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Everyone from this past post Local Women Blog is still blogging or at the least keeps a blogger profile.
Read Phil's blog post General Update for the good news and inspiration.
We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support since our big community meeting in June. Scores of volunteers have stepped forward to help restore our buildings, donations have grown, and (!!!) the Tides Foundation sent us an unsolicited grant of $10,000 to support our general budget. This is the first August that I can recall in which Bread & Roses has not been out of money.
Jim Anderson, local blogger, puts together his list of whys he loves Olympia. The best is one that flies outside the radar of stuff that fits into the "visit Olympia" box.
More like "live Olympia":
The Spaghetti Bowl.Share your whys over at Jim's blog. Comments are off here.
The name comes from the spaghetti feed fundraiser that always precedes the contest. The game starts after seven, but people line up for hours to get good seats at one of the most exciting sports events in the South Sound. Crosstown rivals Olympia High and Capital battle it out in Ingersoll stadium in front of thousands of screaming fans. Goodwill always prevails in the form of blended marching bands and drill teams for halftime entertainment.
I'm closing down my Oly public Bloglines project. I've enjoyed the time I've spent following local bloggers but I'm just not able to tend to it anymore.
This morning whilst walking my dog around Lion's park, I noticed the sprinklers were going. It get's worse: most of their projectile landed squarely under the trees landing in areas where not only was nothing growing, but where nothing was intended to grow--covered in bark.
Is the sum total of that waste enough to save someone's job?
That's the kind of poor planning and lack of foresight (not to mention carelessness) that drives me nuts.
On the other hand, I think I make perfectly rational decisions regarding watering my lawn in the morning. Please comment over there.
I'm not going to even pull out a quote for my own post here, go to his blog and read, browse around, comments are enabled there.
Is privacy important to you?
Two bloggers, two views:
The first day of each Lakefair is dedicated to the children of Thurston County, and to the men and women of the county juvenile probation department. For the P.O's, it's a great time to catch up with some of my clients, either right there on the midway or (sometimes after a short chase) afterward in detention.Lakefair...you know, for kids!
Some very close friends of mine are unable to perform at the 2008 Olympia Lakefair due to a bullshit reason. Just because a couple members of the group have had issues with the law in their PAST, Lakefair is refusing to allow them to perform.
For those of you who may be interested in this type of surgery, I had a cataract removed and a new lens replacing it this past Tuesday. The first picture is the ophthalmologist on the left, his assistant nurse on the right and yours truly on the table.
Check out the rest of the story here. [Warning: eyeballs ahead.]
Congrats to the Olympia Dumpster Divers blog for an inspiring two years and many more to come.
Go read the 2 year birthday post, browse around, comments are enabled there for discussion and birthday greetings. (Happy 50 Ruby!)
And now we continue to blog about our experiences with recycled art: at Cast Off Art Lab, in Olympia, in the Pacific Northwest, in the USA and around the world, searching for information and inspiration and attempting to document the unsung and under appreciated and less well known, as well as the usual list of suspects. Make Art Not Waste remains our motto.
Derek has a tasty offer here:
Loaning out bikes for food sounds like a winner to me. So anyone else? Who wants to borrow the bikes for an evening for lasagne? Scalloped Potatoes? Any kind of noodle casserole? Get creative people, I'm getting hungry just thinking about the possibilities..What is a Xtracycle?