My blogging has been messed up by the fact that I’ve been in the Mile High City since Sunday night. I’m here for a trade show and that means I head out the door of my hotel at 8 AM and don’t get back until after dinner.
Speaking of dinner.
I went with a couple of colleagues and a few business partners to Morton’s here in downtown Denver. As usual, the beef was superb. The fries were seasoned excellently. The Caesar Salad was incredibly Caesar-y. And in the end, there was upside down apple pie. Ala-mode, of course.
I highly recommend the selections above.
So, being that I’m talking with business partners all day and eating red meat by night, I haven’t had a lot of time to look at what else is going on in the world.
There appears to be a lot stuff happening.
While I was dressing this morning, I heard the first reports of the commuter train bomb attacks in Bombay India. There were eight blasts in all. As of 10:07 PM Mountain Time, the AP has 190 dead and hundreds injured. I immediately thought I was looking at another Madrid. Another London. The Times of India fingers Lashkar-e-Toiba and local Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). I’ve never heard of these groups before. This Wikipedia article helped bring me up to date. While I hate to say it, I have finally resigned myself to the fact that terrorist acts like these have become a part of life in the 21st century. The U.S. will never stop fighting terrorism. 9/11 changed everything for us. Now, other countries in the world are becoming victims of these cowardly acts, and it’s changing everything for them too. While citizens of London might be carrying on as usual now that a year has passed since their attack, their lives have changed. Ditto for Madrid, Spain. Same for Bali. Now with Bombay, the list of ‘changed’ nations continues to grow. Yet, we fight on.
Bob Novak…remember him? He had something to say today. He finally got to tell on the people who leaked classified CIA information to him. Personally, I don’t like Novak. He just annoys me. I guess it’s his maneurisms on television. I mean, he rarely looks at the person he’s talking to. He mostly just looks down at the table, or down by his feet. It’s kinda weird. Take a look at him next time he’s on the tube and you’ll see what I mean. But as it concerns the Plame matter, I feel like Novak really enjoyed the fact that he was in the spotlight. In fact, he still does, as this article shows. Basically, Bob is full of himself. Period. Anyway, the story isn’t over. Novak’s revealed testimony is yet another spark which will keep the fire of this drama lit. Myself? I couldn’t care less.
There was a lot of other interesting stories today, but right now, in this hotel room, at this hour, I simply don’t care. I’ve got another big day tomorrow, then I fly home, so y’all won’t hear from me til sometime Thursday.