Blah by John Cole| March 9, 20098:04 am| 32 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailMonday morning….
stupid daylight savings time.
Bob In Pacifica
Old men should not be swinging axes. While you worry about chopping off a foot you throw out your back.
Blah. I’m with chopper. Also, where’s all the good news? There must be some good news out there somewhere.
Well, for a little comic relief, check out this. The Cougar Barbie video is hysterical.
Chopper @1 : +1
I’m able to get up without an alarm clock, even on about five hours sleep… but consistently, for the past five years now, the Monday after DST screws me up royally. Still got to work, but had all of fifteen minutes to get ready.
Of course, it doesn’t help when you wake up with a blinding sinus headache. The silver lining… go to work, may as well feel bad there instead of at home and still get paid.
The Grand Panjandrum
We had a great weekend. It was in the 40’s both days and we actually saw part of our front lawn since the first week in December. We took the girls out for a nice leisurely bike ride around town and enjoy the warm sun.
This morning I wake up and it’s snowing like January. The lawn is gone again but it isn’t cold out (about 30F) so the snow will start melting by tomorrow.
I wanted to point you to this Steven Pearlstein column from last week. He’s writing about all the hand wringing over deficit.
He’s one of the few financial columnists writing today that I have a lot of respect for and makes reasonable arguments that place blame where they belong. With Wall Street and Banking institutions. I highly recommend you go back and read his archived columns.
I’ll see your "Blah" and raise you a "Meh".
I got a letter from the German Social Security telling me that they are actually going to ask for the 8,700 euros in back taxes. Thank god they are happy with 50euros/month backpayments.
I’m typing up chapter 2 of my new novel, The Newropean and trying to stay warm.
I’m so glad that I don’t live in the States. I swear I wouldn’t know what was happening because there is so much disinformation on cable news it’s insane.
John,you haven’t been posting as much lately and I’m dying out here in Old Europe, you and thinkprogress are the first two blogs I check each day for news!
It is bad that I’d rather have a decent breakfast burrito in the morning than nail the girlfriend?
Eggs, bacon, cheese, salsa, with no heavy breathing and calls for "cuddling". Amirite?
@Punchy: Sounds like its time to propose.
For some reason, the morning after DST in Spring I’m always perkier – it fades fairly quickly, but today even though I woke up an "hour earlier" I was more energetic.
I’m in a weird mood – I feel like I’m ready to start some major project – but there’s nothing going on.
I have something that will cheer your rainy (at least here in central new york state) monday. Yesterday was my youngest son’s 14th birthday. It was a big deal as he is the youngest grandson on both sides. So a big family dinner ensued in which presents were given. I think this one 14 year old is responsible for a small uptick in spending in our area. Tech tools abounded, from a brand new ipod touch, to the crowning touch, a brand new, bought just for him laptop. (he had currently suffered through hand me downs which passed from his father, to me, his brothers and finally to him). Looking back I don’t think he has ever had any tech that didn’t at one point belong to someone else prior to his possession of it. I also have to admit our sons are products of geek love (As my prickly 17 year old puts it, it is sad that he actually looks forward to our sunday afternoons of playing wow together) my husband is an engineer and i am a very geeky healthcare professional. So this morning over breakfast I asked my baby….How was your birthday yesterday….he being the snarky smart ass he is said.."Perfect Mom, in fact I would say it was gizmogasmic!
GIZMOGASMIC! My husband snorted milk across the table, we all laughed so hard that the dog was going crazy. So, new tech now equals a gizmogasm in our house!
Have a better Monday.
Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse
Because SOMEBODY has to do it: La la, la la la la …
I thought I was doing alright with the time change, especially as I slept in comfortably Sunday morning, but I couldn’t drag myself out of bed before 9 this morning. Good thing I work at home.
The Other Steve
This thread is useless without pictures!
The Other Steve
The time change really screwed me up. Didn’t know what time it was this morning when I awoke. Half the clocks in the house say one thing, the other half say something else.
