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Monday, January 18th, 2016
12:58 pm - Four in the Morning - Rivas TED Talk
Hallmark card quoted 3:30 seconds in:"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter." ∼ Marlene Dietrich

Second Hallmark card: Just knowing I can call you at four in the morning if I need to makes me not really need to.

5:43 seconds in: Calvin and Hobbs, hopping out of bed, Calvin says, "It's four in the morning! Let's see if Santa left our loot yet! Hobbs, holding a corner of the blanket in one paw, is still on top, other front paw balancing him on the pillow, smiling, says, "Oh boy!"

current mood: Tickled

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Sunday, December 27th, 2015
5:20 pm - David Cooper's Birthday
For some reason, I can't remember how to access someone else's journal and the bottom of the page keeps moving back, so I can't reach the search box.

So see your name in my friend's feed, and know that were I smarter, I'd have posted "have a happy" in your blog.

current mood: festive

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
12:47 am - Universal Themes/Personal Flaws ∼ Saga of Travels Far Woman ∼ SummerCircles ∼ Appendix I

Universal Themes/Personal Flaws

1.  Life is precious.

2.  Everyone needs to feel loved.

3.  Friendship is unconditional.

4.  Mysteries, by definition, cannot be explained away by logic and/or science.

5.  The only person one has to live with is oneself.

6.  One incapable of learning from one’s mistakes is destined to repeat them.  

7.  Nobody gets to pick their relatives; when one picks a spouse, they also inherit THEIR relatives, too.   

8.  Marriage is not a cloning process.    

9.  I see myself as unlovable.     

10.  I am having trouble accepting myself  just the way I am.      

11.  I am having trouble making wise choices.    

12.  I need help on how to fit in better, yet not compromise my own values.   

13.  I need help on how to decide if everything is real or the result of skewed perceptions.

14.  The world is full of cultural conflicts.  No matter how small an individual’s oyster is, if it contains others, cultural conflicts will pop up.  If it doesn't, that person will live LONELY.

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current mood: satisfied

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Monday, December 14th, 2015
8:45 am - Art NOT Truth ∼ Pablo Picasso
Quoted on Mac Barnett's 2014 Ted Talk Why a good book is a secret door

"We all know that Art is not truth.  Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand.  The artist must know the manner whereby to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies."
                                                                                          Pablo Picasso

current mood: Contented

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8:26 am - NANO Stats
Today, I began re-reading Things I've Lost, feeling free to edit as I went.  Ten pages in, the 53,171 reported words had jumped to 53, 302.  Usually, when I edit, the total drops dramatically.

I was also shocked by the total on line stat: There are currently 16875 users online.

Now I am wishing I'd recorded the totals on the days I went on line to post the new word count (having learned that if I went on daily, I got lost in the forums for hours…time better spent writing until the goal is reached, at least.)   I seem to remember 60,000-80,000 numbers, but I'm horrid at them.

current mood: Wrapping up

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015
9:54 pm - Appendix I: "Pollyanna" List (12/23/15; WC: 385)
"Pollyanna" List

p. 103 The school still has no roof or walls.  In an as yet furniture-less classroom, the organized marching activity works well.

Despina glances at the surrounding peaks. No pesky desks to dodge, to adopt a Pollyanna viewpoint.

p. 176  Sarita, a thoughtful expression on her face, says, "I think we need electricity.  Then we could have our own light in the school, and not have to cancel class when dark, rainy days come."

Despina studies the mountain off to the right, absentmindedly reaching for a chunk of her already tangled hair.  Ah, Sarita, what an optimist you are.  On dark, rainy days, we'll need more than a light.  A roof, and walls, doors and windows, cupboards, books, oh, my list is as endless as it is unlikely to happen.

 "We could get our own computer like the one at the library."

P. 184  The brightest students, already long ago bored, have made short work of her Utne Reader issue on Native American languages, mostly now lost, and perused odd world languages via Despina’s photocopied library research.  They shift their attention when the workers show up to construct the frame of the roof on the beams, except for Gregorio, who is teaching himself an artistic Arabic alphabet, having already copied down the Cyrillic alphabet used by many Slavic peoples.
So, maybe the projects will get done one at a time, by all hands.  With the paucity of young males, maybe the tough jobs will get done collectively, prioritized by some unseen method.  Brain drain.  Nothing to offer the young here, so they leave if they have any ambition.

P. 239  The day it arrives is beastly hot.  The UPS truck stirs up more than dust when it squeaks to a stop in front of the school roof.
Smart driver to recognize this as the school.

4/5/02:  removed from Class Projects - The Wind: Paul Peter approaches.  "Nice looking roof."

