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Category: dreams

10/20/04 12:00 - ID#36398

slow wave

Hey, estrip dream journalists -

Check out www.slowwave.com, a collective diary of dreams submitted by different people from around the world and drawn as a comic strip by Jesse Reklaw. You can submit your dreams there and they may end up in his weekly comic strip, although neither of mine did. Oh well.

The strips are archived going back to 2002.
I even bought some of his self-published dream comic books

This article will give you some insight into how he chooses which dreams to draw.

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10/19/04 08:16 - ID#36397

this journal entry brought to you by...

Pre-movie commercials don't go over well in the Bay area. I saw F9/11 at the Grand Lake (which publicized on the marquee they would not enforce the "R" rating), so I didn't have to sit through commercials myself. But I thought it was pretty funny when I read the F9/11 audience at the Sony Metreon hissed during the commercials there. They really picked the wrong test audience for that.



Hot Tip: last time I went to a Landmark Theatre, if you spent $18 at the concession stand, you got two free movie passes. That was in Berkeley. LA and NYC contingent might want to keep an eye out for the same deal there.

p.s. - I love the new superfreakin'cool spellcheck. Maybe you should trademark that.


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10/19/04 04:38 - ID#36396

still legal to drive

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Time Out : 12:05 PM


They were the only ones who listed an approved test proctor center right here on my little island of Alameda. Clocked in at 11:59AM, punched out 6 minutes later. Quick stop at the farmers market and home in time for lunch.

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10/18/04 12:19 - ID#36395

Wildfires

One bad thing about living in California is the threat of wildfires in the fall, especially when the northwesterly winds suck all the humidity out of the air after five months of virtually no rain.

We woke up Wednesday to the smell of smoke from the wildfires in Napa and Yolo counties.

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Yellow haze at Stinson Wednesday AM. You can still make out Sutro tower in the distance, but the air quality was lousy most of the morning.

Satellite image

Surreal sunrise

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10/17/04 01:36 - ID#36394

Small World

Hey (e:Maidencateyes) ! Small world! [inlink]maidencateyes,193[/inlink] :)

Yeah, there's something about this time of year there especially. Here's a link to pix of last year's Rhinebeck Halloween festivities:

It's funny - my friends Chris & Monique bought the place in Rhinebeck shortly before I moved out here, and that's become the weekend/holiday getaway gathering spot ever since.

Hmmm...I may have to rethink my "holiday" plans after all. I'd love to see my old gang again.
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Category: holiday

10/16/04 06:09 - ID#36393

Ghost of Halloween Past

Time to get motivated for Halloween again. That week at the beach threw off my seasonal time clock. I really do miss having a full-fledged Fall season. At some point, in the spirit of balanced reporting, I'll write up a list of all the things that suck about being in the Bay area, and that'll be on it. For now I'll have to be satisfied with (e:Matthew)'s [inlink]matthew,412[/inlink]glorious pix.

My local Halloween party hosts for the past 2 years aren't going to have a party this year, and the host from the year before that moved out of state. So we're having a Halloween party crisis here. I should just have one myself, but now I'm sorely tempted to go back to Boston/Rhinebeck NY where I know my friend Steve will be pulling out all the stops for his party, which defies description. Here are some stills from the video Steve made one of the years his party was at my house.

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That's my ex-boyfriend, Mark (before he was my boyfriend) attaching the dinosaur head to my front porch. (Once a guy has screwed a dinosaur head into your front porch you might as well give it all up to him, right?)

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Steve checking the angle.

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View from the neighbors.

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Steve & me. You can't tell from this still, but here's another of my infamous conceptual costumes. Silver base with a bunch of junk computer parts/media (resisters, hunks of motherboard, optical tape, etc. scavenged during my system manager days) attached to a clear vinyl overlay. People kept asking me if I was supposed to be Barbarella. You'd think I would have learned my lesson then, but no.

