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- aeolian (ee-ole'-ee-an) adj.
1:(often capitalized) of or relating to Aeolus, Greek god of
the winds 2: giving forth or marked by a moaning or sighing sound
or musical tone produced by, or as if by the wind.
- Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines :)
Hmm, all these timelines
keep making machines that sound
Adopts Fragrance-Free Policy
"When I see people like you, when I step into a room
full of color, light, love, and hope, when I see a dream made
real, I'm recharged. It makes everything seem possible again.
That's all I wanted to tell you. Just that you're important,
that you do Good Things, and that you've made me feel a little
better." -- email from a fan I met at Origins
||Bertha's Bumper and Other
out what happened to Bertha, our trusty brown van! There she
was, parked on the street in front of our house, still heavily
loaded with stuff we hadn't unpacked yet from Origins,
when someone driving up the street grazed her side! We don't
know exactly when it happened, but we can easily reconstruct
the events by looking at the damage. From the way the bumper
is bent out of shape, the other car must have been going pretty
fast when it snagged Bertha's bumper. In case you think it might
somehow bend back easily now, forget it... it's gonna take some
serious hammering to reshape Bertha's Bumper. On the whole though,
the damage was pretty minor. I wonder how the other car fared?
I'll be looking for clues when I see other cars on our street
and around the neighborhood, but so far, I have no idea who bent
Bertha's bumper out of shape.
Anyway, it's been that kind of week. Last
Thursday, I mentioned that the update was late because our
house suffered a partial power outage. Well, the long and short
of it is that a really big fuse in the main breaker burned out
somewhere in our really old and frighteningly complex fusebox.
Because our electrician was out of town for the July 4th weekend,
it took us 4 days to get it fixed. The situation was not as debilitating
as a full-fledged power outage, but it was still pretty annoying.
Our entire kitchen was off-line, as were most of the air conditioners,
and of course this happened just as the summer weather went into
sweltering mode. Anyway, we spent a lot of this week feeling
lazy, taking refuge in the only room we could keep cooled down.
Furthermore, we also had to take time out to celebrate the
4th of July (we had a great time watching stuff explode over
at Leah & Frank's) and today is another important holiday,
at least for us: It's Kristin's Birthday! As soon as we get this
site finished up and posted, we'll be taking the rest of the
day off to play.
Speaking of playing, we've also been distracted this week
by a cool new Icehouse game by Dan
Isaac called IceSickle.
It uses only one stash, it's fast and easy, and it passes the
fun test! Give it a try!
Anyway, these are all our excuses for not having much finished
yet in the way of Origins reporting. But hey, I'm still waiting
for some photographer rabbits to email me their best pics for
the Photo Album. (For example, I know various people were taking
photos of me when I was dressed up for the Origins Awards and
when I was in the Klingon's jail, yet I still have no photos
of that...) Hopefully I'll really get my Origins Scrapbook built
by next week. (In the meantime, have you seen Brad
Weier's Origins page? He built a great panoramic view of
Happy Kristin's Birthday to Everyone!
||"Those who played board games
had a 74 percent lower risk and those who played an instrument
had a 69 percent lower risk. Doing crossword puzzles cut the
risk by 38 percent." -- Shankar Vedantam,
reporting for the Washington Post (June 19th, 2003) on a comprehensive
study of the benefits of intellectual stimulation among the aging,
which found that exercising the brain regularly can greatly reduces
your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
||"AS THE .... 4 HRS THE VICTIMS OF THE ...
YOU FORWARDED TO THE ... AT FORT WORTH, TEX. ... THE "CRASH"
"STORY" ... FOR 0984 ACKNOWLEDGES ... EMERGENCY POWERS
ARE NEEDED SITE TWO SW OF MAGDALENA, NMEX ... SAFE TALK ... FOR
MEANING OF STORY AND MISSION ... WEATHER BALLOONS SENT ON THE
... AND LAND ... ROVER CREWS ... SIGNED ... TEMPLE" -- supposed text
of a telegram held in the hand of General Ramey in a photo
taken during the press conference in 1947, held to announce that
the "flying disk" which supposedly crashed near Roswell
was actually just a weather balloon
||"Despite billions spent yearly
on the drug war, addiction is up. Our country must rethink a
policy that produces many casualties, but benefits only the prison-industrial
complex. Non-violent drug offenders often receive Draconian sentences,
tearing apart families." -- Dennis Kucinich,
Democratic Presidential Candidate, on his