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December 31, 2004

New Year, new people

As you may recall, a while back I posted a list of "213 Things Skippy is no longer allowed to do in the U.S. Army."

Well I found out last night that I know his girlfriend, that SPC Schwartz is going to school here and travels in the circle I now do. I think I met him once, but will for sure meet him again soon. So yes, he exists. He now has a new website up, www.skippyslist.com. Go check it out. And for all of you venturing out tonight, please be careful. All those other people are drunk and crazy. :)

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December 30, 2004

I must be crazy

I think I want one of these.

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December 29, 2004

my new hobby

Well, my mother did it. She bought me knitting needles and some yarn for Christmas. Then she bought me some more. With a gift certificate from my dad to Barnes & Noble, I got The Idiot's Guide to Knitting and Crocheting and the ever popular Stitch 'N Bitch. I have caught the knitting bug, I love it. I finally understand what all of you are talking about when you can't put down your latest project. I'll just be glad to get through my first scarf or potholder. :)

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and now for something completely different

While reading my daily online comics, I notice that Randy of Something Positive has a list of some places to lend monetary or supply help for those survivors of the Asian earthquake/tsunami that has taken so many lives. Directly from Randy's site:

As many of you know by now, over 22,000 60,000 people are dead now in Asia after an earthquake, and resulting tsunami, devastated lives in Thailand, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Maldvives - among other places. Hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless as a result and need help. Organizations like Unicef, Direct Relief International, World Vision, and American Red Cross are beginning humanitarian efforts in these areas, but need your help.

Both Unicef and World Vision take monetary donations which allow them to meet the food, medical and shelter needs of those affected. Direct Relief International takes monetary and product donations. The American Red Cross is currently only accepting financial donations, but you can donate online or by call 1-800-HELP-NOW. -R

MSNBC has a page that lists many more ways to donate time, money, supplies to the victims of this horrible disaster. I urge you all to pass the word along, or to help in whatever way you can.

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December 26, 2004

isn't it ironic?

While catching up on 4 days of news and blogs, I ran across this gem. Planned Parenthood is having Pledge-a-Pickets, in which Planned Parenthood supporters can pledge .25 to 1.00 per picketer at certain Planned Parenthood locations. Genius. Picketers want to picket the "evil" pro-choice organization, but by doing so they put money in the pockets of their enemies. Win-win for Planned Parenthood, lose-lose for obnoxious people who want to impose their will on others.

Whether you are pro-choice or anti-choice, you have to admit this is very clever.

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December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

Happy Yule, Happy New Year everyone! I'm home again and exhausted from all the holiday cheer. I'm gonna drop in bed now, but I'll find something cool to post about this weekend. Meanwhile, eat up and drink up and go hit all the post-Xmas sales!

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December 22, 2004

a little Christmas humor

I found this on the PUNS! tribe and had to share. :)


What do they call Santa's helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

What do you call Santa Claus after he's fallen into a fireplace?
Krisp Kringle.

Which of Santa's reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?

Where do Santa's reindeer like to stop for lunch?
Deery Queen.

What do you call the fear of getting stuck while sliding down a chimney?
Santa Claus-trophobia.

What nationality is Santa Claus?
North Polish.

What do you call a bunch of grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?
Fleece Navidad.

What do you get when you cross an archer with a gift-wrapper?

Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
Because he had low elf esteem.

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December 21, 2004

ring out, solstice bells!

A very happy winter solstice to everyone!

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December 17, 2004

'tis the season for sneezin'

No blogging for the wicked sick lately. I know there is so much I need to do. Tvindy I am still going to send you a blog post or two from here. I have some other stuff that needs done too, including sending my articles off, finishing them first, and getting the fact checking underway while people are still available by phone. Meanwhile, I have put together a holiday CD that I am sending out as gifts. I am rather proud of it, although I might change up a song or two before giving them out to family. Maybe. :)

I am absolutely sure I will transform into an erudite and witty writer after the first of the year. At least I think so. For now, I'll focus on focusing (damn you, sinus medicine!) and thinking about what holiday tradition I'd like to start this year. Do any of you have some well-loved traditions, old or new? I'd love to hear them.

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December 12, 2004

turnabout is fair play

I got this meme from Pam, who is just as evil as I am!

A) First, recommend to me:

1. a movie.
2. a book.
3. a musical artist, song, or album.

B) Ask me three questions—no more, no less. Ask me anything you want.

C) Go to your blog (if you have one), copy and paste this, and allow everyone to ask you anything.

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