May 27th, 2009

Brian and Anne


Got home from Wiscon + plus nice monday visit in Chicago with Laura around 11 pm Monday night. Struggled to stay awake all day at work on Tuesday, went to the chiropractor, went grocery shopping, went home and made myself dinner, went to bed.

Have discovered that being gone 10 days in late May is enough to miss the initial blooming of the peonies and the roses. Luckily they are still in bloom. Also, the tomatoes and pepper plants I planted the week before I left are not dead, are in fact growing, but show that they needed more water and something's eating the leaves of the peppers. :(

Have much to cogitate about and marinate in about WisCon. Will do the name-check thing and actual con report later.

Hopefully today's workday will be easier and tonight I can finish unpacking, do some bills and maintenance, and then tomorrow I might, if I'm lucky, get to a con report.

In the meantime, here's a pretty impressive capture of the hilarious and wonderful not another %$#!! race panel friday night.
Big Damn Heroes

Sotomayor for the Supreme Court

btw, regarding the Supreme Court nomination, RH realitycheck writes:

Sotomayor's trail of opinions paints a picture of a fair-minded, incisive legal scholar who is unafraid to stake out unpopular but legally meritorious positions. Right-wingers are going to oppose her nomination with full force - we would be foolish to do it for them.

I quite agree with that last bit. With regard to her history, I still don't know a lot, but the NYT article has a lot of links, here's a bit on the empathy thing, and here's Obama's own video about it.

ETA: comments lead me to read this discussion by Greenwald, which is also good and contains links to more material relevant to the topic.