Yes, I'm still here. But I'm listening to the State of the Union address, which renders me unable to blog anything beyond the State of the Union...
8:15 - it would be nice to have a balanced budget.
8:19 - really? Health savings accounts and tax breaks for people that aren't covered through their employers? That would be nice, too.
8:20 - OH HELL NO TORT REFORM BAD BAD BAD KILL.
8:21 - NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND NO WAH WHY BAD BAD!
8:22 - faith-based grants are also not something I enjoy. Ahem. 300 million dollars? From the Pentagon's $500 billion request (which doesn't include monies for Iraq or Afghanistan), perhaps? HA HA I KEED.
8:24 - Made in the USA - what about the Northern Mariana Islanders? Products from there can say "made in the USA" but the workers don't yet have to be paid minimum wage...
8:26 - And, there's the first nukular.
8:30 - no buying, selling, patenting, or cloning of human life. The patenting one may throw a wrinkle in my "make a million by age 30" plan.
Nah, I won't liveblog the whole thing. I'm sure angrier bloggers than I are already out there doing it.
And here's the fact-checking, for you geekazoids! I include myself in this category. You'll have to move from that post to NPR's main blog page for updates.
Hey, if you get bored waiting for a new post, check out my new photo project. A picture a day, every day, for the 366 days of 2008.
So far, I seem to have an unhealthy fixation on alcohol. And farmers' markets. And putting things on my dining room table and taking pictures of them. 28 days in!
Here's a Project 366 picture from this weekend that I particularly like. Who says I'm not a quivering bundle of neuroses, topped off with a dash of obsessive-compulsive disorder?
If you click on this picture, it will take you to the page on the flickr photostream - on the right you can click on the "Project 366 - here goes nothing" set to see the rest of the pictures. I promise there are some cool ones.
Or, you could just follow this link, where all the shots will be arrayed in chronological order.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled yelling at the TV. Or radio, if you're me.
8:32 - YAY NEW ORLEANS! He mentioned it. Not that he's been particularly helpful in rebuilding it...
uh-oh, immigration. Here's where I'll bow out.