[siren] (sounds like an abulance
[siren] based on siren style,
[siren] speed, and engine noise)
(wait for the thump, wait for a crump, wait for a crash)
(no crash ... exhale)
Today's breakfast was couscous with red lentils and frozen mixed
vegetables. As usual, I measured the couscous and the water and
eyeballed everything else. (Actually this time I measured the lentils
as well.) I didn't chop the garlic as finely as I usually do. I did
not measure the butter, salt, curry powder, or crushed red pepper.
And I'm not sure I remember what other spice I threw in on impulse.
It was perfect. It was "I didn't realize I'd never had it
perfect before, until I tasted this" perfect. Now I wish I'd measured
and written down amounts. The balance of flavours, the spiciness, just
right. And I swear I tasted a spice I don't remember putting in.
I woke up with a headache. I drank Gatorade, I ate breakfast;
it's worse. So it wasn't dehydration or hunger. I really need to
manage to get out of the house today, but my head is killing me.
Apparently there was a police-involved shooting two blocks from my
house a couple of nights ago. (If I recall the television news
description correctly, officers approached a man sitting in a parked
car, he drew a gun on them, they shot him. "Suicide-by-cop"?) I
didn't hear a thing. Makes me wonder just how far away shots I do
hear are. (Of course, anything positioned to echo down Lombard is
going to be more audible than sounds that have to cross a bunch of
back yards and rows of rowhouses to reach me.)
About Those Snipers Shooting At Rescue Helicopters:
ABC News story (bottom of first page):
a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman in Washington, said
she had no such report. "We're controlling every single aircraft
in that airspace and none of them reported being fired on," she
said, adding that the FAA was in contact with the military as well
as civilian aircraft.
Anyone got a verified
later report that contradicts that? (I found the link to this
report on a web page explaining how vague reports and rumours turn
into "facts" even in mainstream media as a consequence of the
modern news cycle, where it was used as one example out of several.
Alas, I've forgotten where I found that first page.