March 31st, 2010


this, that

The positive: lovely couple of days of spring break with Z. She's back on the nebulizer, so we didn't want to stress things too much, but there was Uno*, and cartoons, and a fun movie on the Netflix, and good rest and relaxation.

The negative: man, totally pinched a nerve in my upper back, or something, while I was sleeping two nights ago. Woke up in a very ouchy stage, and pretty much stayed that way all day. It's slightly better now, but not much. Highly uncomfortable. Oh, and Z. is back on the nebulizer, which isn't great either.

Rest of the week: pretty much booked solid. Neat! Then more Z. this weekend, including Easter bunny morning.

* - Z. and M. were not pleased with me using my witchery Uno powers to destroy them in this.


Water shortages, offshore drilling, and Climategate

* "The Big Thirsty: From contamination to droughts to just going without, images from the world's water crises."
* Obama pushes for big expansion of offshore drilling. Good wrapup (including maps) at Swampland.
* "Professor Phil Jones, the scientist at the center of the 'Climategate' scandal, has been cleared of manipulating global warming data by a British government investigation."
* "Why is the Midwest a hotbed of militia activity?"
* Heh. The health care reform opposition changes its mind on pushing for repeal.
* Good read: on the ground at the Searchlight Tea Party protest.
* 'The Census Bureau is conducting the nation's decennial head count, which influences how much federal money states and cities receive. Who will come out on top?'
* Peabody award winners announced. Go!
* Neat. The profile of a famed Central Park jogger.