December 20th, 2000

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Great Concert tonight!

Tonight at Fuel (Post St & Almaden Ave., downtown San Jose)

Lisa Dewey + Bethany Curve + Andalusia Time: 8:30 door / 9:00 show. $7 Lisa Dewey plays dreamy melodic and hypnotic soundscapes while Andalusia's compositions are ethereal and atmospheric. Collectively a beautiful moody experience. Bethany Curve supports.

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Bethany Curve have been one of my "pet bands" for awhile now. I actually stumbled on their website after a recommendation from a Slowdive fan... and if you like Slowdive, you will not be disappointed! They're based out of Santa Cruz, one of the more etherial places out there...

Read a few reviews and listen to a song of theirs here, or check out their beautiful little website there.

Catch me at the show. If you don't like 'em, I'll refund the cover! ;)
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Must've been some woman...!

So, is this romantic, or barbaric?
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Love Rivals Convicted for Dueling

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dueling may sound the stuff of historical novels, but three Dutchmen discovered on Wednesday that shooting it out over a woman can still land you in jail.

The two lovestruck rivals and the organizer of the duel were convicted for a pistol fight in the southern Dutch town of Best following a row over a woman, justice officials said.

``There is an old article in the law explicitly forbidding duels. But it's the first time I've ever seen a conviction,'' said a spokesman for the local prosecution service.

The stiffest sentence, 15 months, went to the duel's organizer, who shot and wounded the challenger when he saw him pull a gun even though the three had previously agreed to an unarmed fist fight. The challenger got 12 months and his opponent was sentenced to community service.
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Big nasty hairy dealie...

Looks like my employer and my contract agency are really fighting it out... over me. Tollbridge wants to hire me on permanent after only about a month, while the scumsucking leach contract agency wants to make them pay out the nose to "buy" me. You'd think that they'd be happy enough pocketing $20ish an hour for my hard work and getting 20% of my entire salary for the next 4-5 months to "sell" me, right? Apparently not... they want closer to 40%, non-negotiable.

The next time I hear someone say non-negotiable, I'm swear I'm going ballistic! In business, Everything is negotiable. (Even ethics, unfortunately.) Any amount of mercenary behaviour that I have displayed over the last year or so to get to where I am today is dwarfed by this agency... Threats are flying back and forth, but I'm pretty sure my job is safe.

It feels like a slave auction... except that I'm getting paid hefty wages while I'm on the auction block. Anyone want to check out my teeth, while we're at it?!
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