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Feb 4th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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lol lol lol. We're made for each other.

Anybody else reading should take my wife-to-be as an indication of the calibre of the guests Live On Stage at the Hotel Courtyard!
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Feb 4th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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This has taken an interesting turn. Dogster is engaged! To the whack job trekker in the dress!
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Feb 4th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Are we all invited to the wedding? One shudders to think who they will get to perform the service.
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Feb 4th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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(Sung in an Aussie accent)

Oym gettin' married in Octoba
Ding dong the bells are gonna chime
Pull out the stupa,
Let's have a whoopah,
But get me to the church on time!
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Feb 4th, 2010, 05:55 PM
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Ahhh Ms LAleslie, hahha, I love it!!! heehee, this is fun, but I'm going to dare you too, to meet in Nepal in October. XO. BTW, did you know Kimberly Jones is also Lil Kim?? Just in case anyone tried to Google me. . . Tibby IS gross, but cute at the same time. . . f it, he's a dog! Dogster????
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Feb 5th, 2010, 04:00 AM
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I was also drunk when I wrote the last remark. I had a bottle of wine to replace my normal 3 cups of coffee for the day. I know that doesn't make sense, but well, it's just me. And, I'm dating an Aussie now, so darling and kudos to the song. XO
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Feb 5th, 2010, 09:39 AM
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kimmy, you wouldn't be the first poster in Fodor's to share their altered state with the public. It's one of the glories of the internet. Given my history of writing under the influence, I'll be the last one to point the finger of scorn. Quite the reverse.

I'm really glad you came in, drunk or sober. It's like a little breath of the Courtyard, live in cyberspace.

I'll just go off and sing LA's song a few more times. My bridal gown is nearly ready. These Bangkok tailors are amazing. Lollipop Pink suits me.
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Feb 6th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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I love pink! I'll wear black then. Dogster, speaking of, there are 2 other medical/dental camps I know of in October. We may organize a school-building/dental-medical/LED Village lighting outreach if things progress as planned. . do you know anyone that might be interested? Besides you of course - I don't want to get stood up! I have more details if you want them but gathering the troops as of now. Cost = outreach cost only => additional monies for charities are at the discretion of the donor. Yay - that's as clean as it can get financially! Holla!

Hahaha, lots of rain in the US. Talk soon!

xoxo
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Feb 6th, 2010, 06:19 PM
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Went to see Present Laughter by Noel Coward tonight. Nothing to do with Kathmandu but everything to do with Dogster and now Kimmeyjones. Loved every bon mot and second of it.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 01:33 AM
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'...We may organize a school-building/dental-medical/LED Village lighting outreach if things progress as planned...'

Well, why not add in a bit of cranio-facial surgery as well, Kimmy? I have as much expertise in that as I do in school-building, dentistry and medical care, althought the thought of some Nepali village lit up in L.E.D's strangely appeals to me.

Perhaps power for the LED's might be a problem, but we can fund an old lady to pedal a bicycle for that. Indeed, we can staff a whole office full of N.G.O's to make sure she gets her monthly 100 rupee stipend.

Here's a thought - instead of descending on a village full of unwitting Nepalis in a frenzy of philanthropy, how about we all cancel our trips; send the money from the airfares, the pre-and post 'outreach' accommodation at the Hotel Courtyard, the horrible food at Thamel House and the 2,000 clay cups of petrol we'll all drink in a frenzy of self-congratulation - then donate the lot?
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Feb 7th, 2010, 04:16 AM
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But alas my darling Kittylitter, I'm en route to 'Straya tonight. I won't be able to respond to your cyber-lerve for a while. The bustling, electric night-life of down-town Melbourne calls me.

Once in its thrall I'll descend into my customary despair, words of more than one syllable will desert me and self-immolation will seem an attractive option.

As a matter of fact, I'll just douse myself with gasoline right now and get it over with...

Dog lights match.

Vro-o-o-o-omph!

He's gone.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 05:00 PM
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Up at 3 a.m.? You must need some sleep, Dog, so one's own bed and a bit of peace and quiet calls, no? Even Melbourne boredom must be appealing at times. And you can quickly escape again.

