February 15, 2006

Winding down.

Hmmm.... lots of comments on the two Cheney-shot-a-man posts today. I'm surprised people have found so much to say about it. It seems to me that this week was set to be the week when everyone talked about Katrina, which is a tremendously important political story. But then a gun went bang, and we had to look.

But today, I've been otherwise occupied. There was the usual law professing, then a trip to the oral surgeon for phase five -- it must be by now -- of getting a tooth implant. After that ordeal, I had to rush home to do the regular Wednesday work of getting a lot of junk out of the house, Thursday being trash day. Once again, I had two teenagers do the heavy lifting, taking things out to the curb, while I organized and sorted things in the house. This week, I did it while biting on gauze.

Amazingly, the basement is nearly done. It was only last Saturday that I was bemoaning the insane pile-up down there. Now, all the junk is removed, and the surfaces are clean. It doesn't even say "We don't need no education" on the wall anymore.

So, it's been a long day. It's time to eat soft foods, drink a glass of wine, and luxuriate in front of the television. It's a peak night for TV you know. It's not just the Olympics, it's "American Idol" and "Project Runway."

"Runway" is an especially big deal tonight, because the last designer is eliminated, before the final three are sent off to make a line of clothes for Fashion Week. I wonder if there will be any big excitement. It would be shocking if Daniel didn't make it, and surprising if Chloe didn't make it. You've got to assume that they want Santino, the most interesting character to make it, so it seems that Kara is the one who will have to go. But Kara has had some impressive staying power. So maybe Chloe will be auf'd!

7 comments:

Squiggler said...

The most important story of this past week has been totally ignored ... that of Al Gore and his over the top, crackpot remarks about America while in Saudi Arabia.

AJD said...

Althouse: "A gun went off."

Cheney: "You can't blame anybody else."

Observation: my my, some people are having trouble speaking directly about this!

I wonder why.

Gaius Arbo said...

Yeah, it's been a silly story to get all het up about.

reader_iam said...

One of the things I that I find intriguing about Santino is how he uses some classic, subtle in-group habits to try and establish top-doggedness among his male peers. A great example is his open-mouthed, bored chewing routine. I've observed this in men before (and of COURSE there are analogies in women; I'm sure you and I could both identify some).

I mean, he's an ass in a number of ways, but, yes, as interesting as hell.

(And yes, Ann, there are a number of reality shows that I do indeed watch and enjoy. ; ) )

reader_iam said...

Though I've been able to do very little watching of series in a reliable fashion these past several months, so I'll grant that I'm not up to snuff these days.

girlfriday said...

A tooth implant. Neato! Beats a crown or bridge, doesn't it?

Icepick said...

Jack Straw wrote:Althouse: "A gun went off."

Cheney: "You can't blame anybody else."

Observation: my my, some people are having trouble speaking directly about this!

I wonder why.


The first sentence of Ann's post: Hmmm.... lots of comments on the two Cheney-shot-a-man posts today.


From Cheney's interview with Brit Hume: I'm the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend.


Both of those comments seem rather direct. JS you seem to be having a problem with your reading comprehension. Or are you being intentionally obtuse? I wonder why....