Archives: [May 2000]
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This is the archive page for the month [May 2000]; below you should see headlines and summaries of all entries found here from that month. Click the appropriate link at each to read the entire entry.

Letters from Iceland, part 2. | May 31, 2000
My friend Kim Holzer Leeds has been on vacation in Iceland this week, and has been kind enough to email her journal to me for reprint. These are the two entries I received over Memorial Day weekend; her final two...

Anatomy of a come-on. | May 30, 2000
(Certain names changed to protect the innocent.) Ah, three days off work and nothing to do. Correction - three days off work, broke, and nothing to do. Three days off work, broke, desperate to meet women, and nothing to do....

Whatever happened to the Harlem Globetrotters? | May 26, 2000
When I was growing up the basketball team was on top of their form - sold-out tours, a special on ABC once a year, exhibitions in China and other far-off lands, even their own comic book and Saturday-morning animated show....

Sick and sicker. | May 25, 2000
I spent yesterday lolling around in bed, trying unsuccessfully to combat the flu I always seem to pick up every year when the weather turns warm. It was a complete non-day for me, consisting of watching random half-hours of daytime...

Letters from Iceland, part 1. | May 23, 2000
My friend Kim Holzer Leeds recently wrote to see if I would be interested in reposting some live reports she'll be writing from her upcoming trip to Iceland. I said, "Of course!" Today is letter 1, which explains why she's...

Southside in the house? | May 22, 2000
Greg took me to 47th and Western on Sunday, to show me an abandoned section of overpass he wanted to use for a performance space some time. Now, I pride myself on being a somewhat urban person, of rolling with...

Welcome, AvantGo subscribers. | May 17, 2000
Jeez, I feel like Johnny Carson welcoming a new affiliate to the Tonight show. For readers of my website who are confused, I should explain that today is the day that the Palm-friendly version of my site is to be...

Art shows in hotel rooms. | May 15, 2000
My friend Steve was part of a guerrilla art show this weekend that was actually held in a hotel room at the downtown Embassy Suites without the hotel staff's knowledge. You could tell who was in the hotel for the...

Check out this cool photo I found. | May 12, 2000
It's of Beth Lisick, a writer/musician friend of mine who lives out in Berkeley. Beth has crisscrossed the country a good four or five times now in support of the various books and projects she's been involved in; she...

Date-o-rama. | May 11, 2000
I've had a whole sting of very bizarre experiences this week, which all started with a random email in my inbox about ten days ago informing me that the "response address to my personal ad was outdated." I had no...

ILOVEYOU. | May 8, 2000
It looks like I'm going to be the only person on the entire internet to make the following redundant statement about the Love Bug virus, so here it goes: If you're stupid enough to open email attachments from people you...

Laura Ingalls redux. | May 5, 2000
My friend Cathleen was cleaning out her van the other day and found a box with 50 copies of Dreaming of Laura Ingalls, the novel I self-published in 1997. She brought them to Joyblue last night and now suddenly I...

Goodness gracious, I was drunk last night! | May 2, 2000
Went to the finals of the Madbar poetry slam, the round that determines the team that goes to the National Poetry Slam in August. I swear to God, there was so much liquor being poured you could've stood in the...