Archives: September 2002

Missing Idgie, and visiting Spike

Whenever I’m home, I hear a noise, and think it’s Idgie. I start to look around, and then I remember. When I walk in the door after work, I open the door and say, “I’m home!” to the cat. I didn’t realize I did that every day until last night when I did it, and

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Tim Goldman

Look, it’s Tim Goldman, a friend from college. At my job, we’ve been looking for an illustrator to do some work for us, and Rich was talking about this friend of a friend, a guy named Tim Goldman who lives in New York and does great artwork… and then it dawned on me it was

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Goodby, Idgie

I had to put Idgie to sleep this morning. There was nothing they could do for her; her kidneys were already in failure and they couldn’t operate. I just lost my best friend.

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My cat Idgie is very sick

My cat Idgie is very sick. It appears from x-rays that she had kidney stones. She’s staying at the vet’s tonight, and tomorrow we have to have another x-ray to make sure that’s what the problem is. If so, I may have to have her put to sleep.

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Bushisms

Slate’s Complete Bushisms: three years later, he still hasn’t learned a damned thing about coherent thought, much less English or public speaking. I posted a link to this article on Slate a couple of years ago, before the election. I checked back today to see if they keep it updated. Turns out they do, and

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Wabi Sabi

I’ve written about it here before, but here are a few links about wabi Sabi: http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/WabiSabi http://www.stonebridge.com/wabisabi.html And a couple of books available: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879058498/ http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1586850105/

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Chicken Hawks

You know what Bush and all those right-wing politicians and pundits who want to invade Iraq were doing during the Vietnam war? I’ll give you a hint… it wasn’t fighting. Apparently it’s okay for YOU to go to war, but not them.

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Bill Clinton on the Path to Peace

I didn’t realize until I read this piece on Salon Magazine how much I missed the man… Salon: The path to peace Our security policy should include five major elements: First, we should support President Bush and our military in finishing the job of getting Osama bin Laden and the other al-Qaida leaders out of

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Overview of Changes to Legal Rights

In addition to the people we lost at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon a year ago, we’ve lost some things that are also fundamentally important to our nation. We are no long a free country… our basic rights as Americans have been eroded in the name of “security” when in reality our

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Lost U.S. city found as lake dries up

“Lost U.S. city found as lake dries up” All I can say is… cool. There’s apparently an old town under Geist Reservoir here in Indianapolis, too. On one of the online map companies, if you search for Geist, they still have a label for Germantown appearing in the center of the lake. I’ll endeavor to

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Art Nouveau

Just collecting ideas about Art Nouveau for a new web design project I’m doing. Anatomy of an Exhibition – Art Nouveau, 1890-1914 Art Nouveau… the movement, the styles Art Nouveau Ceramic Tiles New York Museums Alphonse Mucha Alphonse Mucha Alphonse Mucha, l’apog de l’Art Nouveau Art Periods in France: ART NOUVEAU Art Nouveau Fonts from

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schadenfreude

It took them an entire study to realize that schadenfreude (glee at the misfortune of others) happens when people resent those who have privileges without working for or deserving them, and those privileged people suddenly fall from grace. I would have thought that was self-evident. I have to take issue with one paragraph that’s totally

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Ernie from Little.Yellow.Different

Ernie from Little.Yellow.Different is going to be on The Weakest Link sometime between November and February. I’ll have to actually watch the show now, because’s Ernie’s so cute. For a boy.

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Car trouble/ big brother

Driving home from work — no annoying noise at all. I hope it was a fluke. I have an idea — when Roddy get’s voted off Big Brother 3 tonight (and he will) lets go to his house and kick his ass for making Amy Crews cry. What a dick.

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Car trouble

So I went out to pay some bills at lunch, and as I was driving back, my car is making some wierd noise. I hope to god that it was a temporary thing, because there’s no way in hell I can afford to get anything fixed right now. Stupid car.

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Labor Day Weekend Update

I had a hugely productive labor day weekend. I constructed my floor-to-ceiling bookcases and unpacked and organized all my books, which has had a profound effect on my psyche. I can read again! I feel so less… constrained. I also feel really rich — I have so many good books I can read, and I

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