I was pondering the Boston vs. self-hosted party options with my music buddy last night (R.E.M. concert was great, BTW) and he asked me if I've been to Halloween in the Castro. I've wanted to do that since moving here. This might be the year.

Halloween in the Castro

Hey, will the Bot be able to give Site Status Updates during the [inlink]news,510[/inlink]outage? I'm going into withdrawal already.

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10/15/04 08:13 - ID#36392

1,1229 lb pumpkin

That's a big pumpkin.



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Category: music

10/15/04 02:59 - ID#36391

R.E.M. / Pixies

I'm going to see R.E.M. at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley tonight. I can't wait. It's a great place to see a show - I saw the Pixies there last month. Possibly the most magical convergence of a peak (in my opinion) performance, incredible setting, and crowd being totally into it I've ever experienced anytime anywhere. I was at the Saturday 9/25 show. Here's the set list if you're interested. Apparently they change it around for every show.

1. Debaser
2. Velouria
3. Wave Of Mutilation
4. U MASS
5. Ed Is Dead
6. Planet Of Sound
7. Caribou
8. Gouge Away
9. Vamos
10. Mr.Grieves
11. Cactus
12. Nimrod's Son
13. Blown Away
14. Holiday Song
15. Here Comes Your Man
16. Bone Machine
17. Bam Thwok
18. Subbacultcha
19. No. 13
20. Dead
21. Monkey Gone To Heaven
22. I Bleed
23. Tame
24. Hey
25. Gigantic
26. In Heaven
27. Wave Of Mutilation (UK Surf)
28. Where Is My Mind


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10/14/04 06:47 - ID#36390

this just in / marine mammal rescue

Whoa. my friends just called me on their way back from the beach. They said I left too soon - they got to participate in the rescue of one of the sea lions that were frolicking with us. It was really amazing (the frolicking, that is). All of a sudden this sea lion's head popped up not 15' from me. He was just checking us out. Then he went and got his buddy and came back. My friends were giving me a hard time about having to experience the moment first hand instead of through the lens of a camera, so of course then I had to go get my freakin' camera and try to get a picture of him. I probably spent two hours trying to get a good shot of him and his (by then) two buddies. Not easy to do with my camera because of the shutter lag time.

Anyway, they got to name him so we can now track him. They named him Kolby since it has the initials for all our names (Kathy, Lisa, Brenda). Great, now I have a sea lion named for me and my homies. ;-)

I don't know when he'll show up, but look for Kolby here:



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Here's the best pic I got of him. Maybe he was trying to communicate telepathically with me and I was too busy playing Nat'l Geographic photographer to notice. Damn!

p.s. - I know, I know -- I've seen more convincing pictures of the Loch Ness sea monster. But take my word for it, that's a sea lion.


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10/14/04 06:46 - ID#36389

back to reality / traffic school

Well, I'm back from my extended stay at the beach. My friends seem to think my presence keeps their relationship on stable ground. I think it just gives them a reason to avoid getting into it, which isn't necessarily a good thing. It's kind of weird to be the third wheel in a lesbian relationship, but it seems to work. We're all getting something out of it for now anyway.

So what I really should be doing now is picking which online traffic school to "attend" so I can avoid getting a point on my driving record and having my insurance skyrocket. Yeah, I was bad. I actually ran a red light - my first moving violation ever! Not counting those two speeding tickets of course, which I had perfectly legitimate excuses for. Anyway, I was just pointing out Japantown to my out-of-town friends when the damn light changed and I didn't see it. I know that's not a legitimate excuse, but I was hoping for a little leniency seeing as I'm not a chronic offender. In Boston, three cars would have gone through right behind me. I know that doesn't make it right either, but it would be nice if that could be factored in. No such luck.

Anyway, the first four "approved online traffic schools" for San Francisco Superior Court are:

www.ComedyTrafficSchool.net
www.traffic101.com
www.SimpleFastFun.com
www.Fun4Ufast2.com

Just wanted to share that.

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