I’m exhausted. Been going full burn for a while on this year’s News21 investigation into the experiences of post-9/11 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan which launched this Saturday. (It’s a solid project with excellent reporting, photos and videos on a hugely important topic. I encourage you to take a look. And note that I had nothing to do with the content—I just kept the trains running on time. Or as close as possible.)
But as I said, I’m exhausted. So after a brutal Saturday of launching and a Sunday dealing with mopping-up issues and then a long day of work Monday I had to make a quick Albertsons run.
At checkout, the cashier looked at me—somewhat funny, I thought—and asked me if I used to be in the military.
Which I was. The Swedish military. But I was so foggy all I could think was, “Does it show? Why is he asking me this?”
“Yeeeees?” I said.
“Because we have a 10 percent discount for veterans on Mondays.”
At which point of course I should have clarified that it was the wrong army and no, I should not get that discount. But I was so frazzled I couldn’t even figure out how to explain that.
Walked out so embarrassed and guilty.
Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?