1. Wednesday, September 11, 2002

    i’m finding it’s very difficult to try to figure out 

    hat to do on this blog today.

    the macho tough guy chicagoian part of me wants to pretend that this day is just like any other. that idiots with box cutters cant change the way that i do things.

    but the realist part of me has to be honest.

    today i thought about what i would wear. i looked at people differently on the street. i couldnt pay attention to my book on the bus.

    i got said hi to blocks away from my work by a pretty girl and instead of being weird, like normal, i just said, hi, how are you?

    and meant it.

    things on my blog didnt seem right so i took them down today.

    entries from yesterday didnt seem right either, and i woulda taken them down too but im not sure how i could put them back tomorrow.

    howard stern this morning was commercial-free and for any of you howard fans, you know what a heavenly thing that is since he usually goes 40 minutes and then you get hit by 15 minutes of straight commercials.

    but howard had a hard time being funny today.

    it’s warm in LA today and im glad i have a softball game tonight to get some aggressions out.

    i didnt see a lot of people with american flag tshirts, though they did hand out pins in the office building lobby, for people who wear those things.

    i saw a lady with a red sweater, white pants and blue shoes.

    i saw one or two flags on cars. not many, thankfully. i never liked those things.

    my morning tv viewing was altered since Regis was pre-empted by ABC news doing what tv newspeople think is important to do: rehash the obvious.

    i turned to E! who was ranking the 20 hottest single celebrity women and i was soothed…and suprised by the list.

    i love that station.

    it was then that i thought that i should keep on doing what i do on this thing. which is try to keep it light. try to tell all you non-hollywood residents whats going on here in southern california, and try to make you laugh, and try to make things a little happier, and try to turn you on to things that you might have missed.

    so here you are:

    Instapundit points us in the direction of kids art re: 9/11

    the hosemonster links to samizdata who shows pictures of signs in England that will make you weep.

    and dawn has a sweet picture of her little lily being cute as hell.

    but what has surprised me most today, is how in the daily comic strip world, how very few strips even want to acknowledge today’s infamous anniversary. i guess they’re just moving on too. missed opportunity, i think. comics can be great on days like today.