I wonder why they didn't air sharktopus during shark week? Maybe next year. I just thought about a shocktopus... an electrically powered octopus, like an electric eel? sharktopi? shocktopi?
I'm getting used to waking up at 5ish every morning, to get to work by 8... nice that the netbook has a lot of battery power - lets me listen to podcasts / audio books on the road / rail, and type a bit if I'm not all sleepy-wonky. I'm still amazed by the way the city changes station by station... only the homeless population seems constant. People in suits, almost costumed... guys in cowboy hats (and business suits), women wearing African-style garments carrying briefcases... I wonder what Embassy Row is like during rush hour. Scary thought, give then whole discovery of diplomats in DC with slaves a few months back. (I don't have the exact document handy, but a search on Mzengi / Tanzania should bring something up. Hard to forget a name like Mzengi.)
[many hours pass]
Annnd, I'm back on the Metro, heading back home again. No unicorns. Phantom shadows of Michael Jackson, Giant green letters covered with pustules, and it smells more like goats again. I see emo haircuts, lots of earbuds, a pierced nose, bad dye jobs and some glittery pink shoes. Hipster kids abound. Not as many homeless today... possibly too hot to lurk in the direct sunlight during the rush.
Cousin David gave me a copy of Philip K Dick's VALIS trilogy - I'd only read the first book previously, and I'm looking forward to the rest. That sort of fiction was right down my alley, back when I was younger.. I'll be interested to see how much Robert Anton Wilson style philosophy sticks with me upon a reread. I miss some of that grateful dead / david bowie head space these days.
Additionally, Amy and BHK got me a sheep-shearing Lego game, and the guys at the lego store used the power of touch along with psychic ability to get me 3 minifigs - a mariachi guy, a mime with 3 heads, and an awesome green witch.
Another day down... long weekend looms ahead, though Saturday is possibly an indy consult day for the chinese food place. card readers and printer setups.
At Anacostia station now. 6:15pm traveling to the Suitland station - I am thankful for the cool climate inside the train. I was fit to melt at fort totten.
Arrival @ suitland - 6:25. ack hot.
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