Well. I’m spending much of my time at present looking at a file that is essentially a thread that looks like this:
Extracting /Users/sarahlee/Downloads/doclib/20090910_GAO2003MaineArizonastudy.pdf ____ 32%____ 33%_____ OK
Extracting /Users/sarahlee/Downloads/doclib/20090910_Sullivan1997PoliticalMoney.pdf ____ 33%_____ OK
Extracting /Users/sarahlee/Downloads/doclib/20090915_Berresford2005FairDocFCC.pdf ____ 33%_____ OK
And trying to break it down in some sort of usable form so if I have to re-upload missing research to the new website I’ll have a working list of what we had. As a result, my brain needs to take a minute intermittently and so, hey, I’m talking to you people. Whoever you may be.
Good news on account of the drugged-out menace to society who kicked in the neighbor’s door: My landlord is putting one of those iron gates in the vestibule that leads to my front door and a grate over the window next to the back door. I actually think that from both an aesthetic and safety perspective these are good things to do. A friend of mine broke down the numbers for me to make me feel better about the situation and it actually worked because it does kind of throw things into perspective. He’s responding to my charge that I could have been raped and/or killed had the guy decided to kick my door in as opposed to the neighbor’s. Here’s what he came up with:
Days you have lived there without incident in the immediate neighborhood: A year maybe? 1/365
Average time spent by you inside your home: Let’s say half. 1/730
Chance that someone would pick your door to kick down instead of another: Let’s say he had a choice of 4 doors in his oh shit, gotta hide moment. 1/2920
Chance that the door would actually fall in: Let’s make it 75% since he’s cracked out of his mind and this gives him super strength. 3/11680
Chance that you are caught unaware of him banging down your door and become an easy victim: Let’s make that 50% since you may be sleeping or totally rocking out to music. 3/23360
That’s about a .013% chance that what you outlined will happen to you. And that’s assuming the cops wouldn’t have followed him in. You weren’t in the middle of your scenario because those odds are so low.
So, low odds of getting raped and/or killed by a crazy naked man running through the streets of NW DC is always good news. I have to add, as a post script, that one of the work boys, when I told them what had happened, confessed that his immediate reaction was that he would have felt really sorry for the guy had he broken into my place. And he meant it. I think I need to embrace the badass that other people see in me…
We’re playing trivia again tomorrow in Arlington and I simply love the email solicitation because it’s absurd and wonderful and impossible to say no to without excellent reason. Corey, you are loved.:
Hooray for fun things. I was trying to come up with a witty story to help illustrate how fantastic a time you are going to have eating wings, drinking beverages and joining in bonding gamesmanship. Then i realized how smart all my friends are and decided that you would best understand if i used a thought provoking analogy.
Supply side economics: social and gender inequalities throughout the military industrial complex :: the geopolitical pressures of a long term sustainable energy source : if you don’t show up i am going to talk serious crap about you behind your back
I had the great joy of introducing the work boys to the film Sneakers today because I was trying to explain who David Straithairn is (because he’s in the upcoming Spielberg film on Lincoln) and was sure they’d know him from Sneakers. None of them had seen it. Tragic. It’s one of my all-time faves. Here’s a taste. If you haven’t, you should.
Here are a few pics from the walls of Black Jack. DC does have a cool music side.
There’s also these delicious treats I picked up at the newsstand/deli on the corner. I’m just getting loopy now…
Finally, the nerd-American turned me on to something new (for me). Because he’s from California and is all cool and stuff.