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Category: family

11/14/04 03:32- ID#36443

family round-up

Weekly phone call with Dad. They're on their way to Augusta with bikes strapped to the bike rack (last year's "big" xmas present) to bike along the canal. I think this was just a not-so-subtle way to remind me of his one-item list for this year -- a weather station like the one his cousin in Germany has. Preferably in English since Dad's German isn't that good.

For someone who never used to abide by "the list" Dad certainly has embraced it now. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole Christmas gift registry concept myself. I never go by the list either. Although the one big ticket item per person thing could work. Then maybe I could get the digital camera I really want. On the other hand, maybe we should all just be "allowed" to buy ourselves whatever it is we want for Christmas. Seems a whole helluva lot easier and more likely to be successful. Yeah, that's not going to fly.

Dad would have loved the martini party last night. At least they got to meet everybody at the August pot-luck BBQ at Brenda & Kathy's.

My 7-year-old nephew sent me this joke:
Where can you dance in California?
San Frandisco!

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Category: friends

11/14/04 04:37- ID#36442

how many martinis...

...before you start spilling your guts about things you aren't ready to spill yet? I would say five. I left after four. My friends already have enough ammunition on me.

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Norm mixing my 1st martini / Kathy and Candy

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The beautiful people

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Mary, my dance partner for the evening / Sam & Justin

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I could explain this, but some things are best left to the imagination

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Yep. The party's in here guys.

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bling close-up / self-portrait attempt

Earrings, wrap and boa scarf were big hits. Don't get much chance to wear those any more. I used to wear the earrings to work, and made that scarf for "Boa Fridays." Good times. I suppose I could still have"'Boa Fridays" but since I work at home alone, seems kind of pretentious.


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11/12/04 06:39- ID#36441

remote control

cellphone pic on demand

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view from Coit tower


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Category: music

11/12/04 05:13- ID#36440

strange arrangements

>10 entries since the last midi=time for the next selection. (I hate leaving media stranded w/o a link. such a waste.)

The Look of Love / ABC

No

::DOWNLOAD MEDIA::

And a couple more as external links. Knock yourself out.

Brandy / Looking Glass
Happy Together / The Turtles

There. Y'happy now?

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Category: music

11/12/04 01:47- ID#36439

Post Scene

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Clearly I have to get a cell phone with a better camera. Or a flash attachment. ;)

God, I love living here. I had the best time last night at Popscene. Only $5 to get in if you're legal. Fat Tire on tap. Great dance tunes (OMD, Buzzcocks, Franz Ferdinand). Small/intimate but not crowded. And two freakin' good bands. What the hell else do you want?

I have to go to this since Morrissey [c]cancelled[/c] on me at the Now & Zen Fest --

THE MEAT IS MURDER THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

Join us on this holiday as the popscene DJs go deep into the Smiths/ Morrissey catalog for all you people who love them. Last year was a blast, so come out and have some fun with your friends. Its not like you have to work the next day, right?

Jezus'freakin'keeriste (e:j3sse), why did you have to move? Guess I'll just have to see if new music bud Aaron wants go, since Steven Patrick bailed on him too (even though I'm the one taking it personally). But it's just not the same.

I'm really getting into this duality thing. I can stuff myself and be thankful and lethargic all day, then dance to vegan-militant mope-rock all night. Embrace the polarity!

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Category: friends

11/12/04 12:39- ID#36438

Out femme'd

Went to Brenda & Kathy's for Netflix night and they're already setting up for Thanksgiving. I think B's been watching too much HGTV again. Sucks to be the only straight chick in the group and still get out-femme'd.

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another low-res, low-light cell phone pic

Hey, I made those curtains for them though. That should count for something.

We didn't actually eat at the table tonight. We munched our portabella burgers in front of the tube like normal folk. Guess I don't have to feel too threatened.

Almost time to head into SF for Dogs Die In Hot Cars. Such a sad name. Hope they're good.


