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August 31, 2005

more on that Katrina bitch

So much has been happening lately I don't know where to begin. Matter of fact, I'm still making heads or tails of things, but I am looking into going back to school for my master's degree, in library science. Yay!

On the other end of the spectrum is the damage caused by Hurricaine Katrina. New Orleans has borne the brunt of the damage, and history is washing away before our eyes. Well, markers of that history anyway. Beautiful antebellum homes that have withstood over a hundred years of storms didn't weather this one. Families have lost everything. For anyone in the DFW area I urge you to come to the Kismet hafla this Saturday, the 3rd. All profits will go to a hurricaine relief fund and funneled into a charity that can do the most with the money. The fabulous Kismet folks are investigating which charities will do the job. We also hope to collect food and clothing and push them in the right direction as well. From what the Red Cross says, bottled water, granola and energy bars, and cans of hearty soup are most welcomed right now.

The Kismet show starts at 7 pm at the Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church at 1641 Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX.  The web site is www.kismetdance.org for more information.

Anyone down in the Austin area, come see us perform on Saturday, Sept. 10th. The Kismet web site has all the pertinent information. It'll be a great show!

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August 15, 2005

I am.....

This woman is amazing.

I hope I learn what she has learned someday soon.

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August 11, 2005

social Darwinism? survey says yes!

Man dies after 50 hours of computer gaming

I wish I had something witty to say about this, but I just don't. Oh I do think it is ironic, I am just at a loss for funny words.

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August 07, 2005

RIP Peter Jennings 1938-2005

Anchorman Peter Jennings has died tonight. He had lung cancer.

He is younger than my parents. It gives me great pause.

Also I found notice of the death of Shana Alexander, of 60 Minutes fame. She was 79.

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August 06, 2005

where do we go from here?

I'd like to say I've been busy, and technically I have. Life happens. I say that a lot lately. I have been feeling particularly empty, and therefore nothing I think about saying here seems terribly important to pass on. I may stop that soon, if I thought people would put up with my using this as a journal that goes deeper than just what happened in the news and what is new in the job search. For the latter, it's a lot of the same as in the past few months. Interviews but no hires. I'd like to think it's the economy and not my glaring lack of skills, because I don't consider myself particularly unskilled. However it is also selfish to blame the economy entirely. I am sure the truth lies somewhere in between.

Anyway, until I am ready to spill my soul a little more, here are some really cool links. I am going to see The Brothers Grimm when it comes out, despite the fact that Terry Gilliam should have cast Tim Roth and Gary Oldman (of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead fame) rather than Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. However, Heath looks like he is growing up to be an incredible actor like all my other favorites. I didn't notice it was him until the credits rolled, and that is ALWAYS a good sign. I like actors like Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, and Val Kilmer who care enough about the craft to blend into their work, not needing to stand out and be recognized until the movie is over and you find out it was them all along. I love that.

So, go check out the Brothers Grimm trailer, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
While your sound is on, go watch the flash animation of Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
And for more flash animation fun, go watch all the Foamy the Squirrel cartoons. Great for those times when you are in a cynical dark-humor mood. :)

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