Friday, October 12, 2001
I'm in Washington DC right now. Nothing much interesting to report, so instead I shall recommend Kaz Sushi Bistro (1915 I St NW) -- really, really good sushi, and an intelligent and interesting menu. Not nightmarishly pricy, but not at all cheap.

And I know that I haven't written the post about Thea Gilmore's Rules For Jokers and why it is my favourite recent CD yet. But I shall. Everything happens eventually.

(Am I the only person in the world who wonders where Pentagon people get their words from? Is there a man there who makes them up, and all the others just copy him? I was listening to a briefing on NPR a couple of days ago, and one of them used the world "degradated" to explain what the bombs had done to terrorist training facilities, obviously under the impression that we were in need of a cool new word to indicatate the degradation of something. We have a perfectly good one, of course, already, in "degraded". But someone at the Pentagon added that extra syllable, and now -- I mean, at this present moment in time -- they will all use it whenever they talk. Um, make that conversate.)