"Yes, it is.  And a real blessing not to be exposed to the sunlight.  With no walls, any breeze that comes by gets in freely."
"Good slant, Pollyana.  You crisped up so much that first morning, I think they were afraid they'd lose you if they didn't shake a leg."  [The line that led to the "Pollyanna" list…]

Last updated 12/12/15.

Word Count: 385

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current mood: contented

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7:51 pm - Appendix I: "Wish" List (12/23/15, WC: 141)
"Wish" List

(file under, "Wish I Had Known to Bring":)

1.  sturdy shoes

2.  mosquito netting (from Despina's Journal:  Day Three of the Grand Adventure)

3.  floppy brimmed “gardening” straw hat (from Despina's Journal:  Day Three of the Grand Adventure)


(As I edit, I plan to put the page number/chapter reference where Despina wishes for something.  I also will add any other items she dreams up here.  I'm not even sure all of them will be "things".  #2 and #3 come from Day Three of the Grand Adventure)

(After lecture from Jacques)

4.  Sun Screen with an SPF of 15 or more

5.  Hiking boots

6.  white cotton socks

7.  clothing that will wick sweat away

8.  neck cooler (holds water well) [Sayeth the good doctor, “Soaking it in water and draping it around your neck will cool for hours.”]

Last updated 12/23/15, added #4-8. Gray
839399 used to match Mood:, Music: and Location:


Word Count: 141

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current mood: giddy

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7:37 pm - Appendix I: Universal Themes
Universal Truths/Personal Flaws

1.  Life is precious.

2.  Everyone needs to feel loved.

3.  Friendship is unconditional.

4.  Mysteries, by definition, cannot be explained away by logic and/or science.

5.  The only person one has to live with is oneself.

6.  One incapable of learning from one’s mistakes is destined to repeat them.  

7.  Nobody gets to pick their relatives; when one picks a spouse, they also inherit THEIR relatives, too.   

8.  Marriage is not a cloning process.    

9.  I see myself as unlovable.     

10.  I am having trouble accepting myself  just the way I am.      

11.  I am having trouble making wise choices.    

12.  I need help on how to fit in better, yet not compromise my own values.   

13.  I need help on how to decide if everything is real or the result of skewed perceptions.

14.  The world is full of cultural conflicts.  No matter how small an individual’s oyster is, if it contains others, cultural conflicts will pop up.  If it doesn't, that person will live LONELY.


Current Mood: exhilarated

Current Music: Oh, Come Along With Me to My Little Corner of the World

Last updated 12/12/15 Added a new #5, 6, 7, & 8; 11/27/15 switched four and five around, added /Personal Flaws; eliminated second person; 9/9/01

Sunday, September 9th, 2001   7:59 am

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current mood: fulfilled

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Friday, December 11th, 2015
2:26 pm - New Year's Greeting for Bon
So, I was re-reading back posts and hit the dialog with my sister about working the grandkids' special interests into their own personal Happy Birthday songs.  I told her I couldn't think how to work knitting into Happy Birthday...

So my ever-plastic mind decided to go for it for New Year's:

May life knit loved ones together
and unravel all cares and woes--
I pray that's how the New Year goes.

current mood: contented cat

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Sunday, November 29th, 2015
7:51 pm - Quotation for National Talk Like a Pirate Day
Here's a quote for National Talk Like a Pirate Day:
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” - H.L. Mencken


current mood: Smug - I finished NANO a day early

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
9:26 pm - Racist
Only in America can a mostly black city, run by a black mayor, with black cops be accused of systematic racism... against black people. ~Steven Crowder

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9:23 pm - Stolen -- Chester Bennington (via wordsthat-speak)
One of my best friends sends me things she encounters in the twitter world, or facebook, if the whim takes her.

One of the tweets on twitter I liked and added to my site.

Poems.

"What's the worst thing I've stolen?  Probably little pieces of other people's lives.  Where I've either wasted their time or hurt them in some way.  That's the worst thing you can steal, the time of other people.  You just can't get that back" ~Chester Bennington (via wordsthat-speak)



current mood: cool

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015
2:23 pm - Month View travelsfar 8/01-11/15

travelsfarAugust, 2001 - travelsfar

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1st 2:45 am 8/1/01 Day Sixty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

2nd 11:04 pm 8/2/01 Day Sixty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

3rd 11:07 pm 8/3/01 Day Sixty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

4th 11:11 pm 8/4/01 Day Sixty-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

5th 11:18 pm 8/5/01 Day Sixty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

6th 11:22 pm 8/6/01 Day Sixty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

7th 11:25 pm 8/7/01 Day Sixty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

8th 11:27 pm 8/8/01 Day Sixty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

9th 11:30 pm 8/9/01 Day Sixty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

10th 11:32 pm 8/10/01 Day Seventy -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

11th 11:38 pm 8/11/01 Day Seventy-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

12th 11:43 pm 8/12/01 Day Seventy-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

