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Saturday, March 24th, 2012
10:53 pm
Sound Art in Northern Colorado
Announcing an exhibition of contemporary sound art:

Sound Through Barriers is an exhibition that will be open from April 20 - 29 at Art Lab Fort Collins.

Concurrent with the exhibition will be two performance nights of experimental sound by Jeph Jerman and Cheryl E. Leonard.

More information at the website:


Friday, December 11th, 2009
11:08 pm
Looking for a job?
Hi everyone,

I'm visiting Longmont helping out a family I used to nanny for in Florida for almost 2 years. One of my duties while I'm here is to find a new permanent babysitter for them. I want to find one sitter and a backup when this sitter cannot perform their duties. I'd prefer a college student (maybe someone at the local community college here as the family lives about a block from it.)

Here is what I'm looking for:
-Non-smoker/drinker/drug user

-CPR and First Aid certified (or willing to become so at their own expense. She may be willing to reimburse you for this but you'd have to ask her.)

-Able to administer medication (the youngest has a patch he needs to have removed, and pills he takes everyday. nothing major)

-At least 3 years of experience with children

-Has reliable transportation/DL

-Fairly open availability in the evenings after 5PM as the job mostly consists of picking them up from school and making them dinner/hanging out for a few hours as well as driving them to a few after school/weekend activities

-At least 2 references. If I can't get ahold of your references you will not be hired.

Pay is $10-12/hour based on experience. I want to do interviews next week.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
3:54 pm
Tea stores?
I'd like to find a store nearby that sells a large variety of loose-leaf teas. The nearest store I know of is Teavana in Broomfield. There's also Dushanbe in Boulder, but *everything* there is incredibly overpriced.

Any suggestions?

Edit: theteaspot.com in Boulder, and teavana.com in Broomfield. Slackers.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009
3:40 pm

If you don't get the Times-Call newspaper, you should buy a copy today, just to get the election guide. They will probably have free copies at tonight's candidate forum as well:

Thursday, Oct. 8
Silver Creek High School Auditorium
4901 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, Colorado

Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Forum begins 6:30 p.m.

This is your opportunity to meet the Candidates and ask questions.
Refreshments will be served.

The Channel-3 website says they aren't carrying it live, but will re-broadcast the debate several times:
Friday Oct 9 at 7pm
Saturday Oct 10 at 10am & 7pm
Sunday Oct 11 at 10am & 7pm
Monday Oct 12 at 7pm
Wednesday Oct 14 at 3pm
Friday Oct 15 at 7pm
Saturday Oct 16 at 10am & 7pm
Sunday Oct 17 at 10am & 7pm

Friday, September 25th, 2009
10:18 am
Longmont Traffic Art
If you haven't driven down the diagonal towards Niwot or Boulder lately, you haven't seen the latest public artwork funded by the City of Longmont.
This sculpture is in the median between the lanes of highway 119 just west of Hover Road.
Monday, August 3rd, 2009
12:39 pm
Thursday, July 30th, 2009
3:48 pm
going crazy looking through classifieds
Desperately looking for 1-2 bdrm apt that allows cats (house or duplex, away from town...lyons, hygiene or farther... is preferred) and a job as a massage therapist. PLEEEEAAAASSSEE! I need to get out of Denver!!!

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, July 10th, 2009
12:34 pm
Halal restaurants?
A friend of mine who observes Muslim dietary practices is visiting soon, and I'd like to find a restaurant that serves halal meat, whether its middle eastern food, American, Mexican, whatever. It would be flipping great if my friend could try some local food that is in line with his dietary restrictions, that isn't typically available in Pakistan.

Edit: I'm looking more for first-hand opinions of halal restaurants.
Friday, July 3rd, 2009
8:33 pm
Electric Rates in Longmont to Rise by 16% or more...
PRPA submits greenhouse gas plan to GEO

FORT COLLINS - The Governor's Energy Office is considering three options from Platte River Power Authority that would enable the utility to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

The implementation of the three most cost-effective options would require a 16 percent increase in the wholesale rate Platte River charges to its municipalities, which include Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park and Longmont. Additional rate increases may result from proposed federal cap-and-trade regulations, the utility said in a press release.

The three options include reducing reserve energy sales, increasing funding for customer energy efficiency projects and generating additional wind power. The PRPA report can be viewed at www.prpa.org.

"These three options would allow us to meet our goal with the lowest possible increase to the rates we must charge," said Platte River General Manager Brian Moeck.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
12:47 pm
I need whole octopus tentacles. Long tentacles, short tentacles, thick tentacles, tiny tentacles, curly tentacles, straight tentacles. Tentacles of all sorts are welcomed, except those withered little things you can find frozen.

Already tried Pacific Ocean Market and a few places here in Longmont, but I'm getting nowhere. Where would you go to get fresh tentacles?

And... Tentacles.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
12:31 pm
Infrared filter for sale
I've got a 77mm B+W brand #93 infrared glass filter that I don't need. I've only used it once to test on a digital camera, but I intended to use it for infrared film. It passes light starting around 800nm (far infrared, completely nonvisible to the human eye), which is at the tail end of what every currently produced IR film uses. It's still useful with digital cameras, though. I've tried it with a Canon 350D and an L lens, and it worked as I expected it to. It's a very good filter for producing monochrome infrared images.

