Hey gypsy im with you on the being lost thing here . Its good to see names from the old site. Im sure this will end up being cool its just old farts like me hate change . Id kinda gotten used to the old ( under construction site ) . As for my Day Job , I own a retail - wholesale plant nursery here in NJ . " let it grow - let it grow - greatly yield "
I install new telephone systems in U.S. Embassy around the world. Both new ones and existing ones. I also help out testing the internal speaker systems for general announcement by plugging in my MP3 player and playing some Dead. Great way to check to see that each and every speaker in the Embassy is working. Of course I can only do this after hours, A lot of State Department people are lacking in any sense of humor. I have also been known to brief an Ambassador or two while wearing some tye-dyed GD t-shirts. That and an pony tail really seem to get to them :)
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I mainly specialize in seafood,(coquilles st. jacques,lobster bisque etc.).I love cooking,I love seafood,and I love the Grateful Dead,and I combine the three.Listening to cd's of Dick's Pick's in the kitchen,wearing tie-dyed chef coats,and conducting my existence in a laid back manner are my ways of bringing the delight of being a Deadhead to this millenium.
If anyone wants to talk about favorite GD jams/Ratdog/Phil & Friends/Jorma,Jack & anything Hot Tuna,or pan searing tilapia,drop me a line.
First of all thank you very much. About 3 or so years ago a well off businessman from Nigeria came to me and told me a story that really touched me. He was on a business trip in the country side in Nigeria and one night he was trying to fall asleep but he could not because he heard a baby crying. So he left his room and went to the where the baby was crying to learn that the child was in very bad shape. He took the child and her parents to the hospital and paid for all the hospital expenses. When he found out that the problem was actually the fact that the child was dehydrated due to diarrea and the solution to this problem was very cheap and very simple he was amazed. The whole situation could have been prevented. So he started a NGO in Nigeria for the distribution of (Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS)) to the poor and his mission is to solve the over all problem that faces his society by educating the population about the use of ORS. Ironically my company manufacturers ORS which is basically salt and Sugar etc. So now we are working together to end the 2 million + children who die each year due to something as simple as dehydration. This stuff costs about 10 Cents per treatment. It is so easy! To learn more about this NGO please go to www.bettercare-ng.org. In the future I plan to do more than just supply this NGO so please people check out the site and maybe there is a way that you can help too. We also supply PSI. www.psi.org.
I get to be an illustrator and I must say that I love my work or "play" as I call it. My inspiration comes from our little girl, our pug Betty, music, animals, people. I work on such projects as logos, illustrations for magazines, websites, books, newsletters etc. Hopefully my art makes people smile and giggle. I love to create whimsical animal and people characters. Another plus is working with others as a team to create the best solution. The internet allows me to easily work with people all over the world which is truly wonderful. Right now I'm working on a childrens book that my brother wrote and I am illustrating. Hopefully we can get the right publisher to take an interest.
So, interesting to see all the good our community does and ppl thinkl were all just druggies!!
I was Director of Activities in a ret. home for many moons. I was injured on the job, and had my neck fused so my doc said find a new line of work. So my dhb said what do YOU want to do? So I have now been in college to get my degree in photography. I love doing fine art. Nature and landscapes are my thing. I have also done maternity shoots, babys, weddings.
My kind of stressful day is lugging the gear out on a really cool new trail!!
I will be a featured artist in The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Art Show in July/sept. if your near Murrieta CA come by. The trails are just stunning, such a preety place,vernal pools, creeks, old oaks. There's mountain bike trails and horseback too.
i own two companies that remanufacture and refill laser and ink cartridges. my employees had never listened to the dead before - now it has become part of their listening/life experience. bottom line - my job rules! take care!
1st time poster,long time fan.I'm a union carpenter in N.J.for 20 some odd years now.I also play lead gazoo at lunch time.
That's the name of the company and we do just that. My girlfriend started this business up a few years ago and I decided to leave the old unhappy job behind and spend my days driving around, loading and unloading dogs, taking them to Oakland trails up in the hills and having a nice walk. I get to listen to Dead CDs all day while driving if I want and go see more live music in the evenings. The taper's section rules by the way. We have aspirations to open a B & B someday in wine country, pet friendly of course.
I hope it's cool to put this here. Please let me know if it isn't.
we all shine on
to see some folks here doing good works and helping those who have so little. BRAVO!