Friday, April 19, 2002

New York in Bloom

I was listening to NPR this morning and there was a story about daffodils in New York. Not long after the 9/11/2001 attacks, flower bulb distributor Hans van Waardenburg, of B&K Flowerbulbs, donated half a million daffodil bulbs to the city of New York. As his gift , one later matched in kind by the city of Rotterdam, and subsequently expanded on by other organizations and companies to form a memorial, a field of gold than now wends its way across the city of New York.

At first glance, you might say, "jesus, Sid, flowers? What's the point?"

The point, friend and neighbor, is about making something beautiful out of tragedy. The point is about celebrating life in the midst of death, the point is about the very human desire to offer what you have to give to others.

What do you have to give?

The Daffodil Project


Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Musical Absurdities

The morning team on San Diego area station 91X [91.1 on my FM dial], has discovered "Gonads and Strife".

One of, just to be blindingly clear here, the silliest, goofiest, funniest things I've ever seen in a LONG long time.

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Pathetic Excuses for Not Posting

by Sidra Vitale, esquire

  • I'm moving.

  • I'm lame.[awwww, how sweet, the person behind me as I type claims this is not true.]

  • no net connection at home

  • afraid I might break my glasses in all the excitement

  • the cat peed on the cable modem

  • my insomnia went away -- no more time for posting!

  • master plan for world domination ramping up -- just too darn busy taking over small countries to post regularly!

  • my muse went to Bermuda [and didn't take me]