13th 11:49 pm 8/13/01 Day Seventy-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

14th 11:53 pm 8/14/01 Day Seventy-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

15th 11:56 pm 8/15/01 Day Seventy-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

16th 12:06 am 8/16/01 Day Seventy-Six --Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

17th 12:09 am 8/17/01 Day Seventy-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

18th 12:16 am 8/18/01 Day Seventy-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

19th 12:19 am 8/19/01 Day Seventy-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

20th 12:22 am 8/20/01 Day Eighty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

21st 1:30 am 8/21/01 Day Eighty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

22nd 1:37 am 8/22/01 Day Eighty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

5:00 pm Reflections On Building la Bañera

23rd 1:40 am 8/23/01 Day Eighty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

5:41 pm Home Free (12/17/09; WC 197)

24th 1:43 am 8/24/01 Day Eighty-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

25th 1:54 am 8/25/0 Day Eighty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

26th 1:57 am 8/26/01 Day Eighty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

27th 2:02 am 8/27/01 Day Eighty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

8:35 pm "I've Got a Little List" -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal

28th 2:06 am 8/28/01 Day Eighty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

29th 2:09 am 8/29/01 Day Eighty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

30th 2:15 am 8/30/01 Day Ninety -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

31st 2:20 am 8/31/01 Day Ninety-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2001/08/

September, 2001 - travelsfar

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1st 2:23 am 9/1/01 Day Ninety-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

2nd 2:28 am 9/2/01 Day Ninety-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

3rd 3:03 am 9/3/01 Day Ninety-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

4th 3:07 am Day Ninety-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (1/4/10; WC ) Home and Hating It

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2001/09/

December, 2001 - travelsfar

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22nd 10:55 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Eight

23rd 6:06 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Seven - 1 reply

24th 6:02 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Six

25th 5:56 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Five - 1 reply

26th 5:48 pm "Day's Stupidest Tourist Question" List (8/3/04)

27th 5:53 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Four

28th 5:39 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Three

29th 5:36 pm from Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Two (3/19/02; WC 643)

30th 5:19pm 6/2/2001 -- Day One of the Grand Adventure (3/26/10; WC 259)

31st 5:13pm Despina's Infamous Green Journal, 6/1/01 (WC 19)

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2001/12/

November, 2015 - travelsfar

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8th 3:15 pm Introducing Despina, AKA Travelsfar Woman

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2015/11/

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2:21 pm - Month View travelsfar 6/01-7/01

June, 2001 - travelsfar

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1st 1:10 pm Demise of the Late, Unlamented Academic Year -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (12/24/14; WC: 33)

2nd 7:58 pm 6/2/2001 Day One of the Grand Adventure -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (9/2/05; WC 259)

3rd 8:00 pm 6/3/01 Day Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/19/02; WC 636)

4th 8:02 pm 6/4/01 Day Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/20/02; WC 149)

5th 11:04 am 6/5/01 Day Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC 248)

4:30 pm "Day's Stupidest Tourist Question" List (3/23/10; WC 433) - 2 replies

6th 11:41 am 6/6/01 Day Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/7/10; WC 875)

7th 8:57 pm 6/7/01 Day Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/20/02; WC 441)

8th 8:26 pm 6/8/01 Day Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC 1002)

9th 10:50 pm 6/9/01 Day Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/02; WC 205)

10th 6:26 pm 6/10/01 Day Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC 395)

11th 9:03 pm Day Ten -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/09; WC 184)

12th 9:06 pm 6/12/01 Day Eleven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/22/10; WC 315)

13th 9:08 pm 6/13/01 Day Twelve -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC 214)

14th 9:12 pm 6/14/10 Day Thirteen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (1/10/10; WC 135)

15th 9:16 pm 6/15/01 Day Fourteen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC 165)

16th 9:00 pm 6/16/01 Day Fifteen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (1/10/10; WC 461)

17th 9:21 pm 6/17/01 Day Sixteen -- Despina's IGJ Unbelievably Clumsy? (3/22/10; WC 124)

18th 9:26 pm 6/18/01 Day Seventeen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (2/23/10; WC )

19th 8:36 am 6/19/01 Day Eighteen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/233/09; WC 277) Liking the Sheriff

20th 9:20 am 6/20/01 Day Nineteen -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

21st 8:23 pm 6/21/01 Day Twenty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

22nd 8:30 pm 6/22/01 Day Twenty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

23rd 8:33 pm 6/23/01 Day Twenty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

24th 8:35 pm 6/24/01 Day Twenty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

25th 8:40 pm 6/25/01 Day Twenty-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

26th 8:44 pm 6/26/01 Day Twenty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

27th 8:47 pm 6/27/01 Day Twenty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

28th 8:50 pm 6/28/01 Day Twenty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

29th 8:53 pm 6/29/01 Day Twenty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/09; WC )

