Second, from crisper's journal:
I for one salute this magnanimous display of self-degraded kowtow, and call for February 17th to forever be known as "No, *I* Apologize Day". Just picture it:
* homeless, limbless Iraqi civilians can apologize to the U.S. military! "We're sorry we got in the way of your bullets and bombs. This must be so much worse for you than for us!"
* the families of serial killer victims can apologize to the murderers! "I'm sorry our son made you have to decide between strangling him with piano wire or braining him with a wrench, you poor thing!"
* New Yorkers can apologize to Al Qaeda! "We regret having had those tall buildings. Really, we should have knocked them down ourselves instead of making you do it!"
Thirdly, I had a really good lunch courtesy of the company. The team just had an "award luncheon". Having just joined, I got to go for free food, dessert, and wine. Tasty stuff. Met the Utah part of the team (hee! Utah Raptors!) One of the old timers and I were chatting about old systems for a good long while. A picture of him ~40 years ago running a system showed up in one of the hallways with the question on the bottom "Who's this guy?" which someone labelled correctly. That served as the catalyst.
There's a really lovely girl on the team as well. We chatted about games for a while. Her husband (not that I'm looking, but it figures. Silly probable Mormons.) holds cribbage against her too for similar reasons.
Fourthly. Umm...I had a fourth thing. I think. Maybe I didn't? I dunno. Maybe I'll do that silly meme that foreverblue4 pushed into my view...eventually. 8)