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Last night we had dinner with our friend Galen. He was house sitting at a friend's, and it was a wonderful, cozy place right next to the beach. You could hear the sound of the waves, and it was very peaceful. I miss hearing that right outside my house.

Dinner was a mozzarella, goat's cheese, feta, artichoke and sundried tomato pizza, which we enjoyed with lots of red wine. Yum! Probably too much wine on my part, though. *blush*

Conversation centered around art and politics, mostly. Galen told some great stories about an artist friend of his, Gordini, who has traveled to every country on the planet, save three.

Once when Gordini was walking in Nepal he saw a man in the distance sitting cross-legged on a rock. As he ventured closer, he realized the man was a Buddhist monk, and the monk fixed him with a deep, probing stare. Gordini felt as though he were looking into his soul. When he was close enough the monk asked him, in a low and steady voice, "Do you have a secret?" Gordini froze, stunned and said, "No, no, I have no secret! It's you who have all the secrets!" The monk shook his head, and replied, "No, DO YOU HAVE A CIGARETTE?"

Later on, Galen recited one of his poems. He is without a doubt, one of the best poets I have ever met. (And a fantastic photographer and artist to boot).

Anyway, I have to go to the eye doctor tomorrow. My right eye has been watering all week, yet there's no sign of redness at all. Now it's starting to hurt. :(

By the way, does anyone remember Wednesday? Everyone in this house keeps thinking it's Wednesday today, including me. I even went to bed last night thinking, "Oh, tomorrow is Wednesday." And I wake up today to see that it's actually Thursday. I think I'm going crazy.
Current Mood:
content and in a time warp
Current Music:
enya - boadicea
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On November 2nd, 2000 10:10 pm (UTC), poetess commented:
I thought it was Wednesday today, too!
It must be something in Washington. *g*
I can't believe tomorrow's Friday.
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On November 3rd, 2000 04:15 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: I thought it was Wednesday today, too!
Yes, we're all living in "Washington Time" which is fine with me, except I want my Wednesday back.

Weekend already. This is scaring me. :(
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On November 3rd, 2000 02:17 am (UTC), atlaz commented:
reminds me..
of the Tippex/Tampax misunderstanding that happened to my friend Lee.
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On November 3rd, 2000 04:13 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: reminds me..
Err yeah, I kind of remember that story. Not very well, though. Refresh my memory?
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On November 3rd, 2000 06:39 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
Re: reminds me..
Lee went into newsagents near his work needing Tippex and this conversation followed:

Lee: "I'd like some tippex please".
Lady: "Regular or Super?"
Lee: "um.."
Lee: "NO I SAID TIPPEX" (shouted as she starts to hand him the box)

shop dissolved in laughter, lady turned red, lee got his tippex.
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On November 4th, 2000 07:29 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: reminds me..
Oh yes. I remember now. We don't have Tippex in the states, though. I recall "not getting it" when you first told it to me. :)

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On November 3rd, 2000 06:25 am (UTC), pry replied:
Re: reminds me..
That sounds rather funny and embarassing.

BTW, anyone know what happened to that foxfire and his gf, they deleted their journals, or maybe LJ deleted them.. either way still curious.
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On November 3rd, 2000 06:31 am (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: reminds me..
Ooh, well, that's a very long and complicated story. Basically, they were both completely fictional characters that mislead everyone for one whole year. They have caused a lot of anger and hurt, and claimed to have been "researching characters for a novel"--but it went beyond that, to a point where I seriously question their sanity.

Read this for more info:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/charitycam/
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On November 3rd, 2000 08:26 am (UTC), pry replied:
Re: reminds me..
*woah*, that is shocking. I actually visited both their journals a few times, and read that long "True Love" story. I even forwarded it to a friend, because it just seemed such an amazing story.. that just sucks. I think anyone who was taken in by them will have reservations about trusting net people from now on, and that is a sad thing.

I had a funy feeling about it when I kept seeing all the different photos of her appearing and how they kept updating their journals with storys about each other, just didnt seem right, but at the tine it wasnt enough to question they where real or not. What a horrible thing to do.
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On November 3rd, 2000 01:12 pm (UTC), m00t replied:
Re: reminds me..
heh.

i hate people who lie about who they are.
if i had the time i'd give you a story or 4 of liars who felt that no one would care for who they really were so they made up fantasy stories. the saddest part was that they started to believe it themselves.

what's with the net that people feel they can't be honest?
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On November 4th, 2000 01:57 am (UTC), atlaz replied:
Re: reminds me..
Just on the net?

Some people are like that whereever you find them. It's just easier to maintain a facade on the internet if you're intelligent whereas in real life it needs more than just smarts.
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On November 4th, 2000 07:38 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: reminds me..
Exactly, it happens in "real life" frequently. Like one of our ex-cooks at The New Bohemian. He was a pathological liar and scam artist who ended up ripping us off. Of course, we all had our instinctual suspicions at first, but it's hard to act on them when you have no concrete proof.
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On November 4th, 2000 07:33 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: reminds me..
I had my suspicions, and now it seems obvious in hindsight. I just didn't want to be cynical, but now I know. I just feel sorry for the people hurt, and the photographers & models who had their photos stolen.
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