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Subject:Seeing Serenity for Equality Now
Time:08:00 pm
So, it is that time of year again.

Each year there are screenings of Serenity all over the country, and the benefits go to Equality Now, which is an advocacy group for women's rights, including prevention of domestic violence, rape and female genital mutilation.

It also happens to be Josh Whedon's (creator of Serenity and Firefly, the tv show it is based on) favorite charity.

As a bonus, several sites are also playing Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog.  Sadly, Albuquerque is not one of them.

So if the show is in your area, go see it (again): http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/
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Subject:Living in Santa Fe...
Time:12:15 am
Well, here I am.

Drove in Saturday.  Pretty quick run with few stops.  Just wanted to get it over with considering the lack of sleep the previous night.

I have just a little more than a truckload of stuff with me.  Minimal furniture, just the computers, sleeping mats, books...  You get the idea.

The apartment is pretty standard, but with some nice touches.  Gas stove for one.  Some accent colors on two walls.

The town is nicer than I thought.  Lots of trees and somewhat green.  The weather is perfect, but just as dry (or dryer) than Colorado.  Downtown looks to be fun.  Will be exploring more as time allows.

The new job starts tomorrow.  I expect to be busy for a while.

I will make it to Outlandish for a day though.  Promise.
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Subject:If you want to take the plunge on Babylon 5...
Time:08:04 pm
Amazon.com's deal of the day (look for the gold chest icon) is all 5 seasons of Babylon 5 for $105.

Not a bad deal...
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Subject:NASA.... This just struck me as dumb.
Time:10:22 pm
So, NASA has had this running SNAFU of a contest to name the new bit of the International Space Station.

First off - they not only give a list of possible candidates, but they also allow write-ins.

(Dumb - anything could happen.)

In this case, they actually admitted that a write-in won.

(Stupid.  See above.)

The write-in candidate "Colbert" (of the Comedy Central show fame) beat out "Serenity" which was one of their listed choices.

(Idiotic.)

So they end up naming a treadmill after Colbert.

(Only smart thing out of this.  Better than naming a loo after him.)

But then they DON'T give the module the right name: Serenity.  After the illegitimate "Colbert" is taken out of the equation, you give the name to the rightful winner.  "Tranquility" LOST.

This is just another example of why NASA is tanking.  They do not manage their PR effectively.



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Subject:And Then Uji Becomes a Dancing Monkey...
Time:04:34 pm
Current Mood:happyhappy
This weekend was a new favorite SCA event called Caer Galen Defender.  The site is awesome, the people are fun (Power-Lounging should be a sport!).

One of Caer Galen's awards is the Order of the Dancing Monkey (for those entertainers who have greatly enriched the lives of Caer Galen's Populace.  A friend of mine received his well-deserved award at this event.

And then, as all new Monkeys are,  Uji was ordered to dance.

For those of you who missed it...

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Subject:Writer's Block: Whose part would you play?
Time:11:07 pm
If you could be cast on any TV show, from any time, who would you play?
Sinclair from Babylon 5 -- fighter pilot, wise commander, always searching for something to live for, and ends up founding an advanced race's whole society.
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Subject:*Should* I be proud of this?
Time:12:23 am
Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 100 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz canon s5 is
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Subject:Dance Collegium in Unser Hafen this Spring...?
Time:09:49 pm
Good news for many of us -- Unser Hafen is seriously considering bringing back Dance Collegium and Masked Ball in the Spring of '08.

Thought some folks on my friends list might like to know...
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Subject:Goodnight, Maestro. Goodnight.
Time:12:50 am
Luciano Pavarotti died tonight at the age of 71.  Cancer.

What a voice, lost to time.
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Subject:Cardinal Nikolaos' White Cathedral (and walk-through Confessional)
Time:06:17 pm
Ah, me. A Cardinal's work is never done. There were a huge number of sinners at Glory this year. What is a Cardinal to do?...

The answer? Sell indulg variances.  Basically, indulgences are passe'.  Variances are much better.

You see, all you have to do (besides paying the tythe) is explain to me why when you do it, it isn't a sin...

...And get the seven deadly sins to help you sell the variances.

A fun time was had by all, and combined with the other Glory Shrine I did ("The Veneration of Saint Barnabus, The Perforated") we collected a good bit of money for the archers and fencers of Unser Hafen.
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