|Susy, myself, and Stacey with "Thunder From Down Under" 2005|
This weekend was all about the men from Australia and New Zealand. Aren't they just uber fine?
Well, it was all about the half naked men until my kiddo got sick. Sadly, the trip to Snoqualmie Casino was cancelled. Kim felt badly about it, but what are you going to do?
Is it a consolation to anyone that my school work was not only done, but I made up a missing paper?
Probably to my GPA but that's about it.
So anyway, to those who got to see the hot dudes, hope you had fun!
To Susy, I'm sorry babe. I love ya and miss you! Wish we could have gone!
|Peace March 2011|
This week brings us the Peace March with Dana Lyons as the MC.
If you don't know Dana, he is a local activist and musician who travels around the world.
He's about to start "The Great Coal Train Tour" and get people riled up about the (more than) mile long coal trains that will be running from "Montana and Wyoming through Sandpoint, Idaho to Spokane, down through the Columbia River Gorge, then up along the Puget Sound coast, passing through Longview, Tacoma, Seattle, Edmonds, Everett, Mt. Vernon, Bellingham, Ferndale and all points in between". The quoted bit there is from Coal Train Facts.
It's a big deal here because we live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and this will be parking in our backyard while it offloads tons of coal onto boats bound for China. I'm not going to give you all the reasons why the coal trains are horrible, you can check it out for yourself. If you're in any one of the regions affected by this, you should get involved and get involved now!
Back to the Peace March. This will be the second year that we're going and the kids are already excited! Here's the information if you can take the time to come on down:
(I totally copied and pasted this from Dana's calendar. I'm a plagiarist. It's true.)
Bellingham, WA Peace Day Event
First Congregational Church in Bellingham
2401 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Price: free/donations accepted
September 21st Friday
5:30 peace day celebration
Dana will MC the event and sing "Circle The World"
We meet at Maritime Heritage Park starting a 5:00 pm on Friday September 21st.
Joe Marx has confirmed that his drumming group will accompany the marchers from Maritime Heritage Park.
Cascade Montessori 7th and 8th graders will be marching with us and handing out their peace cranes to bystanders....
Kulshan Chorus will be performing their peace music from around the world.
Keynote Speaker Michael McPhearson
Okay kittens. This long week is over and looking forward to the next!
That is all.