frustrating radio

So I drove to work this morning, listening to NPR as I usually do, and the following two things irritated me to the point of coming here and posting about them:

– There was a story on how Thai officials are trying to stop the bird flu from spreading by killing infected chickens and animals near them, etc. But the story was really about how the people who owned cock-fighters were complaining about the new restrictions. A little perspective would maybe help here – if the bird flu gets into humans and mutates into a virulent strain it could kill millions upon millions of people. Yikes! The most frustrating part was the guy who talked about the restriction that they’re considering to only let chickens be raised in enclosed pens (to limit contact with other animals) – the guy went on about how to be a good fighter, they need to be raised as if in the wild. I can’t even come up with an analogy to illustrate how ridiculous this is.

– There was a traffic accident at Guadalupe street downtown, which they pronounced as “Gwada-loop”. Dang it, it’s “Gwada-loo-pay”! This one bothers me whenever I hear it. Grr!

“Hitch”

David and I saw “Hitch” this weekend with some friends. I had read mixed reviews, but I do like Will Smith a lot, so we thought we’d give it a shot (and there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot good showing right now…). Anyway, it was a good movie – I’m usually not huge on romantic comedies, but this was quite funny. Also, I like Will Smith (did I mention that? 🙂 )

Stressed…

So work has been busy, but not too abnormally so, and I’ve been kinda busy this week with activities (but most of them fun/social-related), and for some reason I’ve been really stressed. At some points it’s almost like a minor panic attack – my chest tightens up a bit and I feel like I have to get up and walk around or something. I’ve never experienced this exactly before – I’ve certainly been stressed before, but it’s never had this physical effect on me.

Hopefully it’s getting better, though – I’m trying to force myself to relax and cutting back on caffeine (which I was off of for a while, but I’ve been having more again for no particular reason).

Also, when I was getting help removing my old hard drive from my work computer on Monday, I cut my fingertip a bit, and so it hurts whenever it gets touched. This hasn’t improved my mood much, although at least it’s healing now (I bled a little on my keyboard, which is pretty disgusting…)

Super Bowl + whatnot

So the Super Bowl was pretty exciting, although the Eagles need to learn how to play a hurry-up offense (Hint: when you need two scores with 5 or so minutes left, you should be in a no huddle offense. Also, if you need a field goal, and you’re at your own 5 yard line with 30 seconds left, do NOT throw to the middle of the field! The best thing that can happen is that the pass is dropped…) I ate too much, as expected, and so didn’t have a great day at Weight Watchers today. But, hey, it happens…

Blah – I thought I had something to say, but I guess I don’t, really. Oh well…