Can't even shout, Can't even cry. The Gentlemen are coming by. Looking in windows, knocking on doors. They need to take seven, and they might take yours. Can't call to mom, can't say a word. You're gonna die screaming but you won't be heard.

Dream Girl ,'Bring On The Night'

If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me

Birth, death, illness, new job, vacation...if it's happening to you and you want us to know about it, post it here. These threads are intended for announcements only. Want to offer sympathy or congratulations, or talk about anything? Take it to Natter. Any natter here will be deleted.

Vortex - Sep 17, 2002 8:41:34 pm PDT #4 of 5635
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

Hey, Chicago Buffistas, I'm in town on Thursday night through Saturday afternoon. Not sure what my obligations are (just found out I was going today), but I'd like to try to get together.

Jess M. - Sep 17, 2002 8:54:09 pm PDT #5 of 5635
Let me just say that popularity with people on public transportation does not equal literary respect. --Jesse

Steph L, and the other (2?) Cincinnatians...I'll be in your fair city Columbus Day weekend. About the only time I can scrape a meeting might be Sunday brunch. Thoughts?

Abby - Sep 17, 2002 11:22:17 pm PDT #6 of 5635

This isn't new to me, but it's the first time I'm sharing it with you.

I could use your thoughts and prayers for my brother. He has an inoperable brain tumor. He's had it for three years now, and he was fine for a while, but they're running out of options and he getting worse again and isn't a lot they can do anymore. He's going to start an experimental chemotheraphy on Thursday. He's 36.

He married my best friend 9 1/2 years ago, and so it feels like I hurt double for my brother and for my best friend losing her husband. I live in a different city, so sometimes I can just not think about it but then I'll call or think of them and it hurts a lot. And L., my friend, has to live with it every day and she hurts so much.

Anyway, just wanted a few more people to tell God to fix him. Thanks.

Pinwiz - Sep 18, 2002 3:50:45 am PDT #7 of 5635
Missing in action since 2002...

Gudanov - Sep 18, 2002 9:09:59 am PDT #8 of 5635
Coding and Sleeping

A bit of good news. Later today a check will be sent off to pay off our last car loan. With this payoff, all four cars will be owned outright and the only debt left is the mortgage.

P.M. Marc - Sep 19, 2002 2:09:37 am PDT #9 of 5635
So come, my friends, be not afraid/We are so lightly here/It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear

Seems almost silly to post, but I'm going to be mostly dark tomorrow night, and mostly dark this weekend, as tomorrow is our 3rd wedding anniversary, and we're going to Vancouver on Saturday to celebrate.

The third one is Porn, right?

Nilly - Sep 19, 2002 6:46:44 am PDT #10 of 5635

I'm going to be mostly-dark (but actually only gray) in the next ten days or so, due to some more Jewish holidays. I will at least lurk some, and will check my e-mail regularly.

Before I'm gone, here are some dates to remember in the next week, according to the Buffista Calendar:

Tomorrow (9/20) is Sue's birthday (that's Susan O's Phoenix name, right?), Saturday (9/21) is Sophia's birthday, and Monday (9/23) is not-so-little-anymore Emmett's birthday. What a lucky bunch of days. Hopefully, I'll be back by 9/28 to wish Elena and DH a happy anniversary in a more current date, but anyway, early wishes to all of them!

msbelle - Sep 19, 2002 7:23:58 am PDT #11 of 5635
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

This evening at 7:45 ET I have my co-op interview. All good vibes are welcome.

msbelle - Sep 19, 2002 9:22:38 pm PDT #12 of 5635
I remember the crazy days. 500 posts an hour. Nubmer! Natgbsb

Thanks for all the support. The co-op board accepted me and signed the acceptance letter right there tonight!!! YAY!

Now the lawyers need to arrange the closing.

Jon B. - Sep 20, 2002 2:06:52 am PDT #13 of 5635
A turkey in every toilet -- only in America!

I 'm at Brenda Mercer's house in Milwaukee, in the middle of my "world" tour. We (The Pee Wee Fist) have played half a dozen shows so far and every one has been fun (even in Philly where there were four paying customers, but one was a Brazilian guy who wanted to take my photo...). Tomorrow we have a big show in Madison at the University. I'm expecting an audience of 12, but someone told us earlier this evening that 1000 students may be staring at me & the silver suit. We'll see... Saturday is Chicago where I expect to see a Buffista or two!


Oh - I'm registered here! Looks great! Can an Admin please add me to the secret Admin club?