Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's the Pope

In case you didn't hear, Pope Benedict XVI showed up in Washington today. Judging from the reception, it looks as though it wasn't a surprise visit but rather expected. President Bush even gave him an airport pickup, the first time he has done so since becoming President. This is only the 2nd visit for a Pope to the White House, which is kinda remarkable really. The Pope is going to hang around the states for a few days before heading back to the Vatican to do Pope-like things.

Want to hear something scary: Vitamins may shorten your life. The study says that vitamin supplements may not actually do any good at all. And that they may actually do harm. Obviously the vitamin supplement lobby will be busy at work to discredit this report. If more study proves this to be true...well, I can only imagine the lawsuits.

I'm going to start sanding and painting the front porch. That should be very interesting. I'm not the most handy person in the world so I will be counting the days until I lose a finger or toe. Probably start on Saturday or Sunday so we'll start the disfiguring injury count at that time.

Six weeks of deployments remaining at weeks. Or maybe it's seven weeks. Either way, there is light at the end of the tunnel. But, again, I have to take over because, again, our help deployed over a machine that we did not have a backup of and I had repeatedly requested them not deploy. Things occassionally get ugly...

And that's about it for an update. Gold-blue/Blue-gold game this weekend. Pat White for Heisman, anyone? Other than that, not too much going on other than work.

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