March 18th, 2003

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The weather has been absolutely gorgeous the last few days. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s. Last night we had our first thunderstorm of the year. It wasn't real intense, but damn I love listening to rain and thunder. We opened the window and fell asleep to the rain and thunder last night, and it kept raining for most of the night. I love that.

Thunderstorms are what give me spring fever, not the warm weather by itself. If there's a good late afternoon thunderstorm, that's what makes me feel like it's wrong for me to have to stay at work.

I know a guy who lives in a building that's about 25 or 26 stories tall and has a big room at the top that goes all the way around the circumference of the building. Pretty soon here I'm going to get him to let me up there some night when there's a thunderstorm and I'm going to get some spectacular lightning photos.

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I left work this morning at about 10 because I was starting to get a migraine. I slept from 11 AM till 5 PM. It was kind of nice, headache aside. My migraines tend to be short-lived and not very intense, so it wasn't too bad.

I watched C-SPAN 2 for about an hour this afternoon. They were covering Tony Blair talking to the British House of Commons about the impending war. It was fascinating to watch how things work there. I decided I like Tony Blair, and I like Iain Duncan Smith, head of the Conservative party, as well.

MSNBC is running a Deadline Counter which shows the time left on Hussein's 48-hour deadline. That's hilarious. You think maybe they're looking forward to war? Think war might be good for news coverage ratings? Just a little bit.

I don't know whether this is a good idea or not, but I'm glad it's being done. Does that make sense? I mean, Dubya is finishing the job his father left unfinished. The psychological influence of a father onto a son cannot be underestimated, and 9/11 might have just been the catalyst that Dubya needed to leverage into an attack on Iraq. Is our excuse valid? That's shaky. Are these particular circumstances right for going to war against Iraq? Maybe not. But is it a good idea to remove the existing regime? I think so.