I have developed another statistic to track the hate; it's called the LoGAS, or "level of give a shit." Definition:
f(x) = cos [(pi/2)*(percentage of enlistment complete)]Thus it starts off at 100% and slopes down slowly at first, dropping off more gradually the closer you get to the end, until finally reaching zero at EAOS. I'm currently at 15.4%. Hooray for ultimately useless numbers.
With us being as busy as we are, there isn't mush time to be concerned with what's going on back on land. I have read that the stock market is continuing to take a bath. I know that that Giants lost, the Phillies are quite close to the World Series, and Tampa Bay is still hanging around - much, much longer than anyone expected. And another pro hockey season has begun - predictably, with an Islanders loss. I have not raised hopes of them doing very much this year; they really didn't upgrade the playing staff very much, and they're under the tutelage of yet another first-year head coach. Maybe they'll surprise, but I won't be surprised if they don't make the playoffs.