Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Sun Oct 19 03:20:33 2003
Soul Ice Cream

I didn't have much to do, and I was hungry, so I went for a late night dinner. It's funny -- I actually have plenty to do, from cleaning my apartment to getting work done on some big assignments due soon.. and it all sounds great now, now that I lack the energy to do them (bedtime soon)... but when I actually have the time to take a stab at them, I invariably end up taking a walk, biking around, or taking a nap. Maybe tomorrow. There's a *ahem* store I want to visit tomorrow, and also I'd like to stop by the health food market again to get more of that cheese (yum!).

I really should've done the New York thing this weekend, I think -- I won't get a chance until November now.. Oh well.

Anyhow, I stopped by work on the way back, programmed a bit on the non-due_soon project, and also chatted on AIM with some friends. Around 2:30 or so, I went to Eat'n'Park (was hungry again -- maybe all the biking and stuff), and had a small meal. It's funny -- this is the first time in Pgh that I've seen people who are fully goth. From the occasional latex clothes to the multiple shades of dark-dyed hair, these were the real thing. There were also some ambigenders and some fratboys.. It's funny, or at least seems funny to me in this sleepy state -- one doesn't need be in a frat to be a fratboy, and vice versa. In any case, I can't stand them... On the way there, I passed a group that was shouting things to each other as they walked in their drunken stupor across Squirrel Hill, and while waiting to get a table, one of them scooted right in front of me when I was at the front of the line. Fortunately, I was able to yank out my air of authority when the scheduler/seater person came back and didn't need to explain that I was there first to either. I did get a dirty look from the fratboy.. Heh.

What exactly is it about fratboys that piss me off so much? Alcohol, anti-intellectualism, celebration of being drunk, shallowness, exaggerated gender roles, and the old boys club association. That's it in a sentence :)

Danger, Will Robinson! More actors running for government! When we start seeing people choosing actors to be their surgeon in operations, it's time to flee the country. :)

Oh, I'm still amused by the Siegfried/Roy thing. Here's an interesting article. It's all part of a big discrace, folks. Circuses are cruel to their animals. Critters didn't evolve simply to be human playthings, and treating them as such is bound to create problems. There's one doctor, according to this article who suggests the tiger should be euthanized. That seems really stupid to me. In my eyes, if you take someone into your care, and it's reasonably intelligent, you don't get to kill it when it becomes inconvenient, especially because it stops netting you money. It seems fundamentally wrong to me to think of other intelligent creatures as just being a revenue stream, their very life a convenience. And no, the fact that it attacked a human doesn't matter a bit morally -- an animal as a ward isn't an autonomous moral agent, and .. hmm... this would make a fascinating discussion of a particular point of my moral/value framework, but not now. I'm tired.