Phew. I just wrapped up my July Campaigns & Elections column. It’s a surprisingly large amount of work to produce 425 words once a month. (Actually, there are just ten issues a year. I cannot even guess in which two months I’m not expected to produce a column.) I can toss out a 425 word […]
I really wanted to go to the RVABlogs Meetup on Saturday, but it’s the same weekend as Trail Days, down in Damascus. And what with the six hour drive between the two, it’s one or the other. This year is the tenth anniversary of my hike of the Appalachian Trail (and, incidentally, last month was […]
Last Thursday, I was driving to town, running late, when I drove past a box turtle. This cute little tortoise was standing between the yellow lines running down the middle of the road. I sped past him at 55mph and immediately regretted having done so. Ten yards past him, I chastised myself for not stopping […]
Today I got to do something a bit unusual: I was interviewed for PBS’ “For the Record,” a nationally-syndicated half-hour show produced right here in Charlottesville, by WHTJ and The Miller Center. Thanks to The Miller Center’s amazing lineup of regular speakers (don’t miss Francis Fukuyama, who will be there on the 22nd), “For the […]
I’m leaving in the morning for a long weekend in North Carolina’s Outer Banks: Corolla, NC, where Amber and I were married last September. (Though the house we’ll be in is a wee bit smaller this time around.) We’ll be back late Tuesday afternoon. I’m feeling a bit impish: I’ve written a pair of blog […]
I feel sick, and I couldn’t be happier about it. My ears are all stuffed up, I’m sniffly, I have a headache, a slight fever, and I’m dizzy. Also, a blood vessel burst in my right eye and I can’t stop coughing. Isn’t it great? My eyes are no longer crusted over with pink eye […]
Sinus infection. Can’t open right eye. No sleep. I’ve never been this sick in my life.
Now I have pink eye. I should stop being so damnably blameless and upright.
Projectile vomiting, while horrible, is pretty spectacular. I must never, ever take Vicodin again. Theraflu is both a vile concoction and quite effective. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is either much better or a great deal worse when totally wasted on narcotics. I won’t know which unless I see it again. Flu is made […]
Benzonatate. Hydrocodone. Advair inhaler. Phenol throat spray. Theraflu. Two days of bed rest. “Hoop Dreams” and “Sex Lies and Videotape” await. Thanks be to TiVo.