11 August 2005

An elderly woman develops an interest in organic foods. The next time her husband goes to the store, she reminds him to buy only organic groceries. The old man searches all over the maket, but can’t find the organic foods section. Finally, he grabs some vegetables and tracks down a grocer. “These vegetables are for my wife,” he says,”have they been sprayed with poisonous chemicals?””No,” answers the grocer,”you’ll have to do that yourself.”
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Sorry I didn’t write last week; Jeremy was on vacation and I couldn’t figure out how to fix the internet connection when it crashed. MBS is in serious over-drive; we had two hours of mandatory overtime last week, 10 this week, and 10 again next week. It’ll be a nice paycheck, but I feel like my arms are falling off. I’m having to take my bodybuilding supplements just to keep up at work (of course, “keeping up” for me means out-working everyone else. I’m so competitive!)… and I still have no energy left for training. I’ve been home for, what, three months now? And I’ve made it to three kali classes? Of course, that’s more a time-slot issue.
I got an employment packet in the mail from KCPD. I’m not getting my hopes up, but man, it’d be nice… I visited my grandfather Monday after work. I realized that I’d only seen him once since I deployed–over a dinner when I was home on leave. Turns out he has quite a few old war stories–I wish I’d been able to stay longer, but I had to get some sleep before facing the Speedy-Packer (that’s the name of the machine I’ve been operating lately. I feel so dirty when I say it!). According to the Libertarian newsletter, a higher percentage of Americans are now in favor of impeaching President Bush than were in favor of impeaching President Clinton. Interestingly, most of those in favor seemed to make the qualification “if it could be shown that he deliberately misled congress about his reasons for going to war”–I thought that that was what an impeachment would investigate. On the up side, the U.N. is moving in to relieve most of the U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Presisent Bush has finally set a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq–starting next January, if the Iraqi elections come through.

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