January 20th, 2005

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7131 - Cancel Drama / PSA / Test answers / Ro

Looks like Mel's got strep or a really bad sinus infection. She's going to the doc this morning to look into it. I don't have any symptoms yet, though some of the women at work have also been pretty sick lately... RI, ADP, and LD in particular.

I don't think Sammy did it, but he's been sickly, too.


You know what, dear journal? I hereby claim February as "NO NEW DRAMA MONTH". I don't want anyone I care about to get sick, get into a serious argument, go to jail, have a natural disaster occur to them, have money problems, launch or receive any sort of ballistic, emotional, spiritual or hand to hand damage. Let's see if we can get through 28 days without a lot of hubbub.

Also, if it's not too much trouble... try to resolve some existing drama. Forgive someone, share some good love, spread cheer. Do something to make someone smile.

My Birthday is in less than 2 weeks. Want to do something nice to celebrate?

Click to make a donation to help tsunami victims.

It will be divided across Asha for Education, an extremely efficient spending org (98% to programs); usually focuses on education and long-term socioeconomic change, but responding to the disaster and AmeriCares, another efficient (99% to programs) nonprofit specialized in international disasters.

If you prefer to go right to the source, check out a number of excellent Relief Organizations here.

If you donate indirectly, let me know about it! (I'll be keeping the links on the top on my bio page too)

On an up note, the weather has been gorgeous lately. Morning at 50, midday at 65, clear skies.

Later this year, the Korean government will put wireless broadband robots into 200 post offices around the country. Instead giving the robots on-board cognitive capabilities, the researchers are outsourcing the sensing and processing work to central computers via a wireless link. They'll come in "male" and "female" models: the male will serve as a guard and will be armed with a projectile net that it can deploy to immobilize troublemakers, and the female will help customers and display entertaining video clips to people waiting in line. The project, which is part of a larger "Ubiquitous Robot Companion" initiative, is being spearheaded by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), which also plans to put 100 domestic robots into houses in the next couple of years. (Link)

During colonial times, Massachusetts servants went of strike insisting that they not be forced to eat lobster more than 3 times a week.

More on the Monkey King

With pretty pictures

Regarding yesterday's poll (that I took from silentyrs) Take it now, before looking at the answers :

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Mostly sunny becoming partly sunny by afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill readings 40 to 45 in the morning.

Temperature 48 °F / 9 °C

Humidity 66%
Dew Point 37 °F / 3 °C
Wind NW at 6 mph / 9 km/h
Conditions Clear

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous, 80% of moon illuminated

Length of Day: 10h 46m, tomorrow will be 0m 59s longer

1 year ago - crapulent, British WWII photo archive, Chick Tract, homeowners groups lacking

2 years ago - bawled out my bro, bashed up my hands.

3 years ago - walkies, coloring book fairy, waterlog ear, some dead links and some live ones, full moon birth, good dreams.

4 years ago - Iron Man, brain eating, thinking about my dad, smitten, First experience with a good LJ client, Fred the enema cat.
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