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Saturday, October 30, 2004
 
Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure

Of course, I had to post this... :)



Tony Diterlizzi (Holly's partner in crime), Graeme Base, and Trina Schart Hyman are just some of the illustrators who have contributed painted snowflakes which will be auctioned off to raise money for cancer research.
(Thanks to LJC for the link)






Tuesday, October 26, 2004
 
Me and Yahoo: we're not good friends. A few weeks ago, I tried to upload new pages onto the geocities site which now serves as the home of our website... they showed up as invalid files even though they were written in SimpleText and used Javascripts that my other geocities sites used. Well, it took them 2 friggin weeks and many back-and - forth emails to let me know that "um, we don't handle support for files written on Macs." (And yes, I told them that I was using a Mac the very first email!!!). It solidified my decision to move my domain to a different server.

Now, to get that done, I called Yahoo. Got transferred three times, waited on hold for 29 minutes, and then was told that the domains were purchased through MelbourneIT (that's right Australia) and that I would have to go on their site to make the changes; it would be easy, the gal said. Well, it WOULD be easy, if I had the friggin' passwords which she neglected to tell me was needed. And Melbourne IT suggested that I contact the reseller for that info (yup... Yahoo!). It's been 5 days and I'm still waiting to hear back.

So for those people waiting to see the new site... trust me it's beautiful but for now it's in a bushel basket.






Friday, October 15, 2004
 

As if freedom was a question of might
As if loyalty was black and white
You hear people say all the time--
"My country wrong or right"
I want to know what that's got to do
With what it takes to find out what's true
With everyone from the President on down
Trying to keep it from you


I never thought I was going to quote Jackson Browne, but here I am!

The Vote for Change concert was great (although they stopped selling the shirts before I decided I really wanted one; all the proof I have is a printout of a ticket)... Since we had general admission seats, the food selection was only from carts, $4.25 for a hot dog, $6.25 for a Bud. However, when you're hungry, you'll wait in line for anything and there was a line. However, while waiting, we did get to hear Jesse Malin and Joe D'Urso discussing which nights they were going to be playing at this year's Light of Day festival at the Stone Pony.

Patty was Patty. Lucky and I talked about how much better it would be if she and Soozie Tyrell did a duo act but anyways... Jackson Browne was a bit snoozy the first 4 songs but picked up when Bruce showed up for a song. Then it was Bruce and the E Street Band (CC's looking a bit tired) doing their thing but wait... I return from the bathroom and there's "SPECIAL GUEST EDDIE VEDDER"!!! After Eddie left, Bruce did some more songs then brought John Fogerty on. Damn, if you think Bruce can perform, you sould see what Mr. Bad Moon Risin'can do. Zowee.

Of course, at the end everyone was on stage... I thought the cover of "(what's So Funny 'bout) Peace Love and Understanding" was the highlight of the encore set.

The retoric was kept to a minimum although Bruce did go a little more preacher than usual but then again this was a political fundraiser (I hope the drunk asses with the Bush/Cheney stickers on their bodies realize that Kerry thanks them for their support). And had we actually paid the $100 each for tickets, I think it would have still been a lot of fun!






Wednesday, October 13, 2004
 
So I will be missing out on tonight's final debate. Had so much fun at the last one... really. Seven of us got together at Baloo's to drink and watch. He tivo'ed it so between us eating the taco pie and discussing points brought up, it took about an extra 2 hours!

Anyways, tonight I will be at the Vote for Change concert. Got offered some last minute free tix... let you know how it was (and yes, by this concert, you can tell who I am voting against).






Friday, October 08, 2004
 
Oh how I wish Myrrh Embraces wasn't from Canada so that I could sell her wares in the US. They are some of the prettiest and affordable jewelry I've seen.






Wednesday, October 06, 2004
 
What happened to me? Has the Gap caught up with me or am I just becoming mainstream? I actually like a lot of the stuff they have this season and when I walked into one yesterday (lulled in by the 50% discount signs), they were playing Michael Penn and Great Big Sea!







Friday, October 01, 2004
 
From the Chicago Tribune

The Official 2004 Presidential Debate Drinking Game
By David Martin


Let's face it. The presidential debates are a nuisance. But for whatever reason, most television networks feel obliged to carry them.

So stop your whining and make the best of a bad situation with the Official 2004 Presidential Debate Drinking Game. All you have to do is line up your favorite beverage and pick a candidate. Then let the game begin:

- Every time President Bush says the word "safer," take a drink. If he uses the word "democracy" in the same sentence, make it a double.

- For every John Kerry reference to the UN, have a drink.

- If Bush uses the phrase "compassionate conservative," you must chug your entire beverage.

- Take one drink for every three times Kerry points with his left hand.

- Any previously recorded Bushism, like "misunderestimate" or "subliminable," used by the president during the debate requires one drink.

- If Kerry exceeds the time limit for any response, take a drink.

- Back-to-back offenses require a double shot and a NoDoz.

- A reference by your candidate to any of the following requires one drink:
1) Florida
2) North Korea
3) Axis of evil
4) Saddam Hussein
5) The American people

- And for an exciting twist on the game, anytime anybody mentions the word "Vietnam," everybody has to take a drink.

In this game, everyone's a winner. At worst, you'll reach the end of the debate experiencing a warm, pleasant buzz. But if you're really lucky, you'll pass out by 10 o'clock and won't have to listen to the closing statements. Cheers!


I like the fact that the writer lives in Ottawa. Had I known the rules last night, I would have been piss drunk. Now apparently, the topic for next week's is different but I'm sure that most of the rules would still apply. I would add: everytime Kerry writes down something and Bush makes a face... that splitscreen made the debate worth watching!






 
So Lucky's all pink and better, I will only have a small pock mark on my eye lid, and I've almost completed the business website... now I'm out chasing crafters to consign with me! (HeidisCottage.com for more info)

As I mentioned in the last post, I've been taking yoga classes. It is interesting to see how NOT flexible I am, considering I always thought I was.


Shav Asana is my favorite pose. We finish every class with some version of it. Just lying face up on the ground with your palms up, breathing... becoming aware of your body parts and letting them relax. It only take 5-10 minutes but that concentration on only you just lets everything melt away. So simple a treat but it just finishes off the class so well (kinda like the caramel candy we get after a fantastic meal at our favorite Afghan restaurant).






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