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Category: photos

01/31/06 02:50 - 33ºF - ID#25326

peep sightings


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(e:Jenks) and (e:Ladycroft)

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(e:Joshua) and (e:Jason)...brotherly love?

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(e:Jenks) and (e:Joshua)

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(e:Joshua) hangin tough

Not related to the peep sightings at Spot, a few more photos.

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(e:Bambicroft)

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(e:Matthew) and a sugar glider

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and I just thought this was funny
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Category: potpourri

01/29/06 02:18 - 42ºF - ID#25324

poodle parlor

So we thought this thing in Rochester sounded stellar. When we finally make it, we are all looking for some cool place with trippin dj's. Not so much. It's a black door with some NASCAR racing symbol above it. We enter a very sad and very small establishment. The dance floor is about the size of a twin bed, the dj was spinning basic tracks at uber high speed so it sounded like the chipmunks and the decor consisted of balloons. It was not even danceable. (e:Jill) and I went into the ladies lavatory together and stole a giant poster thingy off the door. That made it all worthwhile. We got free Tooters at midnight to celebrate Oprah's birthday. Yes, that's what I said, Oprah's birthday. Then there was a Clue game we could play, but it had all kinds of strange people and objects, like dj monkeybone with an 8 ball in the bathroom. Apparently, you had to buy drinks to get clues, but there were about 20 of them so you would have to drop like $50 to figure it out. There was only one cute boy there, so we left after about an hour. We scrambled back to B-lo and just chilled. Just as I was heading out, I got an excited call from (e:Jason) about his righteous new do. A mohawk! What can I say (e:Jason), even if you only wore it out one night, I'm proud of you (and thanks for the Doves cd, love it!). Please post the photo! But a phone call isn't good enough, I had to check this out in person. When I got there, (e:Josh) and I had a coughing contest to see who could chuck up a lung first. Damn this illness going around! When everyone is well again, let's have a party! So it was kind of a random night, but one of those thoroughly enjoyable random nights. I woke up this morning looking like a poodle grooming gone wrong! Holy kinky curly frizz ball Batman! Have a good one peeps!
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Category: space

01/28/06 02:26 - 44ºF - ID#25323

remember the future

I cannot believe it has been 20 years.


I remember sitting in my 5th grade classroom at Maryvale watching the launch live. When it exploded all the teachers ran out into the hallway to discuss, they didn't know what to do. All us kids just sat quietly in our seats; we didn't know what to do either. We were supposed to watch the launch and then get a lesson from the teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.

The great space race is over and so many people don't pay any attention anymore. I find space exploration fascinating! I'm always wondering what's shakin in the galaxy and what not. Therefore, I got up early on the morning of February 1, 2003 to watch Columbia land.

I was not going to get a front row show because I was in Corpus Christi, but Texas channels were poised to give us the best re-entry viewing we could get. Sadly, instead of watching the bird glide in safely, it disintegrated in a shower of flame over the lone star state.

Did anyone read about this new planet

Maybe it's just the adventurer in me, but how fascinating! I mean there is so little that we know about our very own solar system, let alone our galaxy, let alone other galaxies! How I wish I could transcend the space/time continuum and visit other planets, see what they are really made of, what life exists in what form, new compounds, new elements...anything, everything! Ok, I really need to get some legitimate homework done. Ciao.

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andromeda
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Category: sickness

01/26/06 07:52 - 21ºF - ID#25321

9 days

9 days and counting; I am sick of being sick. Enough already! The incessant coughing, stuffy nose, runny nose, earache, headache, backache, fever, chills, hot sweats, muscle cramps, nausea….this has been one wicked fight! However, Croft prevails; I can feel myself getting better. Just a few more vitamin boosts and I will be back to my Crofty adventures - and kick my ass into shape. Keep the candles burning estrip, feel the love. Ciao.
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Category: auntie

01/24/06 03:16 - 40ºF - ID#25319

baby bungee

I made my nephew a few onsies for Christmas. My sister just sent me this photo. Seriously, this little guy is going to have great fun with his Auntie Mika! He looks too cute with his little baby mowhawk. Ciao!

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Category: potpourri

01/20/06 11:40 - 41ºF - ID#25317

look at those weird people

(e:Jason) and I went to check out the Albright-Knox Art Gallery today because it says it's free after 3pm on Fridays. I can't remember the last time I was there, maybe I was 9? I didn't realize just how small the place was. It looks pretty sizable on the exterior but not so much inside. As I looked at some of the art though, I couldn't help but think some of it was just crap. No, I'm not an art snob. I really do appreciate art in so many forms and mediums; but nothing really moved me. Then we were looking at one piece and this guy totally snubbed us. He turned to his kids and said, "Look at those weird people looking at art". I was like, WTF??? I figured it must have been my hair. Some folks get so bent out of shape over fun hair.

