December 27th, 2007

planet

water in the air

I got a humidifier for Christmas and it's fabulous! I used to have this completely crappy Holmes one, with a huge noisy fan, nasty pricey filters that had to be replaced all the time, and no deadband. So when it detected that it was at the chosen humidity level, it would flip on and off in two second intervals.

Anyway the new one is Honeywell, it's warm-air, it's quiet, it has nifty buttons. I've filled it up three times. Humidity in the apartment has gone from 20% to almost 35%. I hate how my skin and lungs feel in the winter... I'm almost sure this will help.

The man is not a huge fan of humidity, but he keeps getting bloody noses so I told him this would help. He said that it would also help if I'd stop punching him in the face... sort of a mean thing to say, I've only done that once and it was a total accident, I swear. It was early in the morning, I was half asleep, he was leaning in to kiss me before he left for work and I lifted my arms up to hug him and he just leaned into a fist in motion. this was a few weeks ago. He dramatically flopped down onto the bed and said "OW", then after a few seconds, "I'm bleeding."

So that was a morning I was supposed to sleep in, but I had to get up and help wash blood out of my pillow. I really think it was the humidity.
planet

pakistan

Another entry for today: Benazir Bhutto came to Pakistan this year knowing that she was risking her life for democracy in pakistan. She was right. She was assassinated. I'm posting about it because I hope everyone knows about this... us westerners are usually way out of touch with news outside our borders. I'm guilty of it myself.

So why is this important?

Because she came to Pakistan to challenge a dictator.

A dictator who has the support of the Bush administration, because we turn a blind eye to human rights violations when anti-freedom leaders support our war on terror.

I should have made this entry a long time ago. I am truly sorry that I didn't. The world needs to know every detail of the situation in Pakistan. The world needs to know who Benazir Bhutto was. The world needs to know what we're doing, and why she died.