Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

A Question

How many hits can I get in one day without posting a single word?

Answer: 63, as of 8:23 p.m. local time. But that's with a little help from Cameron, who is helping me out during my Mardi Gras absence, as well as winning haiku contests. Congratulations, and here's your reciprocation link.

I planned on going to watch the biggest parade today (Krewe of Rex, for those of you who know about Mardi Gras parades), but we got out of the house thirty minutes later than planned, and all the roads were blocked off, so we couldn't get to where we wanted to go. We had to settle for a much crappier - but accessible - parade, and I was in such a foul mood by then, due to the stupid New Orleans streets and the stupid people blocking traffic and the stupid universe, that I didn't enjoy the parade I actually did see. But I caught some cool beads for the kidd-o, and a cup thrown by David Vitter.

You might not recognize Vitter's name, but he's the Republican who just took the open U.S. Senate seat down here, thus becoming the first Republican Senator from Louisiana since Reconstruction. So I guess my David Vitter cup is sorta cool, but Vitter is certainly no Gene Simmons. And speaking of, who here thinks Gene would make a good Congressman?

At any rate, something resembling normal posting will resume whenever I feel like it. I am one hundred and sixty-one hits away from breaking 10,000, and so I may as well keep pushing this drivel until I hit the magic number. Links from better blogs than mine are much appreciated.