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    08/28/2009

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    Hello Ms. Starfish,

    I stumbled upon your blog from elsewhere in the blogosphere. I love it! Your life sounds so glamorous in El Lay... I have only seen one celebrity on a corner in New York... who actually asked me for directions, Spike Lee. I knew, too... Which is a minor miracle considering I am from the Midwest and was on vacation! Perhaps it was the handy pop-up map in my purse?

    I don't know Louise Sloan, but it sounds like you were meant to cross paths. You must be on the right track for yourself if the stars aligned for you to chat. How exciting!

    Best of Luck!

    MissGoldBug

    MissGoldBug-- I'm from the Midwest, too. Yay, Midwest! Sadly, I didn't have the guts to actually chat with Louise-- but I think she's on the SMC listserve often, so one of these days I'll work my way up to it... Celebrities can be intimidating!

    When my husband and I were first together, my in-laws would take me to the Ivy because I'm really good at recognizing people and would tell them who everyone was, down to the last member of the cast of Party of Five. But I feel like a huge dork if I inadvertently catch their eye. Some look genuinely terrified, though I would never approach anyone.

    I know what you mean. The two times I saw Bob Hope (he even SMILED at me once) were like seeing God. Even better than lunching three tables away from George Clooney in his ER days.

    I live in New York and I've seen so many celebrities that I no longer get starstruck. It's always cool though. Would have loved to meet Paul Newman at some point, but alas.

    I think it's great, Sarah, that you are going after what you want even without the love of your life in the picture. It takes a lot of courage and I commend you for it. There's no reason you shouldn't have a baby just because Mr.Right hasn't come along yet!

    I am in my late-20s and while I'm definitely not ready for a kid now, I believe I'd go the single parent route when the time comes. I believe there's a great person out there for all of us, but we won't always necessarily meet him in accordance with our biological clocks.

    Congratulations! Choice made! Moving forward! This is incredibly exciting. I have no doubt that there will be a woman out there asking herself the same questions you are... and you'll be HER Louise.

    Very nice piece. Tight!

    March 23rd, 2010 Mr. Kirk Douglas, I/C: The Firm, 2049 Century Park E., Suite 2550, Los Angeles, California, AMERICA 90067-3139. To Mr. Douglas and with respect: Please when can to forward a E-Mail MY WAY.! Regarding "ACE-IN-THE-HOLE;" The Porter Hall & Arthur Duo is really a Tribune on The Western Journal; this Programme was brought in by U.S.A.; the reason I am notifiying you regarding this tabloid is due to nine competing tabloids near The Bronx were ARMED.! In the course of 10 years, 500 new NEWS-PAPERS were brought in with a flury of TALENT.! "The New York Times"; were the "Ace In The Hole;" by forwarding many new Writers that could spell and well...many earlier had difficulty with English prose.! For example, Mr. Douglas, if I can call you Kirk; as I have forwarded demanding (as a fan-Friend) prior: If any man (or girl); try and edit an actor's REHERSAL.!! The point here is: MANY MEN NEED A GREAT GAG IN COMEDY; such as; "WHY DO WOMEN LOVE $??;" the reply; "BECAUSE; $$ IS AVAILABLE," the meaning; "WOMEN, TO ME HAVE A GREAT PAY-LOOK!!" Sir, I thank you for considering a write. My mother, a grande WOMEN is nearly to be released from The Grey Nuns Hospital; She is being treated for HEART THROBBING; this could be to a series of un-needed PRESCRIPTIONS; a CLINIC called JUSTIK combined near The Nuns'; refuses my CATHOLIC know in what is ailing Margaret (Simon) Ban; also Catholic; imagine; if your own son Michael neglected your need due to negliegence?? My point is as true clean People and my is very Human; and a fan also who I know has hidden Academy Recognition including starring with Ms Golide Hawn as well as Mr Walter John Matthau in Alernoun Studio 9; I feel The MEDICAL World is lacking in TRUSTING the ageing in alerting their Off-Spring with full knowledge of their true condition and my mother being a Registered true full Roman Catholic, like I have been Registerd; needs similiar Mind; not a green new TURN-AROUND.!!! I thank you as a Friend and TRUST ME; I care!! alexandersimonea@gmail.com xx

