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Thursday, December 08, 2005

I Smell Winter

Yeah, Juan makes fun of me for liking the Housemartins, but what does he know? Anyway, it is all cold here and has snowed twice, though not much either time. Of course, one inch is enough to send stupid Philly drivers skidding into all sorts of things, so there have already been fatalities. Don't they know you have to practice spinning out?

I went to a baby shower in the burbs Saturday...it was very domestic and traditional. No boys and I only had one glass of wine as it seemed inappropriate to get drunk at this baby shower. I made two baby hats and Kate made two blankets that coordinated. Alas, no pictures of the hats and blankets together, but here are the hats:






Got Pakistani food last night with ExMatt and finally saw his place. It is in a really, really not gentrifying neighborhood. The good part was I got to see the kitty again, I think he's even bigger than when I moved out. I think he might remember me as he came over to me and didn't even claw my face off when I picked him up.



Tim over the weekend: John McCain. And while Tim obviously likes him (journalists do), he didn't go too soft with the questions like he sometimes does. And McCain was actually doing crazy shit like admitting to mistakes. And saying we should be in Darfur. I could never vote for McCain - first off, he's super antichoice - but I can respect him. More than the rest of his party, at least. Which isn't saying much. Then, the two heads of the 9/11 commission were on. Apparently we haven't been doing anything they said to do. Like giving antiterrorism funds to the actual places that are at risk (cities on the coasts that are really, really Democratic - no coincidence that they're not being funded, right? Shit, I get more cynical every day) and instead giving money to fucking Wyoming. And my home county - it has gotten loads of cash, to protect what? Welch's? This won't change at all, as the fundamental nature of the Senate is totally antidemocratic and the Republicans that control the House and the purse strings don't represent NYC and DC (fuck, that poor rep can't even vote) and Chicago and SF...you know, the fun places.

Though I have zero fear of a terrorist attack here. Come on, foreigners don't know we exist - despite our being the 5th-largest city in the nation. Plus, what are they going to bomb? Thanks to the William Penn thing there aren't a lot of major skyscrapers, and the ones we do have are hideous and not very landmark-y. They could, I suppose, bomb City Hall, but aside from the loss of Billy it wouldn't be that grand a scale of devastation. Even in Center City, the population just isn't as dense as it is in, say, Manhattan. The two other symbolic targets are, of course, the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. But those aren't very internationally famous. Plus, again we have the issue of not being densely populated. And any attack there would only take out those damn Midwestern tourists: nobody who lives here goes to those places unless they're entertaining out-of-towners. What's left? Liberty Place? The damn hideous Wharton building on campus? Yeah, didn't think so.

See, kids? Nothing to worry about. Unless you live in NYC. Then you're screwed, but you knew that.

5 Comments:

Blogger Tiff said...

cute hats...my knitting is on hold til after the whirlwind of interviews...

and i like the housemartins, too...so there!

1:02 PM  
Blogger The Retropolitan said...

AIEEEEEEEEEEE! I live in NYC!

2:55 PM  
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6:44 PM  
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6:47 PM  
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11:35 PM  

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