It’ll be that way until I get the step ladder out.
I’d like Tim’s thoughts on the SP-Merck merger. What a friggin’ monster company that will result. And this comes on the heels of the Wyeth-Pfizer merger. Nothing but a few ginormous, titanic pharma companies gunna survive this downturn.
And I can’t wait to see the political clout such insanely large companies will have w/r/t healthcare reform and drug pricing. Methinks they will have quite a deleterious effect on effective reforms.
@Face: All of us will soon be forced to bow down before Brawndo.
Timechange: meh. Fully woke up at three AM convinced that I’d overslept. It’s going to be a long day.
@John Cole: Hmmmm……uh……yeeeeeaaaaah…..
/wastes time while googling "Brawndo"
Agreed. I think.
I for one welcome our new pharmaceutical masters. That said, why aren’t there any competitiveness or anti-trust issues being raised? They went on for weeks when Sirius and X-M satellite wanted to merge and that had a hell of a lot less effect on people’s everyday lives.
We’ve had over 8" of rain since Friday night with prediction of another 2-3" tonight. The flooding on the small river below our house is at a level I’ve never seen before, and that includes the record years of 1993 and 2008. I’m on my way down the hill to see if I can save my canoe, which is/was tied at a spot I thought was safe. I can see from the road that it’s just about to go downstream. If I can get to it, I can probably winch it out. If not, well, it’s an old canoe anyway.
Thanks. Thanks a bunch. You just had to use a song title for this open thread, and now I have an ear worm. You are so evil.
The least you could do is throw in a maniacal laugh. It would have given us warning as to your evil nature.
Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse
What is this song called "Blah"? Sounds intriguing …
I have an Advil PM ‘hangover.’ It’s supposed to be 80-85, humid, with a small chance of rain. BTW, I’m wanting to spruce up my dungy apartment with a fresh coat of paint. Does anyone have any brands that they recommend? 6-7 years ago my ex and I used Martha Stewart paint from K-Mart and it was surprisingly good. But it’s probably changed since then. Any ideas?
I’m still hung over from Saturday.
Brick Oven Bill
Punchy, it is natural. I do recommend fatherhood though.
Personally I am excited because today I have a meeting with the government man, not to be confused with the man with the two desks. But it is snowing again, so we will see.
I was feeling fairly neutral about this morning until I read your cheery post. Now I say ‘Blah’ too. DST kind of sucks, although this morning I managed to be about 10 minutes less late for work than usual.
@Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse:
Blah. Sometimes it just turns out that way…
yeah, well i have a 9-week old, and she sure as shit doesn’t believe in DST either.
then again, i don’t think she believes in time at all.
…chopper, up since god-knows when
Benjamin Moore paint is a little pricey, but I found that you don’t have to use as much of it, and they have a great selection of colors.
Behr paint from Home Depot is good, too, and they have a neat color selector online and in the store. It’s definitely cheaper than Benjamin Moore, and if you go on the weekends, Home Depot has a lot of mistints that aren’t bad that are really cheap. We found the color for my son’s bedroom on a mistint table, a wonderful creamy color just shy of yellow.
Thanks. There’s a Benjamine Moore store here in town so I’ll check them out first. I’m intrigued by their zero-VOC Natura brand.
Speaker Pelosi brings in wounded veterans.
Instead of changing the clocks an hour in the spring & back an hour in the fall, why can’t we split the difference at 30 minutes & then leave the clocks alone?
My work schedule is so varied, with relatively few early-morning launches required, that the time changes usually don’t affect me one way or the other. But I found myself oddly energized by this one. Maybe because it was synchronous with lingering late-winter cold (and the worst snowstorm of the season) suddenly going Galt into balmy 70° sunniness. And it feels nice to have more light in the evening. Sundown went from 6:10 to 7:10 at my secure but undisclosed location. I don’t mind having less light in the morning; that will change as the days get longer.