Thanks to everybody who answered my question on working over lunch. It was easy at the former job. I had a cubicle in the corner that nobody could see that I was there, and I had a full hour for lunch. Not to mention working on different floor I got a lot of exercise throughout the day. With the new job I'm mostly at my desk, we're on the first floor, and I don't have much privacy. I think at home I'm going to have to move back to the dining room table. That way it won't be so easy to interrupt me (but it also means time where I "ignore" Bette, which I didn't want to do).
I haven't talked about this, but I had an appointment with the dermatologist today for a "dry patch" on my ear which has been there for almost 8 months now. The good news is the doctor thinks the thing on my ear is only actinic keratosis. Since it's small and not a year old, we just had it frozen. It'll fall off in a few days.
The unspoken raping of Medicaid and why it's important to you. I remember when to get adequate welfare money to live people would get divorced. With this change, how many people will have to be driven into destitution all while also being disowned by family just to get basic care. All coming from policies of the party of Family Values. More of the philosophy of "Got mine, screw you." I feel like I keep tapping a microphone and asking, "Is this thing on?" (Grokked from Jay Lake)
On a positive note, Vermont goes all socialist with a single-payor health system. I wonder now that people won't have to be confused by the fumes over the Atlantic (or the Northern Border) they'll see how one really works and why it works better. Begin the stories of doctors "fleeing" Vermont in droves in 3… 2… 1… (I can't remember who pointed this out, sorry, thanks though)
Ed Schultz gets told to have a sit down. And yes, he deserved it.
New book on Groom Lake (Area 51) explains the Roswell Incident as something so crazy, even the UFO conspiracy nuts don't believe it. So, interesting theory, or stealth publicity stunt for Iron Sky? (pointed to by Dan)