March 20th, 2003

Fiona and me in the snow

cricket

am I the only one who is not titling entries about the war. Well, I'm not exactly sure, but I sure haven't seen many.

It's not that I don't care about the war, I do, but watching (or I should say listening) to the cricket world cup is a good distraction to world events. The match is India Versus Kenya and it shouldn't be too exciting of a match. I'm not too excited about the audio coverage I'm listening with as they are not at the grounds and therefore there's no ambient sounds of the crowd, the batting etc. I'm not disappointed enough as to pay about $150 for live video coverage from The Dish Network, and that's the important thing.

I woke up this morning with a huge neck ache, and therefore decided to get up early. My dad hasn't even gotten up yet, so I'm definitely up early, either that or he's just not awake or sleeping in. He got up at like 2 a.m. this morning, so I suppose he deserves a nap. It's definitely quiet in the house though, and Fiona's sleeping on my bed.

So war has begun. The inevitable has happened. And the important thing is that the world will and should go on. To update and so that I don't forget what happens later on when I read this. Air strikes started 90 minutes after the deadline targetting some suspected bunkers where Saddam and his seniors may have een staying. They will start the ground war at an undetermined time, and that will be interesting to see how it progresses. I haven't gotten any full news coverage lately, so will see what happens.

Last night, we went to a Mexican restaurant called el maguey, in Spanish it's the plant that is used to make tequila. I had a stuffed burrito which was extremely hot. I was crying after I finished, not because of world situation but because I positively suffering from the spiciness.

In more positive news, Grandma and mom are planning on going to a place called Y mountain to see the daffodils. I'm sure they will enjoy it. I figured that there wouldn't be much for me to see there so I decided to stay here and watch cricket. I'm going to try go get more ready to do my show tomorrow and that will include ripping more cds. I'll also try to work on my promo, but I have to find creativity first for that. Not much else is going on, so I'll exit to refill my coffee cup. More later.
Fiona and me in the snow

saturation point yet again

News pervades me yet again, and though I feel the need to keep watching the news, to keep informed, I still feel a bit saturated. I probably will keep watching the news knowing me. Although it is depressing, I still enjoy keeping up with what's going on in the world. It still amazes me that they are aBLE TO BRING sorry for the caps lock thing, all the news directly from the battle lines. It's both comforting that the military has an independent voice in the conflict in journalists and freaks me out that if anything goes wrong it will be caught live on tape or satellite only to be replayed and replayed over and over again.

Have been reading the Iraqi guy's blog from blogspot today, I won't relay it here unless someone really wants me to because I've seen it all over the place. It's really amazing that he has internet in the first place and also that he's able to write. I don't think many have internet still over there though the number is growing. I still am unclear as to if people really want Saddam in power, I doubt it somehow, they lost the English only radio station just the other day, so all is being locked down. I still think that the war will go on longer than people expect it to, I just have a feeling, and I sincerely hope I am wrong. I have a problem not only with the Iraqi propaganda but the American propaganda as well, hopefully something will be found in the way of sanity balanced with the true story.

In other news, I missed most of the cricket game. It was boring any way. India won so it will be India versus Australia in the finals. How exciting! Only thing is that I have to get up at 2.30 a.m. to watch the whole thing. I doubt I'll make it but who knows. It will all depend on how bad the commentary is or how boring the match is on whether or not I will be able to stay awake.

Well, off to watch soe more news and read soe more journals / blogs. More later.