August 5th, 2003

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I have no idea why this popped into my head, but... What famous actor or actress has the most annoying speaking voice?

Right now, I'm thinking Carol Channing or Fran Drescher.

Any others that people can think of?
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The Dandy Warhols are Portland natives. And rumor has it they will be playing here, in Portland, August 28th. Who wants to go?
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I'm about to make a Good Will run, to drop stuff off, but if you want any of this stuff, let me know before 2pm today.

  • Bowling Ball and Bag
  • A stool. (the kind you rest you feet on, you sicko!)
  • Two folding card tables.
  • A bike trailer (for hauling kids or stuff behind your bike)
  • Some old skis and boots.
  • An inflatable raft.

If you want it, you need to come get it.
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Questions from uninterrupted

  1. How has moving back to Oregon changed your perception on life?
    That my parents have matured also. I think it is hard for my Father to not look at me as his little boy, and not be judgemental or commanding. I'm also learning that having a house is hard work.

  2. Which lesson has been the hardest for you this year?
    That nothing is permintate. Not a home (Casa de Cesspool), social circles (the crowd around the Casa), jobs, or love.

  3. Which lesson has been the most welcomed by you this year?
    That I am more than who I am with, and people like me for who I am.

  4. If you could photograph any one person or thing, what/who would it be?
    You know, I don't know. I mean, I love to hpotograph everything. I think the most challenging and reqwarding would be being a war photographer. It would be heart wrenching to see the death and destruction, and wonderful to see the resues, and rewarding in the hopes that in showing the horros of war, I might help prevent future war. Either that or being the White House Photographer. Or being the photographer for a band on tour would also be fun. Or treking across the Amazon with National Geographic.

  5. Which photographer inspires you the most?
    Margaret Bourke-White. She was an amazing photographer of all things, but she is probably best known for her photography during World War Two. Here is some text on her from the excellent book "FROM THE FRONT: The Story of War".

    Margaret Bourke-White

    "Go right up and look your fears in the face - and then do something!" her mother told her. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) took the advice. She delighted in defying convention and being first. As a youth, she posed nude in art class and carried snakes to school. In college, after rejecting herpetology, she embraced photography, another unusual career for a woman at the time.

    Bourke-White excelled in picturing big things - dams, skyscrapers, war, the Holocaust. She was the first photographer hired by Fortune, she snapped the cover for the debut issue of Life, she became the first accredited female correspondent of World War II (forcing the Army to approve a new kind of journalist's uniform - with a skirt). Forsaking that uniform for a bomber suit, she became the first woman to fly on a U.S. military mission, in 1943, when she photographed American B-17s clobbering an airfield in Tunis. Her pictures helped establish the photomagazine and put cameras and typewriters on equal footing.

    Given the obsticles she had, and how few I have. It makes me endevor to be a better photographer than I am, and hopefully, someday, do photography that has an impact like hers did. If she could do it, with all the difficult she must have encounterd, there is no reason I can't.


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Questions from weedlover:

  1. What do you miss about the bay area?
    I miss three things, primarily:

    • The weather.
    • The people. The bay area is extremely freak friendly and tolerant.
    • I miss there always being wierd and fun things to do. And parties to hang out at.

  2. Do you believe world peace is possible? How?
    I think it is possible. I think there are a few thing that are needed for it, though. Mind you, I am very much a capitalist, but I do hold some socialist ideal. Here is my list of what is needed for world peace:

    • Education for all people in the world. With education people can raise their standard of living. And with education and a higher standard of living, usually comes tolerance. This includes racial, ethinic, gender, and sexuality.
    • A far and even distribution of natural/raw resources. Monopolist control of natural resources is a sure fire way to cause a war.
    • Population control. We are rapidly destroying the earth with our population. As resources run out, people will go to war over them (like we are currently are waging wars for oil). Also, were we are over populated, disease spreads like wild fire. Finally, people just need space. You will find, the more people are spaced out, they more they have a sense of community, and are willing to be there for one-an-other.

  3. Tell me about your favourite experiences at Burningman.
    That is a hard one. I camp with Gigsville, and I don't think I have ever known a more loving group of people. So, just being there, with those people, is the "best". But I think the one event I look back on most fondly for just a sensery perspective, is my first experience at trego hotsprings. Zaps, Duck, and I had gotten there before any of the Gigsvillians not in DPW, and the site had not been mapped yet. It was about 10 am, and Carrie came out, and we helped her map out all of gigsville. I developed a method of etching the camplines in the playa, and spent several hours mapping about 80% of the site in the VERY hot sun. Then we quickly set up camp. About that time, it was nearing sunset, and Cabiria (the nicest, most wonderful person you would ever meet) invited us out to the hotsprings, and handed me a fist full of shrooms. As the stars are just coming out, I ease into the hot water, surrounded by beautiful naked people, I see a rabbit silotted on the ridge, and hear a coyote howl. Right them the shrooms started kicking in. I felt so at peace, and so at home. I don't think I have ever had a more beautiful eqperience in my life.

