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Re: [SACC-L] T-SACC, Humor and More

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  • Lloyd Miller
    Mary Kay, I gratefully accept your offer of a drink, but not wine from the Saguaro Cactus; we re still getting more rain than we can handle! Lloyd ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2008
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      Mary Kay,

      I gratefully accept your offer of a drink, but not wine from the
      Saguaro Cactus; we're still getting more rain than we can handle!

      Lloyd



      On Jun 27, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Gilliland, Mary wrote:

      > I agree with Ellen -- the humor is worth everything! Thanks all!
      > I'll chime in for a drink for Bob -- and Mark, Phil, Lloyd for that
      > matter.
      >
      > On another note, I just spent a fabulous day with Rebecca Cramer
      > out "on the rez". Rebecca knows this country better than anyone. We
      > had a planning expedition in anticipation of SACC Annual Meeting
      > 2009, and visited both San Xavier (Mission, Museum, etc.), and
      > another part of the Tohono O'odham reservation -- their new
      > Cultural Center, which is small and manageable but also fabulous.
      > We learned we could no longer visit the Baboquivari Park/Sacred
      > Site region without a permit (we almost blew it -- signs are few
      > and often facing the wrong direction -- but we noticed in time).
      > While we were out there, people were on the road harvesting Saguaro
      > Cactus fruit (these are the really tall cactus with long arms,
      > often featured in cartoon representations of the "Wild West").
      > Harvesting the fruit is no easy feat -- all quite interesting. It
      > is traditionally used for brewing wine, drunk to make the rains
      > come (actually the rains are upon us now -- we call them "monsoons"
      > here).
      >
      > Of course this is just to give you a taste of the place, and
      > advertise shamelessly in advance for our next Annual meetings.
      >
      > All best --
      >
      > Mary Kay Gilliland
      >
      > Mary Kay Gilliland,
      > Pima Community College
      > Tucson
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Johnson, Ellen C. K.
      > Sent: Fri 6/27/2008 3:06 PM
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [SACC-L] T-SACC
      >
      > I do so enjoy the humor of my colleagues, Bob Muckle, Phil Stein, Mark
      > Lewine, etc. I sit here, as I have been doing at least 3-4
      > afternoons a
      > week for some weeks now, clearing out my office of 21 years worth of
      > books, teaching and conference materials, and PAPER! Every crannie had
      > been filled. Most of it will just have to be carried out in boxes and
      > sorted later. Your smiling commentary lifts my spirits.
      >
      > Your newly-retired colleague (though I will teach one course in the
      > fall
      > and one in the spring),
      >
      > Ellen Johnson
      >
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Mark Lewine
      > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 4:47 PM
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [SACC-L] T-SACC
      >
      > I love T-SACC! So many other possiblities there! Say it aloud, T-
      > SACC is
      > proud! Sounds positively cellular! Maybe Genentech is a better choice;
      > they will be real big suddenly when the Dems take back the congress
      > big-time and we can sell T-SACC cell phones with TSACC cells on the
      > brand! Sorry, i have always wanted to apply anthro to
      > advertising...pray
      > they do not hire me.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Philip Stein
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 3:34 PM
      > Subject: Re: [SACC-L] T-SACC
      >
      > T-SACC sounds good! What we need is a corporate sponsor for our
      > Anthropology program. Naming rights for our skeletons.
      >
      > Phil
      >
      > kent morris <km52@... <mailto:km52%40roadrunner.com> >
      > wrote:
      > public transportation or a bicycle is better...
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Bob Muckle
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 12:08 PM
      > Subject: [SACC-L] T-SACC
      >
      > With all this SACC-L gushing about the Toyota Prius, I started
      > feeling a
      > little guilty, but not a lot. I got to thinking. First, that I
      > might be
      > kicked out of SACC for driving a big old Suburban, with the biggest
      > engine that fits. But..I am trying to sell it. Not nay takers. What a
      > surprise. So, now I'm thinking I might just store it. It might look
      > good
      > in a museum of the late 20th century. "In the days when gas was
      > cheaper
      > than water." Besides I've got a pick-up truck that I usually drive
      > anyway. Now...before you start impeachment proceedings to get me
      > kicked
      > out of SACC....the pick up is a Toyota pick-up!
      >
      > So, now I'm thinking we can just buy wholly into the
      > corporatization of
      > education in North America. Why not sell naming rights to SACC? We can
      > become T-SACC (Toyota-SACC).
      >
      > You're welcome.
      >
      > Bob
      >
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