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Dr. Tracy Update
To Marry or Not? -- Open Marriage qualms -- A Fool for Lesbian Love Dr. Tracy is always fun to read, and I often agree with her. "You can't feel very good about yourself when you're being played for such a sucker."

Thursday, January 20, 2000, 09:16 a.m.


Seidman update re AOL
"And to those of you who harassed me for focusing too much on AOL, just remember these seven words: I was right and you were wrong!" ha! I like Robert Seidman's insights on online services (the column is the Online Insider). He looks at how the merger might affect deals that AOL has with DSL providers.

Wednesday, January 19, 2000, 04:09 p.m.


Embarrassing moments at Pamie's Forum
This thread is incredibly funny, with some touching moments too. But some of them are really very normal childhood pretend things, I think. "I had been watching Charlie's Angels and thought my dad had fallen asleep in front of the tv, so I started silently pretending I was on one of their missions, made a halter top out of my night shirt (you girls know what I'm talkin' about - pull the bottom of the shirt up and through the collar then tie a knot), and pretended my undies were short-shorts. I ran around the living room, posing like a prostitute and pointing an imaginary gun at imaginary bad guys, and kept checking out my sexy Angel self in the reflection on the sliding glass door. Then I noticed dad's eyes were open, asked if he had seen me being a Charlie's Angel, and he said he had."

Monday, January 17, 2000, 04:01 p.m.


Seattle Mini Owners
"...his personal collection of 15 of the gnat-size cars with 10-inch wheels" Here's the SAMOA site (Seattle Area Mini Owners Association), which is part of the Mini Ring.

I like the look of these little cars, but I've never ridden in one. I'd love to see a picture of the Wild Goose (a camper conversion) or the Mini Moke (a jeep-type).

Friday, January 14, 2000, 08:45 a.m.


Washington Pissed on AOL Merger
"Media pundits or mavens or whoever are still reeling or buzzing or shaking in their boots or whatever over the many many many exciting exciting exciting new new possibilities and breakthroughs and innovations and outright cataclysmic eruptions wrought by the sudden unexpected exciting mega mega-merger of the 2 most exciting and heavily branded companies in the world, uhhh, what's their name and what's their name Inc." Especially good is the part about Ted Turner!

Thursday, January 13, 2000, 08:40 a.m.


Coredumps: When you were my age
Andrew hasn't jumped into the year 2000 yet, but here's a good one from late December: "If I had kids, I'd spend a ton of money to make their lives harder. I would want for them to have to do everything that I never had to do. I'd buy a remote house surrounded by a giant bowl of snow, so they'd have to walk a mile uphill in the snow no matter where they wanted to go....The reasoning behind all this stupidity is that the previous generation of parents worked hard to provide everything to their kids that they never had. What they turned out was a generation of whiny guff-speaking work-slackers that don't know how to do anything. So hey, do the opposite, get different results, right?"

Thursday, January 13, 2000, 08:36 a.m.


Hot Sauce on the web
My sweetie recommended this one -- he wants the Possible Side Effects sauce. There are a ton of hot'n'spice products for sale on the web! Check out the "Ring of fire".

Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 09:57 a.m.


Ceej at the CES show
C.J. Silverio gives a good report on her Consumer Electronics Show experience in Las Vegas. "First, we saw the pirate show outside Treasure Island. In this show, a British navy ship sails along (actually moving through water), encounters a pirate ship, and loses a battle to the pirates. Many cannon shots go off. Things explode. Flames jet out over the water. The desert night is heated in orange. Accuracy? Authenticity? You must be at some other kind of show, the kind of thing one films for PBS, not at a show on the Las Vegas strip. Real naval battles involved cannons going bang, yeah, and that's about as much resemblance to a real battle this show had. But they sank the British navy ship, actually submerged its decks. That was cool. I hate to imagine how much it cost to build the set and props, and how much it costs in pyrotechnics to run every night."

Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 09:54 a.m.


All the webloggers seem to be talking about their Meyers-Briggs personality types in the past few days. I've tested as an INFJ for a long time -- I first took the test in the early eighties, from a career counselor. I was on the INFJ mailing list for a while. Here's my account of INFJAG in 1998, the INFJ Annual Gathering.

Tuesday, January 11, 2000, 09:14 a.m.


Stockcharts.com is syndicated
My boss listened to me long enough to decide that we should do this. Soon you can add us to your my.netscape.com page, but right now we are viewable through my.userland.com. check us out!

Friday, January 7, 2000, 12:11 p.m.


Mas Kings and Queens
One of my favorite things from the New Years PBS broadcast was the parade from Epcot Center at Walt Disney World. What I liked about it was the human-powered specatacle of the dancers wearing huge, danceable costumes. I couldn't find images of that parade on the web, but these Mas Kings and Queens from Peter Minshall's Trinidad carnival troupes give an idea. I'd love to have something like that in the Fremont Solstice Parade!

Friday, January 7, 2000, 10:32 a.m.


Cashman Grounded?
Pat Cashman is back after the holidays. "In print, taking some 'time off' sounds a lot similar to taking a 'timeout' -- like when you get out of hand as a kid. So to just about anyone who read those words in last week's Journal, it had to appear that I was in deep doo-doo with the newspaper management."

Thursday, January 6, 2000, 01:27 p.m.


To the End of the Earth
Informative site! Two reporters from the Seattle PI are voyaging to Antarctica on the Polar Star. "There is no visible life in this valley. There are no fish in the Onyx River or Lake Vanda. No birds in the sky, no animals walking around the bare brown hills, making tracks in the glaciers. There are the clouds and the dirt and a little bit of water. This is the land of the dead, and only a mummified seal bears witness to our walk through it."

Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 02:15 p.m.


New Mouth Organ format
Mouth Organ has been transmogrified into more of a webloggish shape. Good reading about sex and related topics. You can easily comment on each item now. Todd wants your commentary! "We believe there is such a thing as a happy prostitute. A lot of other people do not, or are unwilling to."

Tuesday, January 4, 2000, 02:42 p.m.


Typing Explosion
Writers collaborate to create poetry on the spot, via typewriter. "In operation, their metier sounds hilarious: Rapidly clicking keys are punctuated by burping horns, a constant chiming of bells and the periodic shriek of whistles. But their whole aim, says Ocampo, is to generate an assembly line of sound, one whose secret center is the actual production of serious writing."

Monday, January 3, 2000, 01:45 p.m.


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