1995-2008

Jul. 17th, 2008 09:50 pm
quarkwiz: (Default)


Simba's gone. Our big, goofy, foofy, little-pink-nosed, oven-mitt-footed, howl-at-4am, fluff-for-brains Simbaninny, after almost nine months of treatment for CRF, is at rest. I love you, big orange. I'll never, ever forget you.

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] paleologa for being with me at the vet's every minute, and making sure I didn't drive right after; and [livejournal.com profile] mercystreet1 for coming up to Paleologa's apartment for additional company afterwards.

More tomorrow, maybe. In the meantime, better days:

Many pictures - VERY bad for dialup users )
quarkwiz: (sanglier)
P decided to make ribs yesterday. Mmm, ribs. (Never has this icon been more appropriate, I think. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] redaxe!)




Bigger pic here. )

To see the whole process, from unlit fuel to a few more closeups, click here.
quarkwiz: (Dot)
Dot has discovered that she fits perfectly in one of our aloe vera pots. She loves the spot so much, I'm starting to rethink moving those plants outside for the summer!

Dot )
quarkwiz: (Run/Walk)
This is it, guys. The Revlon Run/Walk is THIS Saturday! ('Oh thank goodness,' I can hear some of you thinking. 'Then she'll shut up.' ;-) )

Last year the Run/Walk set a new record by distributing nearly $2.7 million to beneficiaries dedicated to medical research, treatment and support services for the brave women and their families fighting cancer. This year the bar's even higher with the goal to distribute $3 million.

Please be a part of that effort. Go to my fundraising page and help me meet my own much smaller goal! (My employer will match 50% of your tax-deductible donation.) I know some people who join us have terrible stories to tell about personal battles with cancer, or tales of loved ones they've lost; I've been very lucky not to be amongst their number. (The cancer I've tangled with was piddly little carcinoma, which is an equal opportunity cancer, especially for those of us who've been out in the sun too much.) I'd love for everyone I know to be so lucky. What we raise in this annual push contributes to the research that might make that possible.

If you are not comfortable using the online donation form, you can either print out a form from the website and mail that in (my bib number is 287), or find me and we can take care of it face to face. Cash is always good!

Please help if you can. If you have any questions, ask. And apologies to my recent anonymous donor, if you're one of the LJ crowd. I appreciate your generous donation. Please ignore this bleat. :-)
quarkwiz: (Run/Walk)
Hi all,

Only a month to go!

The small trickle of donations to my Revlon Run/Walk fundraising effort has pretty much dried up. I know how it is--you scan the post on your flist, think "Hm, maybe I'll donate," then move on and never get back to it. We all have lots of things to think about other than which good causes to support, especially at tax time! I urge you to please not just scroll past my post this time, but rather to click on the link to my page and help out. Once again, all funds we raise will go to fight cancer. (And your donation IS tax deductible!) Whether it's $25 or $5, I really appreciate it. Lastly, my/our employer will match 50% of your donation.

If you are not comfortable using the online donation form, you can either print out a form from the website and mail that in (my bib number is 287), or find me and we can take care of it face to face.

Please help if you can. If you have any questions, write to me or come find me. And please, please--if you've already supported someone else, or are yourself a participant, or for whatever other reason have grown weary of me pestering you, tell me to knock it off. I will, I promise! :-) No guilt trips.

Thanks!
quarkwiz: (Run/Walk)
Okay, I'm off to a nice fundraising start but I still haven't heard from some of you! Herewith the first nag--er, reminder. :-) Um, apologies if you also got an e-mail. I tried to eliminate duplicates but losing that hour has discombobulated me a little!

On Saturday, May 3rd, I'll be participating in the 11th annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women. You can join me in the fight against women's cancers by making a pledge or donation on my behalf. Your pledge will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women's cancers, prevention, education and support service programs.

Last year, with generous help, I raised over $2,200, and our team raised much more than that. There's no team this year, so we're on our own. If you click here, you'll see my fundraising page, where you can donate online if you like. Every little bit you donate will help! Just like previous years, no guilt trips. It's up to you: There is no set donation amount. I am as grateful for your $5 as I am for your $25. 50% of what you donate will be matched by my employer. I'll happily accept cash or cheques (made out to Revlon Run/Walk) as well, so if you'd rather not use the online form we can work around that. :-)

If you'd rather participate than donate funds, come walk with me! All you have to do is go to the main Run/Walk page and follow the directions. They'll charge you $30 to cover administrative fees, a goody bag, and a nifty T-shirt; this is also considered a donation for tax purposes. If you're a cancer survivor, you also get a pretty hat. (Woohoo!) Please think about it.

Thanks very much in advance! My apologies if my plea/nudge is not welcome. Also, PLEASE let me know if you've already donated to someone else--or are planning to--so I'll stop pestering you!
quarkwiz: (Run/Walk)
OK, trying to start a little earlier this year.

