Wednesday, October 11, 2006


From Wall Street Journal online's Opinion Journal Best of the Web...

Life Imitates 'Team America'

Hans Blix: "I'm sorry, but the U.N. must be firm with you. Let me see your whole palace, or else." Kim Jong Il: "Or else what?" Blix: "Or else we will be very, very angry with you, and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are."--dialogue from "Team America: World Police" (2004)

"The world lined up against North Korea on Monday for staging a nuclear test denounced even by key allies. . . . There was no talk of military action. But the Security Council quickly condemned North Korea's decision to flout a U.N. appeal to cancel the test after the reclusive regime announced it had set off an underground atomic explosion."--Associated Press, Oct. 9, 2006

Friday, October 06, 2006

And after

The bathroom renovation is just about complete. The only stuff left won't be really visible: caulking the ceiling/wall joints and filling a spot on the side of the vanity. The rest is done!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Today, what a day.

Started out with this race. Dave and I both entered. Surprise! Dave finished ahead of me. But there were fewer women in my age group, so I placed (in my age group, for women). Kind of funny; like being one of the few players in baseball to hit a homerun while John Smith was pitching in the rain on a Thursday in New York. It was a cool race, though, and we'll do it again next year if anyone wants to join.

Then, the studying commenced, for about 5 hours. I have a midterm tomorrow for a class I've been taking, and I'm terrified. I haven't had to study like this in ages. It's weird trying to get my brain to work this way again. I'll know tomorrow about 7pm if this is shaping up to be the new direction for me. I've been keeping it pretty low-key, but tomorrow will be a turning point. It's when I'll need to make the go/no-go decision to commit to the rest of the classes for the next year, and look at making a major career change away from a company and a job that I really enjoy - in favor of one that has greater potential and of course greater risk.