whoronica just left. Two hours of lovely, painful massage. A good massage should hurt just a bit. I haven't looked in the mirror yet to see if I have bruises, but already I can feel my muscles ache. I will sleep well tonight, and tomorrow i will walk like an old man. And I will love it. (For the record, we hung out afterward while she looked through my New Zealand photographs and I regaled her with tales of my exploits in the land of the southern cross.)
I also like the feeling of my hair brushing on the skin of my back. It's nice to have it long enough that it can happen. Been a long time. (Again, for the record, I have to look up for this to happen currently. Hair only touches the top of my shoulder if I look straight forward.)
Dr. Nagham Mohsen, the head of the ministry's statistics department, said the order came from the ministry's director of planning, Dr. Nazar Shabandar, who told her it was on behalf of Abbas. She said the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority, which oversees the ministry, didn't like the idea of the count either.
Normally, I like to comment on news stories to which I link, but this one just shows to me how badly we are mismanaging the
reconstruction effort in Iraq. I have nothing more to say.