rm_smosmof2 67M
963 posts
7/26/2006 3:23 am

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At the beginning of tonight's Dodger game, Vin Scully observed that the temperature at the beginning of the game at Dodger Stadium was 79 degrees. This was notable because the temperature at the same time on the previous evening had been 93.

The heat has lifted...

I've been thinking about obituaries, but I'm too tired to talk about it tonight.... I didnt sleep much on Monday, and only got about 5 hours on Tuesday. The good news is that once I get out of work at 0800, I'm free until 1600 on Friday... I get to rest....

Strange card game last night. Up about $5 early. watched it all drain away slowly... bottomed out at about down $10, started to recover, and then at the end of the night, I was dead even........

More later, when my brain is working again.....

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
7/26/2006 8:45 am

You're invited!

PrincessKarma's Book Palace

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_smosmof2 replies on 7/27/2006 2:25 am:
I added 8 messages throughout...

elusive_angel 53F

7/26/2006 1:56 pm

What the heck are you thinking about obituaries for ....( smiles )

Elusive Angel


rm_smosmof2 replies on 7/26/2006 7:29 pm:
Well, of course it started out with the "obituary" I wrote for Princess Karma last week. Then I stopped off at one of my more faithful correspondent's blogs this morning and she's making noises about leaving....

Actually, the second stage was asking PK "How did it feel to read your own obituary?" She never answered, but the question has been rattling around in my head ever since.

When my best friend died, four years ago, the local sf club posted a memorial page for him, where people posted comments and memory clips, etc. The comments from fans were all nice, and about as expected, but I was shocked at, and convinced that he would also have been, by the outpouring of emotion and commentary that we received from people who had only known in in a professional capacity. He'd been in the Science and Engineering Library at UCLA for thirty years before his retirement, and he'd been active in the SLA (Special Libraries Association, I think) conferences annually for many years. Most years, he just ran the hospitality suites, but they actually conned him into running the conference once. There were a number of comments from people who had only known him through SLA... (how they found their way to the LASFS memorial page I'll never know). One of the truly gratifying things for me was discovering that this person that I had cared about so much for so many years had left the same strong impression on so many people that he had encountered in so many other places over the years. This will remain on my mind for a couple of weeks more. He'd have been 70 on August 11.

I remain convinced that if I disappeared today, no one would notice for quite a while... (except at work). And if they did, it would be along the lines of "Oh, whatever happened to.....?"

It occured to me to write a series of obituaries for people here I care about, just so they know how I felt, before something happens to either me or them.....

Probably won't get around to it, but the idea still appeals to me.

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
7/27/2006 3:53 pm

I did TOO say what I thought, it's on my blog!

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_smosmof2 replies on 7/27/2006 5:01 pm:
I saw where you credited me with "sweetest post" (thank you very much, ma'am, -- tips the hat) but I didn't see the answer to the specific question.......

curiousinlorain7 59F

7/27/2006 5:55 pm

Dead even, way better than just dead...

rm_smosmof2 replies on 7/30/2006 9:56 am:
Or, to quote someone else's favorite phrase..."beats hell out of losing...."

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