Well, now that my non-stop coverage of the Wlasiuk murder trial has come to an end, I must say I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. Can you blame me? After an entire month spent scribbling down notes at the Chenango County Courthouse, I guess it’s going to take me awhile to get acclimated to the newsroom once again. And no, I’m not complaining. Trials and such are – for certain – quite interesting, not to mention newsworthy. But when you’ve been writing about one thing – and one thing only – for four or five straight weeks … well, I’ll leave it at that.
The timing, however, couldn’t have been better. My good friend Jay held his first-ever, now to be annual, clambake on Tuesday night; a much-needed respite from the news and chance to relax, followed by the Ashton family reunion, held yearly on the Fourth of July. It was great to see everyone, particularly when you consider this is – in many cases – the only time we get to hang out together. Today, of course, it was back to the newsroom, not a bad thing though, considering tomorrow is Friday with the weekend to follow. Looking forward to sleeping in, I can tell you that much.
As for the news on the national level … Obamacare (tired of hearing about it), the upcoming presidential election (tired of hearing about it), Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (tired of hearing about it) and … wait for it … a smaller iPad (now that’s cool). Talk about beating a dead horse, those first three topics a garnering more than their fair share of attention. Me? I just want to see Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.” Jeff, our esteemed editor here at The Evening Sun, has already informed me that it’s “really good,” and – as an “Alien” and “Aliens” fan – I can not wait to see it. As for “Alien 3” and “Alien: Resurrection,” well … let’s just say I’ve seen them, I (kind of) liked them and … yeah, that’s all I really have to say about that.
And now, to wrap things up, my Ridiculous Online ‘30 Seconds’ Post of the Day, courtesy of Man from Preston …
“Fireworks are allowed because they are great patriotic propaganda and reinforce the conservative redneck agenda. Playing to the base.”
Well, Man from Preston, I’m certainly not a conservative (just read my weekly column), I’ve never been called a redneck (I’ve been called a lot worse, though) and I have no agenda (other than making it to the weekend). However, I believe fireworks are “allowed” on the Fourth of July because … it’s the Fourth of July. And fireworks are cool. And “patriotic propaganda” is still patriotic, even if it’s propaganda.