As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care.
Our diaries are now produced a new group of regularly-scheduled writers:
We also welcome submissions from anyone who would like to jump in, whether as a fill-in for someone else, or just because you feel like writing. Please mention it in the thread, or Kosmail FloridaSNMOM. Anyone scheduled who would like someone to fill in for you, please do the same.
If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.
There's nothing like a holiday weekend for confusing me about what day it is! I was impatiently wondering when today IAN diary was going, and then I realized I'm the one who's supposed to post it!
I've been having a little fun with YouTube music tonight, exploring the word of an 80s-era German pop band called Dschinghis Khan and their over-the-top takes of Russian or Slavic music and Kossack, I mean Cossack, dancing. Here's a sampler from what appears to be a new DVD collection of their greatest hits:
Go ahead, tell me this is not a trip! And happy Tuesday, everyone.