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Dec. 6th, 2010 01:05 pm
geekchick: (ideas)
If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don’t think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions; if you just think of, detail by detail, what you have to do next, it is a wonderful dream even if the end is a long way off, for there are about five thousand steps to be taken before we realize it; and start making the first ten, and stay making twenty after, it is amazing how quickly you get through those five thousand steps.

- Edwin Land to Polaroid employees, December 23, 1942
geekchick: (doof doof)
Because I never remember to go check their site, upcoming stuff at Jammin Java that I wouldn't mind seeing. October looks especially bad for my wallet good.

8/25: Adrian Belew Power Trio
8/28: Paul and Storm
9/11: Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues
9/13: Sarah Bettens
10/1: Charlotte Martin (eh, kinda)
10/3: The Ditty Bops
10/3: Popa Chubby
10/8: An Evening with Marshall Crenshaw
10/14: Guggenheim Grotto
10/19: Erin McKeown and Jill Sobule
10/22: Justin Trawick
11/4: Richard Shindell and Antje Duvekot
11/6: Ellis Paul
11/20: Grant Lee Phillips
11/21: Robbie Fulks
11/28: Enter the Haggis
1/7: The Asylum Street Spankers
geekchick: (money)
A few places to snag free grocery coupons, which may require you to download a browser plugin to print them out:
  • Redplum
  • SmartSource
  • Coupons.com
  • Coolsavings - You have to register for a free account to get to the coupons; hooray for unlimited traceable email addresses attached to my domain!  Looking right now, the grocery coupons appear to be the same as the SmartSource coupons, which doesn't require signup.
  • Mambo Sprouts - Organic and natural products.  Currently they only offer coupon books in the mail and at places like Whole Foods, but they're working on offering downloadable coupons ("Fall 2008").

Known counterfeit coupons

MyGroceryDeals
posts sales from local grocery store flyers rather than coupons.  You've got to pony up a little bit of demographic information  to get the local flyers (see above expression of joy about unlimited traceable addresses), and of course you can always go directly to the store websites individually instead.

Internet coupon policies for local grocery chains:

Here's what, if anything, I could find out about the printable internet coupon acceptance policies of Wegmans, Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Shoppers Food Warehouse, Wal-Mart, Target, Bloom/Food Lion/Bottom Dollar, Whole Foods )

SILVERDOCS

Jun. 18th, 2008 03:26 pm
geekchick: (tv)
Entries I'd like to see (without filtering for things that don't work based on timing):

Bi the Way
How do homosexuals feel about bisexuals? How do bisexuals feel about bisexuals? Does bisexuality even exist? Filmmakers Josephine Decker and Brittany Blockman take a cross-country road trip to find answers, and more questions, in this smart, hip and sophisticated study of sexuality in the 21st century.
# Thursday, June 19, 09:15 p.m.
# Saturday, June 21, 11:45 p.m.

Bulletproof Salesman
For civilians, diplomats, and soldiers, roadside bombs in war-torn areas are a constant scourge. For Fidelis Cloer, they are a check in the mail. Cloer sells armored vehicles to the highest bidder, and his business acumen provides a disturbingly simple and unsentimental context in which to understand international conflict and suffering.
# Friday, June 20, 08:15 p.m.
# Saturday, June 21, 09:00 p.m.

Encounters at the End of the World
In his first documentary since GRIZZLY MAN, Werner Herzog travels to McMurdo Station in Antarctica as a guest of the National Science Foundation. The resulting account is a lyrical meditation on the stark landscape and a portrait of the researchers who risk their lives and sanity for the sake of science.
# Friday, June 20, 02:30 p.m.
# Sunday, June 22, 12:45 p.m.

cut for length )

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
#Thursday, June 19, 10:00 a.m.
Free
geekchick: (Default)
"I'm going to get tattoos commemorating life experiences I WISH I'd had."

Note to self: For the next tattoo, look into a consultation with Cynthia Rudzis at Britishink.
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Note to self:

http://www.splitthisrock.org/schedule-Saturday.html
8:00 p.m. Featured Reading, BMHS (BMHS—Bell Multicultural High School, 3101 16th Street, NW)

Dennis Brutus
Kenneth Carroll
Mark Doty
Carolyn Forché
Alicia Ostriker
Jeffrey Thomson reads “Achilles in Jasper, Texas”

Tickets will also be sold at the door for individual readings, $8 general admission; $5 student.
geekchick: (sotw)
Note to self: stuff coming up in the next several months tht I want to consider seeing.

