grill, which has not left the counter since unwrapping it. We seem to be tossing everything on it these days. "Hey, new set of cotton sheets? Sure, hon, pop 'em on the Foreman. It's fiber in our diet, right?"

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In other news, a position has opened at my company that I'd likely be interested in applying for, and getting out of my current hellish job without having to change insurances, etc. would be a lovely beginning to 2004. Gotta work on polishing the resume this weekend to prepare for that. Even if I don't get it, getting Ye Olde Resume updated is important so I can apply for things elsewhere. After all, it'd be nice to see if all this mediaspew about Atlanta being a job growth area in the US is true, or just so much birdcage filler.