Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Multimedia message

getting in wasn't super easy or clearly marked so we ended up in 100 parking lots until they finally got the messages that, fuck yeah, we are here for a FUNERAL AND WE ARE NOT TOURISTS!!! jesus christ. it *is* a little strange to attend a funeral where people are wandering around taking pictures, fat and wearing fanny packs, *fbi* tshirts (yeah, if you have a shirt that reads *fbi* you are probably not IN the fbi...), and meanwhile you're being rushed around because they are on a time schedule more tight than almost any other cemetery on earth...

so turn your computer sideways, i never adjusted the photo before i blogged it from my mobile but, yeah, that's the navy's 7-gun salute deal and no matter how many times you've heard it, it still makes you jump and there was a weird mix of all the armed forces conducting services all around and it just dawned on us that a lot of vietnam veterans are now dying of causes more natural than war...and then there were the newly fallen from the middle east...and the beginning of the end of those from the 2nd world war...

he was born in 1916...his parents came to the united states from syria around the turn of the 1900s...before the end of the ottoman rule...their reasons for immigrating were never spoken of...

4 comments:

Mo said...

youre going to have to tell me how to get that 'fav blogs' list thing goin..

ive got a new one, but its just for travel so.. nothing interesting yet.

VRGirl said...

ah, it's all in the template. look for the sections that represent the right hand column and copy one of the subsections (like "links") and replace with the info you want. that's also how you can edit the links that say "edit me"

cool template, by the way -- what'd you make it in?

Mo said...

I used one of theirs... i dont really know how to change it but ill take a stab at it someday :D

VRGirl said...

yeah you just click on the template tab and poke around there.

i want to change my template with a new look to match the new look i'm trying to come up with my professional/personal website.

also...wimse is now on blogspot. http://wimse.blogspot.com/ -- alum can post too -- just have to send out an invite to those interested. i'm working on a better calendar system too. and wimse also has a flickr account :)