Sorry so quiet the last couple of days. I’m trying to get everything in order for the start of the semester from trying to get the house set up so that it can better weather the hecticness of the semester and the cats, to putting in changes to lectures, meeting with my teaching assistant and so forth, all while hot-flashing, heh.
I’ve discovered I’m going to need to go on the one-meal a day plan, eating only in the evenings, on days that I teach because even a very light repast just knocks me out and it doesn’t seem to matter what time of day I consume it.
I’m hoping to get time to watch the debate later today and comment on it. What I can say is that the University of Colorado study, renowned for perfect accuracy in its predictions since 1980 will predict a popular-vote win for Mitt Romney later this month –early reports is a 77% chance there will be a strong Romney majority. Rather than polling people, their model takes into account all sorts of other factors: It is a non-political study and employs historical data as well as current unemployment numbers and income levels, etc.
I’m not sure how much debate “2” is really going to matter other than firming up the decision of those who were already leaning one way or another. I don’t think it is going to be a switcheroo debate, no matter how well either candidate performed in it.
Had a really nice encounter with the neighbours across the hall and down one last evening when I was coming home from the uni. She grabbed me and asked if I could use some kitzizot (sort of like meatballs but big and oval) that they had left over and weren’t going to be able to eat before they went bad — for the outside kitties! She heated it up and mixed in some bread that was going stale and the little black cat and kitties over at the base simply had a field day with it. One of the things that is cool is that they were one set of the neighbours who had complained about the black kitty hanging out. Guess the little garden gifts have made an impact 🙂