The Cubs vs da Sox, at Comiskey.
High drama, boisterous fans.
Man, I wouldnt mind being in Chicago right now.
Of course, I wouldnt be able to get tickets, natch. :-/
The sun backs Saturn in your work house. It's karma time. You're supposed to be transforming a ho-hum job into a high-profile, fame-and-fortune-type career.
Be strong, be firm and pick up those resolutions. It's not too late at all.
"Nothing would jump off until we hit Berkeley. If we had a joint in Oakland, we wouldnt even light it up until we got to Berkeley. Berkeley was fun, man. "
Sex, Drugs And Bark Set For Berkeley Ballot
Berkeley voters will likely face landmark ballot initiatives that would make the city the friendliest place in California for medical cannabis users, sex workers and some trees.
Berkeley. 2 rooms available now ($515), ($445). Seeking lesbian or celibate straight women. No smokers/pets. 510-843-0680
FOR WORLD PEACE
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Chinese Dragon Boat Festival at 1:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center with refreshements and entertainment. 981-5190.
Remembering Homeless Youth at the Grove Street Park on the corner of Oregon and Martin Luther King Street from noon to 4 p.m. with food, games and entertainment.
Tilden Sunset Hike through southern Tilden Park with panoramic evening views from the Seaview trail. Meet at Inspiration Point at 6 p.m. with very warm, layered clothing, flashlight, snack to share. Sponsored by Solo Sierrans. 601-1211.
?A Night of Ferocious Joy,? a film of the first concert against the war with Ozomatli, Blackalicious, Dilated Peoples, Mystic, Saul Williams, Jerry Quickley, Hassan Hakmoun, Pan Afrikan People?s Arkestra. At 7 p.m. at Humanist Hall in Oakland at 390 27th St. Cost is $5-$15, and helps send youth and activists to the Republican National Convention Protest in NYC. 601-8000.
Queerosity Celebrating LGBTQ youth with spoken word and open mic, from 6 to 10 p.m. at SMAAC Youth Center, 1608 Webster St. at 16th, Oakland. Sponsored by Youth Speaks and the Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County. www.smaacyouthcenter.org
Shabbat Potluck Share the joy of Shabbat at a festive Shabbat potluck for singles, ages 30 through 40, at the Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center. Please RSVP to 839-2900, ext. 208.
Excerpts from this afternoon's reading:
Tricianna.. who REALLY should write more often for those of us who enjoy her silky prose.
Now, if you've lived in NY for any space of time, only one word would suffice for any and each of the squares littered around Manhattan: crowded. Union Square on a sunny Friday afternoon was no different. There were people just walking, some just sitting, some just standing & waiting to be seen. Stand still for a minute. The whole city may not pass you by, but it sure feels darn close.
While .... on the corner of B'way and 14th, I wish I had a camera. My mind was snapping images left and right; of girls in brightly printed skirts, of children with sloping ice cream cones, of couples strolling like the world belonged to nobody but them alone.
Insert image of middle-aged woman rocking back and forth, mumbling gibberish. An ancient set of original DOS 2.1 diskettes are clutched in her hand, a reminder of simpler days.
Dell cases are somewhat tricky to open. She futzed with it a bit. "I have the owner's manual," I mentioned casually as she wrestled with the intricacies of the case. She waved me off.
Geeks do not need manuals.
Unless they're wrestling with a Dell case.
Score: Dell 1, Geek 0.
Earlier in the day I was outside on the back deck hanging clothes when Norma ran up the fire escape with a present in her mouth, mewling with obvious pride.
She dropped it at my feet. "That's a beautiful dead thing Normie," I told her. Her tail shot up in the air, a sign of kitty happiness. She looked up at me. Clearly she wanted to hear more. I examined her dead thing, a creature of the rodential ilk.
Really, it's hard to know what to say to a cat sometimes.
Clinton is coming to Berkeley
That has a nice ring to it, somehow..
-- At noon June 29 at Cody's Books, 2454 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley.
Tickets are available with purchase of a copy of "My Life" beginning Tuesday. Call (510) 845-7852.
These are strictly book signings; Clinton will not read from the book or take questions. He will not personalize his inscriptions and will not sign any other books or memorabilia.
Fiscal fitness, dude
My fiscal philosophy for much of my adult life.. "No money? Ok, make more money."
Then I stopped working.
A sure sign of poverty is having your girlfriend and friends always having to pick up the tab.
Eventually, I became afraid of money. Not phobic about the stuff, just afraid of not using it properly.
Its not as if I was ever a flagrant spendthrift. I got value for what I spent.
But the biggest regret Ive had was to bemoan "I wish I had used the money I had *properly*".
Now, Im determined to do exactly that from now on.
JPennant: so, the word for this phase of my life
JPennant: "fiscal discipline"
JPennant: learning how to budget money and use resources
McClint: that's every stage of my life :-)
JPennant: *pshaah* youre a cappy. Its genetic.
McClint: AND Scottish
JPennant: oh lord, yes :-)
JPennant: the scottish national poem
JPennant: "can ye lend me a fiver til tuesday"
JPennant: (monty python)
McClint: Scots refuse to spend money.
JPennant: "NEVER buy retail, bubbulah"
And much, much more.
My own experience has been that if you're blessed enough to have Jewish friends, you're pretty much guaranteed the chance to eat your weight in fresh and/or smoked salmon any time they include you in a family celebration.
I love salmon.
Not that I want to denigrate other sects, but frankly, my experience to date has been that they are not so generous with the salmon. Oh, your Christians will give you nibbles of salmon diluted with mayonnaise and shoved into one of those dainty little crustless sandwiches, but slabs of actual fresh salmon?
You can well imagine my consternation.
The big island is far and way the most wonderful place..
Maui is for drunk fratboys and honeymooners.
Oahu is for japanese tourists shopping.
Kauai is rainy and outback.
besides, Pele (the goddess not the soccer player) is resident on the big island.