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Bid early and bid often!!   :-)

Please spread the word that the auction is open with lots of great stuff to bid on!

Submissions will be accepted through Saturday August 17th.    Please enter them here.

Bidding will close at 5:30pm on Monday August 19th.

Reminder:  This is for surrealestate, candle_light and myself (taura_g) walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept 8th.   Our team is called the Goliath's for David and we are walking in the name of our friend's son, David.

Our Team's Page is here:

Thank you for your support.
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Please enter your submissions on the Treats for Tits LiveJournal entry here.

Please include ingredients (unless obvious-like home canned peaches or something). There are a number of people with food allergies out there. Also, please note if the item needs to be going to someone local.

So for submissions:

Recipe/Item Name:
Ingredients:
Suggested minimum bid:
Notes/story about the recipe (optional, but frequently helps with selling)


Let me know if you have any questions!

Shazza
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[livejournal.com profile] surrealestate, [livejournal.com profile] candle_light and I are going to be walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk.

So, we will be running another Bake Sale Auction starting on August 12th and running through August 19th.

Please spread the word that we are looking for submissions! 

Thank you!
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So I went to see the orthopedist today--thanks very much to [livejournal.com profile] sweetmmeblue.   She came and gave me a ride over to Davis Square even though she ended up a few minutes late for Major Massage.

To my surprise, they put me in a boot.   Which is heavy and kind of awkward but it certainly does make sure that I don't move that tendon. 

Diagnosis is tendonitis in the tendon running right behind my ankle bone.  There is some concern about the fact that the bone itself is a bit tender to the touch as well as the pereoneal tendon but the X-rays don't show any sign of a compression fracture.   So they are going with the tendonitis, putting me in the boot for a couple weeks and sending me to physical therapy after it has had a complete week of rest.

We shall see how it goes.   I wasn't thrilled with the idea, but as he put it, I can deal with a few weeks of inconvenience now or deal with problems all summer...   Hopefully by the end of June I will be in much better shape. 
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But I think I overdosed on mine this morning.   Fortunately, it all worked out OK and I am back on the couch now.

I've been sick--horrid sore throat, temp and general rundown.   I got up this morning feeling like I actually had some energy.  So I took a shower, got breakfast, pills and dressed.   Sore throat is still painful, I've got a cough now but at the moment my temp is normal.    Certain OTC meds are getting low, I used the last of the OJ for breakfast and I could use some more drink stuff like gingerale or Vitamin Water.

I still have some energy so I decide to just drive up to Maguon CVS and pick up supplies.   Accidentally cut someone off on the way up and got serious blast of carhorn.  (Unfortunately, well deserved, I screwed up)

Got to CVS--literally almost walked into the door.   ??!?  They aren't open yet apparently.    OK, that's kind of weird.  Turned around and went into the DD's next door.   Got some coffee and OJ, and had some problems juggling everything while trying to get back into the car--nearly hit a woman behind me with the car door.   At which point I hear Aries voice very clearly in my head, "Situational awareness, Wife!" -- OK, maybe coming out was a bad idea.  Let's just get home.

The drive home I'm trying to be extra vigilant but in checking one direction a little too long, I missed that a car had come speeding up from the direction I just checked and nearly got hit.   *deep breath* *sigh* Drive very carefully the rest of the way home. 

Get home, flopped on the couch and turned the TV.  Oh, it's not even 8am yet... no wonder CVS wasn't open. 

I'm working from the couch today,  don't think I will be doing much else.
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Preface: Overall I've been feeling pretty good about life lately... like I might actually be finding the "new normal" and being ok with it.

So the heat was apparently getting to me more than I realized.    I got home Saturday morning from a massage, got an ice pack for my ankle, gchatted with [livejournal.com profile] drwex, talked to the Nurseline about my ankle and then took a nap...or more accurately, went back to sleep.  It was 3:30pm when I came back to consciousness.   I was kind of astounded, but feeling better than I had in 2 days when I woke up.

I got up and took [livejournal.com profile] skreeky up on her offer for use of the pool.   It was an absolutely lovely 82 degrees and I managed to float, tread water, swim and laze about in it for almost an hour.   S and I chatted for a bit and another friend with his 12ish yo daughter joined us for a while.    Just the cool down, relaxed kind of fun I needed prior to big social event.

