My twin came to visit this weekend-it was good to see him,especially since I didn't take a vacation this year. Wish he coulda stayed longer...
So I didn't pay much attention to the news. Until I got to work.
Have you heard about Jeff?
I barely know who he is. What about him?
His brother went nuts and killed their parents. With a shotgun.
That double-plus sucks. What went wrong? Who can ever know?
Today was somber day at the office.
Jeff didn't come to work.
To cheer myself , I catch up on other news:
- Things don't seem to be going well in Iraq. Last week, American soldiers refused to haul contaminated (useless) fuel through a danger zone without adequate protection. 49 newly trained and freshly killed Iraqi soldiers showed us what can happen when you travel without protection.
Well, the news says they were soldiers, but they didn't have any guns or uniforms.
-380 tons of explosives is a lot of explosives. It's a good thing we got them out of Saddam's hands. God only knows who has them now, but it sure as shit ain't Saddam. Stay the course!
-I was actually rooting for the Jets this weekend. Really. I was. I'm about sick of the Patriots.
-Gas prices will never go down. Ever.
The phone rings- a welcome distraction. It's the Boss.
In five days I'll be unemployed. Well, poop.
That takes my mind off the war in Iraq for awhile.
Instead, I start thinking about domestic issues. Like jobs and falling wages and the fact that I spent my last two paychecks on auto repairs and rentals. With a little luck, I can be broke by Christmas and homeless by Valentine's Day. I'll be the guy behind the dumpster, clutching a brown-bag of Mad Dog 20/20 and mumbling some woman's name over and over. Spare change?