March 17th, 2003

scared, trapped

well, that's done. The test survey is done. As for the focus groups, well, I'll have to hope staff comes through for me.

...there are moments when I feel like I ought to drop out of grad school and save myself the misery, and right now is one of them.

anyway, still, miles to go before I sleep. it's only been fifteen hours since I woke up, and I've got to make it to two, unless I skip XML, which is looking more and more likely.

who knows.

this is katster's life.
  • Current Music
    James Taylor - Walking Man
scared, trapped

Everybody else is writing about the war situation...

...and I'm just horribly confused about it. One the one hand, I agree that Saddam needs to go. On the other hand, there's a right and a wrong way to do this, and I think Bush is going the wrong way. I've made no secret of my dislike of Bush, but this is insane. I feel in some ways like I've gone through the looking glass.

johnpalmer summed up my feelings very well in his post on the upcoming war.

Meanwhile, I'll try to keep my mind on more mundane things, and not worry if I'm going to have a job come 2004. Midterms are more important at the moment. But, at this moment, I feel kinda ashamed to be an American, and I'm scared. And that's probably not a good place to be at, but... goes on.

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

             --Paul Simon, "American Tune"
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    Simon and Garfunkel - American Tune