February 12th, 2007

the only earth?

weekly recapping

for sale: one "large" american apparel "fine jersey leisure dress" in red. worn once. perfect for tennis season.

So. Last night I went to a party where everyone was wearing a red dress. The original chea/lazy plan, when I was convinced to attend with a promise of a spot on the guestlist, was something togalike constructed from sale priced bed sheets, but then I worried that such a solution would be more conspicuous than just going along with the theme. Perhaps trying the garment on before arriving at the party might have been a good idea? Or maybe not. The internet is filled with blackmail photos, if I cared. I think that I consumed more caffeinated soda there than I have in nearly a decade and am still jittery.

Other things from this week that I forgot to mention. the Blow + of Montreal on Friday, followed by a stop at the Rosebud. Then Buster in Pine Street trying to get hit by a car / hail a taxi. Several happy hours on Thursday. Arm wrestling and darts. Seeing Notes on a Scandal (tension! depressing! breakdown! but good) earlier in the week. wake up, pass out, fall down, comb your hair. (repeat)
  • Current Music
    of Montreal - "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal"
i am not a stuffed tiger.

geography bee

An odd bit of trivia from an editorial in the New York Times about the difficulties of large democracies and whether California should leave the union:
Leaving aside three nations with large, unpopulated land masses (Russia, Canada and Australia), the United States is geographically larger than all the other advanced industrial countries taken together. [nyt]


This is interesting, but I wonder what the difference between "sparsely populated" and "unpopulated" is, because the population density is pretty think throughout much of the U.S., isn't it?