Loren I think where our favorite curmudgeon was coming from is a backlash against all the over the top proselytizing about the joys of S&M. Its a fetish no better no worse (within reason) then others. Lets face it alot of folks in the scene should probably shut up!
How cold did it get in your home, or do you know? I've been lobbying for a proper sized woodstove as backup here. I was in Maine and without power for two weeks during the ice storm of 1997. Feeding a tiny woodstove every 4 to 6 hours was a pain in the arse, but at least we could stay home.
Thanks for the birthday wishes Loren! I'm about to go get poked and prodded at the hospital in preparation for being sliced and diced on Friday, then I plan on living up the birthday in true Mya style(good food and drinks that is). :-)
Morning! The disappearing lady is back . . . for a few that is. :-) I hope all is well with you. It's amazing how much less time I have to be on the computer without the laptop, that thing was like an extension of my body. Toodles. :-)
Well, I got a wild hair and submitted my 'This I Believe' essay. I stayed under 500 words (about 470). And I am posting it to my blog now. It was difficult to cover such a comprehensive subject - so I didn't try. I wrote an essay about what I believe about belief (sort of) instead. As usual with these things, they didn't really have a valid category for it so I put it under 'atheism'.
Hey, B&O is decent gear. As it happens, I own a B&O 9000 cassette player (ANCIENT technology, I know!), which does a very credible job of dealing with my cassettes, some of which I recorded myself from 1/4 inch master material (I used to work as an audio engineer).
As for ol' Rach ... man, you said the MAGIC WORD! Just listened to his 2nd Symphony at Severance Hall a week ago Saturday and it was EXCELLENT.