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Garden Memories for mothers day
The Seattle P-I got so many responses when they called for garden memories for a mothers' day special that they did up a special web presentation for them. "My grandmother, Ivy Stenstrom, who was born in England, was one of six daughters, all named after plants. When you grow up with Great Aunties named Lilly, Rose, Poppie, Violet and Daisy, you are destined to love gardening. (My grandmother's parents joked if they had a son, they would name him Spud.)"

Friday, May 12, 2000, 09:01 a.m.

Hanne Blank on "Sexy is as Sexy Does"
A very good article in Radiance by Hanne Blank, on the power of feeling good about your sexuality. I especially like the practical suggestions on changing your own attitudes. Also, look for Hanne's book, Big Big Love. "I'm a firm believer in the restorative powers of putting a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip. Dancing is a fabulous way to experience your body as sensual, sexy, and expressive. Although any sort of movement helps combat those feelings of living only from the neck up, dancing is special because it lets you express your feelings so immediately -- a lot like sex!"

Thursday, May 11, 2000, 10:55 a.m.

Road Movie Pitfalls
By the always enjoyable Al Hoff. "Memo to Movie Directors: Donít forget to include these all-important road movie signifiers -- Near-naked gals dancing in the moving cars (yes, Juliette Lewis and Drew Barrymore, Iím talking to you.) Toss an object from the left-behind-life or a map from the speeding vehicle. All travel is east to west (love that desert scenery, space equals freedom!)"

Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 08:02 a.m.

Pyro Boy on TV Weds May 10
Check your listings for Ripley's believe it or Not, on TBS superstation on Wednesday, and "prepare to be shocked and amazed!" Wally Pyro Boy Glenn is profiled. And to think I knew him when...

Tuesday, May 9, 2000, 09:03 p.m.

live bald eagle cam
from the washington State dept. of wildlife, the Bald Eagle cam! I was lucky and saw the eagle on its nest. did you?

Tuesday, May 9, 2000, 01:01 p.m.

Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra -- with Streaming Audio
BESO is my favorite swing band playing today, both for listening and dancing. They do a mix of classics and original numbers by Bill, and the original compositions are superb! They've got some streaming audio on the site now, from a live performance at the Hollywood Palladium that will be on the next CD. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 9, 2000, 07:58 a.m.

Diarist Award Nominees
The diarist award finalists for the first quarter of this year have been posted. Sampling the entries might introduce you to some new, good writers.

Monday, May 8, 2000, 10:59 a.m.

Webgrrls on ABCnews.com
I don't know what prompted the story, but it talks a lot about the Seattle chapter. I've been a member since I don't know how long, but I've not attended meetings. I do pipe up on the mailing list when someone asks a question that I know something about. Men can join, too, of course.

Monday, May 8, 2000, 08:53 a.m.

the Cheap Dance Shoe FAQ
Good ideas for shoes to dance in (lindy hop or swing, not ballet or anything). "The guys in Ithaca have found a clever solution to the cheap dance shoe problem: bowling shoes. Not the ugly ones you can rent from bowling alleys, but nice modern ones you can order from bowling pro shops or catalogs. They look like athletic shoes, but have suede soles!"

Friday, May 5, 2000, 02:58 p.m.

Wally is on a roll
Three entries in a week! When I congratulated him, Wally commented, "this is what comes of a job where people aren't looking over my shoulder all day!" He's still getting complaints about the Free Baby page, and he relates his Love letter experiences.

Friday, May 5, 2000, 07:49 a.m.

ILOVEYOU anti-venom
(via slashdot) This virus seems to be spreading fast! Must be the enticing filename. Anyway, here are some instructions on what to do if you get hit, but they aren't for non-techies.

Thursday, May 4, 2000, 08:36 a.m.

Toe Truck of Seattle
The Toe Truck needs a home -- the leased property where Seattle's Lincoln Towing parked it (very visible from the highway) is being sold. It's quite striking! (here's a picture). The story is now on the AP wire.

Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 10:01 a.m.

Stackframe -- a new weblog
My sweetie, Jack Bell, has finally unveiled his weblog. "Serving up information, opinion and hot-links about hard-core software development..."

Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 07:47 a.m.

Dr. Tracy Update
Are you reading this yet? you should be. "Dragged to Bed -- He Wears Heels -- A Flirting Friend" A sample: "In sex surveys I've taken, I've been amazed at the number of women who live happily with cross-dressing husbands, participating in wildly kinky and creative scenarios. Only you can say how far you're willing to go."

Tuesday, May 2, 2000, 03:52 p.m.

My buddy Jericho is starting a new internet comic -- I think it's about some weird creatures starting a band. Check it out, and give him some feedback.

Tuesday, May 2, 2000, 07:44 a.m.

Minicon Report from Erik Olson
Maybe you heard about Minicon from Laurel? Someday, in an ideal world, I'll go. Anyway, here's a good account of Erik's experiences there. "The first official day of the convention dawns. Sensibly enough, I ignore the event (do you know when sunrise happens in Minneapolis this time of year? Just about ten minutes after 6 a.m.), and sleep till 8 a.m., thus fulfilling the Passovy rule section on sleep. [also known as the 5-2 rule. Get 5 hours of sleep and 2 meals every day at a convention. Do not flip the two numbers.]"

Monday, May 1, 2000, 11:27 a.m.

Wally and the Redmond Police
A (now-rare) Wally Glenn update! I don't know why, exactly, but Wally was in traffic court in Redmond, Washington recently. "I spent a few hours in court listening to some very pathetic stories. One woman was contesting the fact that there is an obscure Washington State Law that states you cannot step out of your car with your keys in the ignition. She was protesting a ticket that she received when sitting in the parking lot of McDonald's. The officer wrote the ticket for a traffic offense while she was sitting on private property. Even though she has a personal alarm system that disables her car if it is not in the vehicle and prevents it from running, the officer wrote the ticket. She contested it and lost because the law states that she has to remove the keys from the ignition."

Monday, May 1, 2000, 11:21 a.m.

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