  4. As you get older, do you believe in the existence of true love any less?
    I believe in true love stronger than ever. What has me jaded is the fact that people grow and change, and the love grows and changes with them. How you love someone one day, will not be how you love them a few years from now. And that love may grow in opposite directions.

  5. Where would you like to travel that you have not traveled to yet and why?
    I would lover to take my camera, with lots of batteries and memory card, and hike/camel-ride/etc (use as few motor vehicles as possible) and start in Morrocco, across the dessert, into the west african rain forrests, then cross the continent to Lake Victoria and the Great Rift Valley, then climb up Kilimenjaro(sp?), then down to the tip of South Africa. Assuming I could avoid the various civil wars and stuff, I think that would be a year long trip that would change me forever. I have been to every continent except Australia, Africa, and Antarctica. Some do I hope to visit them all. I also wish I had a college degree, so I could do the Peace Corp. But, next year, I should be doing Indian. Then the year after that, we are hoping to drift/canoe the Amazon River.

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Questions from sarawr:

  1. You've had a really, really rough few months. What's gotten you through it with your sense of humor and faith in yourself intact?
    Just a rememberence that life is dynamic, and always changing. Just as some good things did not last. The bad things will not last either. So basicly, enjoy it while you've got it. And look forward to when you will have it again, when you don't have it.
  2. Are you where you want to be in life right now?
    Hmmm... Unemployed. Living with my parents. Single. In debt. No friends living close by. Nope, I don't think I'm exactly where I would like to be.
  3. What do you see yourself doing in three years?
    Hopefully well employed. Living near friends. And possibly even in a relationship.
  4. What are your spiritual beliefs?
    [WARNING: Very much just following my flow of thought.] First and for most. Believe in yourself. I often feel that people turn to religion because they lack faith in themselves. But beyond that, I do not believe in a god as a great sentient being. I think of god as a personification of infinity. Through time, people have looked back into the past, and forward into the future, as far as they can grasp. As soon as they reach their limit, they label anything beyond their grasp as a mythical realm of "gods work". We live in an infinite universe. With it being infinite, there are infinitie posibilities and opertunities. At some point at some place in the universe anythat and everything will happen at least once. Look that the formation of life. If you look at earth by it's self, the odds of spontanious life are very slim. But if you spread those odds over the whole universe, it becomes very likely that life would just occur. One f the hardest things for humans, even me, to grasp is that the universe (or at least it's matter and time in general) has no beginning or end. In a way, science is a religion also. We know all the matter in the universe was packed into a tiny symetrical ball, then it exploded creating the big bang. Where did this matter come from? Why did it blow? These are matters of faith. So, I suppose, if I were to believe in a god, beyond they infinity sense, I would take the clock maker view. A clock maker builds a clock, winds it, and walks away. Perhaps a god created the original universe mass, and caused it to blow up. It had to come from somewhere, and we will likely never know where, so if saying god did it, makes people feel better, more power to them.
  5. What do you think is your greatest failing, and how might you turn it to a strength?
    My greatest failing. I have very little self motivation. I am often obsessed with the interest of the moment, then forget about it a month later. I'm not sure that can be made into a strength. It generally means I start a lot of things, but very little get's done.

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We've been having thunderstorms like crazy today. I saw about 2 dozen ground strikes. Which is cool to watch, but scares Jamie to death. So, on the Goodwill trip to donate the stuff, I took her with me. It occurred to me, as I was driving around with a rottweiler in the passenger seat, and my truck loaded down with junk. Why is it when you see trucks with junk in the back, there is almost always a rottweiler in the passenger seat? I think it's because that big tough dog is to chicken to stay home alone.
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You're a Gnome!!
You're a Gnome!! An Inventor!! You make as many
things as you can.. Though you are very
disorganized... But who cares? You just found
an invention that... that...Well..you don't
know what it does.. But it does something! Now
just have to patent it to make sure none of the
tall folk get a hold of it.. (did I forget to
meantion you're a little short?....Shorter than
a Kender... But you like it that way.)


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Larry Flynt might be a pig, but sometimes you have to love him.

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G'nite, y'all. I will be taking my Garndfather to the hospital EARLY tomorrow morning, and spending then next 2-3 days taking care of him. During this time, I will only have dial up, and limited time on it. So, if you post my qestions, please don't be upset if I do not answer them immediately. Nothing personal, I'm just not available. :-)

But hopefully, after a couple days, all will be back to normal.