May 17th, 2002


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I have a lot of appointments today, shrink, acupuncture, pet store, market, that kind of stuff, but I thought I'd pop in and say hello. Iwas looking at something about Six feet Under on HBO when I remembered that there is this documentary series coming out called The Young and the Dead. It looks interesting so I'm going to watch it. While I was looking at the site, I decided to go see what this Forever Network is about, and that's the reason why I'm telling you this. It's a virtual memorial to people who have died. They put little biographies of people on the net. I was so moved by the one they're featuring about a young mom who died. They have video of her little boy telling her how much he loves her and that, "even when I'm a big man I will always protect you." Oh God that really broke me up. I had to stop watching it, but I want to know why she died so young. I'd like to visit this cemetary in Hollywood. It looks beautiful. I like to photograph angels and cherubs and tombstones.

Oh and I really liked Star Wars. It wasn't perfect but it has a lot to try to live up to. What I liked most about it were the real life moments, as opposed to all of the battle scenes. I liked the cars and the city in the beginning, it had a kind of Blade Runner feel to it. I liked seeing them in Senator Amidala's home or apartment and seeing the big windows and all of the thigns flying by. I loved the wormy centipede creatures. I liked the scenes on Naboo. Oh and the audience hissed when Jar Jar Binks came on screen. I was kind of surprised, trying to understand why and then I remembered that since we were seeing it on the first day that a lot of these people were hard core Star Wars fans and that they had thought he was too buffoonish. Hmmm what else, Ewan McGregor, God what's not to love about him? Oh and the alien creatures on the clone panet, nice to see some aliens look a bit like our popular culture's vision of them. There's a lot more I could say but I'm rushing out the door. I give it my personal love kiss of approval. Better than spider man, sorry, had to say that. I haven't heard the news yet but I was so hoping it would beat Spider Man's first day 70mil.

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I like these funny looking lamb poodles, well, they look like lamb-poodles. I'm feeling pretty blechy tonight. Just kind of anxious, jittery, and hurting. Yuck. I went to the animal shelter because I had a little bit of time in between appointments. I talked to the nice bunny rescue gal and she gave me some numbers to call for bunny spay and neuter vouchers. The situation here is seriously out of control. Anyone wonderful and loving out there want a beautiful tiny Siamese cat looking baby bunny?

Myanmar isn't any better. The vets said maybe we could try a liver biopsy but I don't want to put her through that. Doctors mean well but I have to remember that sometimes their focus is about getting a diagnosis despite the cost in terms of pain and stress to the animal. I love Valerie though, she's a really terrific person. I decided to give Myanmar another night, see how she is tomorrow and then decide what to do. Bleh, sadness.

Love you guys,

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I wanted to be the first person to buy one of Scott's CDs at CD Baby so I went and bought one. The confirmation letter I just got is so funny I had to come and share it with you.

Jacqui -

Thanks for your order with CD Baby!

Your CD has been gently taken from our CD Baby shelves with sterilized contamination-free gloves and placed onto a satin pillow.

A team of 50 employees inspected your CD and polished it to make sure it was in the best possible condition before mailing.

Our packing specialist from Japan lit a candle and a hush fell over the crowd as he put your CD into the finest gold-lined box that money can buy.

We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!' to your package, on its way to you, in our private CD Baby jet on this day, Wednesday, May 15th.

I hope you had a wonderful time shopping at CD Baby. We sure did. Your picture is on our wall as 'Customer of the Year'. We're all exhausted but can't wait for you to come back to CDBABY.COM!!

Thank you once again,

Derek Sivers, president, CD Baby
the little CD store with the best new independent music
phone: 1-800-448-6369 email:

PS: Moe just peed on me, why oh why?