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Zootoo

A national animal shelter makeover provides a million dollars if people sign up for Zootoo online and post pictures of their pets, etc.  My local animal shelter in Potsdam, NY, is in 14th place!  More info and pix to follow.  Sign up!

Kitty fell on the ice.

Ouch.

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Freezin’ Kittehs

Kittehs don’t like to go out in this weather, what with temps well below zero degrees Fahr. and all.  BTW, I plan to spend the weekend going through Kevin’s Amsterdam BOOOOTEH!

Kittehs!

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WTF!

New blog category: the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Today = -679.95 points.  They call them points, right?  All I know is that my TIAA-CREF is going somewhere fast in a hand basket.

Where is the magic SLEEP FAIRY when you need him/her?!!!!

Hello, sticker ninjas of the world.  I woke up at 3:00 a.m. to find the wood stove had died out, ERGH.    if I do end up heading south for break, I’ll keep you posted on the stickerkttty front!

Enough already with the soccer mom

From Dick Cavett in today’s NY Times Opinion section about Sarah Palin, the “wild wordsmith of Wasilla”:

“My concern has been the atrocities there in Darfur and the relevance to me with that issue as we spoke about Africa and some of the countries there that were kind of the people succumbing to the dictators and the corruption of some collapsed governments on the continent, the relevance was Alaska’s investment in Darfur with some of our permanent fund dollars.

And, she concluded, ‘never, ever did I talk about, well, gee, is it a country or a continent, I just don’t know about this issue.'”

Stickerkitty is going to NJ/NYC next week on the lookout for political stickers.  Let’s hope for a warm spell, so the stickers can be easily liberated.

A Brief Update

Carole and I (and Arline) met with Library folks today to have a conference call with Rice from iii about the new Encore discovery tool that the Library is implementing.  It has caused us Gallery folk to re-map certain CONTENTdm fields to Dublin Core, and I liked how Rice called it “dumbing down” a field.  How true.  Plus Dublin Core omits several fields that would be important in a museum/gallery context.  There were several other issues to discuss, inc. which fields to include in the Encore record, etc.  It’s really super-fascinating (i.e., NOT!).

Kevin, I still need to resolve your payment with the B.O.  Waugh.  I’m sorry!  The days fly by like there is no tomorrow.  I saw Tsewang today, and we both bemoaned how busy we are.  Last summer seems so cozy in comparison.

Stickerkitty is on pins and needles about tomorrow’s election.  I can’t even mention anyone’s name for fear of jinxing everything.  I still don’t really understand how the electoral college thing works.  WTF.  I know/think my vote matters, but I’m not entirely sure.  I saw a cool Web site with a picture of someone with a sticker that said, “I think I voted.”  Ouch.

OK, I just looked up “electoral college” online, and it turns out we are all voting for “538 popularly elected representatives who formally select the President and Vice President of the United States.”  Do people know and understand this?  I’ve always thought I was voting for a person, not an electoral college representative.  And why do they call it a “college?”  I’m a little confused, to be honest.

I heard an interesting clip on NPR tonight from the BBC’s “World News” that new democracies don’t even glance at the US’s voting methods, since such methods make no sense whatsoever.  I’d have to say that I agree.

Someone has been very funny on SNL lately, but puleeze don’t let him become President.

Stickerkitty will have more Posse updates after the election.

Bye bye cell phone

Two nights ago, I threw my cell phone out of the 12th floor of the hotel where I was staying in NYC, so if anyone tries to call that number, it’s kaput.  Here is a blurry shot from the same window.  Look for the reddish rectangle in the center of the image.

MoveOn.org

I didn’t think I’d use this blog for politics, but as I’m reading Jane Mayer’s new book, “The Dark Side,” I’m increasingly nervous about the upcoming election for US President.  Check out this list from MoveOn.org with a list of 10 things to know about John McCain.


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