It's been a terrible week for the economy, although George Bush would have you believe otherwise. Consider this: on Janaury 21, 2001 the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at 10,732.46 Later that day, George Bush was sworn in as President. As I write this, the market is at 10,721.82. Well done, Mr. CEO President. My IRA and 401(k) thank you. So does my gas tank. And my saving account. And my lack of health insurance. Oy, I could go on and on and on.
So, how's your economy going?
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Pam at the House Blend has an interesting piece about San Fransisco mayor (and mega-hottie) Gavin Newsom. Gavin is a big reason that the republicans want San Fransisco to fall into the Pacific. I, on the other hand am proud that folks like him are in positions of power.
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On a totally scandalous and thoroughly dramatic front, my new friend Julie's blog has a story about reconnecting with the father she never know she had. Actually it's more of an operetta. In three acts. Miss Julie's story has everything in the book: drama, comedy, tragedy, mystery, 1980's hair, and finally redemption. Go ahead and check it out and laugh at Julie's retro fashions and remember some of your own 80's styling choices. (part 2 and part 3)
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Finally, Dan over at Blinq blog offers up this gem on the infamous World Cup headbutt. If you're unsatisfied with the explanations from the players themselves, check out Dan's list of alternative explanations and conspiracy theories, complete with a Lego recreation of the incident. (P.S. Dan if you're reading this, I wonder who do I have to sleep with to get on your blogroll?)