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Quilt for the Cure!

At long last I've finished piecing the quilt that I decided to make to raise money for the Komen Race for the Cure.

I've taken tomorrow off and will hopefully get it quilted and then sew on the binding -- then? -- I'm bringing it to work on Thursday and will be selling raffle tickets.

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My dealer, she is fine

Because she loves to feed my fandom addictions (and does it so damn well!), I got this (---->) icon from nnaylime about ten minutes after I uttered the phrase "Stat Trek Re-Bootylicious" upon reviewing a certain scene from the new movie.

I only have this to say about that

New Star Trek movie?

Totally ROCKS, DUDE!

OMG, I have had a freakin' stupid ass smile on my face since I saw the flick last night -- AND today I rushed out to see it again at an IMAX theatre in Columbia, MD. Am I smitten? Oh, you bet your ass I am, Captain.

This old school Star Trek fan (I was creating and selling zines at cons in the 70's!) adored it -- what a wonderful and imaginative way to kick-start this universe! And the casting was nothing short of inspired.

I feel like I have fallen in love with my old fandom all over again for the very first time.

Statue Returns to Italy

After a two year visit to the United States, Michelangelo's David is returning to Italy...

His proud sponsors in the USA were:



Strange BFFs

nnaylime was reading about these two in some gossip mag yesterday on the train trip home from work. She just posted this video and it literally made me cry...just sittin' here at my desk. Crying.



Oink! Oink!

Seems that Swine Flu (although the Swine lobby really wants us to call it the H1N1 Flu) has hit Maryland.

Oh, yeah!

However, some things to keep in mind:

Swine Flu Perspective

An estimated 300 Americans have died this week--and hundreds more will likely be dead by the weekend. The death is sure to continue for weeks, months, with no one safe, and no end in sight.

Swine flu, right?

No: highway collisions. Going by average rates, about twice as many people have died on US highways this week as have died from swine flu so far. With the WHO raising its pandemic alert level this afternoon, things could still get a lot worse. But let's keep things in perspective for now.

And if the highway comparison doesn't move you, how about the fact that regular old non-swine flu kills about 36,000 Americans per year on average? If the government announced that swine flu would likely kill tens of thousands I imagine there would be pandemonium in the streets. But only because people don't understand the flu.


“Despite hundreds and hundreds of cases likely” at St. Francis [school in New York], none of the cases has turned into severe influenza, Dr. Frieden said. The virus is “acting the same way as seasonal flu acts,” he said. And over the past week, some cases of suspected swine flu turned out to be “garden-variety seasonal flu,” he said.

See also the Lowell, Mass., brothers who are "not hospitalized and are recovering" or the six infected people in Maryland, none of whom have been hospitalized.


One of my co-workers commented that the really amazing thing was that they didn't think the highway collisions count the NRC staffers I run down on the way TO my car in the afternoon ... har har har.

He won't be laughing when he finds his office door superglued shut tomorrow....

On another note, I saw the best bumper sticker yesterday:

Honk If I'm Paying Your Mortgage


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

On June 6th I'll be participating in an incredible event called the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure®.

More than 50,000 people will all gather on the National Mall on June 6 to take a stand in the global movement to end breast cancer.

Each year, up to 75 percent of the Komen Global Race’s net income stays in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to fund local screening, treatment and education programs for the medically underserved. The remaining dollars support the Global Promise Fund, a program of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is dedicated to reaching underserved people in areas where breast cancer mortality rates are the highest.

I've set my personal goal at $500 and really need all my peeps to help out. As an added incentive (at least I hope it's an incentive. Heh.), anyone from LJ that donates gets a drabble or ficlet of their choice (you provide the prompt for BtVS, LOCI, or S&MK).

You can donate at my personal Komen page located HERE. I know that the economy is tough for us all right now, but I encourage you to be as generous as you can be. Breast Cancer don't know from recessions and bail-outs...it only knows how to kill.

Please remember, without a cure, an estimated 25 million women around the world will be diagnosed with breast cancer - and 10 million could die over the next 25 years. That's why I'm joining the fight. I hope that you'll support me.



Arlen Specter to become Democrat....no joke kiddies...can you say MAJORITY RULES!!!


Not sure how many of you are following the whole "Teabagging" protests or not, beyond the chuckle that those who organized these things didn't look far enough into the possible definitions of the term.

This video, though, is priceless. Taken at one of the actual events, where someone stood up and told it like it actually is.

Take a look, have a laugh, and then read the comments, which are almost as good as the video.



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