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Archive for May 2009

News Conference On Tiller Shooting

Posted on May 31, 2009 by under News.    


Random violent acts of radical fanaticism (like this) make me not want to live in Wichita. There is a candlelight vigil for Dr. George Tiller tonight in Old Town Square.

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Ashley’s Last Day/Night at Highlands

Posted on May 31, 2009 by under Poker.    

Kurt and Ashley and Shane

Even though we had a rotten night of cards, I’m really glad that we decided to come to Highlands last night because it was Ashley’s last night there. She found a day time job (10 am to 6 pm, M-F) at a daycare, which will allow her to have her evenings and weekends free. I’m really happy to see Ashley move on, but at the same time am kind of bummed that we will no longer be seeing her at Highlands. Good luck, Ashley. We will miss you.

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Necklace from Jay and Becca

Posted on May 31, 2009 by under Moblog.    

Necklace from Jay and Becca

This is a shell necklace that Jay and Becca brought back for me from their St. Lucia trip. I wore it for the first time yesterday.

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Five Years Ago Today…

Posted on May 29, 2009 by under Life, Things to Do, Travel.    

2004 KC Trip Recap:

Five years ago today, Brian and I decided to spend Memorial weekend in Kansas City. We took so many pictures that weekend that I had to blog about the trip in four installments.

Here are some of my favorites:

 The Raphael  Kona Grill  Brian  goofing around  Brian  Houston's  Z Gallerie  view from bridge  Brian at reVerse  street performers  Brian at reVerse  Ching at reVerse  Ching  one of the many fountains  a corner  carriage ride  Brian unpacks our stuff  the living room part of our suite  mirror picture  yuppy bikers in front of LATTéLAND  the Oscar Mayer weiner mobile  more yuppy bikers  more yuppy bikers  Brian browsing the Cheesecake Factory menu  must be a really complicated menu  Brian and Ching at Cheesecake Factory  the yummiest mango drink ever  artsy picture of forks  the most delicious chocolate mouse cake ever  a Westport hat shop  a Westport clothing store  graffiti or wall art, your choice  inside Freaks on Broadway tattoo shop  inside Freaks on Broadway tattoo shop  Brian looking at tattoo designs  stairway leading to Freaks on Broadway tattoo shop  hallway leading to Freaks on Broadway tattoo shop  Brian putting on new earrings  bronze sculpture at a Westport intersection  some kind of bistro  Brian  Brian  Murray's  Streetside Records  UNO Chicago Grill  Baja 600

Last year, we spent it at Legends at Village West and Harrah’s in North Kansas City. This year, we took the boring route and stayed in town. Mostly because Brian made movie plans. Since we didn’t get to go to KC over Memorial weekend, I’m debating on whether to take Brian over his birthday weekend. Maybe we could go on a day trip and just play one tournament or something like that. What do you guys think?

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Origin of Love (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)

Posted on May 28, 2009 by under Movies, Videos.    

When the earth was still flat,
And the clouds made of fire,
And mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs.
They had two sets of arms.
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

The origin of love.

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back,
Called the children of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth.
They looked like two girls
Rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon.
They were part sun, part earth
Part daughter, part son.

The origin of love.

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
“I’m gonna kill them all
With my hammer,
Like I killed the giants.”
And Zeus said, “No,
You better let me
Use my lightening, like scissors,
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards.”
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh,
Said, “I’ll split them right down the middle.
Gonna cut them right up in half.”
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blades
Of a knife.
And it ripped
Right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun
And the moon
And the earth.
And some Indian god
Sewed the wound up into a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly
To remind us of the price we pay.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away,
In a flood of wind and rain,
And a sea of tidal waves,
To wash us all away,
And if we don’t behave
They’ll cut us down again
And we’ll be hopping round on one foot
And looking through one eye.

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two.
You were looking at me.
I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar,
But I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That’s the pain,
Cuts a straight line
Down through the heart;
We called it love.
So we wrapped our arms around each other,
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
We were making love,
Making love.
It was a cold dark evening,
Such a long time ago,
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
It was the sad story
How we became
Lonely two-legged creatures,
It’s the story of
The origin of love.
That’s the origin of love.

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