# 06 Oct 2005, 10:55AM: Discomfiting:
"The woman was in the 300 block of Niagara Avenue, about a block from the Balboa Park BART station, when about 10 kids -- both boys and girls -- assaulted her and stole her purse, police said." And this was in the middle of the afternoon! Arrrgh! I hope it was just a random crime of opportunity.
# 06 Oct 2005, 03:17PM: Cheery Things:
Salon just redesigned its main page. I am basically dismissing out of hand any complaints from the first 24 hours, unless they come from someone whose judgment I trust, because web users are curmudgeonly and before they get used to a redesign they hate it.
But! Two little things cheered me up recently.
My editor likes my column for this coming Sunday.
- I heard the last bit of George Harrison's song "Got My Mind Set On You" for the first time, and thus broke into a wide grin as I recollected Weird Al's parody, "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long." This is about the fifth time I've heard the subject of a Weird Al parody years after the parody itself.