July 13th, 2004

oil

we pay them for this? // remark

so, during the vacation there was cable in the house, so we were cruising around the channels (not many, only about 25 total -- musta been some uber-limited plan) and came across a live brodcast of the US house of representatives on C-span. Being somewhat interested in the governing body of the US, I stopped and watched for a bit.

There seemed to be some confusion about what one of the representatives was saying. He was babbling on about something or another, and the speaker kept asking him "so you mean..." over and over, trying something different each time and the representative would respond with "no, I mean...".. it went about three times, and seemed to involve the representative's response to something another representative had said.

Turns out that he wasn't responding to anything! He simply wanted to object to something the other representative was *going* to say, but he wanted to wait till the other representative said it so he could then object to it!

I shit you not. He stood up, and interrupted the other representative to say that he wished to file an objection to something the other representative had not even said yet, but he wished to allow the other representative to say it so that he could then file the objection to it.

I kept chuckling all day over that one. Comedy Central doesn't even get this funny. I'm watching C-span more often from now on!
leaves

well, at least there's some good news to this // life

So, a lot of the new faculty are getting laptops. That's keen. It helps them get their work done out of the office, and it keeps them happy. Two very important things. problem is: It lets me take my work home with me.

This is both good and bad.

The good part is that, unlike last night, I won't have to stay at work till 23:00 tonight! The bad part is that I'm currently babysitting a laptop that is imaging. Scratch that, now Win is rebooted and I get to do post-image config joys. Tedius, boring work. But at least I will get to go to bed early tonight! :)