Hawk 1, Squirrel 0
Saw a hawk make a kill during my noontime bike ride along the Iowa River. A very impressive sight - but not so great for the squirrel.
Sort of short on political commentary the past couple days. My weekend political activity revolved around the minutiae and administrivia of getting set for the convention.
But mostly it was a human being weekend. Got the tax refund on the unbelievably early date of February 3. Did the taxes two weeks ago, on line, without touching paper, in 15 minutes. My financial life is remarkably simple: no property, no (official) dependents, no deductions since campaign donations don't count, one job and one W2. I'm actually able to do a 1040EZ, like a high school kid with a McDonalds job.
Souped up the Linux Box (more accurately I yanked the Linux Drive from a P2 300 and put it in a slightly faster machine, a P3 450), junk crawled with darling daughter, and ate too much chili during Super Bowl Extra Large.