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Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick notes

So I thought I'd share a few quick things with you this morning. Let's see what's on the docket:

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart did a solid 10 minute segment on Glenn Beck and his ridiculous "Restoring Honor" event happening tomorrow, 8/28. The rally is being held at the Lincoln Memorial. Anything seem familiar? Oh, yes... that's the exact date and location of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Now, I don't dabble in politics much, and I try not to make inflammatory statements...but Glenn Beck is a goober. How can anyone dare to hold a rally on the anniversary and at the same location as MLK, Jr.? Hence why I loved Stewart's segment last night:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
I Have a Scheme

In other news, I ordered a new laptop last week. My current laptop has never let me down, but I got it four years ago and I made the decision then to buy a more hefty laptop that would stay roughly in place and not travel much. So, it's a 17" screen, is 2" thick, and weighs almost 9lbs. That won't do anymore. My new laptop should be here any day, and she's 1" thick, weighs 3.89lbs, and has a 14" screen. Yup, that'll travel better.

My UAB pack-out is next week.. I should really start sorting a little. I'm not doing an HHE shipment at all because I'm driving to DC, and I don't have a lot of HHE to begin with. I sold what little furniture I had when I moved out after I graduated college because my lodging in DC is fully furnished, and I've heard most posts are fully or semi-furnished anyway. I'll buy some furniture when I get ready to leave DC. Three weeks from today I'll be in DC!

I finished up the massive packet of EOD (Entry on Duty) forms last week and sent them on to HR/the Registrar. Glad that's done, but of course I know that I'll be filling out even more forms when I actually start work. Oh well.. eso es la vida, ¿no?

I'm out for the weekend. Peace.

1 comment:

  1. DiplomaticImpunityAugust 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    As a fellow person joining the foreign service this year, allow me to attempt to be diplomatic. Although I do not care much for pundits, I do not see why Mr. Beck is not entitled to hold a gathering about honor at that location. You morays that he "is a goober" which is fine as it is your opinion, but I don't see this act as "gooberish". MLK isn't an exclusively black icon, he is an American icon and anyone can choose to honor him anyway they seem fit. A gathering regarding honor sounds fine to me. I also understand MLKs niece will be speaking at this event.