Well, well, well!
What a hell of a week. It's been crazy really. Not withstanding all of the global drama that's been distracting, such as Pirates, swine flu, and Pres. Obama's completion of his 100 days (whatever the hell that means) - we've also had Ms. California, who stated her beliefs that she thinks marriage should stay between a man and a woman, WITH the caveat that she doesn't mind others beliefs, she gets rammed by the press, hence the rest of the sheep who don't take the time to listen to anything more than sound bites, and go directly to hanging the accused.
Not that it means much anyway because in about 48 hours there will be another story with the prerequisite sound bites good for twittering and blogging about that which will make each person who does so feel a little less worse about their life because the attention is on somebody else's perceived failures.
But enough of the bad stuff. Let's talk about what's good.
Seems there's a lot to celebrate here in blogger world. Let's review shall we.
First - Buddy and Jo decide to get hitched. * and hit like for a gabillion dollars at that slots. That's hot!
Second - The Wife gets a job that puts her in the upper echelon of the corporate world, and demands a move to sunny California. The Doc loses another opportunity with a life goal because one of the pistons ain't firing, but that's probably a good thing. Because the wife will now be able to pony up a bangin' later model newer one where he won't look so much like magnum PI, but will still be able to eat up the corners of any Californian valley highway. Preferably along the coast line. (all supposition really. I'm dreaming a little with the Doc.)
Third - LJ escapes New York Corporate life, including the landscape to go live nearer/ with lucksack loved one, AND gets an apparent dream job withint the poker industry. As a marketing chic none the less. Which, let me tell you, Marketing gigs are the shiznit. Above all other positions.
Fourth - Al gets to spend AWWLL of the WSOP series in Vegas. Let us bow our heads in a moment of prayer for AL and thos who cross his path during the series so that they may be safe and awake from all forms of debauchery, no worse for the wear....
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....
Fifth, and finally - Old School bloggers abound with TOC seats! Seriously, that's a big thing. And good thing as well. The only thing missing is Otis and Iggy taking their shots and ultimately getting there. I was rooting for Drizz last night but as soon as I logged back on (after going out midway) and saw him with a big stack, a short moment of elation (about 2 seconds) of thinking "wow, he's got a shot here... AND it's his game!" was quickly dashed with the realization that it was a) online poker and b) the almost undoubtedness that the RNG would deal AAKQ ds to both him and the other big stack, only for drizz to be flushed away. (MAN! that was a long sentence!!!)
So I've been reading about, watching a ton of shows on armaggedon. I love this shit, and seriously hope to be around when it happens. No, I'm not s sicko. Well, maybe, but I think it would be cool to try an survive it. Almost fun, really.
So I was reading Falstaff's post about buying a weapon, and the doc left a post script in his comment about virus' being the largest single threat to humanity. I think I will have to disagree a little. In the sense that the biggest threat to humanity is starvation. We will eat ourselves off this planet before anything else even has the chance to take us out.
Now, the lack of resources, and the impending aftermath will certainly help breed and spread those viruses, so they will have an effect. But I think more directly, it will be mayhen when everyone is trying to find that last cheeseburger.
So to recap - it won't be a rock flying into us. It won't be nuclear war. It certainly won't be an ice age. We can survive that. Unless you get caught in the eye of that storm a'la the Day After Tomorrow movie and immediately freeze up! Now THAT would be cool!!!
But all of those instances will be the cause of the more impending issue of being able to eat. Survive the blast, but now feed yourself. Man can't survive on salt alone. Just Sayin'! :)