April 15th, 2005

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long week

Not simply because I'm up at 3 a.m. It's more like my life is settling onto new rails, feeling-wise. I'm sure some of it was being in class for three days at work, which is always a bit stressful and disorienting.

One of the reasons that traveling for classes is good that never really gets addressed at the executive planning level is this: when you are in travel status for a class, people generally leave you alone to focus on the class work, if only because you are Far Away and staying in a hotel somewhere. The alternative is what my week has been - with people hunting you up on break or lunch and expecting you to do everything you normally would in addition to eight hours of class a day.

I'm luckier than that sounds at the moment, as my current manager understands the situation and helped arrange back-up for the majority of my day-to-day work. But that back-up couldn't do anything about the quarterly finance report that someone needed me to provide information for... which was where my lunch disappeared to for two of the three class days.
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Bill O'Reilly announces plans to marry goat

I really can't think of any other way to read this other than as a promise from Mr. O'Reilly:

So this is just the beginning, ladies and gentlemen, of this crazy gay marriage insanity -- is gonna lead to all kinds of things like this. Courts are gonna be clogged. Every nut in the world is gonna -- somebody's gonna come in and say, "I wanna marry the goat." You'll see it; I guarantee you'll see it.


What else could I'll guarantee you'll see it be interpreted to mean? The only way he can actually promise such a thing is if he's making plans to be the test case.

Media Matters has graciously posted the banns.