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Funny what one finds online sometimes…

June 6, 2006, 1:15 AM

Sometimes it’s interesting what I find online. Check this one out:

The Smirking Chimp: Two activists arrested protesting torture at the Supreme Court

This is the same event I photographed in Confirmation Demonstration on the Web site. It’s always neat to see the different photos of stuff. And the person in the orange jumpsuit laying on their side in one of the pictures is my friend Rose.

It’s also funny… I was trying to describe the demonstration at work to a coworker in the breakroom one recent day, and ended up demonstrating the position that the participants were in. So I got on my knees, leaned slightly forward, hands clasped behind back, and head down. “That’s what I’m talking about!” is what I said.

The coworker said to me, “Seeing you on your knees in a submissive position just doesn’t look right.” And I will admit it’s a little out of character for me, since I’m as you’d expect – outgoing, and very much a hiya-hiya-hiya-how-ya-doing kind of person.

All in all, it’s kind of interesting.

Categories: Activism

Going to DC on 06-06-06…

June 5, 2006, 11:35 PM

I’m going to Washington DC this Tuesday – June 6. That would be June 6, 2006. 06-06-2006. In other words, the date is basically 666, the so-called “number of the beast”.

Members of the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) are staging a rally at Lafayette Park from 6-8 PM on Tuesday called “No Armageddon For Bush” (a play on the whole “666” thing), and I’m going to go. I’ve been to two DAWN events in the past. The rally and march from Malcolm X Park to McPherson Square on J20 event was put on by DAWN, and the street theater event in front of the Supreme Court that I documented as Confirmation Demonstration was also a DAWN event.

It also seems like 2006 is becoming the year of the night protest, as the World Bank demonstration this spring was at night (the photo set for that event is on its way), and now this one is going to be in the evening (though it won’t be all the way dark when it’s all over).

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Categories: Activism, DC trips

Gaaaaa! Get me to my vacation!

June 5, 2006, 2:08 AM

All I have to say is please, please, please let June 27 come here soon. That’s my last day at work before I take nine days off for a vacation. Because let me tell you – I need this vacation badly. I’m so in need of time off that I’m dreading coming to work each day. Yeah, it’s that serious.

And what’s funny is that I don’t even have anything major planned for this little vacation. The key is just getting away from Wal-Mart for a while. I did make sure to carefully plan the timing on this, though. June 28 through July 6 was chosen specifically to avoid two really busy periods – the first of the month, and the July 4 holiday.

The only plan I have thus far is to go to Washington DC for the Fourth of July, because Metro runs a special service pattern on that day, and I’m going to experience it for the first time in person. Otherwise, I’m open. We’ll see what I come up with.

Categories: Myself, Vacations