As if December 15, 2009 wasn't horrible enough for me... Dorian Devins, chanteuse and Secret Science Goddess (one of a pantheon of two), told me that David Byrne (yes, THAT David Byrne) attended the lecture given by James Hansen, the one lecture in the series that I missed due to my father's death.
One phrase I have been using since Thanksgiving, when I called off travel plans because I had two co-workers who were out with bad backs, is "doubling down on the suckitude". Yeah, when things are terrible, something will come around to compound the awfulness. I said it in rueful jest then, but last night's revelation really cut me to the quick.
*Hey, that's assonance, the Poetasters' Guild told me I didn't know my assonance from a hole in the ground.