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February 4th, 2004



Ever since I bought the new Microphones live album at the Friday show, I've been listening to the first track over and over:

[ The Microphones - February 19th, 21st, & 23rd 2003 - Great Ghosts ]

I can't say that it's even mildly catchy. It's just really nice. On the album, the ending is less abrupt since it shifts into "The Blow, part 2."
i am not a stuffed tiger.

four shots of espresso | still tired

I was awake by 5 this morning to get ready to go to the Westin to guard a press platform and shepherd Dean supporters in and out of the ballroom. Later, after the clapping and handshaking was over, I watched the press luggage room. Yes, the life of the early morning volunteer is thrilling stuff. You should definitely visit your state office!

I stopped at the opthamologist, went home, changed my clothes, and went to my office to think about measures of RNA quality, correlated data, within-person comparisons, and corrections for multiple testing.

I held out for about six hours until it was time for more kool aid: an hour of calling people to make sure they were going to caucus, an hour of learning to caucus, an hour and a half of meeting up at Uptown Espresso and writing postcards to the good people of Wisconsin & Virginia. Instead of going home, I took the bus to Victrola to ride out the caffeine with a pot of herbal tea and a little more reading.

For whatever it's worth: The Stranger's Department of Homeland Security endorsed Howard Dean

If he doesn't win here, I think that I'll fall into a deep depression. The latest polls haven't convinced me that Kerry can win in November.