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Who has gone traveling and made met really amazing people?

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Sep, 2009 08:40 pm
This is lightweight in contrast to many a2kers' travels, but I'll add it anyway, as it mattered to me.

In the seventies, I went with some girl pals to Mexico, and the friend that was the precipitating organizer worked it out that we could easily go to Guatemala first.
We stayed in an old convent in Guatemala City converted to a mosquito farm. (That's not fair, it was just one movie screen type of mosquito). I remember my first meal there, as I ordered tongue. This is not so odd, I usually order stuff I wouldn't make in my kitchen, and my mother used to cook tongue with a sweet raisin sauce. This dish in Guatemala City, pipian al negro?, was not delicious, at least that day, to me, but might have been fine, probably was.

At some point we took a flight to Tikal in a non pressurized small plane, me remembering all the planes scraped to the side of the Guatemala City airport when we first landed. Low flying over jungle.

We get there and like our guide. We three begin to feel like fools, en masse.

She was from england, had studied archeology. Moved to Brazil. Hitched to Tikal, a complicated effort. Married a Belize native and they didn't share any languages much. She taught us a lot in a short time about Tikal, and more about a female who could move around the world. I remembered her name for a few years, but it's lost in the brain now.

What - I hope she's still kicking.



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aidan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 12:43 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Quote:

I just spent three weeks with a bunch of ******* morons.


Yeah; the celebate morons are better.
Laughing Laughing

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:04 am
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

I was making a literary point. The expression "sexually transmitted" has negative connotations
for most people which is why I wouldn't apply the phrase to "life" even though

it is pedantically correct. [ ?? ]


This pedantically assumes that u r not alive unless or until u get a meatsuit.

It also confuses that meatsuit
with the person who uses it.



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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:15 am
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

Merry Andrew wrote:

The trouble with travel is that, no matter where you go -- there you are!
Always taking yourself with you is the problem.


All the best days were the ones I spent by myself.
I suspect that u r very good company.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 01:18 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
Quote:

I just spent three weeks with a bunch of ******* morons.


Yeah; the celebate morons are better.
Laughing Laughing


If only more morons were celebate . . . O, well . . . .
aidan
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 02:22 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Yeah - they'd soon die out - like the Shakers - only they weren't morons- they were very smart and innovative people. Isn't that always the way: the people who should be having sex don't and....I won't continue that thought - it's gets a little politically incorrect (for my taste - but not for yours - I know...)

Anyway - why are you spelling celibate - 'celebate'? I keep reading it as 'celebrate' - as in celebrating morons.
The correct phonetic spelling would really be 'selabit'. So why keep the initial c and final silent e, but put an e instead of the i (when they make a similar short vowel sound) in the middle?
I'm curious.
Also wanted to tell you your gay, lesbian and transgender near death experience thread title gave me my second big laugh of the morning.
Thank you and enjoy your Sunday - another beautiful day here - we've had a whole week of exquisite Indian summer. Too bad you weren't in England this past week - how's it been in New York?
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 20 Sep, 2009 05:36 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:
Quote:
Yeah - they'd soon die out -

Let 's try to convince them.


aidan wrote:
Quote:

like the Shakers - only they weren't morons- they were very smart and innovative people.
Isn't that always the way: the people who should be having sex don't
and....I won't continue that thought - it's gets a little politically incorrect (for my taste - but not for yours - I know...)

Anyway - why are you spelling celibate - 'celebate'?
I keep reading it as 'celebrate' - as in celebrating morons.

not celebrating the mating


aidan wrote:
Quote:
The correct phonetic spelling would really be 'selabit'.
So why keep the initial c and final silent e, but put an e instead
of the i (when they make a similar short vowel sound) in the middle?
I'm curious.
It was just a slip up.


aidan wrote:
Quote:
Also wanted to tell you your gay, lesbian and transgender near death experience thread title
gave me my second big laugh of the morning.
I 'm glad u liked it. Come to the convention. We 'll meet in San Diego.



aidan wrote:
Quote:
Thank you and enjoy your Sunday - another beautiful day here -
we've had a whole week of exquisite Indian summer.
Too bad you weren't in England this past week -
I have a tuff time with that English accent.



aidan wrote:
Quote:
how's it been in New York?
DELIGHTFUL, except for the last 2 days; it got cold.

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spendius
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 10:15 am
One has to laugh.

The airline industry has got together and announced that it is going to put itself to a great deal of expense and trouble and cut emissions by 50% in the next 40 years. Which is, obviously, an admission that its activities are harmful and that it feels guilty about it.

Which is, again obviously, an admission that all your travelling is harmful to others as I have been telling you all along in the teeth of your gale of insults.

And there is no sense that the 50% of emissions which are not cut don't continue to be harmful.

Your travelling is harming others--it's official. I am vindicated. You are a confounded, bloody nuisance not to put to fine a point on it.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 02:51 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

Quote:
One has to laugh.

Maybe even 2.


Quote:

The airline industry has got together and announced that it is
going to put itself to a great deal of expense and trouble
and cut emissions by 50% in the next 40 years. Which is,
obviously, an admission that its activities are harmful and that it feels guilty about it.
Yeah, if I walk down the street,
I am being harmful to the unseen insects
or microbial life upon whom I have tread.
Let them, or their survivors, sue me.



Quote:

Which is, again obviously, an admission that all your travelling is
harmful to others as I have been telling you all along in the teeth of your gale of insults.
Ask me if I 'd GIVE a rat 's ass.


Quote:
And there is no sense that the 50% of emissions which are not cut don't continue to be harmful.

Your travelling is harming others--it's official. I am vindicated.
You are a confounded, bloody nuisance not to put to fine a point on it.
That shoud be too not "to"; the words mean two different things.
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 03:12 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Ask me if I 'd GIVE a rat 's ass.


Travellers are such nice and thoughtful people.

Quote:
That shoud be too not "to"; the words mean two different things.


Good spotting Dave.

I wouldn't dream of asking you to give a rat's ass. You were nuking Mecca weren't you not too long back.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 03:14 pm
You're quite funny today, spendius.
spendius
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 05:06 pm
@CalamityJane,
I thought you had stopped speaking to me Cal.

Saying Okay--I win. I didn't win. It was the facts.

What tickled you in the L spot?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 06:24 pm
@spendius,
spendius wrote:

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Ask me if I 'd GIVE a rat 's ass.

Quote:
Travellers are such nice and thoughtful people.

Its true; we r wonderful.


Quote:
That shoud be too not "to"; the words mean two different things.


Quote:
Good spotting Dave.
I wouldn't dream of asking you to give a rat's ass.
That 's just as well; I am devoid of rats, nor any fraction thereof.


Quote:
You were nuking Mecca weren't you not too long back.
That 's always fun; tho maybe a little ruff on the Meccans.






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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 06:26 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

You're quite funny today, spendius.
SO STIPULATED.
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