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September 13, 2008

Move to Cedar Rapids, IA

   Today I moved to my new temporary home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  It was a long day, but I am settled into my new location.  I've never been to Cedar Rapids before, but now I live here.  I wasted to time in finding a coffee shop and a place to roller skate, both of which I checked out this evening. 
   This will be the first time in my life I've lived without roommates and the first time I've had a bed not enclosed in a box in 12 years.  Change.
   Pictured is my bed sitting in the living room. 
   Good-bye hair... I started growing my hair out in July of 1996 and I've had a tail ever since.  In 2000 I briefly grew out a mohawk and in August I started growing my full "queue".  This morning, it measured over 30 inches in length when brushed out.  I placed the tail in one rubber band and clipped it off.  The tail has been donated to Locks of Love, a group that makes donated hair into wigs for children with cancer.  The remainder of the hair was shaved off and it is the first time I have been bald in 12 years.
   My plan is to stay bald for a few months, then begin work on my next tail.  I loved having long hair and this tail took the better part of eight years to complete.  I have always been inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist tridition of creating Sand Mandalas.  These works of art take weeks the create and are then distroyed or allowed to blow away in the wind.  This is meant to show that all things are temporary and that they change. 

2 comments have been made.

From Gina

Madison, Wi

October 08, 2008 at 5:58 PM

I just chopped my hair off too! I donated over 24 inches to locks of love as well!

From Leah

Janesville, WI

November 09, 2008 at 1:42 PM

Wow! I didn't expect you to do that, but that's awesome you donated it to Locks of Love. It must have been 1996 I met you, because I remember just a short patch, never did see the mohawk.


   The Garage celebrates it's 4th re-birthday.  On Sept. 11, 2004, the Garage officially reopened and hosted the crowning of King Crystal.

2 comments have been made.

From ZombieKitty (

Illinois/Wisconsin, Usa

October 29, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Hey! Its A Kallie. I saw her today, you should have seen her... hung over? A bit... I found this website while looking for the whop website erik was telling me about... anyway hope to see you on halloween Q! - Audrey

From Scoop (


November 08, 2008 at 9:50 PM

I do not believe it--not the pic of Calley--the lack of hair!