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one last thing

I’m also coming down with a cold…the same one that’s had C coughing like mad the last few nights. ergo: I am tired.

note to the future

write about: coming out (David’s entry), trying to explain blogging to Kat, communicating with someone I don’t know. also, recent entries by burning bird, Dorothea, and stavros. yes, and sleep at some point.

the yard sale

some rough thoughts to smooth out later…. yesterday was gorgeous, gorgeous weather. the first people turned up at 8:20, while we were still pulling stuff out of the garage. we never did get everything priced – there was lots of “how much is this?” “hon, how much?” “um, I don’t know? is a dollar good?” […]

The Sea-Limits

Consider the sea’s listless chime: Time’s self it is, made audible, – The murmur of the earth’s own shell. Secret continuance sublime Is the sea’s end: our sight may pass No furlong further. Since time way, This sound hath told the lapse of time. No quiet, which is death’s, – it hath The mournfulness of […]

giant freaking spiders

and not in the movies either…been cleaning up in the garage preparing for tomorrow. I honestly don’t know how well we’ll do – I’ve never had a garage/yard/moving sale before, though I ran two of them for the museum. advertised in the paper, put up signs. hopefully the magic words “furniture” and “electronics” will help. […]

celebrate the birth of your country by blowing a small piece of it up

I hate the 4th of July, if only because every yahoo in sight (and earshot) thinks it’s cool to explode fireworks for hours at a time…which was what happened last night. except, um, last night was only the third day of July, ya idiots! the poor kitties were so freaked out. as was I. I’m […]

so depressing.

the Internet Law Seminar, as blogged by Dan Gillmor – hard to navigate, but worth reading. makes me wanna cry…esp. when combined with this: “John Gilmore, original “cypherpunk” and all-around Internet supergeek, explains why the organization that runs the Internet is broken” (what’s with the Gil(l)mor(e) synchonicity?) and TCPA/Palladium FAQ. so I imagine I’ll be […]

creative outlets

on a scale of 0 – 10, based on current engagement and output – writing, fiction: 0 – writing, weblog: 7 (trailing down from an 8 or 9) – writing, paper journal: 4 – web design: 2 (I’ve been thinking about it) – jewelry: 9 – photography: 5

I ::heart:: Dorothea

Self-made culture In my more subversive moments, I dream that the States will turn away from the Culture Machine that is Hollywood, the RIAA, the New York Big Pubs, and their ilk – and rediscover that culture is something to be made as well as beheld. and she comes at this thought through gaming, for […]

huge batch of links that even I don’t remember what they all are.

these have been piling up for the last few days (week?): on the strangulation of webcasting: (oh, and I’m hella pissed that SomaFM is dead) – http://doc.weblogs.com/2002/06/23 – http://www.dnalounge.com/backstage/webcasting.html pervasive computing, and its intellectual ancestor: – http://oxygen.lcs.mit.edu/ – http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm misc: – LiteON CD-RW – http://www.digital-web.com/contact_redesign.shtml – http://radio.weblogs.com/0108814/stories/2002/06/25/doctorsVsGeeks.html – http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/18074#296134 (this is how I feel about […]