On Saturday, May 3rd, I will be participating in the 11th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women. You can join me in the fight against women's cancers by making a pledge or donation on my behalf. Your pledge will help fund important research into the cause and cure of women's cancers, prevention, education and support service programs. All funds we raise will go to the cause, not just a percentage.

Last year, I raised over $2,200, and our team raised a lot more. (Anyone got the final number? I can't find it!) Please visit my fundraising page and consider making an online donation. Every little bit will help! No guilt trips. I will simply leave it up to you. There is no set donation amount, but keep in mind that 50% of what you donate will be matched by my employer. And it's tax deductible. :-) (Unless you're in Canada, sorry....)

Thanks.
quarkwiz: (badgerbadgerbadger)
The design police! )

There are four more pages available here, but the above is my personal favourite. Heh.

(Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] cranky_editors)
quarkwiz: (Dot)
Sleeping Kitty Theatre! Well, three of them. The fourth was atop the wardrobe and I couldn't get a decent pic.

Zzzzzzzz )
quarkwiz: (Snow)
Happy Christmas to all who celebrate! We are preparing for the arrival of my parents from London (P will go collect them at JFK). Once they arrive, we'll exchange prezzies and feast on the turkey that is brining as I type. There will also be smashies, couscous with my homemade pesto, roasted brussels sprouts, and carrots roasted in the turkey pan. There will also be wine. *hic* Oh yes, and crème brûlée. If I think of it, I'll take a pic or two.

We may have to lock the cats in the den--mostly because my parents are terribly allergic (yes, I know the dander is the main problem, that's why I spent the past two and a half days cleaning), not just because, to quote one of you, they're 'little furry sharks'.

Prrt!
quarkwiz: (badgerbadgerbadger)
In case someone hasn't already posted about this and I missed it: the registration site for the Battlestar Galactica: Razor free screening just went live this morning. We're registered for the AMC 25 on W42nd, 7 p.m..

For some of you who don’t want to wait until November 24th to see the big “Razor” episode of Battlestar Galactica, you’re in luck (or you might be)! According to The Chicago Tribune, there will be free screenings of the episode in movie theaters in eight cities on November 12th. For instructions on how to obtain tickets, read on.

If you just want to go straight to the registration site, here it is. Areas where the preview is showing are Boston, Chicago, DFW, LA, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.
quarkwiz: (Grump!)
What a lovely commute we had this morning. Lucky me, I had a front row seat.

I really hope the driver wasn't hurt too badly, because then I'd feel bad about cursing the dipshit for killing the Lincoln Tunnel.

Took the curve a bit fast, eh? )

ETA: Here are a few photos from one of the local traffic choppers.
quarkwiz: (Remembrance)
quarkwiz: (Maple leaves)


Yay, Montréal! (Ahh, a Worldcon we can drive to. :-) )

ETA: The only place so far with this news is over here. The Anticipation web page has not been updated, nor have Nippon 07 or WSFS updated their pages.

Ow

Aug. 5th, 2007 05:47 pm
quarkwiz: (silly me)
How to experience a whole new level of pain: Use fancy gadget to sharpen most of the household knives in the morning. Get said knives truly scary-sharp. Carefully check edge of the 8-inch Henckels knife--whoops, not carefully enough. Examine fingers and thumbs and see cuts so fine they're almost like paper cuts. Tape up the worst one and ignore the rest. Go about one's day (a bit of pond cleaning, a bit of sunning self in back yard, a bit of laundry, etc etc). Decide at end of day a "bloody mary" would be nice. (Quote marks because it's really just V8 and vodka). Cut piece of lime to wipe edge of glass, so as to apply very salty stuff to edge. You see where this is going.... OW OW OW. Lime AND salt on teeny tiny cuts. ::runs to sink, rinses hands:: Slug drink and think about making another one, but this time without the edge treatment.

Ow.
quarkwiz: (Arrr!)
So, how was your commute yesterday?
Truck vs. tunnel; tunnel wins. )
Whole story here. This must be one of the kids who insisted on bashing that square peg in the round hole no matter how stuck it got...
quarkwiz: (sad)
Goodbye, [livejournal.com profile] dochyel. I will always remember you as I last saw you, at Lunacon, surrounded by friends and making music and being silly onstage at the HP roast. 48....dammit. ::raises a dram of Aberlour a'bunadh in your honour::
quarkwiz: (badgerbadgerbadger)
Go to YouTube, search for the year of your birth, and then post a video from that year.

Too cool! I love this theme song!

quarkwiz: (Hobbes)
Hi all--am not locking this post in case someone not on my flist can help. Does anyone have a current email address for Colette Fozard other than her Technofandom one (which is bouncing) or her Yahoo one? This is a bit time sensitive so a reply sooner rather than later would be lovely. Even better would be if someone got her to see this post. :-)
quarkwiz: (LMAO)
...from laughing so hard. Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] chas_minos. :P Love ya!

ETA: It's a French commercial for the channel Canal+, and it references The March of the Penguins. And how.


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