    Read more at Suite101: Ace In The Hole – Billy Wilder Buries The Lead: Film Review of the Caustic Cult Classic from 1951 http://classicfilms.suite101.com/article.cfm/ace_in_the_hole_billy_wilder_buries_the_lead#ixzz0j33UsM2g

    The world has 53.3 years of oil left is researched here where the argument states The overall cause for that surge in oil reserves is that America's shale oil plays -- the Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin -- are now being unlocked through horizontal drilling technology; by American insight on http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/06/28/the-world-was-533-years-of-oil-left/11528999/.

    As troubling as it may be found According to BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy (pdf), released on Wednesday, we still have 1,333 billion barrels out there to pump, enough for 40 years at current usage per knowledge of http://makewealthhistory.org/2010/06/11/how-much-oil-is-there-left-really/.

    Surely someone is not aware of finding new oil. Gravity magnetometers to measure small occurrences in the magnetic field that happen when there is oil
    gravity magnetometers to measure small occurrences in the magnetic field that happen when there is oil.

    Surveyors use magnetic surveying techniques to determine prime locations for geological structure that contains oil and gas deposits.

    Seismic readings and sonic bouncing is one wave length that has a hit or miss guidance. The Earth’s crust is a magna and is 10 miles thin at the crust. Egypt and Kuwaiti have a Partnership due to the thin Goldan Heights. The drilling is unlike Texas and there is no sour gas fume in the beginning.
    My prediction is by 2021 all oil reserve will dry leading to calamity.
    The Fourth World War may begin;
    Unless talent men is scientific understanding are recognized.
    A, true Essay; Mr. Alexander Simon Catholic.

    2014- 09-23-2014


    Mr. Alexander Simon,
    (Song Writer)
    Sir William Place Blk.-C,
    #305, 8820 – 85 Street,
    Edmonton, Alberta T6C 3C2
    Telephone: (780) 466-9719
    Cell: (587) 589-6446
    Email: AlexSimon14@outlook.com


    Mr. Nolan Don Archibald,
    Executive Chairman[2] of Stanley Black & Decker Corporation,
    Corporate Headquarters
    701 East Joppa Road
    Towson, Maryland, United States 21286
    Phone: 410-716-3900
    Fax: 410-716-2610

    Dear Mr. Arhcibald:

    Please accept further enclosed information regarding the http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Black-Decker-IR03V-Easy-Steam-Iron-1200-W-Blue-White-/331300666305?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d230efbc1&_uhb=1.

    I own to reliable steam presses one is a Black and Decker “Quick and Easy;” 460 and my mother’s Bon Appetit iron. Please examine two reliable steam irons that will not stop. My gracious mother Ms Margaret Ban left me her last purchased Iron here in Zellers purchase and compliments my B & D. She left my family in 2012 and really pressed clothing well. I owned the famous line of Black and Decker with a skill circular saw that ate through wood like a new marriage! Excellent product too! What I find is great products lead to great sales! Nearby is Sears Incorporated Ca nada Incorporated and sadly lost the German name of Zellers. I purchased a 1977 hair drier and works faithfully well as my alarm clock!! Sir quality products I know are the sell for more investment and for a purchase price of only under $8.00 for my grey Berlin manufactured hair dryer and my London designed Advance alarm clock all is ticking and purchased two weeks apart is working well as my Iron as said and my B & D!! Sir value is what the customer needs and Zellers always provided their way and a new Retailer is where I miss my mother called Target and needs more help from you. The food line needs no sale; and the counter coffee shop is ghost. Zellers had many eating burgers, fries and other great charm. The staff are polite yet; from a marketing view the cow is not feeding calves! If, the big brother The Hudson Bay; supported Zellers they have market yet why is it that shares left real bargain and I commit some purchase to another Major winner WalMart! One reason I would like more of your interest some of the clothing and furniture is waiting sales. For me I have an excellent Sales course from NAIT including Marketing. I have seen as a 53-year old Edmontonian collapse including the famous Eaton’s. Why? They sold my mother again fair bargains as did for clothing another Retail Giant Woodward’s. Sir as a family separated man for over 13 years I value people who do care! One is a rare retailer called Coop here on Argyll. My deceased mother bought me rare breakfast and we were treated well.

