Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

Evil and Conniving Minds Think Alike

The programming team had its last meeting before the contest this weekend. This year there is one other two-year college competing, a tech school from South Carolina, but it won’t matter — we do this just for chuckles and fun anyway. With that in mind, on our way out to the parking lot I did …

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Obsessed with a shoe

Once I saw the new Dansko Beacon Hill collection online, I had to see in person. I’ve seriously lusted after the Rayne boot, the purple suede version no less, for at least two weeks: But it seems that no one carries the purple version locally. Black and brown, yes, at Abbadabba’s, but no purple. Damnit, …

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Back From the Rock

Rock Eagle: I went, I saw, I schmoozed, I learned a thing or two about security and CSS, I slept more than I should (but my bed was so cozy warm and the cabin was so bloody cold), I ate way too much junk (since it was the only edible stuff there). At least I …

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With Light to Jen

I recently bought two art zine back issues on eBay from Asheville artist Jen Swenson. That’s the only interaction we’ve had — I never met Jen but I have heard of her from various places. There was a shipping mixup on one of the transactions, but we both were cool about it and it resolved …

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A Taste of Fall

Fall is finally showing the first stirrings of change. This weekend it was a bit gray and dreary, thanks to the remnants of TS Tammy, and the temperature provided some real relief from the ongoing stifling heat. Last night I had a major yen for a pecan waffle from Waffle House. By 9:30 or so …

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Thoughts of a Shoe Slut

I hate spending a lot of money on clothes. I have never been a clothes horse. Possibly the most expensive garment I ever bought was my dress for my second wedding — a gorgeous romantically lacy thing from April Cornell, for a whopping $225 plus tax. HOWEVER. Shoes are the one thing I will spend …

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What in the HELL are they thinking?

I just finished reading through a group of discussions on Lampwork Etc. that have gone way beyond the pale. Tensions have been building, in a very ugly way, there and on several other lampworking fora recently; I guess the nuclear explosion was inevitable. The anger, spite, jealousy, self-righteousness, pain, smugness, and general all-around nastiness so …

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Waffle House Gets It Right

I heard this on the radio as I was driving over to meet my Mom at Beads By Design. According to Neal Boortz, Hurricane Katrina forced the temporary closure of 120 Waffle House restaurants along the Gulf Coast. Eight of those restaurants were completely destroyed (including the one on Beach Blvd. in Biloxi where DH …

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“Find a Way!”

Yesterday at dinner DH asked me if I would do like some of the Gulf Coast residents and refuse to evacuate my home if it meant leaving my cats behind. No, I would not refuse to evacuate, but I would not leave Sarah, Donovan, and Shadow either. It wouldn’t be necessary because I would have …

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From the Front Lines of Katrina

Herbie sent out this link last night to the AB lists. READ IT. The Interdictor — a blog from the front lines of the aftermath of Katrina. Directnic.com is a web service provider in the CBD of New Orleans on Poydras Street (not far from the Superdome). Michael and a small group of his coworkers …

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