I was in a cubicle farm day for the first time in a bunch of years. Commuting kind of sucks. But considering the alternative, the ever shrinking bank account, I think I'll deal with it.
The other good news, for an early riser such as myself, is that I can work 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. That way I can miss traffic and spend more time with the piglets in the afternoon.
The other part that sucks is that I don't have too much time to surf the net to feed my political junkie habit. I'll have to make due with Special Report with Brit Hume for the the major stuff, and fill in later in the night with Instapundit and The Corner On National Review Online. I'll still read the AJC in the morning, if only to know what the other side is thinking.
Speaking of the crappy local paper, I think I have their rule sorted out for which news they print and in what order: The likelyhood of a story making the front page is in inverse proportion to the degree to which it will help President Bush. Two examples: First, I don't remember reading anything about John Howard's election victory in Australia. Howard is a stanch supporter of Bush and his victory at the polls is a good omen for the President. Sure, there might have been an article, but it was probably buried somewhere and I missed it.
Compare that to the banner headline on the front of Sunday's paper: "Afghan election in turmoil." Bush's plan to spread democracy is working, and these weiners are making a tempest in a teapot.
But, it pretty much goes along with the inverse proportion rule of the AJC. If it were not for the Sports page, I am pretty sure I would not bother.