Well, now that I have your attention, the prick was from the end of a needle drawing blood from my arm this morning for blood work. My doctor thinks I may have some sort of bacterial thing going on that is making me feel lousy. I'll know tomorrow when I call for the results. I would just like some drugs to take and be done with it. I have a house to make ready for Christmas visitors.
After starting off the day with a needle shoved in my arm I felt entitled to a Starbucks treat, specifically my fave Peppermint Mocha Latte. Love it, love it, love it. Also purchased a 16 oz bag o' beans, the official Christmas Blend. The last bag in stock at this location. I dearly love the stuff. I grind beans myself and it is a heavenly aroma.
The Senate has failed to extend the Patriot Act for now. Bed wetters rejoice! How superior are you going to feel when the inevitable next major attack strikes this country and once again you are on the wrong side of history? Sleep well tonight.
More than 11 million people voted in Iraq. Any big stories on the front page of the New York Times? No, but fortunately James Risen, a writer for the paper has a new book coming out and was able to make front pages news with a leaked story crying foul with the National Security Agency. Lots of big claims about "secret" measures taken invading privacy in this country. Only towards the end of the article does it mention that judges, Senators and Congress folk were informed all along the process to track the bad guys. Don't worry, I'm sure in the next few days lots of railing will be heard about the evil administration. Did I mention James Risen has a new book coming out?
Today's cd for Christmas music listening pleasure: The World's Greatest Christmas Songs. A mix of artists from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to Patti Labelle and Mahalia Jackson.
I do so love the bargain bins for music.