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November 28, 2007

Tits for Tots

Filed under: life — letslucky @ 10:57 am

Last night the cover charge at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club was a toy to be donated. The door was staffed by some yummy firemen, and the dancers were called out periodically to do charity lap dances — all tips made during that dance were donated to Toys for Tots. I think that well drinks were free all night, and there were trays of food making the rounds every so often. It was a fabulous evening all around.

As if I needed yet another reason to love San Francisco.

A number of dancers participate in this program, which runs for the next month or so at Hungry I, Roaring 20s, Gold Club, and other clubs in North Beach. I’ll try to find a link for more specific information.


November 26, 2007

Requiem for yet another wine glass

Filed under: life — letslucky @ 9:30 am

I hate you, tile floor. I thought I was the cold, unforgiving one, but I raise my broken coffee mug to salute you. You have bested me yet again, and busted my glassware yet again. I hate you, tile floor.


Miss Clumsy

I blame the mapmakers

Filed under: life — letslucky @ 7:38 am

So I’m reading a book about the Donner party, which was troubled by disagreements and bad luck even before reaching the Sierras. But I can’t help but sympathize with their decision to stop near Donner Pass to wait out the winter. After all, the name of the place is Donner Pass. Surely they thought that a place named after them would be a good place to stop! It’s as if a weary traveler named Howard Johnson stumbled upon a like-named hotel just when he needed it. Who would pass by such kismet?

November 25, 2007

Important safety tip!

Filed under: life — letslucky @ 7:29 pm

If you’re going to do something that’s a little off the beaten path, like putting candles in the oven to soften them for some craft project or other, it’s a good idea to inform the cook of the house so that he takes them out before turning on the oven for dinner.

Luckily I didn’t burn the house down. This time.

Me, I’m not an accident waiting to happen. I’m a just plain accident.

November 24, 2007

I’ll make a fortune on this idea!

Filed under: life — Tags: , , — letslucky @ 8:43 pm

I’ve been making origami gift boxes for my xmas gifts, in an attempt to be crafty AND thrifty AND green. I thought for a moment about selling them via mail order, but either I’d need some major packaging to keep them from being crushed in the mail (a box to mail an empty box in?), or I’d need to leave out the last few folds so the boxes could ship flat.

So they would arrive with some assembly required. And who’s to say how much assembly is “some”?

Take that line of logic further, and I could just ship the origami paper and the folding instructions. An origami gift box, with some assembly required! I’d cut my mailing costs and my production time! It’s genius!

November 23, 2007

Now that’s what I call stopping traffic!

Filed under: knitting, life — Tags: , , , — letslucky @ 5:58 pm

Every day the traffic report has a mix of accidents, stalls, and debris on the road. Often they tell you what the debris is: a ladder, a mattress, a pallet. The weirdest one I ever saw was on the San Francisco Bay Bridge. On the line between the lanes was a very very large fish.

I hope to never be the reason for this type of traffic report, but today I was hauling some of my stuff around, and was pondering what would happen if my payload came loose. You recall that I knit? Of course you do. I was hauling half a dozen large bins full of brightly colored balls of yarn. Had they spilled, they’d go bouncing merrily about the lanes like so many overgrown superballs.

But what if the accident happened to involve the van carrying kittens to the mall for holiday adoption season? Kittens everywhere. Balls of yarn galore. Imagine the rubbernecking — probably drivers would just stop altogether and watch the chaos.

So I drove very carefully, and no pets were harmed in the posting of this message. Plus, kittens make a very bad xmas gift anyway.

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