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January 11, 2007

iron spike through my forehead

Will someone please remove the rusty iron spike embedded in my head? Ever since this cold snap set in my upper sinuses have been throbbing. I'm afraid I'll have to visit Dr. Crackenstein soon to get something for this.

The WaPo blogger summit was interesting, and the brie and chocolate-covered strawberries were delicious. The DC bloggers in attendance were a mixed bunch with more than a few oddballs in for extra spice. After the libel lawyer had his say on how not to get sued, it was time to go as the iron spike in my head was setting in deeper. It was interesting though.

Last night me and the gurls went to a college wrestling match - Terps vs. Navy. Damn, those boys are cut, and I forgot a lot about wrestling from my brief foray into that sport in high school. I also realized that rugby is a lot more fun, and you can still wrestle, but it's with a ball thrown in for good measure. Navy won I'm sad to report, but I wouldn't know how as I also realized I have and never had any idea how points are scored in that sport. Wrestling is just not a jimbo sport, but it's fun to watch.

I do in fact have Monday off, and we'll see how the weekend goes, especially if I'll be fighting a sinus infection and should back off too much fun.

OMG did you see Madonna on the Today show this morning? OMG she doesn't like talking in the morning. She's not a morning person, you can tell.

iWhat-Ever! All I know is that Apple's iPhone will allow more people than ever to become more detatched than ever from the world around them, allowing more people to wander aimlessly down the sidewalk, talk on public transit, and have their beloved iPhone go off during movies. Grampaw Jimbo will happily stay in the Dark Ages with my land line, thank you. I consider it a public service to have to keep my friends practiced in the ancient art of planning to meet somewhere, rather than be in constant electronic rapport in order to meet up. Remember when people made plans back in the Olden Days?

I am really, really enjoying the book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (excerpt) that highlights a lot of new discoveries about pre-Columbian people in the Americas that hasn't quite made it into our history books yet. Apparently North, South and meso-America were thriving with cultures and empires that expanded and contracted over the centuries before Europeans came over. They weren't all at one with nature, some cultures having collapsed due to innovations that overtaxed their environments. Anyhow, there's many new fascinating ideas and facts in the book that make it a really great read.

And if I don't post for a while it's cuz I'm chilling out. But one last thing: guys, if you fist someone this weekend, please wash your hands before you come back down to the hotel lobby to socialize. Thanks!

Posted by jimbo at January 11, 2007 10:52 AM


jimbo, I use a neti pot a few times a week, and on the stray occasion that I get a sinus infection (usually because I haven't been using the pot), I give the old cavaties a good flushing and it clears up in a day.


you can sometimes get them at P st. whole foods.

Posted by: Paul at January 11, 2007 5:24 PM

You are getting grumpy. Someone needs a serious trip to a sunny spot.
What you missed at the WashPo summit was the money making part. Something about local/specific ads, tags, etc. Were you able to talk to Tech Guy about all the neat things Washingtonians are supposed to care that your dept is doing?

Posted by: Mari at January 11, 2007 5:33 PM

Fisting etiquette always confuses me. Do you say "thank you" after being fisted, or is that just a given?

Posted by: homer at January 11, 2007 5:40 PM

Seeing Madonna this morning made me feel better. I blame the warm weather for the mucus running from my nose. Hope you get better soon.

Posted by: Sarah Jean at January 11, 2007 9:28 PM

Whoa whoa whoa wait a minute...

You don't have a cell phone?

Posted by: kameron at January 12, 2007 3:20 AM

I thought I was the last one without a cell phone. I ditched mine over five years ago, and have not looked back. Life is better.

Posted by: Charles Walker at January 12, 2007 6:37 AM

Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care that the iron spike in your forehead doesn't rust; you don't want to have to deal with tetanus on top of everything else.

Posted by: Zack at January 12, 2007 9:12 AM

Next time you go to a Terps/Navy wrestling match....call us!!! Bob and I went with Chuck to the Eastern Regionals last year at Annapolis, and it was the hottest thing I've ever seen.

Posted by: stebbins at January 12, 2007 10:04 AM

I used to get those headaches whenever the weather changed until I got a cellphone. Totally cleared them up!

Posted by: einerlei at January 12, 2007 11:08 AM

Our agents have not yet managed to slip the iChip into your brain during rugby practice?

Posted by: sam at January 12, 2007 11:52 AM

Once at IML, I was inadvertently (long story) invited to a fisting party. Of course being a polite and slightly OCD guest, I arrived exactly on time, if not early. I was a bit perplexed as the guests arriving carried duffel bags, briefcases, etc. Had I rudely forgotten to bring a host present? Was it too late to dash to the lobby and buy potpourri? Eventually as the guests unpacked their bags and set up for action I figured out what was going on. Who knew fisting involved a lot more than just, uhm, fists? I left and although the elevators were broken I gladly walked up 10 flights of stairs to get back to the safety of my room. Up to that point I thought I was a pig. That day I learned I was pure Midwestern vanilla.

Posted by: Herb at January 12, 2007 12:10 PM

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