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This Day in My History

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Thank you guys so much!  I guess if you stick around long enough, you achieve legacy status!  I am truly humbled. Thanks!  Now go congratulate the other winners!

2000: What Happened to Candy Canes?
 If You Need Me, I'll Be Jumping off a Bridge Somewhere
2002:  Hottest Gift of the Year!!
2003:  I Shoulda Listened to the Goat


If you haven't already seen it, you must read Maureen Dowd's version
of "It's a Wonderful Life"

My Amazon
Wish List

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Anybody want to adopt me?  I think I want a new home.

Sheila Videos
"See Sheila Run", "Meet Barkley"
"The Green Monster", "Sheila's Tongue"

Today's Search Engine queries:
(how people find this journal)...

  • "no printer configured"
  • San Francisco dyke parade 2002
  • fizzbin
  • journalcon musk tim tams
  • sniffing "search engine queries"
  • bare feet ice skating
  • lump inside the vagina
  • a mile in my shoes
  • root web front page
  • shoved+vagina+cervix


CHRISTMAS LETTER.  Once again, I've posted our Christmas letter on the Internet.  It may not be as personal as holding it in your hand--but it's a lot prettier on the net! 


21 December 2004

Walt took all of last week off and spent most of it "up on the housetop" (the second story of this 2-story house) doing some clean-out.

It's amazing what packrats can find when they start to clean out!

He thought that it might be time to throw away the manual to the Opal station wagon that we sold at least 20 years ago, if not longer.

He also decided that he probably won't be ordering anything out of the 1968 Publishers Clearing House catalog, since Publisher Clearing House went out of business years ago.

I will guiltily admit that it was I who saved the old Argus newspapers from the 1970s.  Those all had articles that I wrote in them, but I'm not likely to look at them ever, ever again.   And the paper folded after only 2 years in operation anyway.

And then there are those sentimental things that were just too cute not to save and how can you throw them away--like this petition that Jeri made up when she wanted to take horseback riding lessons and we told her she'd have to help pay for them, and she was looking around for ways to make money.

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At least, with the recent change in the regulations about what you can throw away in the dump without extra charge, Walt was finally able to dump all of the tape players and VHS machines that we've been hoarding.

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(the bottom one is the very first VCR we ever owned, which we bought when we lived in Oakland in the early 1970s!  I can't remember the last time it was working.

Maybe it's time for me to think about doing another purge of my own office.  From where I'm sitting, I can see the French dictionary I had when I studied French in high school, a binder which catalogs  computer graphics I no longer have, stationery from several offices for which I have not worked in years, a key for ASCII characters that my computer no longer recognizes, and a host of sentimental things I have no longer thought about, nor care about, like the paper apron Paul's kindergarten teacher made for me back in 1974, the pattern of which has long-since faded.

The problem with starting a project like this, of course, is that the more you clean out, the more you realize how much there is still to go. 

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(I just heard Bush's glowing opening statement for his 17th press conference in four years, about all the great things he's done in his first four years. I do love listening to fiction like this. I always wonder what reality this man is living--it sure ain't my reality or the reality of any person I know.)


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Another great photo from Australia, by Penny Elvard
(this is much more impressive in a larger size)


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