10.26.2005

Without a Title but Not Without a Bra

I am the best judge of not so many things. I am lost in a maze of books, papers, pics and pixels; it is fuzzy as to where I go from here. I�m drinking blueberry juice to keep my brain on fire but it�s not working; my brain is soggy like an old log saturated by record rainfall. The moss is beginning to grow inside of it and that damn moss is hard to get rid of; I fear that mushrooms are the next logical step. I can still pick out a good pair of spider like scissors though so all is not lost. I think I'm going to rent my blog just for fun. I'm bored, the weather is coming and going and I have too much to do. I�m quite ill today and in a self imposed confinement of sorts. I�m doing this(blog), of course, instead of sleeping, and in between reading and trying to write regular old "have to" stuff. This is like a cigarette break I guess only less deadly. Gawd Damn will they indict someone already; such an inefficient bureaucracy. I would have had it finished by at least yesterday. I have a blog at wordpress it already has a name because when it was given to me I had to name it, so I named it idego; I�m not sure what to do with it if anything. I think you can get word press blogs for free but if anyone wants one I have two invites; email me and I�ll send you one. The templates are clean and simple, you can�t play with the templates but the linkage is easy.I also found that this girl, CAZ, has some great templates to use and to play with for blogger; they are clean and aesthetically pleasing. It is of course true, but only trivially so, that New York is full of cold hearted people doing their business wrapped up in the rush of the day , the kill , the money, and the scene, mindless of others; I don�t find this to be so. I�ve had many offers of soupage and sponge baths and surely one would not find such offers in a cold hearted city.I will slither delicately in between some six hundred thread count Egyptians, ( a gift from the other grand mere) ,at this time and prepare my mind and body for an attempt at attending my class of the dark time. The Coalition for Darfur post follows: Continue reading please. My selfish enemy Still has the best of me Empty and feeling numb Wish I could take it away I can�t control the need To weak to not concede Wish I was deaf and dumb Wish I could fake it Seether click link below or continue reading. Looming Catastrophe: In the last few weeks, there have been a series of warning signs that the situation in Darfur, already horrific, is rapidly deteriorating. Two weeks ago, Juan Mendez, the UN's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, returned from Darfur and warned that the situation was worsening, stating frankly that "the situation much more dangerous and worrisome than I expected it to be." Shortly thereafter, the UN declared that, due to insecurity, large portions of the region were deemed "no go" areas, which in turn cut off aid access to at least 650,000 people. The UN also evacuated all non-essential personel from West Darfur. All the while, attacks on the displaced continued and seven AU monitors were killed in an ambush. Not long after that, the New York Times reported that the Janjaweed militias, equipped and supported by the Sudanese government, were acting with complete impunity and were "now emboldened enough to turn their guns on the government." That was followed by a frantic statement from Antonio Guterres, the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees, that "everything is getting out of control" and that the international community had just weeks to attempt to restore order in Darfur or risk "a very serious degeneration of the situation." That, in turn, was followed by a report that "more than 100,000 people are now believed to have died in the Darfur region of Sudan since the United Nations Security Council set a 30-day deadline last year for the Khartoum regime to begin to resolve the crisis in the area." That is on top of the several hundred thousand who had died prior to UN-issued deadline. Amid all of this, and mostly ignored by the press, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told an audience that the world had failed to "fully face" the genocide in Darfur. That is something of an understatement, but considering that it was Powell himself who first declared that what was happening in Darfur was indeed genocide - more than one year ago - it is certainly worth noting. One year ago, the world knew it was genocide and did nothing. One year later, UN officials are warning that "everything is getting out of control" and that Darfur risks descending into utter anarchy, bringing with it an untold loss of life ... and still the world does nothing. Philippe Gaillard was head of the International Committee of the Red Cross mission in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide - and though the following quote refers to international community's failure to respond to the atrocities in Rwanda, it could just as well apply to the failure to respond to Darfur

In such circumstances, if you don't at least speak out clearly, you are participating in the genocide. If you just shut up when you see what you see -- morally, ethically you cannot shut up. It's a responsibility to speak out. It did not change anything, and it �[did not] move the international community. I just can say that they cannot tell us or tell me that they didn't know. They were told every day what was happening there. So don't come back to me and tell me, "Sorry, we didn't know." No. Everybody knew.

33 Comments:

Blogger zydeco fish said...

I will slither delicately in between some six hundred thread count Egyptians...

That has to be the cosiest thing I have ever read. I must need sleep.

10/26/2005 01:47:00 PM  
Blogger SeizeTheNite said...

Soupage and sponge baths?
I'm jealous.

Hope you feel better soon.

10/26/2005 02:01:00 PM  
Anonymous weirsdo said...

Get well soon.
What does renting a blog involve?
Could our government be hoping the ganjaweeders will undermine the Sudanese government? I wouldn't put it past us.

10/26/2005 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous pia said...

