May 2nd, 2008

My wonderful Meg kitty.

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So -- stuff. It's been happening! Lots of it. Everywhere I look, there's stuff happening!

For example: Tonight, I'm going to watch the Sharks-Stars hockey game. This makes the third pro hockey game I've ever seen -- and all three have been with the fabulous Ms. meerkat. The Sharks are down 3-1 in a best of 7. Hopefully, they'll take care of things. 8)

Game night proceeds apace. Some new people showing up and new games being played. We needed an infusion of new stuff into the group. Voila! Now we have it.

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I appreciated this Dominic Deegan.

Ayrton Senna died 14 years ago yesterday. This lead to a number of improvements in driver safety, the most obvious of which is a tether from the helmet to the back of the car to reduce the likelihood of breaking one's neck during sudden deceleration called the HANS device. An interesting tidbit -- during the qualifying round, Austria's Roland Ratzenberger had a fatal crash. This alone had shocked the racing world. It was an unfortunate run of bad luck that Senna would be killed the next day at the turn leading onto the straight that Ratzenberger crashed on. When examining Senna's car after his death, they found a furled Austrian flag. Senna had apparently planned on raising it if he took a victory lap. Little stories like this serve to remind me of the good in mankind.

Senna is to date the last F1 driver with a fatal accident.

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There's little bits of inspiration which will come out soon and change bits of my wardrobe. It's time for my clothing to acknowledge the fact that I live in the future!

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Lest they go unmentioned, Meg & Tera have been all sorts of wonderful. There have been subtle changes to their living conditions and they seem to be taking them in stride. They even seem to be sharing me well. Meg used to push Tera out of the way when I'd pet her, but the two of them now realize that I have two hands for a reason. Meg's been sitting in my lap a lot when I'm on the couch and reminding me of when we first got them.

Welp -- I've got to get some work done before the Sharks game this evening. See you later, gators!