March 5th, 2009

What the hell?!


I don't like to complain*, but I think at this point I actually must have hurt my right knee clubbing last Saturday. (Which I now realize I never wrote up. Short version: it was big fun! Need to do it again soon. Maybe with a little less booze, though.) I'm not sure how much more of my walking I can actually cut down, but, yeah. Need to minimize impact here until I can heal up some.

The good news is my right thumb has stopped hurting as much. I live in fear of carpal tunnel. But ice seems to have helped that along, which is good, as I am feeling painting withdrawal.

Quiet weekend ahead: catching up with some friends Friday. Don't think there's anything Saturday (other than a Baltimore pub crawl for a friend, which I don't think I can make, logistically.) Still behind on TV shows, but working diligently to remedy that situation. A couple Netflix reviews to come, as well.

* - I really don't. I do, however, like the sound of my own voice.


Blockbuster, Yoo, and a Cold War relic

"We haven’t had a healthy, rigorous discussion about our future in many years, and meanwhile the world has changed. Unless we want to be consigned to minority-party status for a long time, we need to recognize these tectonic shifts happening under our feet."

* Good read: Andrew Cohen on the recent Yoo memo.
* Supreme Court rules patients can sue drug makers.
* Marc Lynch grades Clinton's Middle East trip.
* Freakonomics looks at links between hate crimes and the economy.
* Craigslist sued over sex ads.
* What Steele got wrong and Limbaugh got right about the Republican base.
* Whoah. Blockbuster eyes bankruptcy.
* A former Soviet propagandist adjusts to a new world order.