Then it was off to a wonderfully social, fun evening at the Stack.   There were fabulous frozen drinks thanks to the aforementioned [livejournal.com profile] skreeky.  Lots of just chillin' with peeps, catching up, relaxing and a little Listening.    As always [livejournal.com profile] mangosteen and [livejournal.com profile] lifecollage were awesome hosts!

The summer like mornings of warm air have been kind of enjoyable... it hasn't been till the late afternoon/evening heat that I was getting really downtrodden.   This morning was no different as I headed north to see my Mom for the the day.  The ride North was relaxing and energizing as I had some really rockin' music on the radio for most of the trip.  And then it was a really good visit until the last half hour when she suddenly had a whole bunch of questions about Aries and Aries and I as a couple.   Still it really wasn't until I got caught in traffic on the way homethat the mood crash hit...  )

So now I am home, taking a break from working on the project for the UK, writing this out to look at it rationally and really wishing all the voices in my head would just shut the f*** up.
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The Treat for Tits Auction final 2013 Bake Etc Sale is ending today.

[livejournal.com profile] hammercock was cool enough to amass a catalog of the items.   [livejournal.com profile] buxom_bey has it posted here.

Bidding will close at 9pm (a few hours delayed from originally, but still this evening.)

Once bidding is closed, the winners will be notified.


The Pickup time is Friday, May 10th from 6-9pm at my place or you can make arrangements with the individual bakers, artists.

BAKERS and ARTISTS:  Please do not make delivery unless you know that the donation has been made.


Thank you all for your support!   Feel free to keep spreading the word!


My donation page.
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So I just noticed that the only thing I've been writing lately about is the auction.   Well, lots of other stuff have been going on too.

My birthday:  [livejournal.com profile] drwex took me out to dinner on my actual birthday.   It was a very good evening. :-)

Dinner and Dancing:  At Asgard and then at HEROES 80's was an absolute blast and I was really grateful to everyone who made it out. 

There have been several hangouts, get togethers and social time... I am feeling on a definite upswing in that way right now and I will take it as long as it lasts!

The Fashion Show on Wednesday was a lot of fun but not really my thing.   It took a bit to articulate to myself what was off for me, but I finally figured it out... I may put that in its own post.    [livejournal.com profile] cathijosephine asked to host some people at my place afterwards and that worked out really nicely. 

I'm still reading from book to book to book but that has slowed down a little bit because I've been a lot more active in the evenings the last 2 weeks.

The exercise has been going really well but the weight loss has not.   I will probably talk about that more on my weight filter--it's more than a bit frustrating. 

There is a longer work post in the mix as well, but the Reader's Digest version is:  My manager is changing departments,  the new woman taking her place was hand picked by her and so far seems OK, there is a large reorg going on in the group as the result of several changes like this and I am wary about the whole thing but trying to be positive.
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The Second (and final) Treats for Tits Auction for 2013 is now open!

Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell your non-friends!

Auction items will still be accepted until the day before the bidding closes. Bidding will close at 5pm on Tuesday, May 7th.

Delivery arrangements can be made with the Artist or Baker, but the Open Pickup will be Friday May 10th from 6pm to 9pm.

Check it out at the Treat for Tits LiveJournal!
taura_g: (devil)
The Second (and final) Treats for Tits Auction for 2013 is now open!

Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! Tell your non-friends!

Auction items will still be accepted until the day before the bidding closes. Bidding will close at 5pm on Tuesday, May 7th.

Delivery arrangements can be made with the Artist or Baker, but the Open Pickup will be Friday May 10th from 6pm to 9pm.

Check it out at the Treat for Tits LiveJournal!

Please Remember: Make sure you reply to the comment of the bidder so that they get notified that they have been out-bid.
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I still have almost $600 to raise for the walk and I need to do it by May 15th in order to participate in the walk.

If you would like to just make a straight donation please check out my donation page.

I am also requesting submissions, if you would like to donate something to the newest Auction - let me know. It can be a baked good, a savory dish, a piece of art or a service of some kind. Whatever you might like to offer.

The new Auction opens on Monday April 29th. But as always I will accept submissions up until the day before the Auction closes.
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I still have almost $600 to raise for the walk and I need to do it by May 15th in order to participate in the walk.

