Dan Wilson (stagewalker) Mon 18 Jun 01 22:08
Wow... take one weekend off and come back to ... wow. DanGuy... it's been said numerous times, but congratulations. I haven't had a chance to check out the new NG/AG site yet, but will do so when I'm pretending to be working tomorrow. Haven't gotten my copy of AG yet.. hopefully tomorrow... Hopefully it will be punctual and not late. But I had really wanted it to be early. Michelle - Burning Man stuff materializing... our camp keep talking, but we haven't done anything to organize yet. I think that July will be a good organizing month (it had damn well better be!) It's nice to be home.... Dan
Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Mon 18 Jun 01 22:25
Ooh, by the time I wake up tomorrow, I'll be able to pick up my brand new copy of AG! Woo hoo! Dan W - Well, since you brought it up (okay, *I* brought it up, but you continued it), our camp is having a fundraiser party on Saturday. Anyone in the bay area looking for a fun party and a good cause (and interested in milling around with a bunch of people who look like they'd be dangerous and scary, and just walked off the set of a Mad Max movie, when really we're some of the most easy-going sort) should go to... um... hang on... here we go: http://www.deathguild.com/ And it's even kind of vaguely Neil related (in the loosest sense of the word), in that my camp (which is devoted to all things Neil) is housed within the Death Guild camp. And the party is very likely the last time any one will see me sane until BM is over. squeaks, whose father kicked her ass in Thunderdome last year... grrr
Mary Roane (the-roane) Mon 18 Jun 01 23:57
A word of advice: never turn on the air conditioner, the TV, the microwave & a half dozen lights in a new apartment at 11p.m. on a Sunday. Bad things happen. Like missing the Announcement. CONGRATULATIONS Dan & Lori!! Welcome Alexander! I'm so glad everyone is well. Len--am *sooooo* jealous of your being at that show last night. Was it fab? What did he read? Tell all! Jinx--get better soon! Good vibes your way! I'm starting to think we're not so much a mob as a tribe of nomads. Good luck to all the moving folk! Mary (reading Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life, by Sabina Flanagan)
Martha Soukup (soukup) Tue 19 Jun 01 00:32
The bad thing that would happen in California is that our electricity bill would immediately jump another $20. Just got back from Washington state, where they were running a radio spot in which Dad announces that Mom has an announcement. "I've--decided to run the vaccuum cleaner," she says. The children howl in horror: it's homework by candlelight now to make the budget balance.
Tara (taragl) Tue 19 Jun 01 09:24
Michelle - Could I ask what a mini-dome battle is?
Adriana Roze (ariadne26) Tue 19 Jun 01 10:06
Jinx--I have recently had an upper endoscopy myself and am heading down that lovely road towards ColonFun as well. I feel your pain. Literally. Anyway I hope that you come through it as painlessly as possible. I'm curious what your malady is and if we can trade helpful hints... Well, today's the big day. Let us all fork it over and make Neil a superstar! hehe...
Angelina Venti (velvetraisin) Tue 19 Jun 01 10:41
Jinx--Lots o luck with the "ColonFun." You too, Adriana. Got up early to buy the book (okay, so 10am is early for me) and I've been reading it ever since. I am thrilled so far. They had one of the signed copies for sale, but I figured that since I am going to a signing, I should let someone else nab that copy. Speaking of which...I would like to say Hi to anybody coming to the Dayton signing...should we do anything special so we can find each other?
Dan Wilson (stagewalker) Tue 19 Jun 01 10:45
Michelle - I didn't do Thunderdome last year *sigh*... I managed to get a really bad case of Playafoot and was not overly mobile most of the time. Not this year though... oh no... I'm ready (and not wearing sandals or going barefoot like I did last time!). I may swing by the fundraiser this weekend...
Adriana Roze (ariadne26) Tue 19 Jun 01 11:01
*ehhhhhhhhh* Playafoot? I need a judge's ruling....
Shawn Shelby (shawnshelby) Tue 19 Jun 01 11:23
Whee! I'm actually feeling a little giddy, just got back from my lunch break with my very own pretty little (ok, not so little) hardback of my very own. Even has a funny-slightly disturbing face doodled next to Neils sig. Still wish that I was close enough to a signing to attend, but I'm very happy nonetheless. K, enuf chitting, I've gotta go read. Shawn, just Shawn...
Dan Wilson (stagewalker) Tue 19 Jun 01 11:26
Playafoot.... the Playa (desert) is highly alkaline. I, thinking that wearing sandals and going barefoot in a desert was appropriate, hadn't taken into account the fact that this wasn't your average Lawrence of Arabia desert. The playa actually eats into your skin, so that after about two days of walking around without socks, my feet were so dry and cracked and bleeding that I spent the rest of the week hobbling about in pain unless I was on substances that made me unaware of discomfort. On the plus side, if I hadn't been observed being a fool in pain I wouldn't have gotten a foot massage from the woman who I am currently in a relationship with. Funny how these things start... isn't it?