30th 8:56 pm 6/30/01 Day Twenty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

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July, 2001 - travelsfar

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1st 10:21 pm 7/1/01 Day Thirty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

2nd 10:25 pm 7/2/01 Day Thirty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/09; WC )

3rd 10:32 pm 7/3/01 Day Thirty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

4th 11:31 pm 7/4/01 Day Thirty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

5th 11:35 pm 7/5/01 Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Day Thirty-Four (12/29/09; WC )

6th 11:38 pm 7/6/01 Day Thirty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

7th 11:42 pm 7/7/01 Day Thirty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

8th 11:47 pm 7/8/01 Day Thirty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

9th 1:18 am 7/9/01 Day Thirty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

10th 1:22 am 7/10/01 Day Thirty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

11th 1:28 am 7/11/01 Day Forty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

12th 1:32 am 7/12/01 Day Forty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

13th 1:39 am 7/13/01 Day Forty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

14th 1:44 am 7/14/01 Day Forty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

15th 1:47 am 7/15/01 Day Forty-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

16th 1:49 am 7/16/01 Day Forty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

17th 1:53 am 7/17/01 Day Forty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

18th 1:56 am 7/18/01 Day Forty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

19th 1:58 am 7/19/01 Day Forty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

20th 2:01 am 7/20/01 Day Forty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

21st 2:04 am 7/21/01 Day Fifty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

22nd 2:08 am 7/22/01 Day Fifty-One -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/23/10; WC )

23rd 2:12 am 7/23/01 Day Fifty-Two -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

24th 2:17 am 7/24/01 Day Fifty-Three -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

25th 2:20 am 7/25/01 Day Fifty-Four -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

26th 2:24 am 7/26/01 Day Fifty-Five -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

27th 2:27 am 7/27/01 Day Fifty-Six -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

28th 2:30 am 7/28/01 Day Fifty-Seven -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

29th 2:33 am 7/29/01 Day Fifty-Eight -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

30th 2:35 am 7/30/01 Day Fifty-Nine -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

31st 2:42 am 7/31/01 Day Sixty -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC )

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2001/07/

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2:12 pm - Month View travelsfar 6-98-2/01

Despina's Infamous Green Journal

Table of Contents

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June, 1998 - travelsfar

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1st   7:19 am

6/1/1998 from Despina's Infamous Green Journal, First Meeting - The Dream (WC 332)

2nd 2:05 am   6/2/1998 Despina's IGJ -- The Recurring Dream (11/6/2015 WC 669)

5th 8:35 am

6/5/1998 from Despina's IGJ New Dance - The Recurring Dream (11/6/2015 WC:532)

10th 4:06 pm

6/10/1998 from Despina's IGJ The Arrival -- The Recurring Dream (11/6/2015 WC 342) Q

15th 1:09 pm 6/15/98 from Despina's IGJ Range War -- TRD (11/6/2015; WC 180)

16th 4:05 pm

6/16/98 Despina's IGJ Aftermath, the Range War -- TRD (11/6/2015; WC 212) Q

21st 10:42 am

6/21/98 from Despina's IGJ -- No School Building (12/27/09; WC 139)

29th 10:08 pm 6/29/1998 The Rescue -- The Recurring Dream (8/4/04) Q

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2001/01/

June, 2000 - travelsfar

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21st 7:45 pm

6/21/2000 Despina's Infamous Green Journal The Arrival -- The Recurring Dream (7/28/04; WC 343)

October, 2000 - travelsfar

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25th 9:10 pm

10/26/2000 Despina's Infamous Green Journal -- Propina -- The Recurring Dream Q (WC 231) - 1 reply

26th 1:51 am

10/26/00 pg. 46, Despina's Infamous Green Journal The Rescue - The Recurring Dream (11/9/15; WC 113)

http://travelsfar.livejournal.com/2000/10/

January, 2001 - travelsfar

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1st 7:46 am

1/1/01 New Year's Day -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/2015; WC 315)

2nd 9:26 am

1/2/01 First Day of School -- from Despina's IGJ (11/8/15; WC: 889)

3rd 10:04 am

1/3/01 Semester Test Preparations -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15 WC 98)

4th 10:32 am 1/4/01 One Down -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15 WC 91)

5th 10:42 am 1/5/01 Cu's Escape -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/24/10; WC 593)

6th 10:54 pm

1/6/01 Survived Until Saturday -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 44)

7th 8:29 am

1/7/01 Surprise Book Report -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 212)

8th 8:10 pm 1/8/01 Review -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 186)

9th 1:24 am

1/9/01 Letting Your Hair Down -- from Despina’s Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 679)

10th 5:18 pm

1/10/01 Superintendent’s Comment -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 122)

11th 4:11 am

1/11/01 Self-fulfilling Prophesy -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/26/10; WC 526)

