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12.22.2005
 
So, after a few days of madness.. COOKIES ARE DONE!!! Well mostly. Still have sugar cokies to do, but I've decided those will be for family consumption, that way Mel and I can take our time and enjoy ourselves later this week and do them. Five varied types, all of which are fantastically delicious, and took far too long to make, not one of them ended up being quite straightforward. Because those that would have been, I decided to decorate with lil tubes of coloured frosting. Which took forever cos there were like 3, 4 dozen of the silly lil things. But they're really pretty now. *G*

Work has been fantastic, it's SO much fun, I'd really want to be doing this even were I not to be paid. (I am, not much, but I am.) I'm in with the kindergarteners and first graders in the after-school program at Pearce, there's like 20-30 of them total, and three other counselours besides me. So things get a little crazy now and again, but much less than you'd expect, really - no worse than ten 2-year olds with three or four teachers. ^^;; And the fun thing is is that they're old enough to have conversations with and play with. And you can reason with them when they're doing things they shouldn't - not remotely possible with 2-year olds. *giggles*
And oh but they're too sweet - I have been clung to, said goodbye to, bragged over when I go off with one group rather than another, asked to be read to, asked to play with, hugged, hand-held, had my lap sat in.. I am very very happy. ^_________^ Today especially I got clung to an awful lot, and it was wonderful. They're so sweet. <3

Christmas cards are in progress as I type this.. so they may be a tad late arriving places. Megs and Zinni, you will have packages on the way hopefully tomorrow, your cards will be in those. ^_^ Daf and Laur, I need to touch base with you guys at some point and give you cookies and cards. *giggles* And anyone know what end of the planet Erik fell off of?

And the main reason I wandered over here - I have things to link.

First off, check out Protopage if you're looking for a random amusement. Not a new concept, but unlike setting up a google or yahoo page or whatever else, you can set your own background and move things around completely. (Yes, hotlinking to Geocities images works - so I have one of my newer desktops as a background, hehe.) And while the colour system is a little weird, it works, and you've a fair bit of control. Hint: head into the Google Labs to use their rss reader to search for new ones to add. Accessible from anywhere, you can make it public or private, as well as set up a series of multiple pages. I've wound up playing with it a good bit the past few days in spite of myself (as well as snuck onto Tom's to leave notes - it's set as private, but he tends to use the same password for things, and I know it by now *cackle*).

Mainly for Megs in case she hadn't heard (though I doubt it, hee; warning to you though, Billie has the hair of doom in the accompanying pic): legal dispute about the mash-up tracks that've been floating around, Warner got pissed off cos of the Green Day tracks - and Billie thinks they're awesome. *giggles* I hadn't realised these were all the same guy, I've heard (thanks to Megs *G*) all of the songs they mention in the article..
But what *really* impressed me was this, which I hadn't heard about (though I'd heard about the legal end):
[...] he put out the call to have a Grey Tuesday protest, modeled after what people did with DJ Danger Mouse's Grey Album back in 2004 (when more than 170 sites posted the album for download after music conglomerate EMI served Danger Mouse with a cease-and-desist order; see "Grey Tuesday Group Says 100,000 Downloaded Jay-Z/Beatles Mix").
*That*, is fanfuckingtastic. That's the greatest thing I've heard in awhile. That, my dears, is what the internet is all about.
<3

Apparently, NYC is working on making broadband accessible to everyone who lives there. This seems reasonable enough, I was just sort of skimming the article.. until I hit upon this:
"Broadband is a fundamental civil right and human right," Bill de Blasio, a city council member, said during the session on Wednesday. "This legislation will start us down this road."
...
...now, I am a technogeek through and through, and I would suffer greatly without my at-least-cable connection. But...
*WHAT*?!?!?!??!!???!?
...right, broadband internet is a fundamental human right, when there are how many people dying each day from lack of clean water? from mosquito bites? good freaking lord.
(I feel like I should and could rant on that for days. But I think the quote says enough on its own.)

On a related, but nicer note, I found a rather nice older article on a meeting between Bono and Jesse Helms. Was looking at a newer article, which linked to another, which linked to this one, and y'know, I thought it was really sweet. I liked it.
And this.. really, really caught at me:
"I don't believe in preaching at people," he told me, back in 1982. A constant theme in his music, he added, is the soul-spinning confusion that results when spirituality, sensuality, ego and sin form a potion that is both intoxicating and toxic. "The truth is that we are all sinners. I always include myself in the 'we.' ... I'm not telling everybody that I have the answers. I'm trying to get across the difficulty that I have being what I am."


..and I wanted to leave it on that nice, cheery note, but instead you get left on a random one: by 2009, all tv transmissions will be digital. So if you're on cable or dish you're just fine, but antennae - like I fiddled with through the majority of my life - will no longer do a thing.
That's so strange to me.
Comments:
First of all, I love you. Thank you for the incoming card, cookies, and presents.

Second of all, I love my baby and his hair of doom and how he's so cool and fun and laid-back, and and and *HEARTS!!!* Thanks for the link.
 
Love you. Welcome in advance. ^________^ *bounces*

He's adorable! He's a little lost underneath a mop just now but he's so cute and I love that he loves the mash-ups, heeee.
 
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