August 1st, 2003

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I'd like to pull the book out of my mind and open it here.

Dream elements... crushing a can of black cherry soda that was still full on a hike... I dump out the sugar-water and flatten the can like a hockey-puck and slip it into my pocket for safekeeping. I'm walking through a rainforest, and there are 3-foot tall mechanical geese everywhere. They're made of clear glass and when they sing exotic plant seeds and bulbs shoot from their mouths and burrow into whatever they land on ... dirt, trees, rocks, water... One faces me, and I catch some seeds on my chest and arms... the seeds penetrate into my skin, but don't bloom back afterwards. A huge flock of parrots flies over head and the sounds of their wings is almost deafening as they retreat from a gigantic inky-black cloud that is swirling behind them, slowly pincering in and engulfing them. The mechanical birds fly up and feed on the cloud, going from being transparent to a deep, opaque crow-black. It seems to make them heavier, as they stop flying, and instead glide slowly back to the ground, lined up in formation, no longer distributing plant life (or shooting me, either.) Rain starts falling from the now-clear sky, and the surrounding plants are growing so rapidly, it's almost like I'm shrinking, instead. The scent of ozone fills the air, and mixes with some sort of heady, sweet smell, like honeysuckle and oranges. I notice that though a great amount of water is falling, I'm not getting wet, even though there's no cover overhead...a drowsiness surrounds me and I wake up, pretty comfortable and refreshed.

Dang, this week just blew on by. I can hardly believe it's Friday again.

Fantastic Kate Bush resources via nomi -
rare mp3s - http://www.norbry.net/kate-bush/mp3/
Kate photos as a little girl.. http://home.att.net/~james51453/index.htm
How to swear in 113 languages.

a year ago - istockphoto, dead links, Shitou Xiqian, smiled at, fortune cookie, walkerbot, Liver Eatin' Johnson

2 years ago - hungrybaby, New Apes move lame, wiseacre, Champions stats for the Shadow, Dwayne Dibley?, Poul Anderson passes away, LJ moves in space,

3 years ago - Everway character- wanders the storm path
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Looking into A Child is Missing. It looks like they do really good work, helping the police during the first few hours of the disappearance of a child / elderly / disabled person. They're funded by donations and government grants. The home base is only about 2 miles from my apartment, too.

Sakes... what a little celebrity gossip-mongering list this is. Newest stuff in blue...Like all gossip, I'm sure it's best taken with a grain of salt. Maybe a whole salt lick. (Orson Welles possibly the Black Dahlia Murderer?)

Omniglot: A Guide to Writing Systems -For fun stuff, see the alternative writing systems, including alphabets from Fantasy and Science Fiction. See your name in assorted systems.

Metacritic is a ratings accumulator not unlike Rotten Tomatoes (except that it covers music as well as film, videro/dvd, and games). Gigli is currently at 19, and falling, or "Overwhemiing Dislike and/or Disgust." (0-19 is the lowest possible score range, out of 100) Right now, Rotten Tomatoes has Gigli at an average rating of 2.6/10, with only one positive review out of the 59 accrued so far. A decent movie is considered 60% or better... the current list is 2%.

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