Feel better, and sup the soupage

I forgot to check and see if anybody wanted to rent my blog, so I just took it off. Too much extranous stuff to blogging

Just want to blog my life away,but real life calls; think the cold weather has perked me up

10/26/2005 02:27:00 PM  
Blogger lula said...

What an interesting blog, or moreso what a fascinating person you are.

10/26/2005 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

The reason our politicians aren't responding is because if they don't, no heads will roll. If they do, they make enemies with all the rest of the cowards who won't, and risk their jobs.

Its not that democracy doesn't work, its that politics doesn't

10/26/2005 05:20:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

zydeco:
It was cozy but it did not last long enough-alas an evening class calls to me.

seizethenight: thank you much.

weirdso: thanks, I don't know i haven't had the time to look ;I don't think it is all that much effort like a few clicks of the mouse.

I wouldn't put anything past us either.

pia: real life does call doesn't it. I'm counting on the cold to kill all the germs.

lulu: thanks for stopping by, I'll check you out later when I return from class. It is easy to be fascinating online, much more difficult to accomplish in the flesh and bone existence we all must lead.

Wombat: I think it is a mainly a don�t want to bother and don�t want to incur the wrath for no payback. There is a mass of trade agreements and politics involved. Sadly our nation�s declarations mean nothing. That we can declare genocide is taking place and then do nothing should be against some national law. Can�t pontificate have to run to class.

10/26/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger avereragebusinessman said...

My guess, after reading this blog for a period of time, is that you are the best judge of quite a few things including spider like scissors.

No moss growing there so don't fear the mushrooms.

feel better

10/26/2005 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger I.M. Dedd said...

get well soon, ya hear.

10/26/2005 08:52:00 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Awwwwww...Alice, hope you get better. Hope the six hundred thread count helps your slumber. But perhaps you should remove the bra to help you relax (That sounded like a pickup line didn't? "Hey baby...perhaps you should remove that constraining, uncomfortable bra" ...I think I'll use that one next time I'm out.)

10/26/2005 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger The Taorist said...

Poor Alice.

In need of a chalice.

To make her feel well.

She blogs everyone to.....

make her feel well (?)

10/26/2005 09:56:00 PM  
Blogger The ZenFo Pro said...

Hey chica, hope you ditched your class in favor of some Egyptian-flavored rest, some soup, and yeah, sometimes spongebaths do help. As will the blueberry juice...great for the ol' immune system.

Awww...and the mushrooms? Could be worse...you know you're in deep trouble when the hamsters move in ;)

10/26/2005 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous John M said...

My brain feels that way sometimes cooper it goes away.

Don't sell yourself short; you weren't called, �the hot, artsy fartsy, intellectual chick" for nothing. I don't thinks there's any reason to believe much about that has changed.

Hope you fell better; bet you twenty you went to class.

10/26/2005 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous john m said...

feel better not fell.

I hate that I can't make correction on this thing.

10/26/2005 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Girl on the Blog said...

Alice, finally I have stopped by your blog... I have ran into you everywhere else (blog wise that is)...

Great, intriguing blogger you are... Has my mind working "90 to nothing"...

10/26/2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

I get the feeling that they are better days to post than others. Intrinsically some days are more conducive to the creative process.

Mine just happen to be Wednesdays. Or not.

10/27/2005 05:37:00 AM  
Blogger Theresa Z said...

I want your damn sheets!

10/27/2005 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous jake said...

wow
suprisingly clear even for it's nature which is pretty out of it.

I don't come here to annoy you any more I come here to read what you write.

I may take you up on a wordpress thing if I decide I have the time.

feel better, it seems there is sickness everywhere this week.
I watched a nightline on the Congo last night; it was total sadness and hopelessness.

10/27/2005 01:30:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

600 count? I could sleep for days in those things.

I always do appreciate your Darfur updates. You have always been very consistent with them.

Is blueberry juice good for the brain? I always found it better to write while drinking scotch. Sometimes beer helps too, but with the scotch masterpieces tend to happen. Of course your life span is cut in half too.

10/27/2005 01:54:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

You know, these combined posts are emotionally challenging to the simple. I thought the first half was really charming and wanted to say something that way. Now I'm pissed off. I just can't stand that this crap is happening on this planet and we're too busy to stop it. There ought to be tanks under 100 flags rolling into Khartoum and they don't get their city back until Darfur is peaceful and the victims have farms and houses again. Shit.

10/27/2005 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous joe said...

I�m glad the person guy above wrote that.

I love your writing and have read your blog as you know for some time. I think you write in a way that fifty percent of the people that stop here are just not smart enough to understand. Sometimes what you write is overwhelming to a lesser mind, as is often the case with very smart people, you have too much going on in your mind and you need to spit it out; do it, just post the Darfur stuff separately. People that are going to read about the travesty which is Darfur will read it others won't - post those posts separately - this I say only because I don't think your other writing should be passed by and there is a possibility that people will not read you if you keep posting Darfur related information along with your regular posts.

