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February 29, 2004

the iPod random shuffle

Many of you have posted this, so I am too. Here goes! (deep breath)

1. 3 Libras-A Perfect Circle, Mer de Noms
2. Games People Play-The Alan Parsons Project, The Best of The Alan Parsons Project
3. Paint it Black-Vanessa Carlton, Be Not Nobody
4. Always Something There To Remind Me-Naked Eyes, Rock of the 80's (compilation)
5. Walking On The Moon-The Police, Every Breath You Take (the singles)
6. Happiness Is A Warm Gun-Tori Amos, Strange Little Girls
7. Wrong With Me-Ani diFranco, Living in the Clip
8. Celebration-Kool & The Gang, Like, Omigod! The 80's (compilation)
9. Locomotion Breath-Jethro Tull, Original Masters
10. King of Pain-The Police, Synchronicity

A lot I like there. Some definite not favorites but, hey, that's the game :)

Music 02:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

hippie, hippie shake

The hafla has come and gone and I am glad to be moving on to the next routine. I will not be able to hear the first bar of Spoonfed's song without popping my head up like a drill team girl.

I think it went really well for a first performance. We got a good response, and we hit all our cues right on target. I love my troupe, we work really well together.

The rest of the hafla was par for the course, wonderful dancers of all shapes and sizes and levels of skill. There was a firetray dancer who has beautiful, graceful movements, all while balancing a tray of votives with flaming material in them atop her head. She is teaching the fire tray technique at a workshop I will be attending near the end of March.

Anne is right, the Polynesian/Tahitian dancers were marvelous. Such beautiful smiles and graceful movements. I wanted to book a flight to Hawaii right then. There were little girls in the troupe, too, who danced by themselves and did look remarkably like many little Lilos. So cute!

Here are a couple of pictures. I handed my camera to a friend and she said she got so wrapped up in watching she forgot to take many pictures. I wish I had taken pictures of the rest of the dancers, too, but I bet I can capture some stills when I pick up the video.

bedawi.jpg
Troupe Bedawi (bandits). From left to right: Ashley (Adalia), Carla (Carla), and me (Sophia). No laughing at the dance names!


onstage.jpg
The one good picture my friend caught of us during the dance. From left to right: me, Ashley and Carla.


Life 12:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (7) | TrackBack

a conversation at my house

a. I think everything is pointless

c. why do you think everything is pointless?

a. I don't know, what difference does it make?


(a post on the hafla with pictures later....once I remember the point of it all) :)

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February 27, 2004

claim your wings

phoenix
You are a PHOENIX in your soul and your
wings make a statement. Huge and born of flame,
they burn with light and power and rebirth.
Ashes fall from your wingtips. You are an
amazingly strong person. You survive, even
flourish in adversity and hardship. A firm
believer in the phrase, 'Whatever doesn't kill
you only makes you stronger,' you rarely fear
failure. You know that any mistake you make
will teach you more about yourself and allow
you to 'rise from the ashes' as a still greater
being. Because of this, you rarely make the
same mistake twice, and are not among the most
forgiving people. You're extremely powerful and
wise, and are capable of fierce pride, passion,
and anger. Perhaps you're this way because you
were forced to survive a rough childhood. Or
maybe you just have a strong grasp on reality
and know that life is tough and the world is
cruel, and it takes strength and independence
to survive it. And independence is your
strongest point - you may care for others, and
even depend on them...but when it comes right
down to it, the only one you need is yourself.
Thus you trust your own intuition, and rely on
a mind almost as brilliant as the fire of your
wings to guide you.You are eternal and because
you have a strong sense of who and what you
are, no one can control your heart or mind, or
even really influence your thinking. A symbol
of rebirth and renewal, you tend to be a very
spiritual person with a serious mind - never
acting immature and harboring a superior
disgust of those who do. Likewise, humanity's
stupidity and tendency to want others to solve
their problems for them frustrates you
endlessly. Though you can be stubborn,
outspoken, and haughty, I admire you greatly.


*~*~*Claim Your Wings - Pics and Long Answers*~*~*
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via Anne and Kate and a passle of other people too.

Quizzes 11:22 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

long day

and how! I got to cash in on a Val day pressie of massage, seaweed wrap, manicure and pedicure and other lovely things at the local spa. What a great gift! Then back to work, yes, work on some freelance website work I have been given. Finishing up the final touches on my costume for tomorrow night's hafla (Middle Eastern dance recital) that I am dancing in with my troupe.
Sunday I am supposed to be having dinner with a friend. We've been trying to get together for dinner since before our birthdays at the end of November.

Busy day? Busy weekend :)

Life 09:36 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

one of my favorite quotes


In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me -
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

- German anti-Nazi activist, Pastor Martin Niemöller

I have a poster of this that used to hang in the guest bath, till I moved. Thanks, Wendy, for posting it and reminding me.

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no surprises here

I was Hermione Granger at the Harry Potter character quiz @ Crazylicious.com

Thanks, Pam!

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February 26, 2004

a new take on an old game

A bloody take on Penguin Baseball... with land mines, too.

Somehow this isn't as mindless as just whacking the penguins in the first place. I guess I liked to pretend the penguins weren't getting hurt :) There is no denying it in this one. It's VERY bloody.

Games 06:20 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

ACK!

I am waiting on your sites to load *again* today!

[sigh]

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10 years after

and he's still the best comedian. We miss you Bill.

Bill Hicks
Dec 16, 1961-Feb 26, 1994

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