It feels like this has been an extrememly long week for some reason. Maybe because I haven't been sleeping enough, but you'll have that. The weekend is finally (almost) here, though (not quite, cause I'm at work for another hour), and I've got plenty of reasons to be excited (other than being easily excitable).
Tonight is the season finale of Moonlight
, and there's a new episode of Battlestar Galactica
for my Kara and Laura fix. Afterwards, I'm going to see Prince Caspian
with friends. The Narnia books are some of my all time favorites, and the movie looks awesome.
Tomorrow is the Turkey Creek Festival. d4ni
and I have no idea what it is, but it's at the park a couple blocks from our apartment. We know there is a parade involved. Basically, it promises to be amusing (either amusingly lame or legitimately fun, though probably the former). And Saturday night there's new Doctor Who
Today is the end of finals week, so there have hardly been any people in the libary all morning. It's eerily quiet. I did some shelving (which was actually okay, cause it was the lit section, so the books aren't ten pounds each and actually look interesting), then spent a quality hour cleaning all the keyboards. YUCK! I now never want to use public computers ever again and have thouroughly rid my hands of all forms of bacteria. Sweet. At least I got paid today, so it (kind of) makes up for it.
In this morning's news
, the International Association of Athletics Federations has ruled that double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius
is eligible to run in the Olympic Games. I'm impressed by anyone
who can run that fast, let alone a man with two prosthetic legs, so I'm glad they're letting him compete. (Also, I think discrimination against the disabled justified by science is still discrimination.) I honestly don't think runners are going to start amputating limbs to get prosthetic ones, and I think critics who cite that as a potential problem are vastly underestimating the stigma attached to disability that would prevent people from doing so.
Elsewhere in the world of sports, Speedo is involved in a monopoly suit
. Supposedly their new full body suit could monopolize the competitive swimwear market. Now, I don't care if full body swim suits can shave off a few seconds of time, I'm still against them. Why? Swimmers have some of the fittest bodies ever
and it's significantly less fun to watch men's swimming if they're completely covered up.