January 12th, 2004

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Happy birthday to Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern, and Rob Zombie, who turn 53, 50, and 38 today, respectively.

* What the unemployment numbers are really saying (and really not saying.)

* "The author of the new book, Ron Suskind, told CBS that he had received documents from Mr O'Neill and others which showed that during Mr Bush's first 100 days in office his officials were already looking at military options to remove Saddam from power." [Here's the full transcript of the 60 Minutes interview.]

* "Under the [new] system, all travelers passing through a U.S. airport are to be scored with a number and a color that ranks their perceived threat to the aircraft. Another program that is to be introduced this year that seeks to speed frequent fliers through security lines in exchange for volunteering personal information to the government."

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Scorpion

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Last night was Big Fish. Enjoyed it a great deal, if you're at all interested, I definitely recommend seeing it in theaters, it's terribly visual and cool. Also, a small hint, pay attention to what's being said out loud and what you're seeing on the screen, and the differences between them.

And, trailers. Finally got to see the Spider-man 2 trailer. Doc Ock looks nice and spooky. Love the tentacles. I have no comment on Welcome to Mooseport aside from mentioning I still get a kick out of Gene Hackman. And 50 First Dates might be a guilty pleasure as well.

Played a game of Galaga before the movie and damn if my wrist doesn't still hurt. Chalk this onto the list of 'getting old.' I should enumerate this list before long, as it's been weighing on my mind as of recent.

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My blood pressure was up both times it was taken recently. My mom has high blood pressure, but my dad has low blood pressure, so I always counted on them to balance each other out. I guess it's time again for less salt and fried foods. Sigh.

I need more Heroclix in my life. Wait, I just need more gaming in my life. And by that, I mean free time.

Tonight, book club at Dona Quixote's.