Chinese riot police, wearing newly designed uniforms, take part in an exercise in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, November 6, 2002. The exercise was part of a ceremony attended by more than 1,000 policemen to take an oath to maintain safety and stability ahead of the 16th Communist Party Congress, due to convene on November 8. REUTERS/China Photo
After it had been going off for about an hour, I heard a fire truck pull up, siren going. (The fire house is about 30' away, but they love doing the siren thing.) The alarm went silent for about 20 minutes, then started up again.
Wait, it just stopped. Wait, it just started again.
I hate this weather. It's not so much the "wet" I mind as the "gray". Well, I hate the "cold" too, but it's the "gray" that really bugs me. When I woke this afternoon I thought I had forgotten to open the curtains before going to bed, it was so dark. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
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