What It Is: 6/29/09

What I’m reading: Plutarch’s life of Aemilius Paulus, and a little of The Hunter, a Richard Stark (Donald Westlake) book. But I’m in the home-stretch for my Top Companies ish, so I’ve just been reading a lot of SEC filings, analyst reports and various pharma-bloggers.

What I’m listening to: A whole ton of Michael Jackson music.

What I’m watching: A whole ton of Michael Jackson videos. And the Yankees beating up the Mets.

What I’m drinking: Blue Point Blueberry Ale.

What Rufus is up to: Going on his first greyhound hike in about 8 weeks and having a great time catching up with his pals.

Where I’m going: On a weeklong vacation (to nowhere) once this issue is done.

What I’m happy about: The Top Companies issue is just about done. It’s gonna be a hard couple of days to finish it, but I can visualize the end of it.

What I’m sad about: That Dad’s gout has stuck around, making his life pretty miserable.

What I’m worried about: Getting in trouble because I failed to mail back my jury duty notice. See, I misread the form and thought I was only supposed to mail it in if I was trying to get a deferral. Oops. On the upside, my juror number is above the cut-off point, so I won’t have to go serve on Tuesday.

What I’m pondering: Whether Ron Rosenbaum knows anyone under the age of 40.

One Reply to “What It Is: 6/29/09”

  1. I suppose it’s inevitable that the MJ backlash has already begun, although saying he wasn’t influential to pop music seems to me like saying that Elizabeth Taylor isn’t beautiful (as one of her biographers tried to claim). The comment I appreciated the most from Rosenbaum’s piece:

    “I don’t think it’s very useful to claim that something is universally insignificant, because you personally don’t appreciate it. Especially with music, where individual taste is so different. For instance, I can’t stand Opera. But for me to say that Kiri Te Kanawa sucks is just not very useful for anybody.”

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