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My musings, thoughts, rants, and discoveries. - Scott Maddock

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I haven't blogged here since 2012. Why am I making a stab at it again?

I realized two things about social media I wanted to get away from. First was that I was often using it as a journal, which is boring and maybe TMI for those platforms. Secondly I was using it too much for my taste, so that I felt like a tool for marketers rather than using social media as a tool for my ends.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Don't Collect $200

Yesterday was a good day for my bruised rib, relatively. It was the first day I didn't wake up with increased discomfort. The damn thing hurts at the sternum when I breathe and at the spine when I lie down on my back or lean into a chair. At times it is pretty impressive. It's a constant discomfort which has me just a little, but chronically nauseated. I think it is finally getting better, though the sneeze a few minutes ago made my eyes water for a bit.

I left a nasty, snippy comment on a blog, then later found I couldn't delete my post with the beta blogger comment tool. I didn't want to take any more ibuprofin. I take 3 tablets, and avoid doing so more than twice a day. I'd had my two doses, before and after combat practice, so had a couple shots of whiskey instead. That took the edge off. Then I checked my comment, realized it was awful. Not really coherent, and it sounded like I was channeling my mother. Eek. If I keep on like this I'll have to say I'm a republican in order to make a living.

I almost visited Madison a couple years ago. I had plans to go to the Toronto area to visit my friends Dave, Kalon, and the kids. A library, I think the university library, has some papers from or related to Harvey Matusow, and I was going to stop on the way and review/copy them. Then they got eminent domain'd and moved to Vancouver Island. Missed my chance to research Matusow. The Wikipedia description doesn't pick up the dysfunction and wonder of the man. A dope, a genius, cowardly lying informant, and courageous whistle blower. Those conflicts make for a wonderful character, and I've written about him here a number of times.

A couple days ago the following george w bush quote showed up on the widget on my page. Pretty much summarizes his policies and dreams.
"We need an energy bill that encourages consumption."
Trenton, N.J., Sept. 23, 2002


Blogger B.D. said...

Good thing I haven't joined the Blogger Beta yet. ;-)

I read Madison and immediately thought of Madison, IN where many of my skelatives live. A quick Google Search and I realized that you probably meant Madison, WI (a fine town in it's own right and worthy of a visit).

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