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The cure for job-related blues...

...appears to be reading LJ. Good lord, that put my difficulties into a bit of sharp perspective. My sympathies to anyone experiencing work-related asshattery or family troubles.

But most of all, my sympathies to anyone who has family and friends in the Gulf Coast area. When I went into work at the Isolation Bubble this morning, it was being reported on the radio that it seemed that while damage was extensive, New Orleans had largely dodged the bullet. When I emerged from the IB this evening, it was becoming obvious that such hopes were premature. I've been to New Orleans and experienced the cleaner of its many charms and I know what it's like when somewhere you love is wrecked, even temporarily. I hope that this is only half as bad as it seems right now.

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loveanddarkness
Aug. 30th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
I think N.O. is well and thoroughly trashed.

It'll be awhile before there are beignets at Cafe du Monde again. And that's just wrong, because the availability of beignets at Cafe du Monde should be a universal constant.

But it'll come back. Grimy and kitchschy with lots of booze and good food and jazz. Someday.

xsabx
Aug. 31st, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
I read
via a friend a theory that perhaps God is finally pissed off enough with the South to make his displeasure felt. Of course, the truth is that Global Warming *is* happening and maybe now because of this (plus the floods in Europe) the people in power will *finally* start thinking about what we can do to stop the problem getting worse. I doubt it, though.

The insurance claims, the rise in oil and power prices... depression ahoy! Watch your house prices tumble... oh, aren't I a ray of sunshine today...
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