Protesters are trying to burn our U.S. embassy in Belgrade as I write this. They apparently don't think the U.S. should support the independence of Kosovo.
Tonight there will be a debate between Barack and Hillary on the UT campus. I hope it doesn't degenerate into nastiness, but I fear that it will. The Democratic primary race is nearing its conclusion, and the candidates are getting desperate. Meanwhile, the New York Times is accusing McCain of some kind of inappropriate relationship with a female lobbyist. McCain, of course, denies this. Gotta love an election year.
I had dinner with Ryan and Jamie at Maudie's last night. It was a good dinner. I saw my old office mate, Holly, and she seemed to be doing well.
Last night I also read a National Geographic article about animal intelligence and the animal brain. There was a story in there about a border collie who apparently had learned about 340 words (and counting). I knew Cassidy was smart, but that's almost scary. Now I know why she looks bored so often. She needs more stimulation. Maybe I can train her to trade stocks.
I also watched a documentary about rogue waves. Scary stuff. Apparently these waves grow up to 100 feet tall and can move 40 or 50 miles per hour. That kind of wave can capsize or smash some very large ships, and up until recently (when they were finally able to measure and photograph some rogue waves) many experts thought they were just myths dreamed up by sailors to explain bad seamanship (when sailors lost or damaged their boats). It's scary to think that something as large as a cruise ship or an offshore oil platform could be susceptible to destruction at the hands of a giant, random wave. Also, interestingly enough, the documentary mentioned that the area known as the Bermuda Triangle has a number of characteristics (including prevailing wind patterns, ocean currents, and undersea topography) which seem to make it an ideal location for the generation of rogue waves.
Well, that's all I've got at the moment.
Peace, to all of you Serbs. Peace.