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Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005
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Woohooo! My domain page is down again.

*Please note the herculean dose of sarcasm in the aforementioned sentence.

Since the stupid site is out of commission again, though, I figured I'd take advantage of the lull and overhaul my page design. Not sure I want to stick with blues, but for the moment it'll do. At least I DID figure out the coding to do the semitransparency so you can see it in Mozilla. That's a REAL woohoo!

I've discovered something interesting, though: even when my domain is down, the email forwarding works - ergo, when somebody sends a message to my primary email, I actually get it now at gmail, DESPITE the fact that the main mailbox is whacked out. What a revolutionary idea, hehehe.

The Halloween costume party last night was beyond a hoot. The imagination in the costumes was just amazing. There were all the standards - one couple came as a devil and angel, for example. There were a pair of "Gorillas Gone Wild," dressed in ape suits and lamé "bikini" tops and skirts (over the gorilla suits, mind you.) GilliganThere were also a few more imaginative and absolutely hilarious ones, such as Gilligan and the Skipper - who were in flawless character throughout the night, I might add, and I personally think should've won the best of show. There was a woman who arrived toting an IV pole, wearing a bandage around her head and a fake butt sticking out of the back of her hospital gown. (And she played the bit to the hilt.) There was a woman who dressed as a tampon, complete with a string out of the top that she was alternately using as a whip or to play air guitar.

There were several gypsies and pirates, the witch with the apple from Sleeping Beauty (also flawlessly in character throughout the night.) There was a pregnant man in a dress and dreadlocks.

I only got to snap a few pics because I was one of three judges in the costume contest. The top prize was $500 cash in one category, and the person or group with the top score overall got yet another $300 cash, so there were a lot of people who really put thought and effort into their costumes.

ButtThe casino manager had a hard time finding judges, apparently - but my friend M and I, plus aforementioned Doc, were game. In fact, M didn't plan on being a judge; but when we arrived there were only two judges and the casino manager asked if she'd be willing to do it. M didn't blink - she and I share the same warped sense of humor and willingness to jump head-first into almost anything. We each received a gift certificate for dinner for two at the casino restaurant. Actually that's a pretty nice gift for having fun, because their restaurant is excellent.

I danced briefly with the aforementioned guys in the gorilla suits - they were playing up and I was just having a ball. (Yes, everyone knew we were judges. We were the three people going around with black notebooks and asking the contestants to show us their assigned numbers, etc.) I honestly wish M would've snapped some pictures of that; I'd have posted them here no matter how stupid I looked, haha!

I'm supposed to go this afternoon to another function, also at the casino - this one's associated with the radio station. I'm debating which I want more: free food or to kick back and relax at home for a few more hours. At the moment, the relaxation angle is sounding pretty darned good, but I really do need to go.

Meh, who knows - maybe I'll win a few thou on the slot machines with my $1.00 in quarters!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )