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Where are you? I'm in deep glurpieness, and several books, and am throwing my money at airlines - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
ldy
ldy
Where are you? I'm in deep glurpieness, and several books, and am throwing my money at airlines
I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
Username:
(Then get your friends to!)

OK, this is pretty awesome. You just have to do it once, then you'll show up on your other friends' maps.

C'mon. You know you want to.

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Didn't go to rehearsal tonight. I feel like glurp. Going to go to bed soon, I think. I still have loads to do (including catching up on comments, posting photos, and making half a bazillion phone calls), but... glurp. Just gonna pay a couple bills, then call P and hit the hay.

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Heh. Just found charting options for my credit card usage.

I find this funny as hell.
consumer/airline whore
I tend to pay for just about everything with this card (and then pay it all off each month, to build my credit worthiness), so that's a LOT of traveling!

I bet the previous month was worse, though :P

And miles to go before I sleep...

Thinking a credit card that gives me miles might not be a bad idea.

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I've been listening to this all evening:
Two Zombies Later (from scottobear)

It reminds me of beatniksidearm and Tomorrowland and Las Vegas and Cosmopolitans.

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A dear friend of mine writes:
I've been involved in a truly inspiring story about a woman of extraordinary courage. Liz DiVivo was a 36 year old wife and mother of two lovely girls. And just a few months afte rshe finished her Master's degree, she suddenly was struck with a rare and incurable disease.

The story of her wait for two years for a double lung and heart transplant is one of the most gripping stories I have read in my life. Liz did get her transplant back at the beginning of August, 2003 --- and the amazing thing is, she was just released from the hospital and is on her way to a tremendous recovery.

I thought I should let you know because you can download a free ebook Liz wrote for the whole two years she was waiting for her transplant. I guarantee, you'll laugh, and you'll cry, but most of all, you'll take some rich lessons about life from this amazing woman. It is an easy read, with just a page for each day. It's called "Believing in Second Changes: The Story of a Life." You can read it with the Adobe Reader.

http://www.lizfund.org/download/Liz%20DeVivo%20Believing%20in%20Second%20Chances.pdf

At the site they also have some great pictures of Liz and her family, and you can get up-to-the-minute updates on entries to her diary. If you want a get a dose of true inspiration, I recommend you visit there now, and read Liz's diary.

This is to those of you who have decent exposure... we have put together this eBook of basically Liz's online journal she kept for all this time, and we are attempting to have people download it, and with enough downloads, perhaps be able to pitch it to a real publisher who'd make a printed copy and give Liz and her family some much needed money (if you have any idea how much these things cost, you can imagine, even a book deal probably won't cover her expenses... but she is alive!)

This is mainly directed at Ldy, who has the power to not only get her friends to download this, but those friends to spread it to their friends. A real meme, so to speak.

Consider it done, Scooter.

If you can, folks, please do right-click on this link-- it's only a ten second dowload on broadband. I'm already in the middle of two other books, and yet am finding it a compelling read.

And please do pass on the link as well.

The rest of her site is here: http://www.lizfund.org/

It's easy to become jaded in this online world, where so many people are not what they seem.

Take ten seconds and a chance, and open your heart just a wee bit, k?

Thanks :)

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Currently reading:
John Spence's Excellence by Design: Leadership
Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation
Liz DeVivo's Believing in Second Chances: A Story of Life

Currently rereading when I'm not on a plane (because it's too nice to take with):
newbabel's The Absent Lover

Currently rememorizing for a December production:
Tom Mula's Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

Just finished:
Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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OK, enough for now. Here's hoping I'm not coming down with the flu. I hope you're doing OK, too. *HUGGOS*

I will attempt to catch up with photos and comments and stuff... soon.

I'm feeling all kinds of: going to bed!
What I hear: Dana Countryman - Cocktails In Space

13 tall tales or Tell me a story
Comments
loveisaverb From: loveisaverb Date: November 3rd, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I haven't replied to any of your posts in awhile, but I've been thinking of/seeing you around in pictures lately ;) and wanted to send you big (if virtual) hugs and kisses.

*smoooooooch and big hugs!*
From: grapefruitmoon Date: November 3rd, 2003 08:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
i spend so much money on travel... it's not the number of plane tickets that's absurd, it's the amount of money they cost. soooo expensive.

altho think that the amount of money i spend on phone cards could soon take the lead...
allyn From: allyn Date: November 3rd, 2003 11:56 pm (UTC) (permalink)

map

i'm that crazy blue dot in SE Asia

woot!
duinlas From: duinlas Date: November 4th, 2003 04:01 am (UTC) (permalink)
thanks.

btw, when I search for "women who want a fling" you don't show up?

what's up with that?
gdj From: gdj Date: November 4th, 2003 04:32 am (UTC) (permalink)
I heard somewhere that most publishers won't be interested in a book which has already been published on the web. Perhaps this won't be the case for Liz. I can always use a good read in any case! *hugs*
duinlas From: duinlas Date: November 4th, 2003 06:20 am (UTC) (permalink)
that isn't true. if something gets several thousand downloads, they'll take a look
bitteroptimist From: bitteroptimist Date: November 4th, 2003 06:55 am (UTC) (permalink)

just a minor note...

... as this is what someone told me recently. If you pay off your credit card balance each month, you are NOT creating credit worthiness because you are not using credit. You must carry at least a small balance over to earn credit. True? Urban legend?
billijean From: billijean Date: November 4th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC) (permalink)
Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

ooooooooooh! I think this book should be required reading for everyone. Informed descisions and all that.


I hope you arent getting thelu :( Feel better, honey!
gamethyme From: gamethyme Date: November 4th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (permalink)
Y'know, I drove to Vancouver, WA this weekend, and THAT TRIP bumped my Travel budget from about 10% to closer to 30%.

It doesn't take a lot of travel to make Travel the big category in your spending.
nikarico From: nikarico Date: November 6th, 2003 05:51 pm (UTC) (permalink)

This has nothing to do with your post but...

Does this person have your eye as one of their user pics? I think I remember that it is actually your actual eye (although I may be mistaken) and I came across the exact twin of the one you have as a user pic so I decided to tell you. I dont know if you care or not but I figured I would be a good samaritan!
ldy From: ldy Date: November 6th, 2003 07:42 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: This has nothing to do with your post but...

Son of a gun! It is!

I'd probably drop her a note, but she hasn't journal'd since July-- when she had a miscarriage. Yikes. However, if I don't say something, have I not just basically given up all copyright? My... what a dilemma!

Thanks for the heads-up-- I'm going to have to think about this one!!
mactavish From: mactavish Date: November 13th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: This has nothing to do with your post but...

And the last time she posted before that was in January. She doesn't seem to be over-using the icon. But it's still bleh. Had she known it was your own eye, she probably wouldn't have.
duinlas From: duinlas Date: November 13th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: This has nothing to do with your post but...

Copyright cannot simply be "given up" because you don't serve notice. That's Trademark.

And it IS your eye.
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