12th 9:24 am

1/12/01 Grading Like Crazy -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 140)

13th 7:54 pm

1/13/01 Survived the Week -- from Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 286)

14th 4:01 pm

1/14/01 Swish the Dish, Flop the Mop -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (11/8/15; WC 106)

15th 4:38 am 1/15/01 A Love Story - Despina's IGJ (3/26/10; WC 196)

16th 5:59 pm 1/16/01 Dilemma -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/26/10; WC 219)

17th   7:17 pm 1/17/01 Student Crime - Despina's IGJ SOTFW- SC (3/26/10; WC 173)

18th 8:02 pm

1/18/01 The Saga of the Cinnamon Roll - Despina's IGJ (3/26/10; WC 376)

19th 10:22 pm

1/19/01 Birth -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (1/6/10; WC 87)

20th 10:54 am

1/20/01 Medicine Woman’s Cave -- Despina's IGJ TRD (3/26/10; WC 291) Q

21st 8:07 pm

1/21/01 Swish the Dish, Flop the Mop, and Edit -- Despina's IGJ (3/26/10; WC 245)

22nd 10:51 pm

1/22/01 Detention Not What It Used To Be -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (3/26/10; WC 330

23rd 9:19 pm

1/23/01 Alternate Fate -- -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal
 (3/21/10; WC 242)

24th 5:41 pm   1/24/01 Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/01; WC )

25th 5:55 pm 1/25/01 -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/01; WC )

26th 8:17 pm

1/26/01 Stressed to the Max -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/10; WC 508)

27th 5:59 pm 1/27/01 Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/01; WC )

28th 6:09 pm 1/28/01 -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/10; WC )

6:32 pm 1/28/01 -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/10; WC )

29th 6:14 pm 1/29/01 Despina's Infamous Green Journal

30th 6:21 pm 1/30/01 -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/10; WC )

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1st 6:38 pm

2/1/01 -- Despina's Infamous Green Journal (4/1/01; WC: )

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2003 - despinadesert

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3rd 7:23p Driving Directions

  8:15p When IS Sunset?

4th 12:20a June 7, 2003 Saturday -- Despina Starts Her Trip

14th 1:06p Common Arabic Expressions

  8:07p URL's for Notes

20th 6:36p Bedouin Culture

29th 2:34a Characters Exchange 911 Experiences

  2:35a Where Were You on 911? (Worked Into "The Visit")

31st 1:36a Notice: Beginning Nov. 1

  7:23p Summary of NaNoWriMo Stats

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1st 9:17a The Birth (ITD: WC 1984)

9:10p FrontPiece Quote -- Summercircles - 2 replies

2nd 7:36a In the Desert -- The Visit

3rd 5:12p In the Desert -- The Visit, Part II

4th 6:39p In the Desert -- The Visit, Part III

5th 7:27p In the Desert -- The Visit -- Part IV

7th 11:09p In the Desert -- It's a Wonderful Place

8th 11:34p In the Desert -- A Helping Hand

9th 6:23p In the Desert -- The Escape!

10th 9:10p In the Desert -- Hot Water

    9:52p In the Desert -- Frying Pan

11th 7:41p In the Desert -- Recognized

12th 7:42p In the Desert -- Salvation?

13th 11:06a In the Desert -- The Tent

14th 4:54p In the Desert -- The Prince's Return

15th 11:42p In the Desert -- Alone at Last

16th 5:03p In the Desert -- The Interview

17th 5:47p In the Desert -- Morning Has Broken

18th 8:21p In the Desert -- Oceans of Sand

19th 9:28p In the Desert -- Captured

20th 6:20p In the Desert -- Fought the Good Fight

21st 7:45p In the Desert -- Despina as Sheherazade

  8:00p In the Desert -- Ethnic Cleansing (11/21/04; WC: 2660)

  8:18p In the Desert -- Not To Be

  8:20p In the Desert -- Miracle

22nd 3:45p In the Desert -- Best Laid Plans...

    8:29p In the Desert -- From the Top

24th 1:08p In the Desert -- Radio Contact

26th 6:24p In the Desert -- Planning a Break

29th 8:47a In the Desert -- Breaking Loose

30th 6:32p In the Desert -- Where Do We Go From Here? or All's Well that Ends Well

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2nd 4:30p In the Desert -- Breaking Loose

3rd 3:32p In the Desert -- Planning a Break

4th 3:05 p In the Desert -- Radio Contact

5th 2:20p In the Desert -- From the Top

6th 10:39a In the Desert -- Best Laid Plans...

