12.15.2005

Stream of Consciousness
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When you read this blog and if you have pop-ups enabled, you get a little promo for some of the events of a certain year, which was...1981 so long ago. It was the year of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the highbrow film "Chariots of Fire" which brought skinny, preppy Englishmen back into style; the denouement of the hostage crisis...and, the year of STS 1, which reminds me of a little song:

Rush


Lit up with anticipation
We arrive at the launching site
The sky is still dark, nearing dawn
On the Florida coastline

Circling choppers slash the night
With roving searchlight beams
This magic day when super-science
Mingles with the bright stuff of dreams

Floodlit in the hazy distance
The star of this unearthly show
Venting vapours, like the breath
Of a sleeping white dragon

Crackling speakers, voices tense
Resume the final count
All systems check, T minus nine
As the sun and the drama start to mount

The air is charged
A humid, motionless mass
The crowds and the cameras
The cars full of spectators pass
Excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife
Technology...high, on the leading edge of life

The earth beneath us starts to tremble
With the spreading of a low black cloud
A thunderous roar shakes the air
Like the whole world exploding

Scorching blast of golden fire
As it slowly leaves the ground
Tears away with a mighty force
The air is shattered by the awesome sound

Like a pillar of cloud
The smoke lingers high in the air
In fascination
With the eyes of the world
We stare...


Speaking of the band Rush, we just introduced our new billing system. It is in beta today. Quite a bit of work to get it switched over. Can you believe it, our old provider had a big problem with International Orders - even Canada! When I grilled them on the phone about it, they said: "Canada, that's up in the Great White North, who cares, we haven't had any service there...since 1969 er, we won't until 2112!



So now, with all the opening night sangfroid of the Singing Frog, we have this new commerce system, taking funds in Kroner, Kroon (Estonia) and Krone, plus Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Lira, Euros, whatever, by credit card, wire transfer/draft, check, or wampum!

Memory For Life...order Now



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