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*Holding onto my coffee cup**

So sleep deprived this morning--went to bed late (but not too late), and just as I was drifting off the dogs needed to be let out. A few hours later Varamathras starts badgering me for breakfast, because he is under the impression that I will happily feed him at 4:30 or whatever. Then a bit after 5:30 get a text alert that a cop was shot in our area and to be extra vigilant etc. etc. Around 6 the police and news helicopters are out in force, which made the dogs anxious. Around 7 an all-clear goes out, they re-open the streets behind neighborhood, the helicopters depart, etc.

Now that it's over, it turns out the guy just shot AT cops and actually shot himself by accident. Which, I'm not sure if the initial reports were deliberate misinformation or just an accident (because I am cynical, what can I tell you) (I'm just saying, Tuesday night in Boulder before the students are fully back, what else did they really have going on?). Also with the abrupt time frame with the copters and their removal, I mostly thought of the scene towards the end of Fahrenheit 451 where the PTB manufacture the dramatic onscreen capture of Montag, when it's really some random guy who perhaps liked taking walks and who was filed away for just such a purpose because police state.

Anyway, now I really want to go reread Bradbury.

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fritz42
Aug. 24th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my. What a way to start your day, but it is mind-boggling that all of them occurred just this morning. I hope that means tomorrow morning will be quiet and tranquil, letting you sleep until your normal wake-up time.

Captain Kathryn Janeway feels your pain. Hope you have an unlimited supply of coffee today to help you get through it all.
caitri
Aug. 24th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
I've been reasonably productive but starting to give into the notion that a nap may be necessary later. :) It doesn't help that it's totally overcast and we might have rain later, plus it's kind of cool....all things that make the idea of getting back into bed with a book seem absolutely irresistible...
avictoriangirl
Aug. 25th, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
Ugh, what a horrible way to start the day! :( *hugs you and hands you more coffee* ♥
browngirl
Aug. 25th, 2016 04:31 am (UTC)
Oyoyoy. *hugs you soothingly yet energizingly*
blcwriter
Aug. 28th, 2016 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oy.

The Boston marathon bombing was the only time I've experienced police lockdown culture, and that was more than enough for my lifetime.

Hoping the rest of your week is military-industrial complex free.
caitri
Aug. 29th, 2016 01:24 am (UTC)
Ha, thanks, and here's hoping, indeed...
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