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11/11/04 03:45- ID#36437

double life

This Saturday I'm signed up for:

HealthWatch 2004 with keynote speakers Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dean Ornish, a comprehensive health and wellness event providing a rare opportunity to explore a wide variety of mind and body issues with renowned medical and nutritional experts from around the country speaking all under one roof. From heart health, stress related problems, diets and nutrition, to fertility issues and laser eye surgery and much more. HealthWatch 2004 offers the public the chance to gather a wealth of information in one place in order to make informed and healthy lifestyle choices.

Followed immediately by:

Martini Party at Quinn's new house, featuring several types of Martinis from the classic to the obscure, for the purist and not so pure ....(and yes Sharon, there will be a chocolate martini for you and anyone else who is brave enough). Bring your favorite martini glass, an appetizer and or dessert, and BYOB if you don't care for martinis......

Dress is black tie ... tuxes, high heels, bling bling........


I wonder to how much of an extreme I could take this if I really tried?

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Category: peeptalk

11/10/04 03:08- ID#36436

e:ubiquity

Part of me still wonders if I'm really just an unwitting participant in some mind-control experiment. So having successfully infiltrated the background landscape[inlink]twisted,53[/inlink] of my dreams, the next phase is actively planting a cat there. [inlink]paul,2392[/inlink]

Ok, ok -- maybe that's a stretch. Still, having two simultaneous IM sessions going w/(e:paul) last night reminded me of the time we had at least five going at once. But then, that was to test the new [inlink]news,524[/inlink] YIM! integration. (Or was it...?)

;)

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See what I mean? I did not set this up.


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Um, it's a little late to be asking me that now!

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Category: music

11/09/04 01:15- ID#36435

Popscene

New venue (to me) this week. I'm pretty psyched about this. One of my new music buddies is rabidly into indie music (mostly brit) and old punk. I don't know why I'm even trying to quantify this guy's musical tastes, except to explain how we connected to see Siouxsie and the Pixies, so now I'm also getting to see a bunch of new bands I probably wouldn't otherwise go see, like Franz Ferdinand, the Futureheads, and Hope of the States.

Kind of funny to be turned on to new bands by a guy who's 10 years older than I am, but I hate listening to commercial radio these days and he hears about them by avidly reading Brit music magazine 'Q.' So that's the backstory.

We're going to see Dogs Die in Hot Cars this Thursday, and the Futureheads again next Friday, at Popscene -

basically, doors open at 10pm, popscene dj's spin cool 'danceable' indie music,
the band plays around 11:15 or so and then we spin records to close.


Also got tix for X at Great American Music Hall Jan. 15. I can't wait for that one. X is Andy's (my best music buddy ever) favorite band. God I miss him. We lived on the same dorm floor freshman year with all journalism majors, and we're all still pretty close because of that. Andy and I started showing up at the same shows all the time and finally decided maybe relentless independence was overrated and we should try going to shows together instead of just showing up solo all the time. That was the start of a beautiful friendship. Anyway, any time X was in Boston we went to see them. I think diving into the mosh pit kept him connected to his LA roots. I'd just let myself get bounced around the fringe until he emerged from the depths. That was fun.

I couldn't convince my new music buddy, Larry*, to go see X at Slim's instead, so I don't think we'll be moshing. Oh well, easier on the shoes.

  • Not to be confused with my other new music buddy, Aaron - The Cure, Tears for Fears and Morrissey (although Morrissey called in sick! dang!) and R.E.M. Kind of funny, because he's 10 years younger than I am. Who knew a love of 80s music could span the generations?


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Category: family

11/08/04 07:30- ID#36434

famous

I'm now famous in Backwoods, SC. I'll spare you the whole 'news' story, but here's the photo of me, Dad and Jean hauling wine out of wine country for an SPCA benefit.

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I love how they put 'Wine Country' in quotes.

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