In the gloaming ...

Random thoughts at the end of the day when everything goes still & the air is soft ~

Location: Pacific Northwest, United States

You'll find I'm open to new ideas and love a good conversation. I can't promise to agree with you, but I won't drag people over from the next table to set you straight either. I'm laid-back, but not shy & have a wicked sense of humor. If you don't find me here look for me any place with swords, good whisky, and men in kilts.

:::: Warning ~ Southerner at the controls ~ Watch for fallin G's y'all! ::::


Air America ~ Katrina Survivors

Air America Public Voicemail

Air America Radio's Public Voicemail is a way for disconnected people to communicate in the wake of Katrina.

Here's how it works:

Call the toll-free number above, enter your everyday phone number, and then record a message. Other people who know your everyday phone number (even if it doesn't work anymore) can call Emergency Voicemail, enter the phone number they associate with you, and hear your message.

You can also search for messages left by people whose phone numbers you know.
Air America Radio will leave Public Voicemail in service for as long as this crisis continues. You can call it whenever you are trying to locate someone, or if you are trying to be found.

Obviously, for this to work, people need to know about it so please forward the number to as many people as you can. You can find out more about Katrina and the affected areas at (Active link at top ~ just click on title)

Air America Radio brings you Emergency VoiceMail in conjunction with VoodooVox.

Also, if you're looking for a way to help personally, Civic Action, formerly known as, launched a new web site yesterday, asking its 3.3 million members and the public to post any available housing for the thousands of people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. The organization will directly connect evacuees with volunteer hosts, and also provide the housing information to the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


A lot of nothing goin on ...

The days have passed and nothing much is goin on, but the time is gone anyway. I feel stuck in limbo with no way out ...

Harry Potter book 6 came out overnight and we went to the bookstore this afternoon. No hoopla, but my daughter is just as thrilled with her copy and the poster the clerk handed her at the checkout. She held it reverently on the ride home; not even opening the cover more than a crack. She wanted to be home and snugged up on our sofa with the cats before she dived into the story she had waited to read for 2 years.
I'm glad she shares my love of books.

Mom has begun reading book one this month.
She's hooked already too.

Operation Truth

I just found this site via Air America which I found only 2 weeks ago.
Go take a look at for yourself.

No matter what you make up your mind to believe, you should always be grateful for both sides of the story to make informed decisions. For myself, I tend to believe the men and women on the ground facing the incoming rounds over the suits in any capitol city ~ ours included.


Elemental Fire

The past 2 weeks have been a blur.
Hurry up and wait. Nothing happening then everything hitting at once til I hoped for another stretch of nothingness.
I was offline long enough that people were sending out virtual search parties ...
I'm hoping now for some balance.

Your element is Fire. Like fire, you have a hot
temper and you can be warm and loving as well
and angry and wild. It all really comes down to
what you are feeling. You have a lot of close
friends who you are very protective over, and
with your temper probably some enemies too. You
are not Miss Popular in school since you are
your own person and don't want to be forced
into behaving this or that way. You are the
untamed wild horse, the kind that everyone
wants to catch. But you don't want to be tied
down for the moment and just keep going with
your little crushes. Your will is strong and if
you set your mind to do something, you will
most likely succeed. But beware, your friends
may not always accept your mood-swinging
behaviour. Even if you don't mean to be mean,
they can still feel hurt. You just need to
start thinking some things through before you
do them, and not always jump in with so much
courage. One day you may be hurt because of
that, but then again, your element isn't fire
if you start to analyse situations before you
act. After all, your nature is to shoot first
and ask the questions later.

What is your element? [with pics + 7 outcomes + detailed answeres!]
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I'm not a fan of Japanese anime artwork. I may come back and delete the picture encoded with this quiz. Just not my thing ...

07.16.05 ~ Yeah, the anime had to go. So sue me.


Cruel Spam

This junk just keeps showin up in my mail. Yours too no doubt.
Does anyone else think it's a cruel joke on these poor men to name an erection aid Cialis?
Say it outloud.
It sounds like a good ol' boy givin his downcast buddy some advice, "see Alice...".

Off to kill more spam...