January 16th, 2007

charlie 2012 beige

Snow!

Yes. We have snow here in Portland, Oregon!

No. We don't get snow here much. (smile)

Yes. We're all a bunch of weather wimps. Nobody can drive in snow, so it's a big mess here.

The good news? The association closed the office for today! So Marilyn mistressmarilyn is here at home, safe and sound. And warm. (grin)

(Yeah. Actually she was one of the two people who made the decision to close -- but she'd have stayed home anyway, as she doesn't drive when the conditions are really bad.)

Okay, all you snow-saavy-people out there, I know you're thinking we're crazy! But it's as much about the next guy and his bad driving as it is about how well you, yourself, drive. And when you're not used to snow, guess what? (Hopefully you guessed it!)

So Marilyn and I went out for a walk and I took numerous photos that I'll share later. (smile) But meanwhile, I made a very short snow movie to share! Head under the cut to view!

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Nothing fancy, just snow coming down and making everything here white and pretty!

We also took a ride up the Gorge yesterday, before heading into the office to work for several hours. I got a lot of nice photos from the ride, too.

Yes. I really, really need to upload photos to share!

And as we got the first season of "Rome" on DVD yesterday, we want to start screen-capping it so we can make a whole new mood theme! Won't that be cool? (smile)

(Not that we're obsessed with "Rome" or anything...)

mlk jr., i have a dream

Martin Luther King Day Icons!

I'd meant to have these up prior to Martin Luther King Day (obviously). So many apologies, everyone!

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an amazing man -- and I'm proud to have been alive when he made his amazing "I Have a Dream" speech. Wishing all Americans a belated Martin Luther King Day greeting!

The youngest man to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. King was an advocate of nonviolence and equal rights for people of different races. (Yesterday I kept humming the song "Abraham, Martin and John," which was very popular when I was a teen.)

Regardless of the fact that these are late, in the United States Black History Month is coming up in February. And the message that Dr. King shared with the world is worthy of notice all year round -- and all around the world. (By the way, I'm also a great admirer of Dr. King's wife, Coretta Scott King. She was an advocate for world peace, adopted a vegan diet in 1995, was vocal in her opposition to capital punishment and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, was an advocate of women's rights, lesbian and gay rights and AIDS/HIV prevention. In fact, her out-spoken support of gay and lesbian rights and same-sex marriage even put her in conflict with members of her family.)

So grab 'em now -- or save them for next year! (smile)

Samples:
MLK 1  MLK 5  MLK 12
These three, plus more under the cut!

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I only wish we had more men like Dr. King speaking out about these things today. (And women like his wife Coretta!)