Monthly Archives: March 2004

Go Wil

I just added Wil Wheaton (wilwheaton) to my friends page, and the first thing I saw after that was this:

there and back again
in which he writes:
Dear Mr. Jackson,
Please let me be part of “The Hobbit.”
Please. Please. Please. Please. I will totally be your best friend.
Wil Wheaton
PS- Please please please please. Thank you.

How can I improve on that?


Do any of you (or anyone you know) use, or other voice over ip service? I am thinking about getting a voip line to use for long distance but I want to know the quality of the service (the line quality and the customer service, both)

Gearing up to beat Bush

I donated to John Kerry’s campaign. And I’m not even a registered Democrat. Hmm. Anyway, someone needs to beat the pants off Bush, I’m happy to help.

John Kerry for President – Contribute
Thanks Greg, your contribution of $500.00 has been approved.

Thank you very much for your generous contribution to the campaign. Your support helps the campaign build our team against the powerful special interests of George Bush. Together, we can replace their politics of hate and hostility with the politics of possibility and purpose.

While I am certain you are asked to give to many causes, your commitment to my campaign and to the larger political process is humbling and much appreciated.

[John Kerry]

Airlines rant

We have usually had OK experiences with Alaska Airlines, but I was quite unimpressed with them this trip, though I guess I am not allowed to complain too loudly when M and I are flying on a Rewards ticket… but “Reward” does not mean “free”

The first flight going North was great. I had coupons to upgrade my Rewards ticket to First Class, and both M and I sat in seats *actually* wider than our butts. Only complaint there was that we were too late upgrading to get a meal.

The flight going home on Monday was bad. It was packed to the gills because there had been a cancellation a couple hours earlier. No upgrades available.

What really made me mad was that some family of four, whose flight had been cancelled, were sitting in OUR seats. They had been given assigned seats but they were all over the place, and you can’t expect a mother and father to be in different rows from their 2-year-old and 8-year-old children. Continue reading

American Anthropological Association

Media Release Statement on Marriage and the Family from the American Anthropological Association

“The results of more than a century of anthropological research on households, kinship relationships, and families, across cultures and through time, provide no support whatsoever for the view that either civilization or viable social orders depend upon marriage as an exclusively heterosexual institution. Rather, anthropological research supports the conclusion that a vast array of family types, including families built upon same-sex partnerships, can contribute to stable and humane societies.

The Executive Board of the American Anthropological Association strongly opposes a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.”

After viewing the link, I decided to donate $100 to the American Anthropological Association. I wonder if other folks will donate today too.

Thanks to rmjwell (and supergee and browngirl) for the link.