The Birchmere:
Jan. 18-20 - Eddie from Ohio (Er,except that I'll be in Boston that entire weekend for Arisia. D'oh.)
Jan. 23 - Richard Thompson: 1000 Years of Popular Music (at Lisner, actually)
Feb. 1 - Lowen & Navarro
Feb. 20 - Jann Arden and Holly Cole
Mar. 5 - The Saw Doctors
Mar. 7 - Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm
Mar. 12 - Los Lobos
Mar. 26-7 - Buddy Guy
Apr. 8 - Asia (the four original members)
Apr. 21 - Colin Hay (I could make it a birthday outing)

The State Theatre:
Jan. 1 - The Smithereens
Jan. 25 - North Mississippi All-Stars
Feb. 14 - VAST


The 9:30:
Dec. 21-22 - Rufus Wainwright
Dec. 28 - Patti Smith
Jan. 15 - Editors

Jammin' Java:
Mar. 15 - Adrian Belew Power Trio
geekchick: (geek chick)
Steve Yegge's keynote at OSCON, "How to Ignore Marketing and Become Irrelevant in Two Easy Steps" (linked from Steve's blog)

flow|state: OpenID: Great idea, bewildering consumer experience

Dare Obasanjo: Facebook: The Social Graph Roach Motel

More on the social graph problem at Web Worker Daily ("Do you want a unified representation of your social life on the web? Why or why not?")

Coding Horror: Thirteen Blog Clichés


And on a completely different note: Never teh Bride on "Britain's Youngest Brides". That 266-pound (weight, not price) gown is sure something alright. Boy howdy.
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Note to self: Jacqueline Carey is Writer GoH at Lunacon 2008.
geekchick: (sotw)
For localfolks who also happen to be fans, they're playing on June 9 at the Celebrate Fairfax festival over at the Government Center.
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"PotC: At World's End" (trailer to be posted apparently around 1 AM Eastern, if their counter is to be believed)

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, due out May 1.

"Grindhouse". Tarantino and Rodriguez. It'll be beyond awful, and I'll love every minute of it.

In the more near-term future, VAST at the State Theatre on Wednesday with Army of Me.

Colin Hay at the Birchmere April 25.

Lisa Gerrard at the Birchmere May 7.
geekchick: (sotw)
Note to self: Marshall Crenshaw at Jammin' Java, March 8. Order ticket(s). $20.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
geekchick: (Default)
WEEKLY WORDS OF WISDOM
chosen by Lama Surya Das


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Take the first step. You don't have to see the whole staircase to take the first step.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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geekchick: (insomnia)
Next time I think it's a good idea to have a grande cinnamon dolce latte at 4 in the afternoon mid-week, remind me again why exactly that is such a very bad idea. Oh, for the days when I could have caffeine 10 minutes before bed and be out like a light.

I think my grand plan to be in the office by 9 again today has been (double-) shot to hell. D'oh.
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Note to self: Virginia residents qualify for in-state tuition for the MSIS program at UT Knoxville.

Addendum to note to self: your GRE scores are too old (must be five years old or less). Also, not good enough on the quantitative anyway and so you'd need to retake it regardless of the age.
geekchick: (doof doof)
Another in the periodic notes to self about various shows coming up I might possibly be interested in.  Since I know there's a fan or two around here, note the Paul and Storm show in December and the fact that Dar's doing two nights at the Birchmere.

  • 09/28 Massive Attack w/ Christine Moritz , 9:30 Club Sold out. =( (Tonight, eep! And Friday, but that's sold out.)
  • 09/28 The Mountain Goats , The Black Cat Also sold out. =( (Again, tonight! Eep!  But if I go out at all, I'm pretty sure Massive Attack wins out.)
  • 09/29 Bettie Serveert, Iota
  • October )November )December )
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Note to self

Tthe book referenced on the Kojo Nnamdi show: Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony Appiah.
geekchick: (reading)
Another note to self:

Neil Gaiman's "Fragile Things" publicity schedule includes:

7:00 PM Friday, September 29, 2006 – Washington, DC
POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Contact: Cleve Corner
Main Phone: 202-364-1919 main
events@politics-prose.com

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