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by Jennie
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Thanksgiving Moment
Replies: 6
Views: 923

The secular purpose of Thanksgiving

For me, the best purpose of Thanksgiving is to pause and think about whatever it is in your life you are grateful for, and I think we all have those, no matter how awful life seems right now. I haven't been posting on the board lately because of personal issues -- worrying about my long-distance, un...
by Jennie
Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where the HELL did our country go...
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Where the HELL did our country go...

...and how can we get it back???

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15321167/
by Jennie
Fri Oct 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 28705

A very, very, very modest proposal

Name: Jennie Source: unca20061122.htm I am a fan of This I Believe, which airs on NPRs Morning Edition and All Things Considered on alternating weeks. (FYI, I listen on KPCC 89.3 FM.) This I Believe, like the original 1950s radio show on which its based, is about people, young and old, famous and o...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Asimov & Kersh
Replies: 8
Views: 9050

The novel to get is Kersh's masterpiece, Fowlers End - it's staggeringly funny and tarted up with Cockney rhyming slang (like Night and the City , glossary included). Harlan and Mike Moorcock hipped me to it years ago as one of their all-time favorite books. Robert, I like the way you used the term...
by Jennie
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Asimov & Kersh
Replies: 8
Views: 9050

Thanks everyone...

I will go on a book search ASAP.

The reason why I took so long in getting back is that a VSP (Very Special Person) in my life had a birthday yesterday, and I cooked him both pancakes and a chocolate double layer cake from scratch. (You don't know what work is until you bake without boxes! :shock:
by Jennie
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Asimov & Kersh
Replies: 8
Views: 9050

Asimov & Kersh

Last weekend, I was in San Diego, and I stopped in an antique store in Solana Beach. I saw some old TV Guides from the mid-70s on sale, and I picked up a couple. You may not expect much from TV Guide , but at least back then (and probably up until the mid-90s), you could read actual J*O*U*R*N*A*L*I*...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FOR WOMEN ONLY: Is Webderland Hostile to Women?
Replies: 89
Views: 11329

Hostility? What hostility?

If you're going to wander into a place where boys will be boys, you will probably catch them with their, ahem, boyishness hanging out. But as long as they don't slide past the line into truly vicious assholiness (as in, say, referring to the female nether regions as the "beef curtains"), I...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 31387

Thank you, Harlan! :)

Name: Jennie Source: unca20061122.htm I received the autographed copy of "City on the Edge" today. It was the cherry on top of a good week, since I picked up the copy of "Angry Candy" I ordered from Amazon.com. The USPS guy had been to my place, but because I wasn't home he didn't leave it there, n...
by Jennie
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 31387

Words are not enough, but they're all we have

Name: Jennie Source: unca20061122.htm Dear Susan and Harlan, I'm very sorry over the loss of Tibor. It's hard to think of good words that don't sound Hallmarky, but I will say that our best legacy is not in the wealth we leave behind, nor the fame, but the good. I think Tibor left a bounty of good.
by Jennie
Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 31387

Welcome back, everyone...

Name: Jennie Source: unca20061122.htm Dear Harlan and Susan, I'm sorry to hear about Tibor's health. You are right, life is the greatest war each of us will fight. Tibor sounds like a tough bird, and he's going to put up one big ol' fight. Also, happy 20th anniversary. A happy marriage is a rara av...
by Jennie
Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: A word or two from a mouse...
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

So how did you find this place, and what brings you here? Do you have any Harlan stories? -Keith A. I found out about this place by typing "harlan ellison" in the Google box. B. Harlan told me to move at L.A. Con IV before his one-man show because I was sitting in the front row the organi...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: A word or two from a mouse...
Replies: 12
Views: 2486

A word or two from a mouse...

...actually, I wonder if I should stop calling myself a mouse, as I have since my first husband gave me the nickname, because mice are low on the food chain. But mice have been around for millenia, though, so they are one hardy animal. I am forty-one, but look younger thanks to no smoking, no hard l...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Odd side effect
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Frank: "Close your eyes ladies." Truth be tellin' ya, I've a fine-tuned body breakin' the seams of this purloined thong... I mean, here ya got yer heaving biceps; then ya got yer knotting triceps; oh, n'there ya see mah shimmerin' lats; mah ABS are SPARKLIN' with BEADS o'sweat; mah PECS a...
by Jennie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethical dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Thanks for all of the good advice -- even though reading the book in the store would take at least one day; it's a dense one! I think I'll wait and see what Harlan will or can do. In the meantime, I'm going to read the copy of "Slippage" I received from Amazon today. :D (I may be mistaken,...
by Jennie
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ethical dilemma
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Ethical dilemma

This is the topic I wanted to post in the Pavilion. * * * Here's a question to put us all back on track... During the last long weekend, I was doing what I often do when time is free for me -- I hung out at the local Borders. I went to the new paperback table and saw a new "Star Trek" nove...

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