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Living & Dying at AFI Film Festival

Reposted for Jon...anyone interested in going as a group? I'm leaning toward the Tuesday night showing...let's make a plan! :)

It's official! LIVING & DYING will be playing in competition at the American Film Institute Dallas International Film Festival to be held in Dallas, Texas.

LIVING & DYING will be screening on:

Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30pm at the Angelika Film Center
Saturday, March 31 at 7:00pm at The Magnolia

For more information, including ticket information, please visit www.afidallas.com

Like every filmmaker, I would love to fill the theater. Please pass this information on to everyone you know.

Thank you,
Jon Keeyes
Director/Producer

D.E.E.P. gets press in the Observer

Reposted from Deep Ellum enrichment project's myspace bulletin...

Morning kids,

Fingers of Fury over at the Dallas Observer (by way of their official blog Unfair Park). Is posting some news about the DEA/DEF tiff and our little community group. Thanks bro!

Justin

--- Reposted from Unfair Park (www.dallasobserver.com/blogs) ---
Can’t believe we went a whole day without a Deep Ellum posting. But, alas, it’s a brand-new day, and we’ve got some brand-new news, more or less: The Deep Ellum Association had separated itself from the Deep Ellum Foundation. For background on the spat between the two entities, read Andrea Grimes’ item on it last week, but the result is a brand-new Web site called Save Deep Ellum!, which the DEA launched when it lost control of the “official” Deep Ellum Association Web site. (The DEA also lost its longtime home, thanks to DEF members’ getting the locks changed without warning.)

“We have a whole new board, which is a good thing,” says DEA president Gianna Madrini. …

Join the Deep Ellum Enrichment Project!

Here's some more news and a call to action...and please keep reposting this!

Robert @ Unfair Park is really getting behind this story...
Feel free to comment here
http://www.dallasobserver.com/blogs/?p=2438

Click here to see the future "vision" of Deep Ellum. (Puke!)

Please send an email to Laura Miller if you do not want this to happen. Here is her email and tell her that the Deep Ellum Enrichment Project has sent you. Let her know that you are a member of D.E.E.P..

http://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/forms/mcc/mayor_mail_form.htm

Please keep an eye out for our bulletins and repost them. We will inform you about what is going on in Deep Ellum, everything from cool things to do, events, community service projects, new openings and how you can help "Save the Scene."

Our next meeting is scheduled @ the Elbow Room, this Monday The 26th @ 9pm. Good excuse to drink on a Monday. Please come out, show some support and give us your good ideas.

The Elbow Room is located at:

3010 Gaston Av…

Help Stop Dirty Power Plants in Texas!

Governor Rick Perry is fast-tracking a plan build 11 new, highly polluting coal-fired power plants in Texas. Emissions from these plants will threaten Texans' health, contribute to global warming and poison local lakes and ponds with toxic mercury pollution.

Send an email to the Governor. Urge him to slow down the review process so that cleaner energy alternatives can be considered.

Go to www.stopTXU.com for more information and to take action.

Stop Bush from Adding Iran to this War!

Hey everybody,

I just signed a petition to ask Congress to demand President Bush seek congressional authorization before considering military action in Iran. He seems out of control, and we have to stop the war in Iraq from escalating into a regional crisis. Congress can do this, but they need to hear from us.

Can you sign?

http://pol.moveon.org/noescalationiniran/

Thanks!

Classy Insults. :)

I had to gank this one from Thia's myspace bulletin...it's way too good not to share. :)

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
-- Winston Churchill

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
-- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
-- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."
-- Moses Hadas

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it."
-- Groucho Marx

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
-- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."
-- Oscar Wilde

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play…

What is going on with Deep Ellum??

Corporate land owners want to change Deep Ellum into condos and high rises. This is their official vision for the future of Deep Ellum. If you care and are on myspace, then make sure and add D.E.E.P (Deep Ellum Enrichment Project) as a friend. Repost this and make an effort to attend the meetings. D.E.E.P. is working closely with The Deep Ellum Association and other groups to prevent this vision from being realized.

Remember this is just their "vision" for right now--it can be stopped, but we need people to rally and work to prevent this from happening.

PLEASE REPOST

Texan Jokes :)

Here's one from the Sperm Donor that I thought was worth sharing. Hope y'all enjoy!

The owner of a golf course in Lufkin was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, "You graduated from The University of Texas and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14% How much would you take off?" The secretary thought a moment, then replied, "Everything but my earrings." You gotta love those East Texas women!

A group of Tyler friends went deer hunting and paired off in two's for the day.
That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck. "Where's Henry?" the others asked. "Henry had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful hunter replied. "You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back?" they inquired. "A tough call,…

If You've Ever Had Your Nails Done... :)

Here's one that a client shared with me and ohmigawd, it's SO true and hillarious. If you've ever been to an Asian run nail salon, take the 5 minutes and watch this video. LOL!

