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Saturday, July 12th, 2008
10:27 am
Beatnix Coffeehouse
Everyone--- Please go out to Beatnix and BRING YOUR FRIENDS. Penney opened this business about 2 and a half year ago and she has tried very hard to make it a place for EVERYONE. However, since the price of gas has gone up, food costs have gone up, and people are less willing to drive and spend money on coffee-- Penney's business has gone WAY DOWN. She could probably struggle through it but apparently, the building that she is renting has been bought out and they are being forced to move. The coffee shop does not have the money to move. It costs a lot of money to move and like I said they are not make a profit right now. I don't even know if they are entirely covering cost right now. Everyone has offered her every piece of advice on what she should do but the real deal is that people just need to come out and buy coffee and show their support.

This is a place where people came up to her and said they wanted to do poetry so she started an open mic poetry night. People said they wanted a comedy open night so she let them do that. People said they wanted to do music open mic so she let them do that. People said they wanted to start a arts newspaper so she funded that. She sponsors the Waco Cultural Arts Festival every year because she wants there to be arts and culture in Waco. For the longest time Beatnix was actually the only place in Waco that wasn't an actual museum that was a gallery. She lets artists hang their work up in her coffeehouse-- NOBODY ELSE DOES THAT. Starbucks does not do that-- Paninni Bread, Cheddars, Quiznos.... no other place does that. She has free wi-fi and plugs along the walls so your computers don't run out of power. She has book swaps there where people leave their old books on the shelf and you are encouraged to take the books for free and leave your old books. Anything that you are interested in whether it be poetry, music, Scrabble, animation, LAN gaming, books, chess, Harry Potter, drum lines, whatever--- she encourages you to meet at her business and start a club. She encourages you just to hang out and make friends. THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE IN WACO LIKE THIS. But like I said-- a sign of the times--- business has gone down. A lot of the regulars aren't coming by. School is out and the college kids have gone away. Literally Penney is just playing it day-to-day--- is she going to be able to make the rent? Is she going to be able to pay the electricity bill?

Whoever you are... whatever your thing is-- you should go out.

And if money is the problem-- Penney is working on that. She has come up with cards that you can earn free coffee with. She is working on a "happy hour" when things are cheaper. She is working on "refer a friend" card where you get friends to come and use coupons and you earn free Beatnix credit. She is trying to come up with contests and games where you earn free stuff. Just come in and ask her... she is there all the time but if she is not, ask Benn, Ashley, or Todd. They are there all the time too. They are nice people who are keeping this place alive. Tell them that you have been reading the blogs that have been going around and want to know about the specials that Penney has been trying to come up with. I will keep everyone posted on everything I find out.

You know you search for clubs on the internet, meetups and stuff like that-- you can find them in Temple and Killeen... but not in Waco. Why is that???? What is wrong with Wacoans? Don't they like to f'ing socialize and mingle? Why does a cool place like Beatnix that other towns have several places like that... why is ours dying?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
1:11 pm
ok....so who opened the gigantic freezer door of the universe and left it open?!

it's COLD today.

not to mention soggy. walking to work earlier and then lunch, i got soaked because of course, it rains sideways in waco.

and it definitely does NOT feel like 52 degrees fahrenheit outside, which is what the weather channel and their website are saying.

Current Mood: cold
Monday, September 10th, 2007
7:20 pm
I am a vet tech at a clinic here in Waco and on Sunday I was at the HEB at Wooded Acres when I saw a very underweight pit/boxer-type mixed breed dog running loose with no collar or tag, dangerously close to the road. She is SEVERELY full of milk and obviously has babies nursing somewhere. I took her to our clinic to get her checked out, she is heartworm negative, flea-free, with no worms. I had her vaccinated just in case she wasn't and she is GREAT on a leash, loads up into a car, kennels without a problem, and sits for a treat. Therefore, obviously, she belongs to someone.

We have tried searching desperately for her home since then. If you think she is yours, or know someone who might have lost a mama dog in the Wooded Acres area of Waco, PLEASE call my cell phone any time, day or night. I am afraid she may dig out of my fence or worse, she may have puppies that are starving without her!

My cell number is 254-744-9436. If I cannot find her home in the next two days or so I will have to rehome her, simply cannot have a large dog at this time. My name is Amanda, please call to identify her and she's yours.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
11:02 pm
I'm bored.
Anyone else here over the summer?

Current Mood: bored
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
2:26 pm
The Review
The July issue of The Review is out!!!!

