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Since Saturday, 16 July 2005.

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Thursday 27 August 2009, 22:12 PDT:

If you want to keep this page as a tab in your browser, and check out some links from this page, try right click on mouse and select "OPEN LINK IN NEW TAB" as another way to browse. *** Sadly, there are times when I feel a somewhat useless engine. *** Yet always I yearn to be a very useful engine. Thus I am now about to take the plunge and respond to the offer from Anglefire for a free blog.
"Why be pessimistic?" (probably wouldn't work anyway.)

Saturday, 22 August 2009:
For Jamie, if she's able, I promised to hacer mención de a novel set in Mexico which I read 25 September 1988, while living in Northridge, California.

The Third Hour by Geoffrey Household (1937 Chatto & Windus - London)

The Third Hour by Geoffrey Household was first published as a hardcover original novel in England by Chatto & Windus, then reprinted in its first American edition by Little, Brown/Atlantic Monthly Press with new jacket art. The Chatto & Windus edition may be the only one to feature its stylish jacket art, while the US hardcover reprint by the Adventure Book Club is a close reproduction of the Little, Brown edition in most details. I bought a copy of this book club edition in 1992. The 1966 US paperback edition I bought in 1985 (for $0.30 at Al's Used Books in Phoenix Arizona) is selling for $5.00 and up, these days. As first novels go, it's pretty darn good, in my humble opinion. 01:24 *congeniamos nada más conocernos

2009.08.21 Friday
I should mention Aaron, Tyler and I all test positive for Asperger's (mind/body/brain thing). We hooked up with these folks in 2001.
KindTree "Autism Rocks"

Tim Mueller, one of the founders, contributes to the Kindtree site. Mary-Minn Sirag is another principal and is also involved with their web-work.
KindTree Summer Autism Camp/Retreat, August 21 - 23, 2009

Since 2002, this event has been held at Baker Boy Scout Camp, just south of Florence on Siltcoos Lake.
This is the first year since 2001 we missed it.
Like a ship lost at sea, we were blown off course by a terrible storm. This has been a most interesting August.
Tyler has declined to attend since 2006, but Aaron has remained eager to go and I have enjoyed it. I was unable to keep track of this vital detail until the weekend of the retreat, and Aaron only made the awful discovery Friday, 8/28. Now we have a whole year to plan ahead.

2009.08.17 Monday
Can you NAME them today?
In August 1979 I was visiting in Santa Rosa after attending the 32nd Westercon at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Based on 29 year old memory, I think it was during this visit I paid a visit to Cheryl Cline & Lynn Kuehl in Martinez (located in the greater eastern bay area). While there we made a cassette tape of singles Lynn wanted to share. One of these was the very first release from the B-52's (as they were then spelled), featuring the single versions of "Rock Lobster" and "52 Girls." I was struck by both songs, specifically the combined vocal sound of Kate and Cindy on "52 Girls." Their voices carried a very sweet melody and the changes were very effective as well.
The B-52s formed in Athens, Georgia

Until I locate the tape (the hundreds of tapes on the shelf near at hand don't include my old mix tapes, currently off somewhere in Various Artistland) I can only wonder, and I will. I bought the album not long after Warner Brothers released it (6 July 1979). I bought Wild Planet (the 2nd B-52's album) soon after it came out (8 August 1980), and recorded both albums 1980.12.22 on an Ampex cassette tape. This historical detail is my declaration of love for that song and for the work of Kate and Cindy and the guys in the band (Rick, Keith and Fred), to my ears a gift of love.

52 Girls Lyrics - All The B-52's Lyrics from largest lyric site on the net!

Effie, Madge and Mabel and Biddie
See them on the beach
Or in New York City
Tina, Louise and Hazel and Mavis
Can you name, name, name, name them today
Can you name, name, name, name them today

Wanda and Janet and Ronnie and Reba-o-o-o
These are the girls of the USA
The principal girls of the USA
Can you name, name, name, name them today
Can you name, name, name, name them today

O-o-o Kate, Kate and Cindy and Crystal and Candy
Mercedes and Joan, Betty and Brenda
Suzie and Anita and Phoebe and Jack Jackie-o
These are the girls of the USA
The principal girls of the USA

Can you name, name, name, name them today
Can you name, name, name, name them today
Can you name, name, name, name.

