Heard this morning here in The Jungle (a.k.a. Luke'n'Kim'n'Brian's house in the East Bay):
LUKE: What day is it today?
JOSH: The 30th
LUKE: No, what day of the week is it?
JOSH: Wednesday, man. It's Wednesday.
Luke has been crunching numbers for his research this fall, doing a slightly elevated level of data entry, tracking the path of several large corporations over the past eight years, 1994 to 2001 inclusive. This data will be used for a lot of thing, like looking at how mergers and acquisitions have impacted the global economy. Important stuff, but also mind-numbing I gather.
As for me, I'm working on a few things -- a site for people to meet new friends and a site for some good-guy lawyer back in NYC -- and trying to sketch out my life for the next six weeks. I'm an incorrigible planner; the desire to map the future springs from some deep well in my spirit. So I'm sweating a return trip to Oregon (gotta drop in on the daditude) and finding a ride to Black Rock City. It'll work out, but I'll feel better when the details are under control.