"So, imagine this: You're driving down the road, chatting at a party, or whatever. You have a phone. You call your blog on the phone. You leave a message. The message gets instantly posted to your blog as an MP3 file for the world to listen to. Cool? Do it now."
Yeah, I just saw this posted on blogger. Cool indeed.
But I'll be uncool now. I had an interview today - rescheduled from Tuesday because of my cold; I talked a lot, coughed a lot, and drank a lot of water - and now I'll go to bed with a double dose of cold medicine and the science-fiction novel Sean turned me on to. ("The Surveillance", by Julian May. I'd never heard of either the author or the series before. I'm enjoying it a lot.)
That gave me quite a chuckle today. (And yes, it's certainly true for me.) I saw it at Dittmer's, the German butcher shop and deli in Mountain View that my friend Robert recommended. He created a monster ... now I keep going back there to shop. Today I even met Dittmer himself, and we chatted for quite a while in German. He's been in the USA since 1957, he said. He's from Northern Germany, and still has a slight Hamburg-like inflection in his speech.
I bought all kinds of good stuff - a pork roast, rouladen, and an eye of round for sauerbraten. And dumplings, my favorite red cabbage,and pumpernickel bread. I sure am in hog heaven today. :-)
"It's not a substitute for marches in the streets,'' said Win Without War's Tom Andrews, a former Democratic representative from Maine. "It's a complement. Not everyone has the time or ability to travel to New York or Washington D.C. for a march. But they feel very strongly that invading and occupying Iraq is a grave mistake, and they want to stand up and be counted."
No update yet at MoveOn.org, but the organizers estimate well over a million calls were made. KFOG reported this morning that Senator Feinstein's office logged over 40,000 calls - more than they have ever received for any issue.
I think that's quite spectacular.
I also find it incredible that President Bush is still determined to ignore it. (Then again ... how does the joke go? Bush says: "Why should I listen to the people? They didn't elect me!")
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I'm marching tomorrow - good thing I don't even have to leave the house, so I can't spray my cooties all over the place. I'm one of over 200,000 people who are joining the Virtual March on Washington tomorrow.
I'm with the president on this one - that is, the West Wing president, Martin Sheen, who is part of the Win Without War Coalition.
If you oppose the government's cries to war, it's not too late for you to join, and make calls or send faxes to your senators and the White House, telling them not to attack Iraq. You can sign up here.
I canceled all appointments for today (I was supposed to go interviewing), coughed for an hour, and feel better now that I've had an Odwalla C monster, and have stocked up on vitamins and more Odwalla juice. I don't think it'll be fatal. Smartasses like me are hard to kill off.
(Hey, Odwalla is hiring. Looking for a job as a production artist or a part-time receptionist in Half Moon Bay? All the juice you can drink ... I would just switch to a liquid diet. Oh man oh man.)