1. Is it just me, or did the thought cross your mind yesterday that somewhere on earth, a minority kid is pretending to be trapped in a runaway balloon, while actually hiding in a cardboard box in the attic, and the media is completely ignoring it?
2. Also crossing my mind yesterday while watching the flying jiffy pop for 3 hours: as a result, we’re now 3 hours behind on CNN failing to tell us how our various wars are going, how health care reform is proceeding, or how the economy’s faring. More in line with CNN’s realities, we’re also 3 hours behind CNN giving us the latest useless, yet breathless, update on Michael Jackson, who is reportedly still dead.
3. Yesterday after work I went to the dogcanyon.org party at the Broken Spoke. I haven’t been to the Spoke since Speakers Night under the Gib Lewis administration, immediately after the earth’s crust cooled. It hasn’t changed a bit – it still looks like it’s about to cave in, and still smells like 72 years worth of walks of shame. In other words, it’s perfect.
The first thing I noticed was that driving to South Austin during rush hour takes about as long as it would to drive to the actual Dog Canyon in Big Bend. The second thing I noticed is that once I got all the way down there, I discovered that, as it turns out, all the people who would show up to a dogcanyon.org party are the same people who show up at all the other parties.