May 16th, 2002

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From zakureth:

You might be from the [Pacific] Northwest if you:
  • Feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash.
  • Use the expression "sun break" and know what it means.
  • Know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
  • Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.
  • Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" signal.
  • Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it's not a real mountain.
  • Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
  • Know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Issaquah, Oregon, and Willamette.
  • Consider swimming an indoor sport.
  • Can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food.
  • In winter, go to work in the dark and come home in the dark- while only working eight-hour days.
  • Never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.
  • Are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain, and Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."
  • You can't wait for a day with "showers and sun breaks."
  • Have no concept of humidity without precipitation.
  • Know that Boring is a town in Oregon and not just a state of mind.
  • Can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you can't see through the cloud cover.
  • Say, "The mountain is out" when it's a pretty day and you can actually see it.
  • Put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.
  • Switch to your sandals when it gets above 60, but keep the socks on.
  • Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.
  • Think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.
  • Knew immediately that the view out "Frasier's" window was fake.
  • Buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.
  • Switch from "heat" to "a/c" in the same day. You use a down comforter in the summer.
  • Your grandparents drive 65 mph through 2 feet of water during raging rainstorm without flinching.
  • Design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.
  • Know that driving is better in the winter because almost everybody stays home.
  • Think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.
  • Actually understand these comments and forward them to all your friends in Washington or Oregon or those who used to live here.
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More frustration with our current "President":

Clinton had meetings every other week with military and inteligent staff to monitor and eliminate the al-Qaida, and when Bush took off he dicided this was not a priority, meaning bin Laden and his group were allowed to operate as known threats to the U.S. with out us monitoring him. Now we learn Bush was warned about the attacks before hand, and he still did nothing. And afterward he managed to turn things around and make himself out to be a hero for striking back, and we continue to ignore the fact that he could have avoided this whole thing, but I guess that wouldn't have helped his agendas.

He milked a high aproval rating out of this, which he used to press his own agenda. He has limited our freedom in the name of security. He has increased the vail of secrecy his government operates under. He has broken treaties. He has ignored pretty much all internal affairs and let himself be bribed with campaign contributions, leading to our economy being in a shambles and the energy crisis and Enron scandal. And is now using the tragidy to make money.

I will be so hapy and relieved when he is out of office, but then we will have a huge amount of work repairing the damage he has done.

Bush knowingly let September 11th happen, and we treat him like a hero. Disgusting.
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My favorite food in the world. So decadent. So fatty. So gooey. So bursting with flavor. Some call it crab ragoon, others call it crab puffs. Whatever you call it, I love it. Crab, green onions, and creem cheese, put in a wonton wrapper and deep fat fried. It is my form of culinary bliss. Nirvana for the pallet. Almost sexual in texture.

We all have our food cravings and obsessions. I love crab ragoon, Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip, Tortino's Party Pizza's, Godiva's white chocolate with strawberry preserve filling, good european dark chocolate, corned beef. Sometimes they remind you of a time or a place, other times they just overwhelm your senses. I love food. It is a pleasure feeling the taste washing over my tongue, enveloping me in the smell, feel, and taste.

What are your food obsessions?
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Where you will be this Sunday, if you are cool:
Sunday May 19th, 2002 ** ASR presents Breathe : a Bike for Breath fundraiser **

Noon to Five. Free Permitted Day Party. Peoples Park, Berkeley CA Sound by SWATT 510.273.9607 Featuring : Open Microphone Hour Science (asr, viberation) dj2 Live PA (newstylesound, moksha tribe) J.Boogie (Om Records, Beatsauce) Hosted by MC DUH (Eklektik, Phuturo) ASR is excited to invite you out to support the American Lung Association's Bike for Breath bicycle ride, the 100 K ride will be taking place on July 13th 2002 from Foster City through San Mateo and loop back up to Foster City. We will be gathering to support this great cause on May 19th 2002 at Peoples Park from noon to five PM. There will be free entertainment with DJs, a live PA show informational booths, an open mic session and unlimited fresh air. Please do not smoke at this event - respect the cause and enjoy the fresh air. Please join us as we gather funds, riders, and positive energy for the Bike for Breath. http://www.asr-family.com
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My family trip this year:

Fly out September 5th
Spend the 7th through the 13th in Scottland.
The 14th-17th in London
Get home the 18th.

Woo Hoo!!!!!
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My 1k post! Yep!!! 1000 posts. Read it with me, One Thousand.

I have been LJ'ing for 465 days. That is 2.15 posts per day.

At this point I have posted 943 comments, or 2.03 per day.

I have received 1614 comments, or 3.47 per day.

I am a member of 36 groups.

I have 114 friends 40 are communities, 70 are real people, 6 do not list me as a friend.

70 people list me as a friend, only 1 is not listed as a friend.

Hmmm... I'm too lazy to work up more stats, like percentage of private posts, etc. Or graphs of my posting habits.

Anyway, my LJ addiction continues strong. I wonder if I can get an LJ interface for my PalmPilot, so I can LJ on the go? ;)