Archive for September, 2008

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NOVEMBER 1ST, PEOPLE

September 29, 2008

I’ve already told almost everyone I know about this, but the students of my dance teacher are putting on a show! November 1st, at Theater Artaud, in San Francisco. There are shows at 3pm (geared towards families and children, all proceeds going to a children’s charity) and an 8pm show (with a reception afterwards with foodstuffs!). Hoepfully sometime this week there will be a nice graphic to go along with this, as well as directions and everything, but I just feel the need to hype this thing as much as possible*.

I hope everyone can make it! Put it on your calendar NOW.

* Also, we need to sell out the evening show to break even, more or less. This is what happens when you’re not a non-profit and you decide to put on a show.

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Drive-through Memories

September 24, 2008

I was waiting semi-patiently at a drive-thru this afternoon, and it brought back a very fond memory in college.

Peter and I would occasionally go on (very) late night runs to the Jack in the Box, the only place open at two in the morning in Davis. We were on such a trip, windows down, listening to Cat Steven’s “Wild World” right after ordering. The speaker crackled back to life and a voice said “Everyone sing!” and then the three of us, Peter, me, and mystery girl all sang the final verse of the song.

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Dino quilt!

September 24, 2008

Dino quilt!, originally uploaded by maceelaine.

I was going through my pictures, and came across this one again. It reminds me that I miss Brainforest. So, this Dino Quilt is for you, courtesy of the San Mateo County Fair.

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I want all of my food to be magic.

September 15, 2008

Stir To Find Dinosaurs, originally uploaded by maceelaine.

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A few things that have made me happy today

September 15, 2008

Aquatic Plates:

via Design Public

Sadly, I do not have $80 to spend on four plates.

Amigurumi Vader:

via Craftzine

via Craftzine

I need to get back in the swing of things.

George Takai Gets Married:

I like love.

I like love.

Make your own Sulu joke here.

Shoes:

These babies are eventually going to be on my feet. Thanks, mom!

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September Update

September 14, 2008

I’m happy to report that I have lost two pounds!

I’m not doing so well at curbing my unhealthy foodstuffs. There’s been a lot of social events this month, and hence a lot of drinking. Luckily it’s only been about one a week, but still. I feel slightly guilty. Guilty enough to stop? Not sure. But at least I’m keeping up the exercise part of the bargain.

I’m doing things the right way this time and easing into the rowing machine. I have a tendency to jump into things headfirst and either injure myself or burn myself out. So I’ve been slowly working my way up with the rower. Eight minutes, ten, fifteen, and today I did twenty. I find it’s way easier if I have my iPod with me, as I’m not just listening to the timer click. I haven’t put together a good workout mix yet, though, so I just had my ‘pod on random. Here’s a song I do NOT recommend you listen to while working out, because it will either weird you out or make you laugh so hard you can’t concentrate on what you’re doing: the Crucifixion from Jesus Christ Superstar.

My dance teacher has also recommended that we start working on our stamina, since dancing in so long of a show takes a fair amount out of you. This point was well illustrated on Saturday. The new workshop is working on two Spanish folk dances, instead of straight up Flamenco. The first is the Jota Aragonesa, which winded me completely in about 15 minutes. The other is Chotis, but I don’t know much about it except it’s a court dance, and the guy’s main job is to stand there slowly and turn without looking like he’s turning. Like a ballerina in a jewelry box. If there are any male dancers out there interested in learning an EXTREMELY easy dance, we’d love to have some dudes.

Jack is extremely hyper and keeps jumping up on the computer, and then running away, and then coming back, and so on and so forth. I still can’t handle how cute he is.

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Aids Walk Final Tally

September 10, 2008

The people at AIDS Walk relaeased their list of the the top Star Walkers of 2008, and down at #501, about halfway down, is yours truly with a final total of $1320, which is more than three hundred dolllars over my original goal. I’ve thanked everyone at least four times, but I’m doing it again. Let’s break this record next year!