It really is interesting in an odd, disjointed kind of way to read the newspaper in the procrastinating manner that I tend to. I have a huge stack of old sunday washington post sections and I take a couple at a time and leave them in my car, and then every day I try to grab one to read on the metro as I go in to work. They range from christmas articles to recent ones, and it's fun to notice the progression in things you wouldn't necessarily have paid attention to previously.
there was an article in the march 4th post about how colleges find it hard to get in touch with students when emergencies are happening, even though ironically there are more means of communication than ever (but people don't always check email, no one has land lines anymore, cell numbers change or aren't given out, etc). And it cited the example of how Virginia Tech struggled to inform its huge student body about the gunman loose on the campus. Finally realized this was in reference to some guy they were trying to catch at the beginning of the fall semester - - I actually remembered that once I read it, vaguely remember calling C. to find out what was going on, I think his classes were cancelled but otherwise everying was ok. But how weird to read about that now.
generally, on the ride home, i read the Express for that day to balance things out and catch up on the current times. i saw this tiny blurb in it about the call girl scandal and it mentioned that a top state department official had abrutly resigned in the wake of it, and they finally mentioned it was Tobias!! Craaaazy. He said he only ordered legal services like 'massages', lol. But then it was amusing to see the March 4th Post report that they had... oh, i think just arrested the woman leading the call girl ring, and she was considering selling the list of all her patrons to raise money for her legal defense.
And now i'm giggling because I looked up "call girl scandal" on google real quick to see if that list has gotten out yet (how crazy will that be, boy) and ever-helpful google came up with this side link for me:Call Girl For Sale
Low Priced Call Girl