February 10, 2005

Hump Day--One Day Late. Story of My Life.

What. a. week.

Highlights include:

  1. Watching Tennessee Governor Bredesen tell a whiny twenty-something who was complaining that he didn't have health insurance that he "looked eminently employable," and that he should therefore get a job, get coverage, and quit trying to suck resources away from the elderly and poor (this got applause, by the way, and the whiner actually POUTED as he sat down).
  2. Listening to a crazy woman rant about Tenn Care (Bredesen's state health care program) and trying to prevent her from disrupting a press conference. Note to crazy people everywhere--if you want to actually be heard, you might want to look into not being, you know, INSANE, and lying about being a) with the governor (sure, if I were a politician, I'd keep folks who were protesting my positions on my payroll...) or b) with CBS news. Holy Cow. Governor Bredesen actually spoke with her one on one later, but let's just say there were a lot of security folks nearby.
  3. Being randomly accosted by a former governor (Jim Hunt) who wanted to know why there was no Pepsi on the catering table at 9:30 in the morning, and watching a colleague sprint to obtain said frosty beverage.
  4. Listening to Tommy Thompson talk about preventative health care, slap around some reporters who were trying--very clumsily--to start a fight between him and the Bush Administration, and extol the virtues of pedometers.
  5. Having all of these things occur whilst being hopped up on DayQuil.

So my apologies for the lack o' posts. And no, I still haven't upgraded the blog to fix the comments. DayQuil. NyQuil. Need I say more?

In other news, Hublet will be playing in the faculty vs students basketball game at his high school today. My only advice to him: "Don't die." This isn't necessarily a sure thing.

And for those of you who are following these things, the cover of this month's Atlantic features Actual Human Remains. I'm thinking of sending the entire staff a gross of Wellbutrin.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at February 10, 2005 08:27 AM | TrackBack