If you would like to just make a straight donation please check out my donation page.

So, Bakers, Makers, Chefs and Phototakers -- let me know if you have something you might like to auction off. It can be a baked good, a savory dish, a piece of art or a service of some kind. Whatever you might like to offer.

Let me know as soon as you can, I am hoping to open the new Auction on Monday April 29th. But as always I will accept submissions up until the day before the Auction closes.


Thank you!
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This weekend is our Homebrew Tasting and Raffle! Saturday, April 6th at 7pm. 9 Sanger St, Medford, MA.

The Homebrew Tasting currently has submissions for Mead, Wine, Beer, Infused Ports and Cordials.

Our Raffle will be the primary fund-raising vehicle but there will also be a donation box at the door. If you would like to get tickets now, simply donate to my Avon Walk site at:

http://tinyurl.com/shazza2day . Add in the comments that it is for raffle tickets - $5 for 6 and $10 for 13.

Raffle Items Include:


  • Elderberry Wine


  • Hanging Man Mead


  • 12 yo Macallan Scotch


  • India Photos framed from Lori Campbell


  • Photos from the talented Adria Alumbugh


Some additional items from the Homebrewers will be made part of the raffle. There will also be some local brews available for tasting. Cheese and crackers as well as some appetizers will be available.

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This week's trip has been a lot more fun and far less insane but I breathed an audible sigh of relief when I got on the plane this morning.

It took me a while to realize what it was about.   The Raleigh area is very friendly and welcoming but there is one aspect that has always made me a bit uncomfortable.   Christian religion is blatantly EVERYWHERE.   The fact that is is Easter Holy Week did NOT help. 

My coworkers and vendors were talking about church and Easter plans openly and unabashedly -- which would be perfectly fine if I felt like I could say "guys, can we change the subject?" without causing ripples.   I got away with the standard "I was raised Catholic" and "my family celebrates" without too much pause or raised eyebrows.  

Still, it's a bit much for me.   The more time that goes by the less interest I have in faith and religion.  And the more uncomfortable I am with some people's need to bring it into politics.

I'm guess I'm just glad not to be Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court anymore.     It has been 2 and a half weeks of various travel and I am more than ready to be home.    
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When:  April 6th from 6 to 9pm
What: Homebrew Tasting Night with a Raffle
Why:  Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Calling all Crafters, Brewers, Makers, Retailers, etc!

If you have an item that you would like to donate to the Raffle (or even just the tasting), please let me know by March 15th.  Raffle Items do not have to be Brew-related!

Raffle tickets will be $2 a piece and will be available for purchase from about a week before April 6th with the winners being drawn at the Tasting Night.

Thank you for your support and help!

tonight

Mar. 1st, 2013 06:03 pm
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I won't be back til 9ish or so.   Just so people who responded about drinks know it won't be until later.

taura_g: (devil)
The Treat for Tits Pickup is still happening this evening from 5pm to 8pm.

The worst of the snow is supposed to be over by 2pm.   I will have my stairs clear for 5pm.

I have some sandwich rolls and cold cuts as well as some noodles and sauce and I will order a pizza or two.

If you are a baker and don't think you can make today, please let me and your winner know.

The winners list is here.
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I will post an update about the Alternate Drop-off after the Noon Forecast.

But right now it looks like the worst will be over by 1-2pm, so I will probably just push it back to 5-8pm.
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Hi All!

So my first bake sale auction brought in $542!  Which is awesome, but I still have over $1100 to go. This year taura_g s walking in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston. This year the Walk is May 18th and 19th.

So, in honor of St. Pat's Day in March I would like to do a Homebrew Tasting Night.   I'm asking and begging any Homebrewers who would like to donate a couple of bottles of their brew for the tasting.   We will use shot-sized tasting glasses, have nice appetizers and I will ask for a flat entry donation.

Homebrew beer, cider, mead, wine or whatever would be welcome.    Please let me know if you would be interested or if you know anyone who might be interested in donating Homebrew for tasting or an item for a Same Evening Raffle.  (A couple of raffle chances would be part of the entry donation)

Target Date would be Saturday March 16th, though I am open to suggestion.

Feel free to repost to other spaces.   
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Final bids at noon today!   Just 15 more minutes left.

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