I had zero-ed in on that "outreach" description, too, but your comments had me doubled over with laughter. I assume these people are serious. You can't make this stuff up. The world has gone stark ravng looney tunes. There are more dog and cat rescue outfits in Los Angeles now than shelters for humans.
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Feb 7th, 2010, 07:00 PM
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dog, i didn't know there was gasoline with enough octane to singe a hair on your chinny chin chin. lol
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Feb 8th, 2010, 01:06 AM
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(I LOVE ALL OF THIS! . . and I am falling into your trap aka posting) Ahhh, I totally understand what you are saying! I understand the newest "adventure philanthropy" crusades - another way to make money (or get a tax credit), feel good and often be a source of false hope into communities. However, I'll defend my post and fiercely because I've met some amazing leaders in organizations where the motivations, operational models, and results are real and refreshing in this groaning world. Here are three off the top of my head:
www.ebt.org.uk (prevention/action toward child-trafficking- also the source of the mosaics in the Hotel Courtyard dining room), www.buildon.org (sweat equity required for their assistance) , and betterlight.wordpress.com (you're LED buddies). Why not collaborate them if you can pull it off? They may be unusual bedfellows but if you don't throw it out there, then the worst will happen; NOTHING will get done because NOTHING was tried (they all work with specific foci-a binding agent is needed). Why not add in those Thamel nights to help offset yourself with a little fun because your whole day was spent helping at a refuge with 105 kids rescued from sex-trafficking in the circuses or babysitting Orange County peeps broadening their horizons (although some have VERY deviant motivations). I can tell you a personal story of people who are the most connected in our USofA and have never done ONE outreach until last year and let me tell you, they probably dropped 10-20k on their trip = air flights, the HYATT, and trekking equipment (outreach was medical/dental). I see exactly your view, but the problem is, people won't just give 10k instead of going AND you never know their resource pool. I can tell you that at least 2 out of last year's group are coming back this year to try to help and with the right intentions and more resources. Are they helping at the end-of-the-day? I hope so. . . It all started with an adventure-philanthropy-type of mission, it's the RIGHT organizations that are hard to find. I find your latest a post either a little thoughtless or a dangle to me for response (smile). I see the numbers at the bottom of the page too - overly generous, nicely stacked and calculated out into a generous tax break scheme, but not always. . .You met a few of The Formiddables at the Hotel Courtyard - lucky you. I'm just saying that while I can understand your logic I can also provide a thousand other reasons why it's just not enough as is. . . ahh, back to the theater and the characters. And for the cranial-facial, haha, I sat in on a phone call last summer where it was a realistic option for an outreach (cleft-palate) from the best plastic surgeons in the world - and funny enough,LA people - the ones who piss money into their pets. Scalability, Dogster, scalability.
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Feb 8th, 2010, 01:24 AM
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Ahh, I forgot the fun part:

1. ENJOY MELBOURNE!!! Did you know they call us "seppos"
2. Our online relationship reminds me of the shape of the letter T
3. Kittylitter, I like it!!! Haha, I'd really love it but it reminds me of the word p-o-o-p. May I please add to my growing arsenal of nicknames? I've got "red skittle" for, well, I only eat the red ones and my face turns "red" after I consume alcohol (I'm Asian). I'm actually surprised you didn't give me Kimmylitter. AH hahha. . . XOOOO my dears!
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Feb 8th, 2010, 02:20 AM
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Third time's the charm - the afterthought of the correction:

I was writing a little emotionally. . . GOOD (comprehensive and critical word here) outreaches/humanitarian works in my opinion are binary- touch point to resources for more & bottom line betterment for recipients.

If you read my first post we'll circle back to the "you'd never know unless you ask. .. " taking all the wind out of your counter-post per the outreach. No Ella (She gets a capital "E") toasts for their accomplishments rather directed toward the spirit of community/friendship so they can get through another day kinetically helping the helpless (thaaat, I cannot describe in writ Dogster, but you can come in October and experience with us)

Kittylitter took a scratch. . . at Kimmylitter's word vomit? Muah hah hah
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Feb 12th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Valentine's day draws near. Surely Dogster has reached Melbourne's sacred shores and will return to this thread to send an inimitable missive to his betrothed...
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Feb 12th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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I too await words to the future Mrs. Ster. And I hope they are binary.
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Feb 13th, 2010, 09:37 AM
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" . . . a binding agent is needed"??

Met an American woman in Delhi who has a plan to sell solar cooking stoves to people in north India in an effort to reduce air pollution. $600 a pop. Never gonna happen . . .
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Feb 22nd, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Haha, I think I scared him - it's ok, I did seem kinda crazy, but I'm still optimistic about October. It's hard to dissuade me. . .
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