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October 8th, 2001 - 2:14 a.m.

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How come no one updates on the weekend damnit? My buddylist has one person who updated 13 hours ago and everyone else is at least a day old. I wanted distractions! But no! Everybody's apparently too busy actually having a Life to update their diaries. What's wrong with everyone? Don't they know they're not allowed to have lives which take time away from their diary-writing? So, today,

October 8 is ..... American Tag Day (Who's American playing tag with? The terrorists? England? Canada?)

There are these little annoying flies, I don't know, fruit flies or gnats maybe. It doesn't matter what they're called, only that they're annoying and that they seem to have this magical ability to spontaneously appear anytime I have fruit or something similar in my room. I swear these little fly things must have teleportation powers or something. They pop in and out of places...they must have homing devices too. High-tech tiny flies with the power to teleport themselves anyplace they want and homing devices so that they can detect appealing food reminants within a mile radius. Obviously, tiny flies have a much more advanced civilization and technology than human beings realize. Yet they're still fairly easy to kill with a flyswatter. They should look into some counter-measures for that particular problem. Anybody know how to get rid of these things?!?!

I'm Almost Tired of These Things...

stratagem (n. STRAT-uh-jum or STRAT-uh-jem)

1 a : an artifice or trick in war for deceiving and outwitting the enemy b : a cleverly contrived trick or scheme for gaining an end

2 : skill in ruses or trickery

Parents often need to come up with various stratagems to get the family out the door on time each morning. A stratagem is any clever scheme -- sometimes one that's part of an overall strategy (i.e., a carefully worked out plan of action). Clearly, we no longer limit ourselves to the original military sense of stratagem, as 15th-century users of the term did. The military meaning can be traced back to the word's Greek ancestor strategema, which is itself based on strategein, meaning to act as a general. Strategein in turn comes from strategos (general), which comes from stratos (army) and agein (to lead). Strategos is an ancestor of strategy as well.

Today, in a futile attempt to make myself feel better about not doing anything I should've, I did one of the things I truly despise, I vacuumed. Somehow, seeing the floor clean and free of the little bits of plaster that fell from the ceiling due to it leaking, it seems like I actually did something today. Tomorrow, however, I'm going to be cursing myself for being such an idiot and ruing the fact that I'm a complete and utter procrastinator who never does anything until the last possible moment. And maybe I'll do something utterly frivolous later and paint my nails. That won't make me any more accomplished either, but it'll look pretty for about all of five minutes, if that before it chips. Which leads me to another question, why is it that every single bottle of nailpolish I own, no matter what shade or brand-name, manages to chip roughly five minutes after I apply it?

On a less whiny, woe-is-me note, and on a more inter/national note, the U.S. & Great Britain were bombing Afghanistan today. The fact that its also...what, both Columbus Day, Native American Day, AND Thanksgiving Day (in Canada), somehow supplies this act with a lot of irony. I guess before now, I was rather impressed by how things had progressed. It seemed like they were (barring the occasional rant against the Taliban and cursing of bin Laden) being fairly rational, reasonable, and cautious about this whole thing. I was rather pleased by how thorough they were, but suddenly they're dropping bombs? Yeah. Now how are dropping bombs on select targets in Afghanistan any different than hijacking a few planes and crashing them into certain U.S. targets? Other than the fact that actual terrorists gave their lives to complete their mission while the people dropping bombs aren't losing anything, that is. I'd really like someone to explain how those things are different to me. And does the fact that we're going to drop both bombs and relief/food supplies seem bizarre to anybody else? Well, it's been an hour, I'm going to stop this now and go do something less than productive.



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