- 20:54 Off to see Wall-E.
- 17:13 Off to Pura Vida to meet Miss Nicole :).
Please everyone come to my wonderful yard sale. I am hauling out the grill and so we can grill out, and just hang out.
I have lots of neat things to sell: Comics about 500! pots and pans, knives, if I get a good offer my 50’s dinette set(I am torn over this), tons and tons of jewelry, incense, candles, knick knacks, clothes, shoes all sorts of cool things, plus I love seeing people stop by and just say hi!
Plus if you know anybody please feel free to share and invite them.
- 10:29 Oops, I overslept.
- 22:36 Off to pick up Brandon. Plane was only an hour and a half late.
Feel free to repost everywhere!! And tell people please, and invite them..
Big yard sale in East Atlanta – 28 June 2008
We used to have a store in East Atlanta and sold Jewelry, Incense, Candles, Boxes, Puzzles, Masks, Statues, Egyptian Perfume Bottles etc, in fact tons of cool stuff. But, now we have the stuff sitting around taking up space, so we are selling it for pennies of what we used to sell it for.
Plus household stuff, goth clothing, regular clothing, and COMICS, lots of comics.
Plus books, VHS tapes, in fact loads of cool things.
We will start at 8:30 and go till 1.
2368 Cloverdale DR SE
- 21:45 Out to dinner with Greg. Mmmm oysters.
- 19:52 Off to charlotte’s house, to see a rogue hive of bees.
- 19:57 Oops that is hornets. Kind of scary.
- 21:49 Nothing like coming home to cat vomit, and knocked over DVDs. I am off to get ice cream.
- 02:12 Playing with a new application on my phone, called shozu. Fun:)
- 16:57 Why are people overly tanned? It is 2008 they should know better!
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1) Some of the best shows I’ve ever been to weren’t from my favorite bands. Since you’re so into music, I’m curious what makes the perfect show for you?
The band’s attitude. Sometimes I can see an amazing band, but they just seem to have no respect for their fans, they seem almost disdainful, and that will ruin a show. The bands who come out and play their heart out for 5 or 500 people tend to just blow me away. Bands who have time to chat to their fans or even just acknowledge them. I have seen some big artists who have time to talk to every person who comes up to them – Marilyn Manson is an example – and then some other artists who just blow their fans off – Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). And I think that affects their live shows, whether they care enough about you, their fan or just making money.
2) What do you think our government could learn from the government of your homeland? What are they doing right that we are failing miserably at, or what have they done so wrong we should be paying attention lest we repeat their mistakes?
The things I think the South African government got right are: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Constitution – regarded as one of the most progressive in the world. But, most of all I think the people of South Africa make the difference, they are very active: marching, strikes, violence, the Government cannot help but hear them.
The Government is failing at AIDS Education and Treatment and is corrupt, and like all governments woefully under prepared for emergencies (famine, labour riots, ecological disaster).
I think the USA can learn from the TRC, put all your dirty laundry out there, not keep lying and keep things hidden, I think that helped SA move forward, it is not perfect by any means, but it helps. And I think the people in the USA should look at how much power they have and actually use it, vote with your dollars, make a fuss, raise a stink, talk about stuff, even if people don’t want to hear it, eventually it will be heard.
3) What led you to your passion for elephant rescue?
When my Dad moved to Kenya, my sister and I visited pretty early on, about 2002? And one of the places he had us taken was The David Sheldrick Foundation . It was amazing, you got to touch and pet the elephants and watch them play. Charlotte and I were enamored, elephants are incredibly gentle, and, I hate saying this, human. I could not help but want to save them all.
4) You recently had the experience of getting healthcare in two very different countries. All things considered, which did you prefer?
- USA – mediocre, though once I found a good Doctor who listened, amazing. Though it took about 4 doctors to find one good one.
- South Africa – good, I went to a clinic for a bladder infection, was seen quickly, drugs were affordable. And I saw a neurologist he was great, my Dad organized it but, was affordable even by South African standards.
- Australia – mediocre, rushed, I am not sure i would want to be seriously ill there.
5) Describe your perfect outfit if cost were no option, and you had the appropriate place to wear whatever it was you chose?
So torn here, between a huge over the top ball-gown and a perfect geisha outfit, but I would love both to be in vinyl. I would adore latex even more, but I am sadly allergic to it, but a latex kimono, I would swoon, or a latex 19th century ball-gown in silver, with it trailing stars and moons, oh oh oh.
- 13:21 time to clean house!
- 22:19 Recovering from gym.
- 11:08 Wow i slept in am extra 2 hours, and am still tired, hunger is making me get up.
- 13:51 I have reached the status of caffeine addict. A headache if my morning coffee is late.
- 20:14 Off to get ready for Java Vino, and maybe more 🙂
Jun 5th 2008
From The Economist print edition
Michael Joseph of Safaricom highlights the promise—and peril—of doing business in Africa