Danger: Broken Links

But not for long, I promise. I’m doing a lot of work on the site, mov­ing pages into Word­Press, and some­times there’s a delay before I get the for­ward­ing set up from the orig­i­nal address or get all the links updat­ed. If you run into a dead link, please drop a com­ment to me, because it might be one I’ve missed. Sor­ry!

Great Interview With Local Musician Gary Motley

Lis­ten to it on Sam’s site, and/or read the result­ing arti­cle, The Facets of Jazz Through Gary Mot­ley.

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Protect Your Dogs and Boycott Four Paws Products Ltd.

First, if you dog has a Pim­ple Ball With Bell (what an icky name!), take it back wher­ev­er you bought it and ask them to refund your mon­ey for the dan­ger­ous thing, and take the rest off the shelves.

After read­ing about the injuries at least four dogs have expe­ri­enced due to the absolute refusal of Four Paws Prod­ucts Ltd. to mod­i­fy or recall their prod­uct after being informed of these prob­lems. One dog had to be euth­a­nized.

The com­pa­ny and its insur­er (I wish I knew their name) have been irre­spon­si­ble, at the very least.

Please talk to pet stores in your area about remov­ing the “pim­ple ball with bell” from their shelves. Warn oth­er dog own­ers about the prob­lem. Con­sid­er talk­ing to your vet, so he or she can do the same.

Con­sid­er writ­ing to Four Paws, as well. E-mail isn’t near­ly as effec­tive as a mailed or faxed let­ter, or even a (polite!) phone call.

I didn’t find the name of any exec­u­tives on their web site, but will add that after I try call­ing tomor­row. Here’s the mail and phone infor­ma­tion:
50 Wire­less Blvd.
Haup­pauge, NY 11788
Phone: (631) 434‑1100
Fax: (631) 434‑1183

Their par­ent com­pa­ny is Cen­tral Gar­den & Pet Com­pa­ny. The pres­i­dent of the “Pet Group” is James V. Heim
Pres­i­dent of Pet Group
1340 Treat Boule­vard, Suite 600
Wal­nut Creek, Cal­li­for­nia 94597
Phone: (925) 948‑4000

I haven’t found a fax num­ber. Yet.

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Welcome, Gillian!

Christi­na & Steve’s newest baby final­ly came out to join us at 10:24pm tonight! I’m look­ing for­ward to pho­tos.

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Thing-A-Day With Me!

Thing-a-Day 2008 Flyer

I know that Hope and Juliann are doing it—anybody else? Any oth­er Blog365 par­tic­i­pants should note that it will be a great source of blog ideas, and I know we all need those at this point.

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Results Are In! The Funniest Twitterer Is…

Foul­Bas­tard wins with an aston­ish­ing 34% of the votes! It may not sound like a huge lead, but when you con­sid­er that we had 33 nom­i­nees and 106 votes, it is! The first run­ner-up, Bad­Banana, had 14% of the vote.
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Who Is the Funniest Twitterer?

Shashi Bel­lamkon­da came up with the idea for this poll, and gath­ered the nom­i­na­tions. I’m just host­ing it for him 🙂

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The poll opens at 5pm EST today and will close at mid­night EST on Sun­day, Decem­ber 10. It doesn’t mat­ter whether you vote in the side­bar or in this post—all the votes go to the same place.

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I Did It!

If you look way, way down the side­bar to see the cal­en­dar thingie, there’s at least one post on every sin­gle day of Novem­ber!

NaBloPoMo 2007 Seal

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In process

I’m going to be trans­fer­ring all the pages from their cur­rent loca­tions into the blog for­mat while updat­ing them. That means you’ll be see­ing some old stuff and new stuff, series of arti­cles and stand­alones. Depend­ing on how much updat­ing a par­tic­u­lar arti­cle takes, there may be a bunch on one day, or just one. I’m hop­ing to get at least one a day done, in any case!

So bear with me, and com­ment away.

Announcement: New Podcast and Blog, Fibrant Living

You are cor­dial­ly invit­ed to vis­it the grand open­ing of Fibrant Liv­ing, the only pod­cast to focus on liv­ing a full, joy­ous life despite fibromyal­gia, chron­ic fatigue, or oth­er chron­ic ill­ness­es.

You can find Fibrant Liv­ing and its com­pan­ion blog at http://fibrantliving.com/ . The feed is at http://feeds.feedburner.com/FibrantLiving , or avail­able on LJ as fibrantliv­ing.

Fibrant Liv­ing is pro­duced by Sam Chupp of the Bear’s Grove, Drag­onKin and Bardic Cir­cle pod­casts.

Namaste,
Cyn

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