Planes, trains and automobiles

AKA the Rides of March
It’s the March Monkey!
This month, blork and Martine have suggested posts about “those memorable rides when you were a passenger and you did not know the driver.”
They’re looking for taxi rides, but being the generous souls that they are, will accept other passenger prose – which is good, given that most of my taxi rides have been, well, mundane. Ask Dr.T about the stag night cab, though!!
On the other hand, I have had my share of memorable transport episodes.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

They’re serving free Irish coffee in the staff lounge.
I went in to fill my kettle to make an innocent cup of tea. Vanilla Earl Grey, even.
Two cups later…
Teehee. Man, am I glad I don’t have to teach today.
I love my job!

The mummy

Well, it’s Monday. It’s just after 10 a.m. Which means that I am in the car, on my way to work for the week…
But wait – no I’m not! I’m at home, tending to flu-ridden child and hubby. Sigh. At least Colin is now old enough to appreciate why one runs to the toilet, so there’s been a lot less sheet and comforter washing.
Frankly, the hardest part is keeping Robert, who is not sick but who is four, occupied.

But I play one on TV

Jennifer Garner is hustling for the real-life CIA.
Instance of Irony: given the recent anti-Kerry slurs that use his bilingualism against him, I found it amusing that this ad – which emphasises the CIA’s role in fighting terrorism and safeguarding Americans – specifically encourages US citizens with “foreign language skills.”

C’est la guerre

I saw another Bush league campaign ad the other day – this one was anti-Kerry, rather than pro-Bush. According to the ad, Kerry is “wrong on terrorism” because he supported the idea of waiting for UN support for an Iraqi invasion.
What a bad man.
The latest Republican slur against Kerry, in the ongoing attempt to make him look bad, is that people outside of America like and support him. That can only be bad, right?
Specifically, the GOP accuses Kerry of having family in Europe – France, damningly – and of having the support of the European media:

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Dammit, woman…

It isn't a poem
Non curo. Si metrum non habet, non est poema.
“I don’t care. If it doesn’t rhyme, it isn’t a poem.”
You are a type A personality. You like bright things, you don’t call in sick to work, and you have devastating opinions about art.

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Y’know, if Bill would stop taking these damned quizzes, the rest of us could get back to work. 😛

Yeah, right

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Book ’em, Danno

You’re Prufrock and Other Observations!

by T.S. Eliot
Though you are very short* and often overshadowed, your voice is poetic and lyrical. Dark and brooding, you see the world as a hopeless effort of people trying to impress other people. Though you make reference to almost everything, you’ve really heard enough about Michelangelo. You measure out your life with coffee spoons.

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*Though not as short as Bill, who is my inspiration (at least for this post).