7th 10:31a In the Desert -- Miracle

8th 9:58a In the Desert -- Not To Be

9th 9:49 a In the Desert -- Ethnic Cleansing

10th 12:54p  In the Desert -- Despina as Sheherazade

11th 12:40a In the Desert -- Fought the Good Fight

12th 12:17a In the Desert -- Captured (6/30/04)

13th 12:14a In the Desert -- Oceans of Sand (6/29/04)

14th 12:09a In the Desert -- Morning Has Broken (6/30/04)

15th 12:05a In the Desert -- The Interview (6/28/04)

16th 12:00a In the Desert -- Alone at Last (6/23/04)

17th 11:57p In the Desert -- The Prince's Return (6/30/11)

18th 11:51p In the Desert -- The Tent

19th 11:39p In the Desert -- Salvation?

20th 11:37p In the Desert -- Recognized

21st 11:34p In the Desert -- Frying Pan

22nd 11:32p In the Desert -- Hot Water

23rd 11:28p The Escape! (ITD WC 1846)

24th 10:01p A Helping Hand (ITD WC 2805)

25th 9:45p It's a Wonderful Place (ITD WC 1907)

26th 8:36p The Visit, Revisited (ITD WC 5583)

27th 7:09p Hard Traveling (ITD WC 544)

28th 6:48p Tripping (ITD: WC 2551)

29th 6:45p The Visit (ITD: 8/14/08; WC 2233 )

30th 6:36p The Birth (ITD: WC 1981)

31st 10:43a Table of Contents -- In the Desert (WC 116)

  12:38p Title Page

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November, 2002 - pandemo

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2nd 7:38a Red_Peace's List of Writing Resources - Character Names

3:05p Wow! I've Already Surprised Myself!

3:13p Be There

3rd 9:35a An "Alberto" Line?

10:18a Haunting All My Dreams (About Sequel)

6th 4:45p Research Locations For SEQUEL

11:44p Can't Keep From Editing...

7th 9:49p Watch What's On the Board - 3 replies

8th 11:05a Boy, Am I Ever Coming Out Noble - 5 replies

10th 12:17p It's Not Easy Being Green/Time's Fun When You're Catching Flies! - 1 reply

4:58p Don't I Wish!

8:15p You Can Click More Than One Answer

11:55p Bulwer-Lytton Contest Winners - 5 replies

11th 12:55a  End of Sunday Word Count

8:13a  From the Arabian Breeder's Feed Thread

13th 4:15p  Posted from NaNoWriMo Boards

14th 1:15a  Okay, Writers, Let's Fix That QUIZ on Writers!

16th 7:29p  The Values Test

8:20p  A Come-On To Buy the Report?

8:49p I Never Heard of This Before

17th 2:04a  How fares my NaNoWriMo Challenge attempt?

18th 10:43a  Didn't Find the Cat, BUT... - 11 replies

19th 6:31p  Not Sure WHAT This Means!

8:30p  And If You Live On a Horse Farm...

9:18p  Additions

20th 9:05p  What Major Romantic Poet Are You?

28th 7:11a  Thankful - 4 replies

29th 3:28a  Still Not Finished, But Over the Word Count - 8 replies

30th 2:38p  Awful Photo for the Description

December, 2002 - pandemo

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3rd 9:17p  Ahhhh....

5th 7:27a  I Love to Go A'Wandering (11/12/04; WC: 1142)

6th 9:32p  Green! Matches My Kermit The Frog Quiz! - 7 replies

7th 3:36p  Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?

8th 10:54a  For Those Who Have Not Befriended COOL

8:31p  Factoid for Sequel

11th 7:37p  Wanderlust - 2 replies

12th 8:36p  Very Punny... - 2 replies

8:58p  The Character's Name! -- for Mountain Lover - 2 replies

13th 5:39p  What I Did With the Tomato Quote

17th 6:53p  Personality

21st 8:45p  Still Doing My "Green" Thing - 3 replies

11:13p  For My Horsey Friends

22nd 10:59a  Christmas Horse Care


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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
5:44 pm - Bon Got a Poem Sung to an Original Tune For Her Birthday (WC: 341)
Doggerel, to be sure, but it truly is the thought that counts, right?  The tune is lilting, upbeat and ultimately forgettable.  At least I seem to have forgotten it, even though I sang it less than twelve hours ago.

Have a Happy Birthday
May life bring you good cheer
May today be full of gladness
That lasts for all the year.

I don't have her number memorized, but have a cell phone number on file.  I dial.

Three tone error chord.  "If you want to make a call, hang up and dial again."   Thrice in a row and I called Lou.

"Yup, that's the right number."  Click.  Well, that's one way to keep my bill low.

This time, it rings.  Chuck answers, and cautions that he'll try to get to Bon without losing me.

When she picks up, I start singing.  She keeps talking.  How does that work?  Family always confuses me.
By the time I hit the second verse, she realizes what is up and quiets, listening.

She says all the right delighted things and wishes she had it recorded.

