For the past week and a half or so I've really been eatin' it. Hopefully this week brings matters to a close. Thursday I go to traffic court to square off for the second time with a short tempered no nonsense judge about a smog infraction. Tonight I discovered that a dumb mistake on the part of my credit card has cause some mayhem with my bank account. Speaking of which I heard this great piece on Fresh Air last week about gotcha capitalism that is just making my blood pressure rise even more when I think about stupid Bank of America and stupid Washington Mutual. As background music to all of this fun I've been slowly hackin' away at a paper work problem at Hornet Tech that's sucking away my free time like a sieve. While I'm in the middle of a video project at the moment that I would love to just get lost in, I've had more complications arise than I have fingers and toes. Piss and moan. Piss and moan. Today I'm off to San Francisco for a much appreciated break.