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Yes, I know what you mean.

I've grown quite attached to my current pair of spectacles, despite a change being long overdue.
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So what will happen? You'll get new shoes or insist that you still use these 'war shoes'?
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i took a good look at them. grandmom is probably right. they might need replacement
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You should definitely replace them.

Goodbyes are painful, though.
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I have walked hundreds of kms in those shoes. Letting go is hard.
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A pair of shoes is inanimate! Just remember that.
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OMG, that reminds me of this!

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It's time. Be back with new shoes
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See ya, hopefully I'll be packed soon!
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Re: Look, you know, our draws are not rigged they are just unlikely. (pt2)

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Fair enough. I think it's tough, though.

Females are usually good at packing, compared to males.

Anyway, how was your day?
Men pretend to be poor packers so they can get women to do it for them

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I am such a fool

I have these sneakers, not for sports, to wear during the day when I walk a lot. Really confy. Nike. But old. I mean they are 4 years old, but they look older than that because I have used them so much. But they are still confy and they still work. And I love them. I have traveled to over 20 countries with them, have had some awesome experiences. They are my war shoes.

Today grandmom saw them, and she wanted to clean them so I let her. 2 hours later, she tells me "they are too old, sweet grandkid, they need replacement", and I was a fool and answered "well, they will have to do for one more year or so, because there is no money to buy new ones". What I really mean, is that I love them so much, and they are still usable, so I refuse to spend money on new ones.

Well, she just called me, and informed me that she is on her way to my place to pick me up and go buy me new sneakers. She does not take no for an answer. As my present for having passed the driving test. I should have known better, she would want to buy me new ones.

Oh well, now my sleep is ruined and in 15' I am off to let grandmom buy me new shoes.
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I have walked hundreds of kms in those shoes. Letting go is hard.
You can always have them bronzed.

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See ya, hopefully I'll be packed soon!


I always forget something when I pack, but then I just buy whatever I forgot or do without. When you are a kid though, there is always a parent around to yell at you for having forgotten.
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In other news, in about twelve hours, I'll be on my way to the airport!
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Hey, going a whole night without sleep is tough.
Hubby last trip to India was more than 24 hours with a stop in Heathrow His plane from India did not even landed by the terminal, he was transport to the terminal by bus and ran to another terminal to catch the connection flight back home. He barely made it to the gate as his original flight was delayed. Of course, once he was on the plane, another delay by British Airway and sat for another 40 minutes before took off

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Also factor in that I am a piss poor packer for holidays.
again all you need is practise.
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I am such a fool

I have these sneakers, not for sports, to wear during the day when I walk a lot. Really confy. Nike. But old. I mean they are 4 years old, but they look older than that because I have used them so much. But they are still confy and they still work. And I love them. I have traveled to over 20 countries with them, have had some awesome experiences. They are my war shoes.

Today grandmom saw them, and she wanted to clean them so I let her. 2 hours later, she tells me "they are too old, sweet grandkid, they need replacement", and I was a fool and answered "well, they will have to do for one more year or so, because there is no money to buy new ones". What I really mean, is that I love them so much, and they are still usable, so I refuse to spend money on new ones.

Well, she just called me, and informed me that she is on her way to my place to pick me up and go buy me new sneakers. She does not take no for an answer. As my present for having passed the driving test. I should have known better, she would want to buy me new ones.

Oh well, now my sleep is ruined and in 15' I am off to let grandmom buy me new shoes.
Best grandmom I wish I had grandmom to take care of me like that but both passed away before I was born

You can still keep the pair of sneakers Jr. still has his fell apart teddy bear somewhere in the closet.
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Hubby last trip to India was more than 24 hours with a stop in Heathrow His plane from India did not even landed by the terminal, he was transport to the terminal by bus and ran to another terminal to catch the connection flight back home. He barely made it to the gate as his original flight was delayed. Of course, once he was on the plane, another delay by British Airway and sat for another 40 minutes before took off



again all you need is practise.
Thank you!

It's not so much the length of the flight, it's not too bad, only four hours. It's an early flight, though, and you have to do all the usual stuff, get there two hours before departure to check-in etc.

I'm a really bad sleeper, most days I'll get to sleep at 1am or even later, which is about the time we'll have to leave tomorrow morning. So I don't see the point in going to sleep tonight.

But 24 hours??? Wow, that's a long and relentless trip. I would get bored to death on an aeroplane for that long.

I've had plenty of practice already. I do quite a bit of short distance travelling. However packing for a week is tricky.
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I always forget something when I pack, but then I just buy whatever I forgot or do without. When you are a kid though, there is always a parent around to yell at you for having forgotten.
It's a wise plan, though. You can't deny it.

Yeah, that used to be the case. Now, nobody gives a damn if I forget something, but myself. And what's worse, if I forget something, my mother most likely won't buy me it while we're away.
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I went out today to see if I could find the fire. Nothing.

Maybe kids built a huge fire with tires out on the rocks. That happened once before, and it's almost halloween.

Anyway, since I was out there, I decided to go take pictures for you of Gutman and some petroglyphs. I will put together a little travelog. You can follow along in the pictures as you read or if you are impatient just do it however you want.

This is called Seven Mile Canyon because it is seven miles from this canyon to the Colorado River. In the old days that was 7 very rough miles, so this was a good camp spot for wagons before they made the rest of the trip down to the river. It was also a highway for the ancient indian cultures who roamed, sometimes farmed, and hunted here. This spot where I too the pictures is at a fork in the canyon. The South Fork gently leads up to a spot where it is easy to climb out onto the plateau and then travel over to the canyons that lead to the Green River. The Green River and the Colorado River come in at angles and then join and run on together through the Grand Canyon. So, the two rivers form a triangle. Because of the number of highly significant pieces of artwork in this area, one can surmise that it was a gathering place and perhaps a site of festivals/rituals.

1. Walking toward the cliff face. This is a cliff face of windblown sandstone topped with a harder layer of river deposited sandstone. (Wingate and Kayenta formations) Water runoff creates a darker surface on the rock known as desert varnish. This is actually a living layer with minerals and bacteria. Some is brown and some is nearly black. The black kind can reflect the sky and appear a strange blue. If you notice the black part in the lower right of the cliff face, that is where we will walk.

2. These are petroglyphs of what is known as the Archaic style or sometimes Barrier Canyon style.

3. These are big horn sheep, a favorite prey for the hunters. The plant at the bottom is a fremont barberry -- it produces a bitter berry.

4. A detail from the left hand side of the panel.

5. Gutman. Gutman is so called because the middle figure of the three grouped figures has a sinuous line running from the head through the torso. This line appears to be intestines. One can't be sure what the artist intended, but this middle figure appears significant with his arms raised. The raised arms are unusual in the archaic paintings. With a very good camera, you can see the line is unbroken. I have a picture taken by a local photographer showing it in exquisite detail. All three figures are highly decorated. I enhanced the colors to show it a bit more. I just had my camera with me for photos.

6. Black and white sometimes give as different perspective.

7. The Gutman panel at more of a distance.

8. The Gutman panel in perspective with its surroundings

9. The panel disappears at a distance.

10. The cliff looking down canyon

11. The cliff looking up canyon. You can see the road that goes between the two cliffs at the left of the picture. A road has been blasted into the face of the canyon.
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