    Cc: Douglas C. Campbell
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sears Canada Incorporated.


    Yours sincerely,

    Alexander Simon

    THE OCEAN BREEZE
    ________________________________________
    An exciting Band is performing in London now! The songs are hard-and-soft; with a lady blonde in back-up.

    The early London Band is rehearsing with British involvement and one rare cello is in the mix for the up-coming rare song! “Among the most well-known Baroque works for the cello are Johann Sebastian Bach's six unaccompanied Suites;” is the longing for warmth. Two gifted electric guitarists Yamaha Acoustic Electric Guitar (APX500III VS) – Sunburst; with one lead guitarist electrical Music Man Classic Stingray 4 Electric Bass Guitar; next two ladies that can sing
    Real cool Cuban style opera are entering the famous ensemble!!
    Zoltán Mága violin is to conclude more raise on the rare song!!
    Lastly two Xylophones chamber the song sailing quiet; and saxophones are melting the precision; and drums father the cooling of the conclusion of the works of Sebastian Bach! The Irish flute with red cherry wood will sail well! The singers are opera; Jonas Kaufmann will open with talent accompanied with Liona Boyd; and four ladies are tenor! The raise is the Jubilee Auditorium; and the Radio Station is the University of Alberta for interest!! The Ocean Breeze opens with this song; with full Orchestra as mention:

    TAKE MY HEART
    “LOVE IS OPEN MIRROR;
    AND LOVE IS BLUE;
    HANDING ME A LADY TRUE!
    TIME IS TOCKING AND MY LADY WARM IN BED;
    I LOVE YOU.”

    MAY I BE BOLD,
    AND SING FOR YOUR EYES;
    AS THE TOCKING WILL ARRISE,
    LADY I LOVE YOU.

    WHILE I WAIT FOR YOUR WARMING THINK ABOUT DAYS IN IRIS LAND,
    AND REMEMBER MORE MY LOVE; AS TIMBERS BURN I STILL LOVE YOU!!
    REFRAIN.
    ONLY TWO DOVES FLY HIGH!! (WITH CRESINDO).


    COOLING THE LEAGAL WEED!!
    Tobacco and the use of” Paraquat interferes with electron transfer, a process that is common to all life. It is an electron acceptor in redox andradical reactions.” Today with no real DNA concern on the other competitor Marijuana “During the late 1970s, a controversial program sponsored by the US government sprayed paraquat on cannabis fields in Mexico.[24] Since much of this cannabis was subsequently smoked by Americans, the US government's "Paraquat Pot" program stirred much debate;” the rage is tobacco can be by illegal trades in drugging “Most paraquat that contaminates cannabis is pyrolyzed during smoking to dipyridyl, which is a product of combustion of the leaf material itself (including cannabis) and presents little toxic hazard;” including tobacco cultivation!! The site for every legal smoker of a refined cool long daddy of ‘Coo; is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraquat!! To protect American tobacco cultivation “The United States Environmental Protection Agency[2] (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.” Though leaks due develop from communist intervention; many supporters find reasons including Export-A from “Introduced in 1928 by Macdonald Tobacco as Macdonald's Gold Standard.” The famous line of Export-A knows this and “protects;” their crop “Pure paraquat, when ingested, is highly toxic to mammals, including humans, potentially leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).” Today illegal pirates feel that doping a legally accepted nicotine is fine; the reason is Cannabis is dying on the vine! Thus; other plantations; are hiring the same thugs hallucinating on the idea; (and not smoking tobacco); that their “high;” is to enjoy ruining hard working industry on the legal sale to buy homes and have a legal livelihood!! Canada will not allow any lye meant for sewers including Paraquat; “Paraquat;” The Macdonald Tobacco Company was founded in 1858 by William Christopher Macdonald and his brother Augustine. Initially called McDonald Brothers and Co., the company procured tobacco leaf from suppliers in the southern United States that was converted to pipe and chewing tobacco at their small Montreal facility. While the use of tobacco products was growing in popularity, the American Civil War afforded the fledgling company an opportunity that brought enormous financial success leading to Macdonald Brothers becoming the preeminent company in the field in Canada. Here smoker friend is a clean drag of true nicotine! “The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR), based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and founded by R. J. Reynolds in 1875,[1] is the second-largest tobacco company in the U.S. (behind Altria Group). RJR is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. which in turn is 42% owned by British American Tobacco of the United Kingdom;” and remains truly English now with no PESTICIDES! Sadly to the dopamine user; “In March 1978, 13 (21 per cent) of 61 marijuana samples from the southwestern United States were found to be contaminated with the herbicide paraquat, a pulmonary toxin, in concentrations from 3 to 2,264 parts per million. The source of the contamination was an aerial spraying program in Mexico, supported indirectly by United States funds. To evaluate US exposure, a nationwide survey of the paraquat content of confiscated marijuana was conducted. The survey found 33 (3.6 per cent) of 910 marijuana specimens to contain detectable paraquat. In states adjacent to Mexico (Census Region VI), 23 (12.8 per cent) of 180 specimens were contaminated.”
    The Major reason is law-abiding tobacco smokers fought back;
    With voting RIGHTS!!
    I use not pot and want to “give-up;” my legal ‘habit;’ and realize the difference is NATIONAL ROBBERY.!!!
    Mr. Alexander Simon (111sandorsimonea@gmail.com).


