Archive for October 22nd, 2002

piss and vinegar

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2002 at about 7:47 pm

piss and vinegar

I’ve kinda gotta pee (what is it with me and needing to piss when I type?). But I’m going to valiantly hold it in to post to my blog. I’ve got a streak going, I’ve posted every day for the past 5 days. Let’s see how long I keep this up.

So not that much happened today. Well, not that much in the grand scheme of things, but then nothing ever happens that’s terribly important in the grand scheme of things. So let’s diverge from this self-important pattern of me talking about myself and move on to something of slightly greater consequence.

It looks like the sniper in D.C. just found his 13th victim. Right now I’m wondering whether I’m going to eventually look back at this and say “wow, it was only 13 then…. there’s another 20 to go.” I’m certainly hoping not, but it’s impossible to know. Maybe it’s wrong, but I keep finding myself thinking about the emotional high this guy (or this group, or whoever is committing these murders) must be getting from it. I don’t feel the need to go maul someone, but the adrenaline rush after firing off a round into someone’s head must be incredible. Driving away I’d probably almost pass out. But then, I’ve never killed anyone before.

One semi-interesting thing did happen today at school. On the way back from lunch at Zorba’s there was a guy outside the building in full Class A military uniform holding a protest sign. Apparently he feels that war veterans (he’s a Vietnam vet) are discriminated against because he wasn’t hired to work at Uni, and was told there wasn’t a position open even though there was one. He had other numbers to back up his claim, which was essentially that the U of I wasn’t hiring any war veterans. I have no idea whether he’s full of it or whether he has a valid point.

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by tom