a few more random thoughts from me....
I was talking to a friend of mine last night who works in the financial markets and I asked him what the worst case scenario is and how likely it was to happen. His response was pretty astonishing-- the worst case scenario is the complete collapse of the economy. As in, no electricity, no government, no running water, no power, no food, people roaming the streets with weapons. And that no one had any idea how likely this was, but it seems at least possible.
And this leads to a lot of new thoughts. Most of which I can't articulate yet.
Actually, the first thing I thought was how surprising. I'd figured I had seen every possible apocalptic scenario in movies: alien invasion, nuclear war, a disease that is both lethal and highly contagious. But not this one. So good job to life for being (potentially) unpredictable.
Another friend of mine said he would be ok with that because he is highly adaptable and would consequently have a big advantage over other people. Which of course made me think of Dwight Schrutt and laugh.
On a totally different topic, I'd like to request that comment makers stop expressing "disappointment" in me. It feels condescending. Disagree all you want, that's great, but please don't put the agency for your emotional reactions on me. I'm not trying to be antagonistic, but I don't know you, you don't really know me, and I am not writing this to fulfill the arbitrary expectations of total strangers. It's just my blog.
I also want to mention that I love this headline, which seems overtly sarcastic in a way I am not used to from MSNBC: Palin pre-empts state report, clears self