1. The evil sinus infection I now have. It hurts to breathe, swallow, or talk. This makes me oh so friendly and cuddly to be around.
2. The huge red splotch in my left eye that suddenly appeared this morning. Apparently, according to the med unit at work, it's just a big blood vessel that decided to break. Nice. Looks like I've been doing some Ultimate Fighting. (And my entire eye hurts like hell.)
3. Hundreds of young men and women with traumatic injuries have been brought to Bethesda Naval Medical for treatment since the war started in Iraq. You don't see the press camped out on Wisconsin Avenue doing reports on them. But now that Bob Woodruff and Doug Vogt of ABC News are being treated there, it's a different story. There were at least five media vehicles across the street, and a gaggle of reporters and cameramen were prepping to film stand-ups for various news outlets.
That isn't right.
That is, as a matter of fact, pretty fucked up.
I need some tea. I need to clear my head of just how irritating those screwed up priorities are.
Are we really that pathetic that we care more about a network news guy than we we do about all the kids in that hospital? Or is it just that network news people need a swift kick in the ass?