Wednesday, March 19, 2008

dukedaze 3-19-08 4:00 P.M.

Have established "Fashion Models Who Smoke" and "Barbie Doll Photoblog" in the last several days. Got more rest last night than
the several days before. Came home and slept until 10:30, then awakened and blogged until around 2:00 a,m. Have been reading
Aldous Huxley's "Island", a Utopian novel published in 1962. The protagonist, Will Farnavy, is a castaway on an island in the South
Pacific called Pala. Farnaby came there from London where he worked for a large company. The island is a paradise on which people discuss how much better off they have it than those in other areas of the world. The paradise is being threatened however by industrial interests searching for oil, etc. NY Times review says that the novel is wordy and the writer suggested a second reading of Huxley's "Chrome Yellow" instead. WSJ articles about Medicare fraud, expansion of Walgreens, etc., read at lunch. Chatted with Abby last night in St. Louis. Is 49, she works in the fast food industry. Is a Cardinals fan. Posted pics of Ana Beatriz
Barros on my Fashion Model Blog yesterday, returned and posted some links for readers. Have listed some more items for sale
on Ebay after a good weekend in which books on the Du Ponts, Dow Chemicals, and others have sold.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

dukedaze 3-11-08 morning

Yesterday I began to blog about Reon Kadena and other Japanese models, and introduced a blog
about Presidential stamps and Pregnant Pulchritude on Sunday. On the weekend Roxsie has been
making progress, I went with her to walk and collected stray limbs from all the wind and storms
we had in Cary on Thursday and Friday. Have been studying more regarding the stock market. Have almost resolved to invest in Microsoft. Google may be headed for another 100 point correction according to an article I read in Barrons on Sunday. Also Intel is a bit unstable because of their entry into the flash player market for cheap computers. Last night watched Eliot Spitzer
and wife meeting with the press, saw a color image of the man suspected in the Eve Carson murder, more coverage of the Auburn coed killing. I returned from Barnes & Noble last night about 8 p.m. Listened to a portion of the Cavs game on my return home from the bookstore. Read an article on Steve Jobs at B&N. The report was unflattering. He seems very much a tyrant
to those who have to work for him.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

dukedaze 3-6-08 morning

I have been encouraged by Roxsie's progress recently. I went to Petsmart and bought her a multivitamin with iron, B-12, A, etc.
Her energy level is much better and she has a good appetite. I have opened an account with Charles Schwab, mostly to check on
stocks, esp. Intel, Coca Cola, and businesses which deal with nations that do not do business with the dollar. I have looked at
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo also, Exxon, food chains, pharmaceuticals. Went to B&N last night, added some text and photos about
Cintia Dickers, Brazilian model, also wrote about Ana Colja, Diana Dondoe, Maud Molko, Have followed the democratic primaries
on Tues. evening with Hillary winning Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island. Found Amparo Bonmati's MySpace site, sent her a friend request. Going to check out "Ockham and political discourse in the Middle Ages'' and "A Thomas Wolfe Reader" at Perkins Library.
During the morning I checked out a 2007 book about William of Ockham and his arguments with the 14th Century Papacy. Am
reading of Ockham's belief in people being ascetic, with few possessions, his excommunication by the pope in Avignon. He
continued writing until his death under the protection of Ludwig of Bavaria.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

dukedaze 2-28-08 early morning

dukedaze 2-27-08 afternoon

Ann Harding, Actress
Actress Maggie Cheung
Wong Faye, Actress
On Tues. evening I learned that Roxsie has an acute blood disorder, her kidneys are failing and
her liver is bad. I was saddened greatly by the news. Today I gave her a new medicine to help with her liver problem. Her immunity is down to nearly 26 from 126, which is normal. Watched the
Clinton/Obama debate, did not go by Starbucks or B&N yesterday, it was raining, and I was very
tired. Slept from around 12 last night after reading in Plame's book and also newspapers. Today
I have added a bio and photos of Asia Pulco to my fashionmodelgossip blog and also written a brief article about the Polish model in Wikipedia. Previously I added a short biography of Daniela Urzi, the Argentine model. The past two days I have been reading an anthology of Ralph
Nader, a collection of pieces he has contributed to the Nation, various newspapers, a text of
what he wrote when he entered the 2000 presidential race as the Green Party candidate.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

dukedaze 2-23-08 morning

Formula 1 Driver Count Wolfgang Von Trips

Established blog of black model with first feature on model Alek Wek, added photos of
Candadian model Sarra Jane, all of this yesterday. Read more in Machiavelli. Went to
Starbucks, purchased corkscrew, drinks, new La Croix water. Slept much more last night after not sleeping except for a little during the week. Has been cloudy for much of the last few days, also quite cold with some rain. Woman retracted bid on Ebay, decreased price of labor history from $12.50 to .99.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

dukedaze 2-21-08 evening

                           Girolamo Savanorola

Niccolo Machiavelli

Last night watched some of UNC's game with NCSU which the Heels won by a comfy margin, Duke lost at UMiami by a single point, missed NBA games, also saw some of Britney Spears on
Nancy Grace and some of CNN which discussed the election prior to tonight's debate, most of the day I worked on my new fashionmodelblog which I made two entries to..the format will be models, spotlighted, links to modeling websites, YouTube videos, 
feminine ads, a pink color motif, and biosketches and gossip, was 
new manager at Starbucks, chatted with Kat, Cat, and Katie. Have begun 
reading in "The Portable Machiavelli" and continued Holly Mattson's bio, she
was given a lumpectomy and lost her suit to Brown U., Machiavelli was a contemporary of  the
Borgias, also took office in the chancery shortly after Girolamo Savonorola was burned at the
stake in Florence by supporters of Pope Alexander in 1498.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pittsburgh Pirates