"52 Girls" (J.Ayers/R.Wilson) 3'34
The B-52's: The B-52's (self titled first album)
1979 Warner Bros. BSK 3355 (track 2)
198X? Warner Bros. 7599-27397-2 9 songs @/39'36

What I'm feeling right now is lonely, without girl, sans woman, lacking any loving female companion. To my mind come the names of those I have adored, long since faded away, gone into memory....
"She's Not There" (Zombies song-you can look it up)
You know how she is when she's not there? Can't see her, hear her, touch or feel her--she's a flickering phantom in your mind.
If none whom I've known will return, then it seems someone new must come, if any will.
I survive alone, yet cannot be free of desire for something more than what I can give myself. I am okay with being alone at times, but years of solitude informed by futility, never knowing a way out of this splendid torment, always alone, never with another, chafe and chill my heart.

"In the midnight hour,
she cried more, more more,
With a rebel yell,
she cried more, more more!
"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol and Steve Stevens (1983)

Would that I could be that more.
My heart's desire is known as Lady.
When I was but not yet 10, living on Canyon Drive in Santa Rosa, California, there was a girl named Sue.

She came to me and invited me to give her pleasure. She was 12, and I think she got some ideas from her older sister Donna, who was 14 (this was summer of 1968). This Donna, then, was the source of my awakening to the deeper meaning of "girlfriend."

The Origin, Meaning and the Hidden Meaning of the name Donna
The Meaning of the name Donna is as follows: Lady
The Origin of the name Donna is believed to be: Italian

Interesting, but I prefer this answer:

Q: What does the name Donna mean? (in english)

A: From the Italian Donna it means 'lady' from Latin domina.

What sort of lady do I seek?
Who will receive what I can deliver as her gift, and see a mutual satisfaction of our desire?

Well, I waited for you when I was half sick
Yes, I waited for you when you hated me
Well, I waited for you inside of the frozen traffic
When you knew I had some other place to be
Now, where are you tonight, sweet Marie?
Song Meanings "Absolutely Sweet Marie"

My cousin John was living with us (Me, Jay and Mom) at 801 Dutton Ave when we moved from Santa Rosa (CA) to Arlington (TX), in August 1971. After we settled there, John moved in with a guy (Ron) he met who was looking for someone to split the rent with, but eventually John got busted for drugs and went to stay in a Texas prison for a few months. When we got what John left with the roommate, there was a jacket for the Bob Dylan album Blonde on Blonde sans vinyl, and another with one LP in it. "Absolutely Sweet Marie" sounded good on first listen, and in time became one of my favorite Dylan songs.

Q: What is the meaning of the name Marie?
A: The name Marie means beauty and grace. 'nuf said.
But wait, there's more!

Donna Marie Moore is on Facebook.

It's free and anyone can join. Already a Member? Login to contact Donna Marie Moore (Sheffield)
I don't know who this person is but Sheffield is in England and I like that. Sounds as likely as anyone I might meet.

Friday, 31 October 2008:

Concerts attended, artists Alpha list so far.

Monday, 17 March 2008:

Working on so many things I feel I am doing what I can and what I must. Working on this page is one of many things I would like to do but all else gets in the way. Expect the unexpected. Get used to disappointment.

Weird Science Fiction Convention Attendence

Once upon a time, long galaxies hence, I was attending regionals, the Western regional, and even Worldcons. I'd like to go again someday.

Monday, 20 August 2007:
Rather then change Butterflys to Butterflies (correct spelling) the new name is Butter Flys & Bulls Doze.
A link down the bunny whole about what I read and other thoughts on books.
"down the bunny whole" is a reference to Alice in Wonderland, seriously mutated. Hole is what you fall into and whole is you with all your parts. Another dispatch from the Dept. of Valuable Free Information.

