Travel Journal – Departure
Rule #1 of flying- DON’T WEAR ANYTHING WITH A SCENT BESIDES SOAP!
Rule #2, bring a gag if your kid isn’t mute.
Besides, that, the flight to NYC was great, talk about an awesome fucking sunset, too. The only down-side was trying to get t-mobile’s wifi network to work, it sucks ass. Oh yeah, and FYI to some of you, my pardon the phone msg’s. I wanted to say my regards to those of you closest to me, as I won’t get to hear your voice for a whole 2 weeks (yeah, like that’s a lot of time – but I’m an addict, so screw me….not literally, I’m cutting back). My only hope is that I didn’t have to re-check my bags, I don’t think so, but it’ll really suck if I did.
Anyway, till I can hit up the net again, be well….
Oh yeah, the counter chick in Atlanta looked like Sec. Madeline Albright, only skinny. Scared the shit out of me when I looked at her.
Scorpio for this week:
Biologist Francis Crick (1916-2004) won a Nobel Prize for co-discovering the DNA molecule. Naturally, he didn’t have any use for the religious right’s pet dogma, Intelligent Design. But neither did he fully endorse evolution. That theory says Earth’s first life forms arose from organic molecules, which in turn coalesced from inorganic matter. In Crick’s opinion, that process was impossible because there wasn’t enough time for such a stupendously complex series of events to unfold, given the fact that our planet is only 4.6 billion years old. To address the discrepancy, Crick favored the theory of “directed panspermia,” which proposes that life arrived here via an advanced extraterrestrial civilization. Your assignment, Scorpio, is to do as Crick did: Carve out a middle ground between two competing perspectives, transcending the narrow definitions that each of them uses to frame the big questions.
Well, I definitely won’t be believing in Aliens anytime soon, though a good thrashing of my boss this morning sounds good. He “forgot” my check last night. How convenient.