Just a hint, if you write something in Russian, как это (like this), Вы получите много взглядов страницы (you will get a lot of page views). I once wrote a phrase or two in Russian in one of my essays and now it has 432 page views. No, those page viewers don't leave comments, and I would love to have Russian comments (и я хотел бы иметь российские комментарии). I have also found if you include the words 'precedents and antecedents' in your post you will find that you will get a lot of accidental hits from word searchers, although I can't figure out why so many would be searching for those two words.
I wonder about such things. It is the day after Thanksgiving and it is a day for wondering.
In fact I am wondering about itching. The last couple of weeks I have been itching -- in strange places. I will start scratching the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet, or sometimes the inside of my forearm or my side. The itching doesn't last long and sometimes will just suddenly switch locations. There is no rash, although the area will turn red from my scratching. It seems obvious that something new has been introduced into my life which I am allergic to, but I just can't figure out what it is. So I turned to Benadryl. This medicine is a histamine hunter and I figure that I have a lot of histamine terrorists scurrying around my body. This notion was confirmed when I got drowsy after taking the medicine. Most of the time Benadryl doesn't effect me. So my thesis is that if I have terror histamines, Benadryl goes to war and I suffer the aftereffects of the battles. So they find the histamines and lock them up (probably somewhere around my spleen mainly because I'm not exactly sure where my spleen is so that would be a good place to put a jail). Then the itching stops for a day. But then the damn histamine terrorist desperadoes make a jail break and I start itching again. This is a problem.
I apologize for getting all medical and scientific about this. I know. It's boring.
I wonder about computer virusing people. I guess I could understand if one were an international spy and trying to dig out secrets and destroy a missile guidance system or disrupt a country's infrastructure. That is a frightening tool of warfare these days. But I can't figure out the motivation behind trying to screw up your computer. Or my computer. That seems to be the goal and I just don't understand why. What is the reward? If you are a computer virus person, would you explain it to me? Please use small words.
I wonder about people shopping today, the busiest shopping day of the year. Some have said the it is 'a tradition'. Every year on this day they arise bursting with shopping energy at a time not fit for rational beings and willingly plunge themselves into frenzied crowds. I'm sure they do an analysis of the benefits versus the penalty and they conclude the cost savings is worth all the hassle. I am sitting at my computer wondering, "Are you crazy?" I guess my analysis concludes something far different.
I wonder what it would be like to be a TSA Agent. I wouldn't want to feel peoples crotch and breasts and sometimes in the waistband of their underwear even if I knew that there was a possibility of explosives hidden there. I just couldn't be excited about reporting to that job. On top of that, you know that you are the butt of every joke, and ridiculed online and on TV. It is not their fault. They are doing what they are told to do. Whether or not it is a smart policy I figure I am going to be polite, cooperative, and will thank them for what they are doing. I am positive they could use a dose of pleasantness. As far as that scanning device which peeks at every single private part of your body: I don't care -- as long as they don't laugh.
Did you know that between July 4th and September 1st there are no holidays? Also from September 1st to Thanksgiving. Can the President declare a holiday? Or does it have to ratified by Congress? If it has to go to Congress, forget it. I think we need two more holidays carefully positioned betwixt existing holidays, sort of a "We Need An In-Between Holiday Here Holiday". It is always surmised that Business cannot withstand the loss in productivity. But they lose it anyway because everyone is sitting around moping because they are tired of there being no holidays in August and October. I wonder why no one has wondered about this.
Okay, I'm tired of wondering. Maybe now I will start on wishing.