Thursday, 12 October 2006:
...this 'would be blog' page needs fixed (sic). Things are falling, maybe even into place.
Though I haven't worked on this page in months, my abilty to do so has improved. I continue to learn more about how computers work and how to make them work better. When I am able to work on this site it will be improved.

New York

COURTESY OF World Time Server .com

Friday, 28 April 2006:
BLUE NOTES: For the past few weeks, it has been my good fortune to work with someone who has experience with computer repair working on my machines and learning more about them in the process. For parts and instruction I've volunteered my help in the assembly of computers given to the less fortunate by a local non profit. It's as close to being employed as I've been since 2002 when I last worked for Harry and David. I like feeling useful, and I like learning how things work.

I feel better able to continue working on this site now that I have a good working machine and someone to consult in case of need. Sadly still unable to schedule so far. Learning better how to schedule my time remains my goal. We ain't got nothin' yet. April's almost done and May can't come soon enough.

Friday, 22 May 2006:
Phamily Photo Phun

Created by Lindsay Geronimo Crawford, known in a previous life as Lindsay Stuart, circa 1963-1983.

Saturday, 16 July 2005: or about then:
Battling Fafia (forced away from it all), my address book is out of date, and there's no telling how much time I've left to say hello before there's no time to say goodbye.

A mosaic of road trips drives my autobio. Too fast, too far, so much left behind. If you've a mind to leave word, I'd enjoy hearing something about you.

Current goal in life: being the best single parent I can be for my sons Lindsay Aaron & Tyler Jay, until modified by death or marriage.

Still breathing hard:
truly imminent projects include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies. Initial lists:
* SF Convention attendence
* Live Concert attendence
* Residential history
* Books read
* Films viewed
* Musical perspectives (Got Dils?)
* Fanzine collection
* APA-50 Index

I write about places I've been, people I've known, and personal perspectives unique as far as I know.

*silence is golden*
a moment of silence, to revisit all in need of attention.

Thank you for visiting my page, Angelfire ad banners and all.
Monday 22 August 2005 23:46 PDT revision.

bad things happen when spambots find your e-mail add-ress. DIE SPAM DIE!
AS OF April 2009 I'm still using Yahoo, though I do have other Accounts, I'm not using them much.
(lindsaygc)~(@)~( remove the ~)
I often find myself besieged by bother, deluged by dumbness, and otherwise occupied, but now and then I manage to check my yahoo.

Monday 22 August 2005 23:57 PDT ADDITIONAL:
Friday 17 April 2009 17:28 PDT: Still No Joy.
I'm not thrilled with my initial choice of "guestbuk, so I moved it to its own page:GUESS BOUQUET
I'll shop for another (REAL) soon (NOW) but for now I've got bigger fish to fry. It seems you have to log on to view the guest book? Bah! I want a guest book in plain site. Might as well start my blog. Please bear with me while I learn everything (MOSTLY) all by myself. Danka shain.

~...these are a few of my favorite things...~ dust bunnies down the rabbit hole...~

Cape Crawford Tourisimo
The APA-50 Project
Los Musica de Azure
Brought To You by Science Fiction Fandom
Thinking To Paint Your House?
You know how to whistle, don't you?
Her Axe to Grind
Mop & Glow
Clarion Writers' Workshop
Jim Henson and His Muppets
Firesign Theater Funway
Hop on Pop with Dr. Suess
Doctor Who is IN
Carl Hiaasen writes wicked good
DON'T PANIC! (douglas adams)
Greer Garson, elegant and intelligent
Spare Parts & Broken Hearts
Three If By Air
Farm & Wilderness, Light of the Spirit
Butter Flys & Bulls Doze: WHAT I READ
Donald E. Westlake: comedy as a consumer
Is That All There Is?
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