When work drama takes you away for a couple days.
1. A Dictator Dies
Wow. I didn’t think it would happen this fast. Dude’s dead. After 42 years of tyranny, Qathafi was killed. I’m glad that’s over so we can get the hell out of Libya now. I wish them well with their new government. Maybe tribes can appoint one person to represent them in Tripoli, and they can work it out that way. Whatever happens, transition is hard. And despite what some say, the Arab Spring is a good thing. The regular people will have more input into the government they create.
2. A War will Come to an End
Double wow and a “SHUT UP!” The pull out of the 40K troops from Iraq by the end of this year was nearly unbelievable. It’s finally ending after 9 years. We have enough problems here. I think I’ll be extra excited on January 1, 2012, and they’re all home. Part of me is holding back from true elation until it actually happens. I’ll believe it when I see it.
3. A Little Earthquake has Strange Timing
Here in the Bay Area, there was a small earthquake 3.9/4.0 last night around 8:00 PM. It was a jolt and then a little swaying. The epicenter was in Berkeley. The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill was held at 10:20 AM yesterday morning! A lot of companies and schools participated, and people learned what to do when an earthquake hits. Looks like some of them got to test those new skills last night.
I’m so happy it’s Friday. Time to rest up and read up on your guys’ takes on what happened in these past couple days. Have a great weekend, everyone!