Boston’s Weekly Dig has a column called the Bean Counter where they assign numerical values to the week’s events. I thought I would do my own. Behold, the Sassy Sundries.
I joined another online dating site and got six guys trying to instant message me at once. Plus Two
None of them were really my type. Minus One
City of Boston brought to its knees by Lite Brite. I can’t stop laughing. Plus One
Everyone keeps calling it a “terrorist hoax,” even though it was just a marketing campaign and wasn’t meant to scare anyone. Minus One
The guys employed by Turner Network to hang the “bombs” monkey around with the press and talk about hairstyles. Plus Three
Molly Ivins, one of the sharpest, sassiest, and insightful columnists in the country dies. Minus Four
Dive’s reaction to finding out that I was a cheerleader. Plus Five
Scientists from around the world state unequivocally that global warming is real and that the burning of fossil fuels is the culprit. Plus Five
Bush won’t do anything about it except talk about nuke-u-lar power. Minus Four
The Administration wants to go to war with Iran. I had been hoping that Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article was wrong, even though I knew better. Minus Five
We haven’t had real snow yet, and it’s freaking me out. Minus Two
Plus Total: 16
Minus Total: 17
Total for the Week: Minus 1
If my math’s wrong, tough. The Dig messes it up too.