    Worlds MOST FEARED pilot flying the Russian Air Force PAK FA T50

    Hi there!! And thanks for a send! "
    The PAK FA is a fifth-generation fighter programme of the Russian Air Force. The T-50 is the name of the prototype aircraft designed by Sukhoi for the PAK FA programme. The aircraft is a stealthy, single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter, and will be the first operational aircraft in Russian service to use stealth technology.
    http://www.military-today.com/aircraft/sukhoi_pak_fa.htm reads red different; The Sukhoi PAK FA is a new Russian stealthy air superiority fighter!! Is this killer of angle the same flight for USSR military?
    This stealthy air superiority fighter has a generally conventional layout. The PAK FA uses stealth shaping to deflect radar waves. It was expected to use two Saturn 117S engines, producing 142 kN of thrust in afterburning and 86.3 kN dry. However the T-50 prototype used a completely new Saturn engines during its maiden flight, that generate a larger thrust. Exact specifications of the new engine are unknown. Some sources claim, that it produced 175 kN of thrust in afterburning. The PAK FA is capable of flying at supersonic speeds without using afterburner.
    Although America needs to race for angling the Russian mind; early men found a convenient need including "The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft originally developed by Lockheed for the United States Air Force (USAF). One of the Century Series of aircraft, it was operated by the air forces of more than a dozen nations from 1958 to 2004. Its design team was led by Kelly Johnson, who went on to lead or contribute to the development of the SR-71 Blackbird and other Lockheed aircraft."
    "The F-104 was designed to use the General Electric J79 turbojet engine,[11] fed by side-mounted intakes with fixed inlet cones optimized for supersonic speeds." Including the Mach-9; yet how fast can the competition race as this Killer was 2-million US and the other new match with only Mach 2; is "pretty" and is built with $10-million non-US?
    With the "approach;" of the Vietnamese "Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained US 2nd Air Division (later Seventh Air Force), US Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) aerial bombardment campaign conducted against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 2 March 1965 until 2 November 1968, during the Vietnam War.;" 10 American capable 104 Jets burned a damn good hole for the American President!

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    What is Starfish Envy??


    • L.A. 2009. I’m stuck in traffic on the 101 freeway, listening to Isabella Rosselini on NPR. Isabella, for some reason, mentions that starfish are one of those rare species that can reproduce asexually, and I realize that if I could do that, I wouldn't have to worry about finding a boyfriend/husband. I wouldn’t have to internet date! I wouldn't have to figure out if I want to/can/should have a baby/adopt a baby/child on my own. I wouldn't have to stress about things like FSH levels, or weigh my feelings on in vitro versus adoption. I would just have a baby. Thus began my starfish envy.
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