It is official. Emily and I went to Social Security in Baltimore to change our last names yesterday. We officially both have two last names, after we both added each others last names. I am so happy about my new last name. FYI, no hyphen, just a space. Thank you very much. It was amazingly easy and the woman at the office was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes. We did get married over a year ago, but it’s better late than never. In reality we waited this long because we thought we’d need court orders for me changing my name. It sounded like it would be horrific for me to do that. Amazing how sexist the rules are for men to change their name and women simply sign on the dotted line. But I think that’s only on paper. A great early birthday gift, indeed.
In other news, what the fuck is up with Bush Jr’s new plan for sending MORE troops to Iraq? I don’t get it. Maybe I am not a politician, but one would think one would have learned from the past about forcing other countries a democracy. It’s simply a suicide plan. Sorry Bush, I can’t agree with your so-called plan for victory.
In more positive and inventive news, the iPhone and iTV from Apple look amazingly useful. The iPhone, as expected, looks awesome. Hopefully by the time the prices come down on it, other networks will be taking advantage of it. $499 is a little steep for a mobile phone, but I guess those Treos aren’t much cheaper and for what it does, it’s design and inclusion of OSX, it’s probably worth it.