CHIRP

Today, I discovered a chipmunk with a very large ego.
The chipmunk has found an echo chamber under the air handler for one of the buildings
I came out of Building A, and heard this LOUD Thundering CHIRP noise. When I tracked it to the source, it was a little chipmunk on a pipe under the air handler. As I watched him he would sit there partly bouncing… then tense all up and “CHIRP” as loud as he could. The Chirp was amplified by the air handler and made him sound enormous. He would then look around to see if anyone was watching and repeat the process. He finally noticed me and ducked under an angle iron. He then proceeded to pop his little head up in Kilroy fashion, checking every couple seconds to see if I was still there
Once I walked away I heard behind me…
CHIRP
Letting me know he had once again returned to his fun 🙂

Passing laws without reading them…

I came across this very intersting article:
Reason: John Perry Barlow 2.0: The Thomas Jefferson of cyberspace reinvents his body – and his politics.

I love the section regarding Barlow’s conversation with Kerry:
I asked how he felt about civil liberties. He said, “I’m for ’em!” That’s great, but how do you feel about Section 215 of the Patriot Act? He said, “What’s that?” I said, it basically says any privately generated database is available for public scrutiny with an administrative subpoena. He says, “It says that?” I say, “You voted for it!”

He says, “Well, it was a long bill….”

Don’t get me wrong I’m still going to end up voting for him, as Bush has got to go… Four more years of Bush and I am afraid that we will be fully living in 1984.

New Disease

With all the problems in the world, I think some times you just have to take a step back and laugh a bit. This link struck me as really funny. It came to me about the same time I was told of a good friends very real diagnosis with a nasty disease.

Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
John Wohlers’ Syndrome
Cause: psychological
Symptoms: turning into a giant monster, hallucinations, hand swelling
Cure: take two anti-depressants every day before meals
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