June 3rd, 2005



Turn on your TV. From: waldo@msn.com Bcc: Return-Path: waldo@msn.com Message-ID: X-OriginalArrivalTime: 03 Jun 2005 01:16:48.0629 (UTC) FILETIME=[EA4B3A50:01C567D9] Date: 2 Jun 2005 18:16:48 -0700 Osama Bin Laden has been captured. While CNN has no pictures at this point of time, the military channel (PPV) released some pictures. I managed to capture a couple of these pictures off my TV. Ive attached a slideshow containing all the pictures I managed to capture. I apologize for the low quality, its the best I could do at this point of time. Hopefully CNN will have pictures and a video soon. God bless the USA! Constance Duarte

My first thought was along the lines of, "Blimey! And I was so sure he was dead!" Then I attempted to look at the slideshow and... Well, let's hope Hotmail is up to the job...

No mention of anything like a capture on the news sites...
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Still Alive

There is a poor old biddy who I sometimes come across here in Göttingen, rather often on the bus (HINT: an enclosed, moving space... Arrgghh!!!), who I believe suffers from some form of schizophrenia. Let's assume that my sympathy is implicit here and cut out any long and sanctimonious essays upon the destructive nature of mental illness. I know. She seems to believe that I speak to her, evidently saying and doing dreadful and outlandish things as she usually manages to make her extreme displeasure with me known. Mostly it's no worse than any of the stuff said or done to me while I was at RNIB. One of the recurring themes is that I am a witch. Not an earthmother type, but an actual evil, malicious, satanic sort. Now there's a new one for me! It's annoying for me, but worse for her altogether and she's probably being quite brave in tackling me about my ...um... peccadillo.

A general theory is thatshe gets this way with me especially should I be wearing my black coat or anything black and floaty. The last time I wore anything black and floaty was when it was still fairly parky and I tried out my black velvet floaty skirt and my red crushed velvet top (not floaty, but probably not helping with the general impression) and approached the bus stop at a completely baroque time and... she was there... The freaky part of this was that although I hadn't seen her for weeks, I had thought, "Blimey! I hope that Mad Bus Woman doesn't see me in this!". Which led me to believe that maybe she was right... And I had summoned her to taunt her...

The last act of apparent sympathetic magic that I took part in was last weekend. Horrible hot and humid weather (36°C) which was enough to make the very air swirl as one fought to move through it. On the Saturday I broke down and we bought a fan which just about made life bearable if turned on and left going at full speed for hours. The next day, there was actually some breeze which made life better, but we still went to the Freibad for the afternoon, immersion in cold water being the only option for sensible people. And then in the night the heat lightning began and the wind and, finally, the rain. The rest of the week, up until today, has been cold and foggy and generally not so bad. All because we bought a fan!

So, if I see her today and she starts on with her usual imprecations, I can now merely nod and present the evidence...
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... And I've just broken another necklace! All beads-in-the-bra and everything! Grrrr!

Oh well... Out with the fishing-line when I get home (if I cba).

'Tis probably the Baby Jesus showing his displeasure with my last entry...