There is also so much missed when you post so much.

10/27/2005 05:32:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

I have to disagree with you there. The problem with Darfur is that this atrocity is going on and the American public doesn't know a ruttin' thing about it, so if providing commentary in a way that takes the reader by surprise helps to raise awareness, then that is the thing to do.

And as for writing under the influence, you can oft acheive the desired results with just a taste, and last I checked that didn't do anything to life expectancy. Also scotch is fantastic

10/27/2005 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

bizman: Thanks I feel better.

i.m.dedd: I feel better�. and then I scroll down and it says imdedd. Jokes on me. :) thanks dedd.

leigh: Those 600 counts are awesome and I never wear undies of any kind to bed.

taorist: Thanks, a chalice of malice and, a bottle of wine will do me just fine, I prefer real good gin, let the healing begin.

zenfro: that chic stuff just gets me going �I�m so easy.

I fear the hamsters

john: I never sell myself short and yeah you win. I�m broke though so you lose.

girl on the blog: I have seen you around as well; incestuous cyberspace. Yes, well obviously the 90 to nothing is bugging some people .lol

I see you use a template by caz , I love her templates.

mojo: ha ha mojo Wednesdays child is full of woe. It seemed to work well for you this week though that was a good post.

theresa: nope , they're mine mine mine.


jake: yeah hopeless unless we do something about it.

mj: I could too, I logged a few extra hours in them over the last twenty four. Blueberry juice is supposed to help your brain function more efficiently. I've seen varied research don't know how credible it is but I�m taking no chances.

doug: sorry about that. Yup, yup and shit or maybe all that baseball has caused you to lose your concentration.;)

joe; I�m too tired to absorb all that at this exact moment but honestly I don't think it matters. If people don't read my other stuff I really don't give a fuck. It�s all crap anyway.

Hey keep reading though I don�t mind a good critique every so often.

wombat: Hugs to you. ( like big tall giant, like for tall people hugs).

To the other part of your comment where does the under the influence come in? It may appear I am drunk while posting but believe me these are creations of a sober mind. If I missed the point forgive me I am still kind of sick and need more sheet time.

10/27/2005 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger transience said...

renting out your blog? but this is prime blog space! i'd go broke. hope you are better and better.

10/27/2005 11:29:00 PM  
Blogger EsotericWombat said...

I was responding to mj. Believe me, I accuse you of nothing. Glass houses and all that. Feel better soon, and sleep well.

10/28/2005 01:28:00 AM  
Blogger mojo shivers said...

Really? I thought that post was only okay. I worry about short posts. I worry that I have given short shrift to the idea and that I haven't fully conveyed what I was trying to convey.

I was never a big fan of the whole KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) school of writing. I always like to lead you through my thought process like some sherpa guide. My mind is a confusing place even for me. I sometimes worry about you muggles who try to trek across its landscape.

10/28/2005 03:26:00 AM  
Blogger Graham said...

I agree that supposed cold hearted cities are rarely the most cold hearted places. Go out to the suburbs where people lead isolated lives and hardly interact with their neighbours or communities, and get all their info about the world from cable news and then you'll see cold hearted.

London I find it the warmest place in it's own dour, cynical way :).

Hopefully, indictments tomorrow :)!!!!

10/28/2005 04:55:00 AM  
Blogger Coyote Mike said...

This is what I get for not watching tv. I guess Meirs got withdrawn cuz nobody liked her statement of "Bush is the smartest man I know."

I wish you had seen Nightline two nights ago (I think it was). It was about the genocide ten years ago in what is now (and again) the Republic of Congo. 10 years, and I could barely remember it.

10/28/2005 08:25:00 AM  
Blogger Dirty Lense said...

Feel better Coop!
Sponge bath sounds good.

10/28/2005 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous the robotman said...

What is going on here?

There is a mandate for your return or expulsion will follow and I will remove the link to this cavern.



I might take you up on the wp.

We can discuss The Sudan I promise.

10/28/2005 05:36:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

tran: Thanks I'm better. Still thinkig of you and hoping for better than better than best.

wombat: ok

mojo: I liked it but I know what you mean; I'm not real good at keeping it simple, or maybe I am it is just that I go for posting too much simple all in one place.

graham: One indictment. I do love London.

coyote: A friend of mine tevoed it for me.I don't blame you for never turning on the tv though.

dirty lens: thanks ned

robotman; I hate mandates so. This is a cavern isn't it. I'll get there this weekend I promise but you haven't been there in eons anyway so hush.

10/28/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger finnegan said...

I'd really have to agree with Joe above.

I did the same as you with my first blog a couple of years ago---mixed in the serious political stuff with the quotidian. It was like a bottl oil and water with no emulsifier.

But it is your blog, and so you reserve the right to do with it what you please.

But more important than that is that you're feeling better.

11/01/2005 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Thanks finn and I will consider all advice.

11/02/2005 12:06:00 AM  

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