I read it already and enjoyed in thoroughly :) Plus, I have 2 articles in there myself (Rapaport Academy & Starbucks)-- plug, plug. ;)

Ya'll can pick it up at Hastings, Goldens, Book Rack, Beatnix... as well as many other fine Waco establishments. AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!
Monday, April 30th, 2007
1:14 am
a bit of campus news
keep your eyes peeled and your 10lb maglite flashlights handy...

Current Mood: busy
Monday, April 16th, 2007
12:36 pm
college news from the east coast
oh lord...not again.

there was a shooting at Virginia Tech earlier today.....

here's a few links to news stories on the 1nt3rw3bs:
the BBC online



all-headline-news...or something of that nature..

thoughts, anyone?
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
12:11 am
Back to Texas
Hey guys, I'll be back in Texas for a conference late April, so do any of you know if Baylor is doing anything special around that time of year?
Wednesday, February 21st, 2007
5:46 pm
yet another misfit
so, this group seemed to make sense for me.
there's not much of an apparatus at baylor for meeting interesting people (at least since they evidently got rid of the hookah bar), other than blind chance, so i figured i'd take advantage of what resources there are here.

feel free to introduce yourself, i can always use company on my frequent wanderings around campus.

what are ya'll listening to/reading/watching/dreaming these days?

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, February 12th, 2007
5:51 pm
bacterial meningitis strikes again!
so, i just checked my baylor e-mail account and was greeted by a very, very long e-mail in which the "Powers That Be" informed the populace that a freshman student here was just diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis, and that everyone who has had contact with said student within the past week or so (i don't feel comfortable throwing out real names of people on the internet, especially those that i don't know at all) needs to head to the doc's office to get vaccinated and checked over and all that crap.

they also warned that if you are exhibiting symptoms of said scary infection, to head to the doc asap, which is an obvious form of advice, although i have a feeling some dimwit might not think to go to the doctor if they feel ill.

so............if you're experiencing fever, chills, stiff neck, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, and lethargy, best get your ass to the doctor! even if you think it's the flu......be smart. seriously.

this stuff is dan-ger-ous. and very deadly.


i remember a few years back that there was a huge rash of meningitis infections (which resulted in many deaths) running rampant around the us, and that there was even talk, for a time, of making the vaccine required for all college students or incoming freshman or something of that nature. it was a while ago, so i can't remember it very clearly. suffice it to say, this stuff is dangerous. and scareh.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
10:01 am
V-day events
Dear Friends, I would like to ask you a small favor. If you would like to support a local
effort to raise funds to benefit the Family Abuse Center, we need your help. Please pass
this email along to all the Waco people in your address book. Or call them and invite them
to attend. If you are a woman, please attend our pre-performance events. If you are a
man, please bring your favorite woman to a performance. It's male-friendly.

Vday Waco is an organization that works with Eve Ensler's Vday, an international
organization that raises funds to benefit organizations that help prevent violence against
women. Every year this is done mainly through performances of the Vagina Monologues.
Please don't be put off by the name of the performance. It really is a very well-done series
of monologues taken from interviews Eve did with hundreds of women. These are their true

Each local organization (and their are thousands) is not given any
financial help. As you can imagine, there are expenses involved in putting on a
performance -- cost of the theater, printing costs for tickets, posters, programs,
advertisement, etc. We start each season with NO money. Everything we raised last year
was donated to Vday -- 90% to a local organization and 10% to the international fund. Last
year in Waco, we raised $6,000, 90% of which went to the Christian Women's Job Corps.
International funds are used for things like building safe houses in Africa to help young
women fleeing female genital mutilation and a family abuse center on a Native American
Reservation. This year's theme is Reclaiming Peace.

So this year, in order to raise pre-performance funds, we are putting on three events. One
has already taken place, but the other two are coming up and we want to invite all the
women we know to participate. You can help us by passing this on to all the women in your
email list.

1. Self-defense for women. Basic defensive techniques taught by Sensei Stacy Fox, owner of
International Martial Arts Academy in Allen, TX. Cost: $25 donation. If you would like more
information, please see the attached flyer. Every woman should know how to get out of
potenially dangerous situations and this class helps us learn how to do that. You've all seen
these types of classes on TV. Men dress up in padded suits and women learn how to get
away from the "attacker" by learning moves to disable the men in the padded suits. Sat.
Feb. 10, 10-3 at GymX. Call Sunny for reservations @ 366-6966. Come kick some B**T!:-)

2. Afternoon Tea -- Orignally called the Mother/Daughter Tea, but had a name change so
everyone could be included. This is going to be fun. Several speakers talking about the
Empowerment of Women, including Waco's Mayor Virginia Dupuy. Light refreshments and
tea will be served. Beatnix Coffeehouse, 19th and Lakeshore, Sunday, Feb. 11 from 2-4
p.m. $10 donation suggested. Since we have the Mayor speaking, we would like to have a
full house, so please make your reservations now. Call Sunny for reservations @ 366-6966.

