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W I N D O W S E A T
Friday, May 5, 2000

John Wesley Harding's released three tracks as MP3s for free, called MPfreeEP which makes perfect sense.
posted at 2:32 PM Central Time <link>

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Gotta get me one of these bracelets before the Winnipeg Folk Festival. To go with my funky neon spark watch (used for signalling the mothership).
posted at 2:09 PM Central Time <link>

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James Lileks is spot on re the gorgeous weather we're having in Minnesota:

Now to go inside and work some more. But I go with regret. This means little to people in milder climes, places where itís always blue and never less than green - but to sit on the porch this late, in shorts, and feel comfy this early in the year is like a pardon from the governor for a crime you didnít commit, such as the crime of writing really long sentences with mixed metaphors. But perfect it is.

posted at 1:59 PM Central Time <link>

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I got my first ever foul ball at the Twins-Mariners game at the Metrodome this past Tuesday. Olerud fouled it off of Guardado and the ball headed straight for lil ol me (first row, upper deck, between third and home . . . ). I sorta ducked to the side to avoid getting beaned, then turned around and grabbed the ball where it'd sorta jammed between the concrete floor and a seatback. No, I didn't do a victory dance. But it is pretty cool. After 100+ games, it's about time I got one! Yay!
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Summer has hit Minnesota and I'm swamped with work and housework and life and such. And longing to be outside. Battling the usual post-Minicon depression. So updates may continue to be sporadic here. Shocking, I know. I'm trying to keep up with the tv picks at least.
posted at 1:53 PM Central Time <link>

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I didn't receive any email I LOVE YOU's except one from a coworker who emailed tech support (that'd be me and a couple other people) to say that he really loves us. In a platonic way. Really. Thanks, Pat; we love you, too.

I was glad to be working in a mostly Mac shop yesterday, that's for sure.
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A whole website devoted to the song Popcorn.

Be afraid.
posted at 1:50 PM Central Time <link>

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Tuesday, May 2, 2000

www.peepdance.com
posted at 5:08 PM Central Time <link>

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Erik V. Olson's Minicon 35 report.
posted at 2:03 PM Central Time <link>

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Have I mentioned that I'm on The Well now? I was once, ages ago. And I signed up again a couple of months ago, but never really found the time to log in regularly. I've been logging in and reading some conferences regularly so far this week, though. Good to see some folks there I know from GEnie, from other weblogs and websites, from sf fandom, etc.
posted at 12:54 PM Central Time <link>

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Malkovich? Malkovich, malkovich malkovich.
posted at 12:32 PM Central Time <link>

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I know I've mentioned Mike's Hard Lemonade here and elsewhere before. Last year, during the Winnipeg Folk Festival, I drank a lot of it. And I'm not usually a drinker, really.

Still, I was hooked. But the drink didn't seem to be available in the US or at least not in Minnesota.

So I'm out doing last minute shopping before Minicon and I'm in the Sam's Club liquor store (egads) and lo, there was a great light and a heavenly chorus of angels singing. And yes, there were cases of Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Scientific experiments over the weekend revealed that the U.S. version of Mike's Hard Lemonade is a malt based beverage that contains 5.2% alcohol. Experimenters agree that in Canada it was a vodka based beverage that tasted a little bit better and packed more of a punch. Oh, well. Still good, but not quite the same.
posted at 12:12 PM Central Time <link>

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I love Badtz Maru, too.
posted at 12:01 PM Central Time <link>

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Now here's a movement I'd be happy to support.
posted at 11:59 AM Central Time <link>

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