Here are a few other things that I am thinking about:
I need to find a new primary care physician. My old one is now about 20 miles from where I currently live. I’ve been asking around, but no one seems to have anyone they really want to recommend. I want to get a physical this year, but I need to find a doctor to do it first.
The word “vajayjay” has also been popping up in conversation a lot around the Geek house of late. This is my fault. I took Mrs. Geek to an art gallery showing put on by on old high school acquaintance. Her work was some sort of commentary on the war in Iraq that featured a lot of female genitalia (mostly on women in Islamic head dress, naked from the waist down), soldiers with large, phallic rifles, rather phallic looking gas pump nozzles, and imagery involving penetration and fellatio. Seen though the lens of the Marxist-feminist critical theory absorbed through osmosis in my days at an incredibly PC grad school, the message is one of violation on so many metaphorical levels; the oh-so-casual entrance of male dominated power politics into the affairs of a sovereign nation (giving credence to ariadne518 blunt description of world history as “how historically little & big boys did or did not play nicely with each other across artificial boundaries they created out of convenience or boredom”), the entrance of chaos and violence into the domestic life of the Iraqi people, and the ideological crusade of bringing Western Democratic and Christian ideas to an tribally dominated part of the Islamic world. Mrs. Geek just saw a lot of vajayjays — perhaps too many for a teacher of children to be comfortable. She reminds me of this fact a bit more often than I would like.
I find myself ruminating on a telling statistic from a recent New York Times article that “if Americans were to reduce meat consumption by just 20 percent it would be as if we all switched from a standard sedan a Camry, say to the ultra-efficient Prius”. As reducing my general caloric intake has been much on my mind, I’m wondering… can changing my diet be good for the planet too?