July 3rd, 2005


New Rule

New Rule*

No one is allowed to telephone others between 1-5 P.M. on weekends and holidays unless it's an emergency so as not to interrupt naps.

(I have been playing phone tag all week with a cousin I haven't talked to in a while. I left her a message yesterday saying that I would call her this evening knowing that in all probability, we would be napping today. She called at 2:30 and woke us up. And I would still be napping during the lovely rainstorm that's happening right now.)

* Borrowed from Bill Maher. 

  • Current Music
    Sleeps With Butterflies - Tori Amos
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you are turquoise

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

Thanks to new friend, my_kittykitty.
  • Current Music
    American Baby - Dave Matthews Band
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babies, corgis

Firework Frenzy

The 4th of July fireworks are already a-popping and Rocky is not a happy boy. He is lying next to the front door and when they really start booming or one goes off close to our house he roams around and barks at them. He is such a sweet, protective guy. Every now and then he comes over to check on me. Bessie barks only when they are extremely resonant. So things are loud inside and outside tonight.

A Declaration of Interdependence

Will Smith called the Live 8 festivities a worldwide "declaration of interdependence." "Today we hold this truth to be self-evident: We are all in this together," Smith said.

If nothing else comes out of these concerts, I hope that many young people have become more informed about the plight of millions suffering in Africa. But I think that the G8 leaders know that more people than ever will be following the summit meeting next week and want some meaningful action to come out of it.

"Live 8: The Day the World Spoke as One
"The real stars of the day though were the people who came out to all the shows or participated online. Around the world, millions attended the concerts and signed the One campaign's petition to the world leaders asking for action. The celebrities themselves recognize that it is the people who have the power to affect change by educating themselves and putting pressure on the politicians to take some simple steps that can yield enormous and worthy results. Not everyone can be saved, but if the people who were touched by the shows take their new knowledge and call, write, visit, fax, or email their leaders then more children like Birhan Woldu can have a fair shot at living a full and healthy life...

...So, here's hoping the other G8 participants heard the message shouted loud and clear yesterday and act, not as politicians, but as leaders and make history by helping to improve and extend the lives of millions of children around the world."

Live 8 pics.