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Dear Chris,

Across the country, events, activities and conversations around HBO’s ADDICTION are continuing. Because of your ongoing commitment and involvement, public understanding of addiction — and the hope and reality of long-term recovery — is growing.

You can still watch HBO’s ADDICTION online and on DVD. The entire 14-part series is available for free viewing at, and the DVD set is reasonably priced. Click here for details.

Many groups are holding public events with community leaders, elected officials and citizens. Recent events include a Town Hall meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, a statewide meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, and legislative briefings in Sacramento, California.

We urge you to organize an event in your own community:

·              Need ideas? View past and upcoming events in other communities.

·              Ready to start organizing? Download the planning guide and audience materials, and list your event on our website.

We’re glad so many people are continuing to talk with their families, friends, and neighbors!

Our outreach project runs through September, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. We encourage you to find out more about Recovery Month activities in your community, and to continue using HBO’s Addiction to get the word out about the hope and reality of long-term recovery from addiction. 


The Outreach Partners
CADCA, Faces & Voices of Recovery and Join Together




Prevention, Treatment
& Recovery Outreach Partners



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Yamaha Wish List from Chris

Dear Blog,

Chris has sent you their Yamaha Wish List. This Wish List is designed to make shopping for your enthusiast easier. Visit your local authorized Yamaha dealer to purchase these Genuine Yamaha Products…


A message from Chris,

It's like a wedding gift registry, without the wedding :)



Perforated Glove – MD, Black
Quantity Desired: 1
Price: 31.95
San Antonio Leather Mesh Jacket – MD, Black
Quantity Desired: 1
Price: 209.95
"Meteor" Sunglasses by Spy Optic – Black Frame / Gray ARC Lens
Quantity Desired: 1
Price: 89.95

Products shown online are available for purchase through authorized Yamaha dealers.
Suggested retail prices are shown. Prices may vary due to supply, location, freight, etc.
Actual prices are set by the dealer. Product and specifications are subject to change
without notice. Availability is subject to production, stocking, and demand.

I’m Applying to Grad School (again)

I haven’t thought about it since the early fall, when I considered re-applying to the low-residency program down in Culver City. But it recently popped into my mind to check out CSUN , where my co-worker earned her master’s, which happens to be just down the street from work. Apparently they have a fairly liberal admissions policy and a really great hazop program. This is almost as exciting as having a new motorcycle!


May 31, 2007: Washington, DC (AP) —

Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of July 1, 2007. The move is being made in order to save the President's $500,000 yearly salary, and also a record $521 Billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead the office has incurred during the last 5 years.  "We believe this is a wise financial move.  The cost savings are huge." stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA).  "We cannot remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay." Reynolds noted .

Mr.  Bush was informed by e-mail this morning of his termination. Preparations for the job move have been underway for some time.

Gurvinder Singh of Indus Teleservices, Mumbai , India will assume the office of President as of July 1, 2007.  Mr.  Singh was born in the United States while his Indian parents were vacationing at Niagara Falls, thus making him eligible for the position.  He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month but with no health coverage or other benefits.  It is believed that Mr.  Singh will be able to handle his job responsibilities without a support staff.  Due to the time difference between the US and India, he will be working primarily at night, when few offices of the US Government will be open.  "Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the Dell Computer call center," stated Mr.  Singh in an exclusive interview.  "I am excited about this position.  I always hoped I would be President."

A Congressional spokesperson noted that while Mr.  Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem as President Bush was not familiar with the issues either.  Mr.  Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern.  Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issue at all.  "We know these scripting tools work," stated the spokesperson.  "President Bush has used them successfully for years."

Bush will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment.  Following a two week waiting period, he will be eligible for $140 a week unemployment for 13 weeks. Unfortunately he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit.  Mr.  Bush has been provided the outplacement services of Manpower,Inc.  to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition.  According to Manpower, Mr.  Bush may have difficulties in securing a new position due to limited practical or successful work experience. A Greeter position at Wal-Mart was suggested due to Bush's extensive experience shaking hands, as well as his special smile.  "We are confident that he will find something he can do on his own" said his case worker.

(forwarded to me by Sister)