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January 24, 2005

fish "tacos" and "girl scout" cookies

fish tacos
You are Fish 'Tacos.' You might think you're
exotic and worldly-wise, but in reality you're
just a bunch of crap on toast. Repeat after
me: 'just because you put something in
quotation marks doesn't make it so.' And
'taco' isn't Spanish for 'toast.'

What Weight Watchers recipe card from 1974 are you?
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Speaking of food, let me take this opportunity to point out that some of us are paying more for our Girl Scout cookies than others of us. Apparently there is a scale of $2.50-$4.00 and each region, or rather community, gets to decide how much it is going to charge per box of cookies. Now, like good little entrepreneurs, these cute little door-to-door hucksters aren't going to tell you that not everyone is paying $3.50 a box when you buy your cookies this year. If you actually buy from a girl at your door, she may say "uh, I dunno" when you ask why the cost increase. If you buy from her parent at your office, he or she may not know either. The truth is as follows:

"Girl Scout Cookies sell for different prices in different areas of the country. Each of the 300 plus local Girl Scout councils has the right to set its own price based on its needs and knowledge of the local market. Today's prices, currently $2.50 to $4.00 per box, depending on location, reflect both the current cost of cookies and the realities of providing Girl Scout activities in an ever-changing economic environment."

$2.50 AND $4.00 a box do not reflect the current cost of cookies for the National Council of Girl Scouts. They have a set fee, goodness knows how much less than $2.50 a box it really is. I don't know why I am upset by this. Maybe I shouldn't be. Maybe I am being silly. It just reminds me of schools that have richer kids get more taxes going to them so they have better everything than schools that provide education and extra-curricular activities for poorer kids. I don't know what to do about it yet, but it just doesn't seem right.

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I knew there was a reason!

Well, it's official. Today is the worst day of the year according to a British psychologist. First, I didn't realize there was an equation. That's really cool.

Secondly, I thought that date was last Thursday for most of the population of the world. :)

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January 23, 2005

goodnight, Johnny

Seems like all I have here right now is depressing news. Johnny Carson died this morning, peacefully and in his sleep according to his nephew. He had emphysema. When asked once what he wanted his epitaph to say, he quipped, "I'll be right back."

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January 19, 2005

cancer sucks

I have a friend who has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, and it sucks. He will be selling t-shirts soon, for a donation to help pay his bills. Here is his blog, and to the right, under my "Worthy Causes" heading you see a donate button with a jester on it. If you are so inclined, toss a little dosh his way. He's a good guy and his family are good people. I hope you are giving to the tsunami relief fund, but this is a way to help someone out that is closer to home. Thanks.

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January 18, 2005

void where prohibited by law

A friend sent me this link to a page of disclaimer stickers to go in your science text books. I think we should come up with some ourselves. I'll post mine here in a few.  Meanwhile, someone suggested I have a set of disclaimers of my own, as well as a user's manual. Somewhere in there would be this advice:

In case of PMS or severe headache, administer dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) immediately and then back away. Slowly.

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January 17, 2005

I'd like a little social commentary with my knitting, please

Note that I have added two new quotes on the left, cribbed from Bohemian Mama, now added to the blogroll on the right. I can't believe I didn't find this site sooner, as she and I read a lot of the same blogs!

On the knitting front, I finished my dimsum cat toy (I made the won ton) and just need to stuff it. It turned out bigger than I would like, so the next one will be smaller. I'll take pictures soon.

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January 16, 2005

tell me something I don't know....

You are a Folkie. Good for you.

What kind of Sixties Person are you?
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Thanks to Pam for the link :)

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January 14, 2005

Arrrrr, vote, ye mateys!

Ok, I have finally seen it....the reverse quiz. I am not going to tell you what I am, you are going to tell me what I am!

What kind of pirate am I? You decide!
You can also view a breakdown of results or put one of these on your own page!
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Thanks, Name Hidden, for the link. He got it from Ali :)

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dang, I must be slipping!

I am nerdier than 84% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

High-Level Nerd. You are definitely MIT material, apply now!!!.

Via Doc, who beat my score. 

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January 07, 2005

the passing of an artistic giant

I feel awful and can't believe that in my haze I didn't know that Will Eisner passed away on January 3, 2005. He was 87 and had just undergone quadruple bypass surgery. Best known for his comic The Spirit and his Eisner Awards that were given out for sequential art excellence each year, Eisner was a giant in the business and influenced many aspiring comic artists.

Here is his website.

RIP, Mr. Eisner. Your work touched so many of us.

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