Word of the day email:
Lessons for the GOP: Ditch the culture war. Stop hating immigrants. Provide a real fiscal alternative. And instead of rape, embrace math!
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) November 7, 2012
I bet Romney is already getting offers for Viagra commercials.
— Cobra Commander (@CobraCommander) November 7, 2012
This is probably a good time to link to my book: http://t.co/cVCB3gVn
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 7, 2012
D slowed down
Original for a ringtone
You know how I can tell that I’m too stressed sometimes? My reflexive actions.
I was furiously typing away at some email this morning and took a moment to read what I wrote. (I obviously don’t do that when I blog. Hey-oooo!) I had my headphones on and was sitting with my shoulders hunched up as I often do.
One of my co-workers’ phones sounded a calendar reminder while I was doing this. He’s a bit of a plane-spotter (in a good way, travel-nut and aviation fan). AND HIS #@%@$!% REMINDER ALARM IS AN AIRPLANE SEATBELT CHIME.
Without even realizing what I was doing I leaned back in my desk chair, squeezed the arm rests a bit and I could feel my pulse rate go up a bit and my breathing change as if I were anticipating turbulence.
My anus probably puckered up a bit too, but I’m not sure. I’ll be sure to note that next time.
I had just had a slightly turbulent flight on Saturday night, but I shouldn’t have had this Pavlovian reaction.
I quickly realized what had happened though…
Of course, now I want a similar ring tone. And I need to chill out. Tranquiloooooo!