Since I sing off key and have no prayer of repeating the performance, she's out of luck.  I make a remark about probably being off key.  Since I "wrote" the tune (in my head, as I can't notate music on staff paper) I could always pretend it is on a pentatonic scale, or some such, and I meant it to be that way, I suppose.

She gives a throaty laugh and says, "Few people do [sing on key].  I used to make up songs for the kids [grandkids] when they were little.  I'd work in personal likes for each one, and they loved them.  Of course, they were pretty little.  I don't know how to write the tunes down.  Sometimes I'd use songs I already knew, but make up new words."

"My mind boggles how I'd work knitting into that song," I quip.  Another laugh.

"I have Cole on hold, so I'll call you later."  Click.

It's all good, right?

Word Count: 341

current mood: peaceful

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015
2:11 pm - Critique of History Test (Skip Safely If It Seems Obnoxious, Not Entertaining)
Sent via email from fayzee:

http://www.gosocial.co/test-yourself-can-you-recognise-all-33-of-these-major-historical-events/#.Vkd2_rxP2n-.facebook

She admits to missing three, and sent along a cute note with it.

LOL!  Many required visual cues you see on TV.  I have not had commercial TV since 1976, so was unfamiliar with things based on images which did not have fairly good-sized clues within the image itself.

Although I knew of all of the incidents, I did not necessarily know what they LOOKED like.


When I saw a figure standing in front of a tank, I knew to choose the Chinese option, as soldiers in battle would not select that position to stand in, given an otherwise clear firing field around the column of tanks.

The black person walking in simple, unadorned crosses allowed me to choose Rwanda over Gulf.

The sparse population in the boat wearing a plethora of life jackets helped me to select Titanic, but I do admit that one was probably just a lucky guess, as refugees probably also get lift jackets.  I just think the boats would be fuller.

I don’t think of North Korea as having elegant structures to bomb out that thoroughly, so guessed Hiroshima.  Oriental dress would be prevalent it either.

Hindenburg Disaster I’ve heard of, and I do know Zeppelin as a dirigible, but the only cultural reference coming to mind was the British singing group Lead Zeppelin, which, I assumed correctly, would not use that photo as an album cover for hard rock.

The Martin Luther King photo is one of the few I’d actually seen.  However, I thought he gave that speech from a hotel balcony in Tennessee, which would not show the Washington Monument in the distance.  So, that one, although I recognize factual error, is more of a good sense of recognizing an eighteenth century crowd as opposed to a nineteenth century one.

I guessed lucky on the Watergate building’s appearance.  When I visualize the D.C. bombings, I think of snipers sitting near busy multi-lane highways.

The scene from D-Day could have happened elsewhere, but when our men landed on islands in the Pacific Ocean, V-J Day would not have still been going on, and Japan did not invade Pearl Harbor.  I’ve often seen images like that in movies about D-Day.

London I think of subway bombings, and the uniforms on the people on the far side of the wall do not look like British police.  However East German police would look just like that.  Gulf= more Arab looking folk with traditional head gear.

Great Chicago Flood, water would spew from more locations, especially in lower areas.  Even growing up in down town Chi Town, I can’t identify the buildings as not being a scene from there.  I’ve only been to Detroit once, but there were brick buildings of that age around.

Mars would not have what looks like the print of a human boot tread on it yet, and Antarctica I’d expect more ice and snow, less meteorite craters from a stout wind.

I’ve heard of Occupy Wall Street, which was during the Too Big To Fail time period, but I am unfamiliar with the Second Great Depression term.  (Doesn’t mean it isn’t in use…)

So, where’s Bonnie?

That woman’s face with children turned away looks like the movie Grapes of Wrath.  Probably just another lucky guess.  Random WW II survivors also could look that haunted.

Kent State looks like college age, in college-like setting.  Dress looks timed right, as well.  When I later saw the German Shepherd lunging, it looked much more iconically like the Civil Rights era.

Some of the men look starved, ribs showing, but some also look darker, maybe Black.  Prisoners in WWI I would expect to be better dressed, but some would have been darker skinned.  Somehow I expect Depression era folk to still commonly have shoes.  Lucky again, perhaps.

Obama and Hillery make it Osama, not Sept. 11th.

Why announce the Mad Cow cure with a sheep shot?  Cute, cuddly looking lamb = farmer’s strike image?  Not.  Heard of Dolly, but have no idea what she looked like.  Process of elimination.  And wouldn’t I have heard if it really had a cure?  I’d hope so, but...

Trench warfare = WW I.

Site too clean to be destruction of Great Wall of China.  Too many Caucasians standing about.

San Francisco with steep hills, trolly tracks running up and down them, vintage dress on spectators.

D-Day = jubilant sailors in the streets kissing Caucasian women dressed to the nines?  Not.