Nail Salon

Ain't It The Truth? :)

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Here's one from The Sweetie Chris that made me smile...it's all too true! :)

Reflections on Women Over 40 :)

I got this one from my Mom-Person and it was incorrectly attributed to Andy Rooney but the actual author is Frank Kaiser according to Snopes. Either way, it's funny and I thought it definitely worth sharing! :)

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

-A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.
-If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. -Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.
-Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.
-Women get psychic as they age. Y…

UCLA Study. :)

Here's one from the Sperm Donor that made me laugh out loud...there are days when this is SO true!

A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle.

For example: If she is ovulating, she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features.

However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she tends to be more attracted to a man with duct tape over his mouth and a spear lodged in his chest while he is on fire.

No further studies are expected.

Feed An Animal in Need Every Day - It's Free!

Here's one that Punky Spice sent over and I've been clicking to support the cause. Hope you guys will do the same for these animals in need! :)

Pass it on!

Over ten million animals are abused, neglected or abandoned yearly. You can help each day with a free click!

Visit The Animal Rescue Site at http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com daily and click the purple "Fund Food for Animals" button. That simple action gives food to an abandoned or abused animal.

There is no cost to you! Funding for nutritious food is paid by site sponsors and goes to nonprofit animal welfare organizations who use it to feed animals living in their shelters and sanctuaries.

The Animal Rescue Site was launched in July of 2002 and has generated millions of bowls of food for rescued animals since then. With your help, many more animals will benefit in 2007! It all depends on the number of people who visit the site.

Please click at The Animal Rescue Site once a day and forward this message on so more peopl…

Kids Say the Darndest Things :)

Here's a little funny from the Sperm Donor that I couldn't help sharing...hope it makes you smile today!

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom, why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?"

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six."

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. "I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: "How does it know it's me?"

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice w…

SCA Geeks Gone Wild ;-)

Here's a little something My Shelly sent over that I find completely amusing. Shouldn't this kid be allowed to have the picture he wants of himself in the yearbook? I think so...even if it's uber-geeky. ;-)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16607420/?GT1=8921

Let's March to End the War! :)

Da Jules and I are planning to go to this...who's with us?

March in Dallas - End the War in Iraq
Monday, February 19th 2007 4:00 pm
Dallas, TX USA
Bring the Troops Home Now from Iraq!

Over 3,000 dead American soldiers, at least 650,000 dead Iraqis. It’s time to put a stop to this war that never should have started. Millions of people voted to get the Republicans out and end the war, but we need to drive the message home: BRING ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW FROM IRAQ!

It’s time to get the anti-war movement back in the streets! On February 19 (President's Day), thousands of people will march across Texas to demand an end to the war. Let’s show Bush and the new Democratic Congress that the anti-war movement is back!

Make your own signs and banners and march with your friends, family, co-workers, class-mates, church, union or organization.

For more information contact:
dallasrally.com
dallasrally@yahoo.com

Location:
Starting at Dealey Plaza (corner of Elm and Houston Street) marching to Ferris Plaz…

I Finally Have a Day Off! :)

Hello friends and family! I've been three weeks without a day off and honestly it's a miracle that I've managed to get any blog posting done in that time. Let me see if I can bring y'all up to speed...

As far as the wounded soldiers go, they are still in critical condition but stable at a hospital in Germany. They both made it through surgery and have had a "family member" (read close friend of the group) at their side the whole time. He has got to get back to work, so the liason for the team that is normally in DC is being shipped over to stay at their bedside in his stead. They will not be returning to the front line and have lots of physical therapy and recovery time to look forward to. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts...please keep them coming for a quick recovery!

Believe it or not, the plague is still alive and well in our household. I've still got residual sinus funk but B has officially relapsed at least once and has been running a fever off …

Save NPR and PBS once and for all

Hi,

President Bush just proposed drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. We've stopped similar cuts in the past, but enough is enough: With the new Congress, we can make sure this never happens again.

We need Congress to save NPR and PBS once and for all.

Can you help out by signing this petition to Congress? It's really easy — just click here.

Thanks!

Update on the Soldiers...

Just a quick update on the wounded soldiers this morning from Billy:

"Both Nancy and Jaime made it through surgery. Both are still in critical condition, but they have made it this far. They are currently in Germany.

One another note, the patrol sent out did catch and deal with the people responsible for doing this to the girls. Two of the patrol were injured, but none of the enemy survived."

Y'all please keep praying and sending happy thoughts and healing energy for the girls speedy recovery. I'm so glad the people that did this to them have been taken care of. {veg}

I'll keep you guys updated as I know more.