Monday, January 21, 2008

Monday Morning Potluck

I was dreaming about valkyries last night when I realised my phone was ringing...which can mean only one assignment...I love temping with Office Team--I have five people looking for jobs for me which means, even though I'm not working full time, I'm working full time.

Ironically, I'm covering reception at the Chicago offices of T ishman S peyer today...there's only one person here though, so it's been very quiet...but the pictures on the wall are very familiar...

how about them Packers, eh? I watched the game last night with my non-football fan roommate, so inbetween screaming like a possessed woman we talked about theatre, politics and the upcoming season of the Venture Brothers...I'm sad that the Pack didn't make it to the Superbowl, but at least they fought like warriors of old...and they lost in GB which means they're among friends...plenty of commiserating going on last night I bet...

Speaking of TV, "The Boondocks" is one of the funniest and most socially relevant cartoons I've ever it.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and I'm almost through my biography...I was mad when the Red Eye (pale imitation of the Metro, bastion of all knowledge) had as its front-cover story a story about abortion. Which I did not read, since I was putting my makeup on. But--on today of all days, let's get a little info about Dr. King, please. Just another way the Man keeps you down, I guess. The more I read about Dr. King, the more impressed by him I am, and the more proud I am to be an American, a part of a country that can produce such brave people...I don't know if I could have gone marching down those streets, facing dogs, chains, brickbats, rubber hoses wrapped in barbed wire...was this really America? I feel the same way I did when I realised I could ask Grandma about getting the vote, or dad about Vietnam...the civil rights movement is still well within living memory, and it's fascinating how little it affects every day life...yet, still pervasive...

Speaking of things historical, exactly one year from now, Jan 21, 2009, will be the first day of President Not George W. Bush's first term in office. 365 days...let the countdown begin. Are YOU registered to vote?!

Oh, coffee.

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