Michelle Montrose-Hyman (miss-mousey) Tue 19 Jun 01 11:38
Mary - It's worse when you do it at noon on a weekday. Fridge going out on a 98 degree day is a bad thing... that happened to a friend of mine. And then the next day her rolling blackout hit. Oh ick! Martha - That instantly brought up images from Peter Pan, when father is trying to tally up schillings and pennies to afford to keep the children. :) Dan W. - Playafoot? Someone didn't bring a bottle of lemon juice with him! For shame! (or picklejuice, but 'lemon fresh' has a better ring to it...) Tara - http://www.snafu.org/michelle/ttcperpix.htm has some pictures of Thunderdome last year (well, pictures of Daddio beating me to a pulp). If you picture a smaller dome (I think 20' diameter, instead of the 45' one we used at BM), and no bungee harnesses, *that* is a mini-dome battle. Shawn - You should scan the doodle. I'm nosy. :) squeaks, off to go pick up her AG, and Stardust, and...
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 19 Jun 01 12:02
E-mail from Tona: Angelina- Are you speaking of "Salival" by Tool? I love them! They're one of my favorite bands! Do you have the new album? Tona
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 19 Jun 01 12:07
Jinx - if you want to find someone's e-mail address, type bio <username> in the shortcut box. For example, to see my bio and other particulars, type bio castle in the shortcut box and press Enter. The e-mail address is in there, up at the top.
Shawn Shelby (shawnshelby) Tue 19 Jun 01 12:27
Michelle- lol, acutally I was already planning on scanning it when I get home. I have no webpage to share it on however :( Shawn- curled up in a ball under his desk so his boss won't know he's reading...
Suzanne Scott (dreaming) Tue 19 Jun 01 16:25
Playafoot... ouchy... sounds nasty. Jinx & Adrianna... good healthy vibes your way! Dan... what a lovely way to enter into a relationship. Who doesn't say everything happens for a reason?!? Making Neil a superstar... picked up the lovely hard copy and attempted to read at the lights (which of course turn green immediately if you attempt to read anything). Also picked up the audio and am tempted to play it in the office while I work. However, want to read it first then hear it... gah. Work is in the way. HMMM... could call in sick, blame the bad car karma! Squeaks... you're not the only one who's nosy! :) Suzanne (who is considering Shawn's reading tactics)
Adriana Roze (ariadne26) Tue 19 Jun 01 16:45
Dan, you best thank the heavens for playafoot. Suzanne, thanks for the health points. Who is the actor/reader of the AG audio? You know, I have a question: is anyone else here stuck in a corporate Hell job right now? I am still temping here at Warner Brothers and sometimes I cannot believe the contemptible way in which the humans act here. Just curious if anyone else is going through that right now. -adriana
Tara O'Shea (uisgejack) Tue 19 Jun 01 17:34
yay! got my book! yay! (going away to go read it now)
JaNell (janell) Tue 19 Jun 01 19:08
Well, my husband bought it for me, after much discussion- "You deserve this." "No, I can wait, we can't afford that and going to the signing." "You're not going to wait, do you want signed or unsigned?" "Unsigned, leave the signed for someone who can't make a signing. But I have other things he can sign..." "Any books?" "No, but I rescued the sign about Neil's signing at ConCat, that I designed, I'd like him to sign that, and this headless Spawn figurine that maybe I can get to write 'take that, you!' or somesuch on, and... where are you going?" "I'll be right back." I'm glad that man loves me.
JaNell (janell) Tue 19 Jun 01 19:30
Ah, I have the whole place to myself... So, this is my life, a typical day: Cameron comes home from work, sits down with me at the kitchen table: J: "Anything interesting happen today at work?" C: "No, it was pretty boring, we just found another cremation." Rowan, 3, runs up and announces from the head of the stairs: "I've got to save the world! Alone! Right now!" and runs back down the stairs, presumably to save the world in some way that I really don't want to know about. Most of his methods involve food and electronics...
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 19 Jun 01 19:39
JaNell - now you HAVE to explain the bit about finding another cremation!
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 19 Jun 01 19:40
E-mail from Dianna: Dear Everyone - Happy NewNeilBook Day! Lovely new place you've got. Here *passing to Linda*, i've brought you all a fern as a housewarming present. His name is Rodger. :) Dan Guy - Happy New Family. i'll make a faery wish for Alexander to be strong of heart, mind and body and wish peaceful nights' sleeps for you all. Angelina, Mary and Michelle - Happy New Hairdoos :) Jouni - Happy birthday for the 15th just gone. Jinx and Adriana - Be well. Sending happy thoughts. Neil - regarding you in the library book - That's hilarious. How are you holding up? Guess what? AG is #19 at Amazon!!! Mary - re Hildegard von Bingen. There is a beautiful CD _Lux Vivens_ of her music sung by Jocelyn Montgomery, produced by David Lynch. Has a movie you can watch on your computer about the Abbess and the making of the music too. You can listen to some at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000009QU9/o/qid=993004219/sr=2-1/ref=a ps_sr_pm_1_1/002-4133961-0007232 - dianna (stupidly happy, because my Dad's on business in the US today and i'll get my very own new Neil book as soon as he gets back)
Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 19 Jun 01 19:41
Thanks for Rodger, Dianna. He's just beautiful! Hey look jonl and tnf - our very first ever GIFT!
Evil Twin (janell) Tue 19 Jun 01 20:07
Bwah-ha-ha-ha! Wouldn't you rather know if Ro saved the world or not?
JaNell (janell) Tue 19 Jun 01 20:10
Oh, I have Lux Vivens! Love Hildegarde. And of course anything David Lynch goes well, too...
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