"Lets Go Bucs"

dukedaze 2-19-08 6:41 p.m.

A fav comic, The Phantom.

Comparative size of Aldebaran (Taurus) and earth's sun.
Doutzen Kroes, Dutch Supermodel

The day has been a tedious one, I remained at Duke until after 5 p.m. waiting on a guest speaker who needed a ride back to the Washington Duke, so I encountered lots of traffic on the way home, needed gas by the time I arrived, is up to $3.08 per gallon now, I began a blog on Newsvine today of models who interest me, such as Doutzen Kroes above. The weather has turned colder and much windier especially this afternoon, talked with a colleague about the election prospects today, he keeps up with national politics and is still uncertain about who to vote for.

Monday, February 18, 2008

dukedaze 2-18-08 3:30 p.m.

3 Paintings of the Aurora Borealis.

Cover of Heidi Mattson memoir

Have continued blog about Pittsburgh Pirates spring training at, adding information especially about Doumit, Duffy, Maldanado, Paulino, Bernero, and others who are
returning to the team this year, folks were moping at Duke today following the loss to WF last night, I seeded one article on the vine about the JFK assassination after lunch today, the most
interesting aspect is a possible connection between Oswald and Ruby, that they had met at a
club, maybe Ruby's Carousel Club?, went by Oliver's shoe repair and left Birkenstock's, will charge $42 to replace bottom, could have been more because of the large area of the shoe bottom, read some in "Wonderful Tonight" after lunch, Boyd tells about her courtship, wedding, and honeymoon with George Harrison, disliking her work with Elizabeth Arden, becoming a Vogue model.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

dukedaze 10:20 P.M., Saturday night

La Sylphe in the early 1900's

Watching WSU and OU from Eugene, is midway through the 2nd half, with WSU ahead 47-39,
UNC had an easy time of it against VA Tech in Chapel Hill, with Hansbrough scoring 23 pts. in the afternoon, began reading "One Night, Two Teams'' by Steve Travers, with a Foreword by Winston Groom, Trojans integrated but only after UCLA, Bryant's Tide team won against USC
with newly added wishbone offense a year after Bama was beaten handily by Southern Cal at Legion Field, came upon several books tonight at RC, mysteries, fantasy titles, Du Pont family
history, novels, and a labor history of the US.

Friday, February 15, 2008

dukedaze 2-15-08 evening

Cafe, had a green tea latte, iced coffee, sugar gingerbread cookie in the shape of a hand, when
returned home have been watching Nancy Grace with news of Natalie Holloway, Van Der Sloot,
and other crimes, Brianna Denison body is discovered by a man who shaved his pubic region, learned today that Bucs have signed Doug Mientkewicz to a minor league contract, he spent the
part of last year active with the Yankees but was disabled for much of it by a wrist injury, Rod
Brind-Amour has a torn ACL, will be out for 4-6 months for Canes, who have taken the lead in the
Southeast Division of the NHL, to the portion of Mattson's book in which she was injured severely by a cracked soap dish in a Brown U dormitory.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

dukedaze 2-14-08 late afternoon

1.Crab Nebula2.Andromeda Galaxy
3. Comet Hale Bopp

  1. The Shocking Blue, live performance of ''Venus'', 1970.
Afternoon has been way too frantic at Duke, with much to do with preparing the Payroll to turn in on Friday. Am planning to watch ''Lost" tonight after getting home from Starbucks where I
am writing just now. Chelsea Clinton has been sent to Hawaii to campaign for a share of the delegates, although the state is expected to go for Obama, who went to college at Occidental.
Have been reading more in Heidi Mattson's account of being a stripper at Brown. She needed
$14,000 in tuition in addition to what the college was offering to loan her. Her first job was
as a waitress which she combined with work at a printing place on campus.



UNC Tarheel Basketball

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

dukedaze 2-13-08

  1. Anita Paige, 1920s.
  2. Shocking Blue, 1970.

Afternoon has been cold, a chilly rain comes and gos, tonight should be the same, but tomorrow
    will be fair, the moon is back this week, I saw it on the weekend and it was a quarter, sliver, am editing a 2nd blog today, have been reading a bit of Roger Clemens' testimony vs. McNamee at the Washington MLB hearings, is disputed whether the Rocket was at a certain Florida party thrown by Jose' Canseco
as evidence, yet did not immediately bring them to the attention of the Mitchell committee