"Germany surrenders" says it all.  I’ve never heard of Victory in America Day… We also recognize VE and VJ day in school, along with many others in a Nov. assembly where stars for the fallen soldiers are put on the wall.  People collect however many they need to honor their relatives.  I can’t believe how many of my male relatives served.  One year, one of the student council girls came up on my prep period and asked.  I even have cousin’s female children serving now.  Mom was one of eight (now suspected to be nine) while Dad was one of four who all married and had four each.  Most married, were fruitful and multiplied better than my brother and I did.  My two sisters have five between them (replacing more than our four), and one of them was childless, but the others easily took up the slack.  #2 sister’s #2 daughter had six, while #3 daughter had three.  #3’s eldest just married in England, second time around.  He’s 40, and maybe still fertile.  #3’s youngest son has one “oops” now a senior in high school and living with sister #3 while she attends Rochester’s junior college part time.  AH also married later on, now with a son and daughter through planned parenthood.

When the news reports said, “hole in the ground” that wasn’t quite what I pictured…

If they’d have given the option of “Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” as an option, I might have missed the Challenger Disaster shot.  It really could be a papier-mâché impressionistic rabbit head…
Sept. 11 firemen in a pose reminiscent of the iconic flag shot on Iwo Jima.

Odd uniform, wife at side, roses, handshake = ?  good guesser

"War is Hell" could happen in any of them, but more were unwilling during Viet Nam.

Pearl Harbor and Viet Nam both look tropical, but boat on water exploding = iconic Pearl.  (Normandy = palm leaf?  Not.)

Jackie O is iconic.  Back then, I did still have TV, and everyone could tell you what they were doing if they weren’t watching at the time.  I showed up with assignment read for English class in Rochester MN Junior College, right across from the courthouse with flag at half mass.  Class of 60, I, sitting in the “A” row, ask within hearing of the teacher, “Why is the flag hanging at half mast?”  The teacher said, “For those who haven’t heard…”  Some laughed, thinking she was opening the class with a joke.  Nobody left that room with that impression.

Interesting quiz.  Thanks for sending it.


current mood: enjoying the ride

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
2:10 am - Travel With Friends ATNANO

I had a good time on the train.  It was the first time I've ridden a train in over 30 years.  I decided to try the train because the trip was 1,200 miles and an estimated 21 hours . I can't sit in a car for more than about 6 or 7 hours at a time or I can barely move when I go to get out.  That means it would have been a three day trip by car.  Round trip on the train (in coach) was only $309.  I couldn't drive for that given the cost of 4 nights in a hotel and the gas out and back.  I confess I ended up spending a lot more than that though as I decided I wanted to try a roomette since one leg of the trip both out and back was overnight.  I'm glad I opted for the roomette as I was able to sleep more comfortably, had my own potty, meals were included in the cost (and meals on trains are EXPENSIVE), and I was able to relax and read or nap all I wanted.  The roomettes are SMALL though.  Though they are said to accommodate 2 people it would have to be two small people who like each other REALLY well :-).  The potty is like a camp potty and is right in the room instead of in a separated space.  When the lower seats are converted to a bed there is about 4 sq. ft. of floor space.  I'd never be able to climb into the upper bed with my bad knees.  The beds are really narrow too.  There were a couple to times when the train started really rocking from side to side that I thought I might be tossed from the bed!  It didn't happen though.  There are some larger bedroom accommodations but they are, of course, more expensive and not necessary for someone traveling alone.

The train wouldn't be for everyone.  First of all you have to be very relaxed about your schedule and never plan a trip where you have a close time when you have to arrive.  My trip didn't start off very promising.  The train was almost 4 hours late getting into KC.  I only had a 2 1/2 hour layover in Chicago before my train east left.  Well, it left without me!  Of course Amtrak already knew that was going to happen to me and about 20 others.  At least they have contingency plans.  They took us off the train in Galesburg, IL and chartered a bus for us to Indianapolis where we were able to meet the train again.  The bus was small enough that it didn't have a bathroom but big enough to accommodate all 20 people without anyone having to sit next to anyone else.  The bus driver was great and had planned potty breaks at rest areas plus stopping for all of us to get a bite to eat since we'd missed dinner on the train.  We got into Indianapolis about 2 hours before the train did.  I was over an hour late getting into Newark, NJ, my final destination.  There was one lady that was doing a lot of bitchin' but I just looked at it as an adventure.  It was fun to just visit with the other passengers while we awaited the train.   The trip home was totally uneventful.  We even pulled into KC 10 minutes ahead of schedule.  Just for grins I called Amtrak to see about compensation for the missed hours on the train when I should have been in a comfortable roomette instead of sitting on a bus and in the train station and the missed meal.  They offered me a $250 voucher!  Guess now I get to plan another trip somewhere :-)



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