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09 May 2007 @ 10:25 am
Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton is appealing to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to pardon her for driving with a suspended licence and quash the 45-day jail sentence she is due to begin next month.

On a posting on her MySpace website, Hilton, the star of the reality TV show the simple life, urged fans to sign a petition asking Schwarzenegger to reverse the sentence handed down in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

“I urge all fans and supporters and all that are outraged by injustice to sign this petition,” writes Hilton.

Legal experts say that Schwarzenegger is unlikely to accede to Hilton’s pardon request. Hilton’s lawyers have said they plan to appeal the sentence.

Hilton, 26, was ordered to report to jail on June 5 to begin her sentence. She was stopped by police on January 15, and again on February 27 while her licence was suspended for an earlier bust for drunk driving.

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer ruled she will not be allowed any work release, no furloughs, no use of an alternative jail and no electronic monitoring in lieu of jail.

“I’m very sorry and from now on I’m going to pay complete attention to everything. I’m sorry and I did not do it on purpose all,” she told the judge before he announced the sentence.
 
 
08 May 2007 @ 10:36 am
LOCAL SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
WASHTENAW COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
1030 AM EDT TUE MAY 8 2007

A SLOW MOVING COLD/STATIONARY FRONT TO OUR WEST WILL ENCROACH ON THE GREAT LAKES REGION TODAY AND COULD COMBINE WITH A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH TO GENERATE LIFT, SURFACE HEATING, AND A SLIGHT INCREASE IN MOISTURE TO GENERATE A FEW GARDEN VARIETY STORMS.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM MID AFTERNOON THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS OF WEDNESDAY WITH 30 MPH WINDS AND BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL AS THEY MOVE TO THE NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AND SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.
 
 
04 May 2007 @ 08:51 am
Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well.

I am excited to announce the near completion of my debut CD, "All The Wisdom," and just as happy to tell you that there will be TWO CD Release shows to celebrate it! This CD has taken, in some ways, about twenty years for me to make; but the last 8-10 weeks in particular have been particularly frantic - I owe thanks to a lot of people who have helped me in this process. Hopefully you will all agree, the CD sounds amazing ... If you can, please join us at one of these shows.

1. Saturday, May 19th - Cowley's in Farmington, MI. Cowley's is only the coolest place in Farmington! Located next door to the historic Civic Theater at the intersection of Grand River and Farmington. I chose Cowley's as I have performed there before - they feature a great menu and relaxed atmosphere. I am from Farmington, so this will be a "full-circle" type of experience for me. Special Guests "Semi-Productive" will be opening the show; and I will be joined by members of "Space Nelson" and "The Forgotten Sons" on stage. Music starts at 9 pm!

2. Sunday, June 10th - Kraftbrau in Kalamazoo, MI. Kraftbrau is in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo - near Bell's Brewery and the Water Street Coffee Joint. My musical "career" began in Kalamazoo, so this is yet another turn on my "full-circle tour!" Very special guests Bob Wallis and Jeff Moehle will be opening the show with solo acoustic sets, and I will be joined by Martin Klemm on stage as well. As with the first show, expect some surprises. Show starts at 7 p.m., and there is a $5 cover charge.

Both nights promise to be energetic and entertaining. All of the musicians who have agreed to participate are amazing and again, there will be great food and beverages (not to mention alot of cool people!). Door prizes will be awarded too! Otherwise, CD's will be available for $10 at the shows and soon thereafter through my websites at: www.thompsonmusic.net and/or www.myspace.com/thompsonmusic

I hope to see you at one of these shows (or both if you're a complete fanatic!). I also wish all of you a fun and safe summer season!

- Scott Thompson
 
 
 
 
20 April 2007 @ 01:47 pm
*tap* *tap*

Hello? ...is this thing on? Bueller???
 
 
19 October 2006 @ 10:03 am
But what really interests me is - what costume will Betty be wearing??

Curious minds want to know. :)
 
 
18 October 2006 @ 11:53 am
Oh yeah, and haha, I never set an official start time for the party Saturday. So uh, show up whenever you want on Saturday, I guess. XD I had just assumed most people would show up around late afternoon/early evening ... shall we say anywhere between 4:00 and 7:00 PM is the start window?

