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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Bush Fiddles while New Orleans drowns
Monday, August 29, 2005
In reality though - she is a Step-Grandmother : wha ha ha! Old lady.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
I think it is going to be fun. I never particularly wanted to go myself but the old lady did - so now I am taking her just to make her depressed and Ken is coming along too. I have been perusing their web site I think it will be more fun than I thought. With 8 or 9 races and a dollar a bet you can have a little excitement too.
The drive from Vermont looks lovely along the Battenkill most of the way. The weather is supposed to be great and this will mean a three day weekend!
Too bad we can't stay the night because look at the cool stuff going on tomorrow because it is the Traver Stakes Festival:
FRIDAY, Aug. 26
The Travers Wine Tasting. The National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Springs. Wine and food tasting of 200 upscale wines and food provided by five area restaurants. Live auction and jazz band. Proceeds benefit the Senior Services of Albany Foundation. Must be 21 or older to participate in the wine tasting. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., tickets $100 per person. Contact: 388-9240.
8th Annual Battle of the Brews. Saratoga Race Course. 12 Noon - 5 p.m. Microbrew Festival with sampling available to those 21 and older. Tickets $20. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Adirondack Saratoga Chapter. Contact: 745-7345.
Upbeat on the Roof. Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery roof-top, Saratoga Springs. Doc Scanlon's Rhythm Boys. Come on up for some swing music and dance the night away! Free. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Contact: 580-8080.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
So I started to look and see if there are any drugs for chickens that might be given ahead of time to protect a flock and I found this: Bird Flu Drug Rendered Useless, Chinese Chickens Given Medication Made for Humans That's right - "China's use of the drug amantadine, which violated international livestock guidelines, was widespread years before China acknowledged any infection of its poultry, according to pharmaceutical company executives and veterinarians." So " International researchers now conclude that this is why the drug will no longer protect people in case of a worldwide bird flu epidemic."
This means more than ever prevention is necessary. So people, if you stumble by here take the threat seriously and get ready. I am.
and lest you think I am a nut go and read this Bird flu: we're all going to die
Monday, August 22, 2005
On the other hand I am trying to use my little corner of the Internets to pass on things I think are important and this is a case in point --
The Bird Flu. There is a fine line between preparedness and paranoia - and I think that this line when it comes to the Bird Flu is far off from what most of us are doing and thinking.
So I encourage everyone to check out the FluWiki and seriously start thinking about those people in your family at risk. The old, the young, the infirm. Those of us who have jobs that take us into contact with many people.
While the Health headlines in the US seem to be focusing on Stem Cells and drug company news take a look at what is going on in the rest of the world:
Germany acts to prevent spread of bird flu
GPs to get drill for bird flu pandemic (UK)
Stockpiling of drug urged in fight against bird flu (Asia)
Good heavens! The Bahama Journal has a huge two part series about Bird Flu- The Next Pandemic
Anyway - if you happen by - take a look at the FLuWiki - think about how your community is going to be able to handle an outbreak and do what you can to bring this subject to a more prominent position.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
This woman really moves me. Can you imagine the courage that it take to keep following Bush and standing out in the hot sun day after day. Just to get a simple answer from the man. You go, Cindy!
In a few days my friend's son leaves for Iraq - it is going to be so hard for her. So what can we all do? Well - how about going to Cindy's site and downloading and printing out the large size of the picture above? CLick on the picture for a link. Put it in your car window and show your support for the troops and your lack of support for the war that way.
Remember - Peace is Patriotic!
Monday, August 15, 2005
I had a great weekend, it was relaxing and interesting too
Cleaning things is always fun
A nice lunch out w/drive
2 Dead Like Me episodes
Steak dinner w/ potato salad
Leftover pizza from Rick’s
Napping w/you too
Even channel surfing on the couch
Thanks baby…you are the best
It was a lovely quiet weekend!
I accomplished three out of my five self assigned tasks:
*Clean Kitchen to make it easy for new florr to be installed - DONE!
* Buy stuff for the old lady's orchids and plant the orchid cactus cuttings we got at the Spiral Shop - DONE!
*Build a Fire Pit - DONE! (pictures to follow)
*Pick out pictures of me, poopyface and the old lady to have printed - not done
*Pull together and organize all my Fair stuff to make it easy to pass along - not done