So, we couldn't seem to read the map correctly and kept missing what we really wanted to see, the Chinese contemporary exhibit. Then we realized we missed a staircase, got excited that we had finally located it, only to find out it wasn't actually free and we had to buy a ticket. I thought, ok, maybe it's a few bucks for the special exhibit...not so much. More like $12. I was disappointed. (e:Jason) thought he might be able to charm the pants off the old ladies working the ticket counter, but we just gave up. We did get to the see the main hall though, which consisted of foam blocks creating the Great Wall, and these transparent tapestries hanging all around the room. I thought they were some kind of rice paper at first, but we discovered it was actually human hair.

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Category: cosmos

01/19/06 06:38 - 42ºF - ID#25316

enigma

Strange, peculiar, bizarre, perplexing, curious, so extraordinary has the month of January been for me. An enigma of the finest caliber. (e:Dimartiste), what's going on in the cosmos right now for Virgos???

I have been in the most unusual of moods. In one moment I want to throttle someone, and then I'm filled with the most love I've felt in ages. What's going on? Where is it coming from? It's not like I'm in love with anyone. (e:Jason) says it's because galaxies are flying by us at 200k, as per Carl Sagan. Haha.

So, two nights ago I'm watching X-Files. I like a good mystical mystery before bedtime, and it's on till 3am, so it's perfect for me. Well, at commercial I decided to switch over to Family Guy for a few laughs. Would you believe...just as I switch it, Peter sits down to a piano and starts to play the X-Files theme song! How random is that???

For the last 3 days I have had the Starman theme song stuck in my head. I know, all this business about the cosmos and what not....so after X-Files last night I flip the channel, and guess what's on? Yah, Starman! Great, now the theme is in my head again.

(e:Theecarey) and I have been jinxing each other for weeks, and last night she and (e:Jenks) willed me to get on estrip...so I did. These are just a few examples of the strange electricity that seems to be dancing in the air right now. That's all I have to say about that. Ciao.

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Category: potpourri

01/18/06 09:26 - 30ºF - ID#25315

the most productive human being

Ever have those days when you suddenly become the most productive human being to walk this rock? Of course you have! Today I had the privilege of being one of those human beings. Honestly, I think it's because my boss is gone on a trip and for once my phone wasn't ringing off the hook all day. For the first time in a long time I woke up entirely motivated to get things done. I scrubbed my bathroom from floor to ceiling and got up the shower curtain liner I'd been meaning to hang for ages. As a side note, I think I'm allergic to bleach. It causes a horrible reaction. I get near it and my eyes turn red and leak, my lungs seize up, I can't stop coughing and my nose starts running profusely.

Next I tackled the mountain of laundry on my floor. Granted, it had already been washed, but putting it away was a chore for which I cared not. So at last all the shirts are hanging together in the closet, socks all snuggled in the drawer. Then I changed my sheets. Hell yah! Who doesn't LOVE clean sheet day!? If you say you don't, you're a liar. Everyone loves clean sheet day. It's the best night's sleep you have in [insert frequency of your own sheet changing here]. Is there a greater comfort than the smell of fresh fluffy sheets to caress your body and cradle you to sleep? Well, maybe someone to snuggle with....mmmm.

Then I vacuumed my apartment and dusted every square inch of surface space. I put away the lingering holiday decorations, re-organized my storage bin, and organized all my drawers...[break into song and dance of your choice here]. Oh happy day!

You see, even the simple things of every day life mean something. If you can't take the time to enjoy something so small, yet so great, such as the splendor of clean sheet day, I pity you. It's taking time to enjoy these small elements of day to day life that make you feel alive! So keep posting estripers, this IS what it's all about.

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Category: hair

01/17/06 01:11 - 38ºF - ID#25314

i feel like a car

So the Kamikaze Raspberry has had it's run. It had gotten to a point where it just looked gross. I needed to take action. I thought about just revamping the pink, but I really only have 6 weeks left to have 'fun' with my hair. So - I topped it with Huckleberry Blue. It resulted in a very interesting purpley-blue colour. It reminds me of that car colour that changes in the sunlight. It's a little darker than I had hoped for, but I like it and that's all that really matters. Ciao.

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during (i tried to save a few streaks of pink, but i screwed up)

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after
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Category: tv

01/15/06 08:41 - 13ºF - ID#25313

24

The season premier of 24 is on right now. The first 15 minutes have already blown me away!!! I LOVE this show!!! Turn on FOX right now, do it! Ciao.

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