Okay, basically, just let me know about when you think your party will be arriving, and Ozy and I will just plan on being in the house from about 4:00 on so we don't miss anyone. :D


ETA: Just to make sure, here's who I have as attending:

atdt1991
blue_lucy
jadesfire55 (andes mints)
thunderclap8 (candy necklace)
entelein (choklit, wax pumpkins, candy corn)

DON'T FORGET TO TELL ME WHAT CANDY TREAT YOU WANT!
 
 
18 October 2006 @ 03:20 pm
If you'd like to bring extra pillows/blankets/whatnot for the weekend, please do! We've only got so many pillows (i.e. just enough for each bed, but nothing luxurious). I think we're fine on the towel count, but our pillow supply is merely average.

Also, let me know what kind of candy treat you'd like in your rooms. :D
 
 
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05 October 2006 @ 05:33 pm
Okay, so, as we are inching ever closer and closer to The Magical Date, I thought I'd take this opportunity to post some information about local hotels and the like, for those of you who choose NOT to crash at the Ozyhaus (for those of you who ARE staying here, drop a comment in this entry and I will email specific address information to you -- you'll forgive me, but my paranoia prevents me from posting my home addy and phone # here, even in a friendslocked entry). If you are staying with Rikki, Betty and I, keep in mind that my house, while comfortable, isn't palatial -- we only have two full baths with toilet/bathtub/shower, and another half-bath, so if a lot of people are crashing here, we'll need to try not to kill each other in a BRADY BUNCH-esque pile-up trying to get into the bathrooms in the morning.)

Ahem. Anyhoo. In case you want a hotel, here are three perfectly decent options, all within a five-minute drive or less from my house. If you're coming from the Indianapolis International Airport, I live on the far northside of Indianapolis, about a 40-45 minute drive from the airport. Let us know if you're flying in so we can make pickup arrangements if'n you're not renting a car.

THE CLOSEST hotel to my house would probably be the Comfort Suites on Thatcher Rd. in Carmel, less than two miles from my house. It's also right across the street, or within easy walking distance, from a few fast food joints such as your basic Mickey D's, Arby's, Burger King, etc., as well as a Wal-Mart and a Target and a liquor joint in the event you feel the need to keep the party going well into the wee hours. Standard amenities like free high-speed wireless in the room, indoor pool, free cable and microwave in the room, yadda yadda. It's a suite hotel, so it's probably a bit on the pricey side, but I couldn't manage to get room rates off tha Intarwebz. Call 'em at 317-575-0000 for more details if you're interested.

THE MOST REASONABLY PRICED non-ratty, no-frills hotel in the immediate area, which is a little further north than the Comfort Suites but is still not more than a five to seven minute drive away, would be the Best Western Westfield Inn, a hop, skip, and-a-jump up US-31 from the Ozyhaus. It's in the middle of a fairly, uhh, industrial district, so it's cozy, clean, new and functional, but don't expect scenery any more exciting than a gas station, a Taco Bell, a McDonald's and a few lumber warehouses and trucking depots. Rooms usually run about $90-95 a night for a single king or two double beds, nonsmoking. Not much in the way of fancy amenities, but it's a place to crash.

THE NICEST hotels available on the north side of Indy are all in a little cluster about three miles to the south of where I live, in the heart of Carmel proper. There are a bunch of business-traveler-oriented hotels up and down what's referred to as "the Meridian corridor" at about the approximate intersection of US-31 and 126th Street, including a Doubletree, a Hampton Suites, and a brand-spanking-new Hilton Garden Inn with room rates that run in the $100-130 a night range including breakfast on the premises and all that junk. Prices are for one king or two queen beds per room.

I'm not putting anything about downtown hotels here; we have everything closer to the heart of the city from Super 8's and Red Roof Inns all the way through a five-star Conrad Hotel, but it's about a good half-hour drive south of me. If you're interested in staying closer to downtown, by all means let me know and I can provide a few suggestions that are close to downtown landmarks like the Speedway, our museums, zoo, ball parks, sports stadiums, malls, and whatnot. But I figure since most of you will be interested in basking in the warm glow of the Rikki and the Betty rather than taking in the sights of Indy proper, I didn't bother.

Hope this helps!