# 04 Aug 2005, 11:30AM: I Did Not Choose The Headline:
Hostess with the most-ess. Dude.
I find myself with two contradictory ethics of hostessing. One, a very rational model, tells me that guests must responsibly learn to express their own needs, as I've learned to. But my parents' older principles tell me there's no excuse for an uninformed, unprepared or uninspired hostess.
# 04 Aug 2005, 11:42AM: "And the dull pain that you live with / Isn't getting any duller":
My very first week of high school, I leapt up in an English class to defend Star Trek as an embodiment of our hopes for a better future. Does the Trek franchise need me to guard it from imprecation? Birdie's tale reminds me of how precious sci-fi is. Her children got more Trek-related attention this year, and you can buy relevant merchandise.
Her other stories have been entertaining me as well.
Title from The Mountain Goats, "The Young Thousands."
# 04 Aug 2005, 01:50PM: Day Of Sententious Quotes:
From The Big Kahuna:
I'm saying you've already done plenty of things to regret, you just don't know what they are. It's when you discover them, when you see the folly in something you've done, and you wish that you had it do over, but you know you can't, because it's too late. So you pick that thing up, and carry it with you to remind you that life goes on, the world will spin without you, you really don't matter in the end. Then you will gain character, because honesty will reach out from inside and tattoo itself across your face.