Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Dear Mr. President

You know, it's bad enough that "President" Bush continually ruins the lives of poor and middle class Americans day by day, and even murders civilians in third world countries whose names he can't pronounce. But now he's crossed the line. He has personally inconvenienced Zander. Has he no shame??

It's APEC week here in Sydney. For those who don't know, APEC stands for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation or something along those lines. And since these sorts of things tend to attract protesters, rioters, and various other hoodlums, it means that half the city has been shut down and 10 foot high fences have been erected throughout the city. This morning I had to get off my bus and walk an extra 20 minutes to work because the bus simply couldn't go any further. And tomorrow I have to come into work for a few things, but now have to fear for my safety because they have scheduled "Corporate Disruption Protests" directly outside my office building. How wonderful.

The only good thing to come of this is that everyone in the Sydney CBD has Friday off, by government mandate. To celebrate, Sydneysiders are throwing numerous "APEC Parties", in this case standing for "Alcohol Pot Ecstasy Cocaine". Since I don't partake in 75% of those substances, I'm actually planning to be out of town for most of the weekend, but I'm sure I will hear some good stories.

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I love your commitment to just one substance - it allows you to focus more on being a complete ass. Keep up the good work :)

Dea Vida said...

Zander baby

what the hell do you do for a living? how can I get the job where I travel overseas for vacation and seemingly get paid to do it.

are you a pimp? a bootlegger? maybe one of those cheeky Australian male dancers we hear about in the states? the name of your blog should be "Why I'm such a Bad-Ass"

Centerfold said...

Hey Zander, in case youre wondering why you can't post on my blog, it's because some genius was leaving abusive comments on my page. Sorry babe. Once I get it rectified (hilariously, my Statcounter tells me exactly who it is), I'll turn it back on. Put please continue visiting :)

Glad to see you're doing well.

Zander said...

Vicki - so true, it's all about focus and consistency.

Dea Vida - I'm a "consultant". I don't really know what that means either, but it seems to be working out for the time being.

Centerfold - Happens to the best of us. I just wonder why people don't realize we can see who they are if we want to. Have fun sorting that one out.