Then there is the performance. Last year we had standing room only in a 500 seat theater,
so this year we've expanded to the Hippodrome. If you haven't seen it yet, it's funny,
poignant and truthful -- about how women think of their bodies and their sexuality. It is
NOT male bashing. In fact, one monologue is very male complimentary -- after the
performance, every man wants to be a "Bob". To find out what this means, come to the
performance on Wed. Mar. 7. Hope to see you there. If you want tickets, which are $10,
email me and I'll make sure you get them. Let's raise some serious cash for the Family
Abuse Center and help all the women in our community and around the world.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
12:23 am
The community seems dead, sadly. Bring it back to life, bitches!
Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
2:39 pm
Go be stupid somewhere else.
Is anyone else as irritated by Baylor pedestrians as I am?

Good grief, I have ten minutes to walk from Castellaw to Draper and you know who's in front of me? Effing morons doing the Lariat crossword. WTF?

You're slow. Probably mentally slow, too. SIT DOWN! Get out of everyone's way!

And don't get me started on freshmen that travel in "schools of fish." At least now they're starting to break up a little, but good grief, they clog up every darn sidewalk from here to Bellmead.

What's worse, you might add? Nobody picks up their dog's crap anymore. I've stepped in it, what, twice in the past couple of weeks? I swear, I'm gonna kick the next puppy I see without an owner carrying a caca-bag. GRR.

Current Mood: angry
12:59 pm
wtf is up with the weather these days, mate?

i was wandering around wacko yesterday in shorts, a tank top, and flip flops, and i was sweating.


it's mid-november. i'm not supposed to be sweating wearing that. i should be catching hypothermia.

i had headed out to the docks on lake wacko where our boats are kept for the sailing team, and it was sweltering near the water because we didn't have a breeze (no wind = no practice....boo hiss!).

global warming can kiss my ass. i'm tired of having to take everything off during the day only to have to pile it all back on at night so i don't freeze to death. ridiculous! i protest.

Current Mood: hot
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
5:03 pm
fall break is here!
enjoy your fall break, guys  :D

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, October 7th, 2006
7:58 pm
Sic 'em Bears!
Now, I'm not one for acts of pointless sentimentality for our football team, but after being a Bear for four years and then coming up to CU-Boulder for grad school, there was no way I could miss this year's CU Homecoming game versus Baylor. And, it was all the sweeter when Baylor won 34-31 in triple overtime... hell of a game!

Sic 'em!

Friday, August 4th, 2006
12:16 pm
good news!

or rather, bad, depending on your take lol.

the SUB was subjected to a nasty report of a fire in the kitchen on the second floor, but all was well, and nothing was damaged.....that we can tell.

yes, that's right, our beloved barfield, den, the cave, and the other rooms are still in their usual state of....whatever it is.
emptiness? freezing-cold temperatures? quiet? yeah, something like that.

the funny thing? near as we can tell, nobody knew that there was a fire anywhere, and then the fire department showed up and stormed the stairs, requiring us to leave (after, of course, us workers made sure everybody was out of the building).

in what i can only call the shortest fire drill-sort-of-thing in baylor's history (or at least, my history at baylor), we were back in the building in no time flat, with only a "it seemed like an electrical fire, but it's ok, you can go back in" from the people in-the-know.   o.0 

and.....that's probably the most exciting news i can report from campus at the moment.

.......why did nobody warn us before beginning life at The Bubble that summers here were boring....?!

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, July 30th, 2006
6:59 pm
Why I will never be ordained
I am the webmaster and a commentator for the poverty awareness blog MyWarOnPoverty.com. It's a good gig that puts that Baylor education to use. Every Sunday I write on church issues--largely, what the Church should be doing to alleviate poverty.

Something tells me this sermonette wouldn't go over well at Baylor...

/shameless self-promotion

By the way, the guy who inspired this piece is a Baptist. And you can hear his "The Cross and the Sword" series online at http://www.whchurch.org/content/page_274.htm
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
12:27 pm
Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
10:45 pm
Something to Ponder
I think that Baylor might be a bit flaberghasted when they find out that one of their own plays for both teams!

See the pic for evidence.Collapse )

Current Mood: mischievous
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