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10/28/04 12:57 - ID#36405

Rice Krispies Treats Scorecard

Trick-or-Treaters: 33
Me: 7


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Somebody better hide these.

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10/27/04 11:58 - ID#36404

bi-coastal eclipse

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Moon over the Oakland Coliseum.

I have to get a better camera. And the photographer could use some improvement too. Should have brought the tripod.

The last lunar eclipse I attempted to document was at Arches National Park, Moab, UT in May 2003 -

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same damn camera. and photographer.

Here's a great Bay area shot of last night's eclipse by a pro

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Category: holiday

10/23/04 10:25 - ID#36403

Down the rabbit hole

[inlink]haikuster,30[/inlink] No way (e:haikuster) ! Cool, I'll look for you guys there. My first ever in the flesh (e:peep) encounter.

I'll email you when I know what my disguise will be...

This year, Halloween in the Castro. Next year, the Exotic Erotic Ball (well, it may take me a couple years to work up to that one). ;)

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Category: holiday

10/23/04 07:13 - ID#36402

Costume envy

Damn, those Halloween pictures[inlink]matthew,422[/inlink]are cute. Why couldn't my nephew want to be a fairy princess for Halloween?

I'm supposed to meet my friend at the local sports bar (you won't hear that from me often) to watch the Red Sox, then possibly go see her friend's band play locally. I think I'd rather stay home and work on this costume. On the other hand, I'm supposed to be keeping her out of trouble while her spouse is out of town. Which means she'll be buying to keep me quiet. Hmmmmm...

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Category: music

10/23/04 01:29 - ID#36401

brief concert report

PJ Harvey show was pretty great. The crowd really loved it. Didn't turn me into a fan, although I definitely have a better feel for her sound now. Reminded me most of Siousxie, although that could be because I just saw her in the same venue last month. I can also see the comparisons to Patti Smith. PJ's music just doesn't resonate with me the same way. That's just me, though.

On a good note, the Warfield started giving out free posters again. Somebody's already selling theirs from the Thursday show (note: CL link won't last long). Ha! That's funny. Maybe I'll sell mine - I can use the money for my next concert ticket.

On a not-so-good note, between meeting at the bar, quick/cheap/good dinner at Naan 'n' Curry, and strolling through the oh-so-scenic Tenderloin neighborhood to the Warfield, I got to sidestep guys peeing in the corner on two separate occasions. What a treat! I'll take a virtual trip to the men's room with (e:Paul) over that any day.

Which reminds me, congrats on replacing the dubious (at best) remnants of crap code with 100% authentic Paul Visco code. Maybe you should copyright that for your code library.

It's volcano costume do-or-die weekend, so only expect occasional bursts from me while I recaffeinate.

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10/22/04 01:10 - ID#36400

I want my e:TV

Winamp TV[inlink]radio,68[/inlink] is seriously fun. Thanks (e:radio). Just what I needed - another way to waste time on my computer. Thank goodness they don't have a Golden Girls channel. Now if I just had that 23" cinema display monitor... ;)

My friend Steve (Halloween guy and videophile) made a cooking show spoof all about using your garbage disposal to prepare a meal. It was pretty funny. Kind of like the SNL bass-o-matic sketch except no fish were harmed. (Note to vegans and fish lovers - link just goes to a transcript. I don't recommend watching the skit. I had to avert my eyes myself.)

The bass-o-matic does share one of my core tenets of cooking - using the fewest possible utensils, appliances, dishes, pots, pans, etc. Now there's a cooking show concept for you. If I could prepare, cook and eat an entire meal off the same plate, I would so totally do that.

PJ Harvey tonight. I've never gotten into her for some reason. It'll be interesting to see how I like her after shelling out $30 to see her live.



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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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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.

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Surreal sunrise

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