August 5th, 2008

A Week Away...

Well, by this time next week, I'll be winging my way to Gen Con Indy, along with spross. My other friend, Tammy Powers, will be heading down a day after, on the 13th. Time flies when one's life is busy and all sorts of stuff is going on, doesn't it?

Between the hectic work schedule going on at the office right now, due to my taking two weeks vacation (technically effective Friday), the project I'm on right now has to be finished. Thus, I am working 9-12 hour days right now, trying to get it all done by the weekend. Don't even want to look at a computer when I get home. *sigh*

So much to do, so little time. :)

I'll be posting up my gaming schedule for GenCon later on this week, for those who want to possibly meet/find me or avoid me, depending on their preference. :)

In the meantime, back to the grindstone.

Beijing Smog

Just been catching up on a bit of the news, and I was reading the story about the pollution in Beijing, as this is very relevant to the athletes that are going over there.

To be honest, I'm not sure I would want to go over to Beijing for any reason, let alone as a spectator, for the Olympics. The air quality is expected to be that of a men's smoking room on a bad day or that of Los Angeles on one of its worst smog days, multiplied by a factor of 10. This makes me wonder about the health safety of the athletes who are going to attend these Olympics, and also gives me pause in terms of whether any of the times that athletes are going to post up in the various events will come close to the records set at other world athletic competitions the last few years, given to the physical stress, exertion, and sheer lack of breathable air that they will all have to face up to there.

All told, I'm really glad that I won't be going to Beijing for the Olympics, either as a spectator and (especially so) an athlete.
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