Sunday, June 01, 2003

Slow Down at the Bomb Factory

So, things have been kind of slow here in River City lately. The big news this weekend was the biker ralley. It was so hot, I didn't even bother to attend. It's just been too hot as of late to really feel like going outside to do anything at all.

I have a nest of swallows in the front of my house and can't seem to get rid of them. My vet says that I can scare them away with an owl. I'm not sure that I actually want to do this though, as she also says they eat a lot of bugs, like mosquitoes. I hate the bugs that they eat but they are like little poop machines, making a mess of my front porch. Which is worse? Being the statue or being eaten alive buy the bugs? Hmmmm.

I was talking with somebody who was ranting about her inability to order, even on-line, high top sneakers. It seems the new crop of Brittney Spears loving "teeny boppers" don't DO high-tops. How sad. Our current fashion trends are dictated by people who have multiple piercings and think that Avrigl Lavinge is a sophisticated lyricist. Too bad. They just don't know what they are missing. Ooops, I didn't do it again. And you can quote me on that.

So all the Hollywood types are ranting about Saddam and his lack of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Sure Bush is a war monger but, hey, we knew that before we elected him. I'm fairly certain Saddam had the WMD's hiding and has successfully snarfed them out of the country. I'm also fairly certain that we are actually losing the war on terror. Think about. We've yet to capture UBL or Saddam, we haven't found the WMD, and public support for the war is at an all-time low. Al Queda has been reforming in what's left of Russia and Saudi Arabia, and plans to attack us again, with a vengenance. All that and I don't hold much hope for the new Dixie Chicks album. On the whole, I think we should strive to be more like Switzerland. That way, nobody would be pissed off enough at us to blow us up and we wouldn't waste our money on financial contributions to the likes of France and Russia. If they are really starving, well, let them eat cake. Or we could always just send them a few extra bombs, which they can trade for food. You know, the ones the war mongers have been turning out in droves? Hey, I guess somebody's got to arm the world. Make it safe for the terrorists and all.

I haven't heard from any ex-Ci2i folks in a while. I'd almost like to do another BBQ, but it's already gotten too hot. It's coming close to the 2 year "reunion" of the folding of Ci2i. What a shame. One good thing that came out of the dot com era was the sense that we were really building something. Something that could be used for a better tomorrow. Software that people used, that was creative and new. Lately, it just seems like the same old, same old. Maybe something fun will rise from the ashes and we will all be better prepared, having lived through the dot com years.

Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in "Carol's Little World" signing off.