so as some of you know, i am away at a conference in austin, tx which is why you haven't heard from me today. i know, sad story. what's even sadder is THIS. please tell me you watch the news, read the newspaper, or something. just in case you are too lazy to click on the link which i so un-lazily hyperlinked for you, i will tell you what is particularly newsworthy in my life today - i could have died.
look, i know. you're scared and you're wondering if i'm okay. cathy (aka - antsy pants) was worried as shit about me and sent me an email to confirm whether i was alive or dead. true friend, that cath is. and the answer to that question is yes, i am okay. barely, though.
here's the deets on what went down: a software engineering guy peeved at the IRS (who isn't peeved at the IRS?) decided he was so mad he'd set fire to his own house then fly his plane into an office building that houses federal tax employees. oh, and i should mention this happened in AUSTIN, TX this morning. the same AUSTIN, TX i'm in RIGHT NOW. now you're scared, right? to scare you even more and to make you thankful that i'm alive, here are some pics documenting my whole near death experience.*
* just for good measure and to make sure i don't sound insensitive or seem like i'm making light of this awful event, no one died in this event. well, the man who flew the plane into the building who also burnt down his house died, but (to my knowledge, which can be sketchy sometimes) there were injuries, but no deaths, thank goodness.