It's in perfect condition, and costs about $168 brand new. I'll let it go for $120. If you've got any questions about digital infrared photography, ask away, I've got a lot of experience with it.
Saturday, April 25th, 2009
7:54 pm
house painting

I’d like to ask if anybody could give me a suggestion concerning a little problem.

My HOA has sent me a couple of letters saying that I need to paint my house, but in fact, it was painted three years ago and still looks good. I have tried to communicate with them, but they are either out of the reach or just say that they “need to check into this”. So it doesn’t seem possible to get any explanation from them, and at the same time they threaten to fine me.

So what is possible to do in that kind of situation? And could there be a rule that you should paint your house every third year?

Thank you.

UPDATE. I think this problem has been solved. After I have bombed them with emails, the manager called me and explained that I wound up in a blacklist by mistake concerned with the change of the manager and the rules as well. No need for a lawyer, thank God.

And thank you very much for your participation and advice.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
1:40 pm
Rabies? In my Colorado?
Daniel Allread, in Denver, is blogging about hiking and survival topics. His blog is young and it sounds like he's kind of a noob, but I've subscribed to it. Something seems a little off about it (erm... rabies?) and I recognize some of the areas he talks about, so I'm watching it and thought I'd share with my fellow CO hikers.

"And, on a weirder note: a case of human rabies was reported nearby. Apparently some camper came out of the Roosevelt National Forest in a daze. Some hikers at the trail head tried to help him, but he got violent and pursued them. They called the police, who rounded the guy up after they heavily restrained him. I think they took him to a hospital in Estes Park. The people who were attacked commented that he had a bite mark on his forearm, so they think he got too close to a rabid animal for whatever reason.

Anyway, I'm kind of considering getting a pistol and a conceal/carry license to protect against the rare dangerous animal or psycho. I hear it's pretty easy to do so in CO. Purchase of the weapon, background check, firearm safety training, and probably a reasonable fee. I've never been a fan of guns, but I'll be damned if I'm letting a rabid coyote turn me into an asshole. "

* cross-posted to other CO communities
Thursday, April 16th, 2009
11:48 am
Fun with the HOA
There's a possible conflict looming in my future with my HOA over some renovations I want to do. Can anyone recommend a lawyer in/near Boulder, Denver, or Longmont that has a successful history of dealing with HOAs on behalf of homeowners?
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
9:44 pm
Released on February 12--has anybody seen these yet?

If you _have_ seen the new Lincoln Bicentennial cents, where did you get them?
Monday, March 9th, 2009
8:08 pm
Digital TV broadcast update

After returning the crappy Apex DT250A converter to Best Buy, I was able to purchase a Channel Master CM-7000 converter box, with S-video output.
Not only is this box more responsive, but its "info" display provides the signal strength, the video resolution, the languages supported, and whether captions are available.
So here is the latest update of the terrestrial digital TV channels available in Longmont, Colorado, which is about 25 miles North of Denver.
I'm using an ordinary FM/VHF/UHF antenna in my attic, which is pointed generally towards Denver (which may not actually be where the broadcast antennas are).

6-2V-me (Spanish)70480i
6-5Reading (audio only)65no info
7-27KZCO-SD (Spanish)100480i
9-3NBC Uni100480i
12-2KBDI-DC documentaryChannel.com70480i
14-1KBDI-DT (Spanish)100480i
25-1KDEN-DT (Spanish)100480i
31-1KDVR DT (Fox)100720p
40-1KRMT-40 (DAYSTAR Network)48480i
50-1Univision (Spanish)100480i
53-1KWHD-DT mykwhd.com98480i
59-4Worship100no info
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
7:27 pm
Sirens - October 1-4, 2009 - Vail, CO

Inspired by the daring adventures of women characters and compelled by the brilliant works of women authors, Sirens is a conference dedicated to women in fantasy literature. The conference, both scholarly examination and professional retreat, welcomes academics, authors, professionals, and readers to attend--and to provide varying perspectives on fantasy books by women, female characters in fantasy works, the market for fantasy by and about women, and how to support women in fantasy literature. Read on for more about the conference.Collapse )

Information: Please visit the website or write to infoATsirensconferenceDOTorg. Sirens maintains a number of news outlets, including a LiveJournal at sirenscon; others can be viewed or joined here.

Sirens is organized by Narrate Conferences, a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to presenting innovative educational conferences and events that bring together scholars, professionals, and fans. We'd love to participate in support exchange programs. Exchange banners and buttons by clicking here!

X-posted to communities in Colorado, including longmont, boulder_co, denver_co, and coloradogeeks.
7:20 am
Kitty has a tooth ache...
I know this is kind of a long shot, but I'm looking for a vet who specializes in cat dental health (cat dentist?) in the area. We moved here sort of recently so we haven't taken him to a vet in town yet and I think it's time the poor guy got some more teeth pulled.

Current Mood: awake
Monday, February 16th, 2009
1:16 pm
2009 Native American Dollar Coins?
None of the Longmont banks seem to have the 2009 Native American dollar coins. I've ordered some direct from the mint, and will be getting more than I need. Any area collectors who want to get some uncirculated coins feel free to contact me.

P.S. Please post here if when you see the new Bicentennial Lincoln cents!
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
1:46 pm
Tribal Rites
Have you been tattooed at Tribal Rites in Boulder or Longmont? What's your opinion of them (both studio and artists)?
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