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The Twitter Diaries: 2009-08-16: CO, UT, AZ, Las Vegas

^ the Colorado river gorge, long before it reaches the Grand Canyon. Enrico going to lay down his burdens, presumably. Guy in the next booth at dennys going into great detail about the position of his mailbox. Country life. I feel out of place with my iPhone # Still don’t have twitpic set up right Read More…

^ the Colorado river gorge, long before it reaches the Grand Canyon.
Enrico going to lay down his burdens, presumably.

  • Guy in the next booth at dennys going into great detail about the position of his mailbox. Country life. I feel out of place with my iPhone #


  • Still don’t have twitpic set up right do can’t send accidentally (I swear!) obscene photo from Arches natl park #
  • god bless cheap motels with good wifi. Except in the end of the corridor where the router got stolen, but we’re on the lucky end. #super8 #


  • the Barmah hat I got for C1 is turning out very useful on this trip (see new icon pic) #
  • Monument Valley today, & we’ll see how much further we get. I’m letting E do most of the deciding; I’ve planned too much other travel lately #
  • added some photos to last week’s Twitter Diaries: 2009-08-09 http://bit.ly/1QZP1Y #
  • @koolinus it’s a hat for a desert climate, I’m in a desert – just a different one. in reply to koolinus #


  • Sadly hazy but still jaw-dropping views in Monument Valley. I don’t think there’s another place on Earth like this. #
  • Monument valley Navajo nation ctr has amazing jewelry – and terrible coffee #
  • @lskrocki don’t think “crabby middle aged woman.” think “bitch goddess” in reply to lskrocki #
  • “in youth it was a way I had, to do my best to please, to change with every passing lad, to suit his theories. But now I know the things… #
  • …I know, and do the things I do. And if you do not like me so – to hell, my love, with you!” Dorothy Parker #
  • Tuba City AZ but dang, we missed the church camp meeting #
  • Why is it Harley couples always feature one large man, one brown, skinny, scary-looking woman? #
  • Some of these rocks look like giant petrified cow flops #
  • @llcrowe anyone brave enough to be a bitch is welcome to join the club! in reply to llcrowe #
  • Must’ve been weird for early explorers here. You’re riding along on a vast plain. And suddenly – whumph! – the ground disappears. #
  • Lesson for the day: don’t expect to find accomodation near the Grand Canyon at the last minute in august. So… On to Flagstaff #
  • @ThinGuy umm… If we end up in Vegas tomorrow, meet up? See, there’s this big hole in the ground between us and desired destinations… in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @ThinGuy prob just the one night – this trip is more about natural wonders in reply to ThinGuy #
  • finally found a hotel (Super8 again, less shabby than last night’s), looking forward to a hot bath and SLEEP. Camera out of battery. Argh #
  • turns out haze over the Grand Canyon today due to forest fires. Hence, view will not improve anytime soon. #
  • waitaminute. What time zone am I in? #
  • “Most of Arizona does not use Daylight Saving Time.(Note: The Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, does observe Daylight Saving Time)” #
  • @robbogio it’d be on the way to Vegas, haven’t yet decided if we’ll go that way. Pro: could fix my out of commission camera situation in reply to robbogio #
  • @missbhavens glad you like it! in reply to missbhavens #
  • hmm. We could stay in a good hotel in Vegas for less than we paid for a Super8. I’m so there! #
  • Ross’ suggestion re Vegas: “You should both marry strippers, to spice up your marriage.” I should probably be very worried about that… #
  • @robbogio seen Bellagio/Vegas, pretty weird. in reply to robbogio #
  • @ThinGuy Vegas it is, two nights. A beer would be great, but I will totally understand if you’re too busy. #
  • ooh, just learned of another very good reason to be in the Bay Area in Sept – an old school friend I missed in Auckland will be visiting #
  • @jeffreytaylor working on that. I think it’s time. in reply to jeffreytaylor #
  • @lordorica re phishing: IMs on which networks? Any/all? in reply to lordorica #
  • Bunch of people standing around chatting, blocking the door to the convenience store. Shoulda known: Italians! (it’s a national trait) #


^ new bridge going up at Hoover Dam

  • At Hoover dam. Omg it’s HOT. As in temp #
  • @ThinGuy not yet but if you recommend it we’ll go in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @sumaya good luck for the workshop. Please tell @johnham that we desperately need 1-click start and autosave of the chat transcript #ustream in reply to sumaya #
  • US tourism appears to be booming. I’ve. Seen about as many foreigners as natives on this trip, inc busloads of Chinese. #
  • Just remembered: now that I’m not going to Europe in sept, unwed [I need]  to be in Chicago for a Sage board mtg the 11th. Must book that. #
  • Unwed?!? The mysteries of iPhone spellcheck #
  • @sumaya Italian prob easiest in reply to sumaya #
  • Made it to Vegas, now where can I get divorced?(the alternative is beginning to look like murder) #
  • And was sick last night, food poisoning and/or stress. And the camera battery charger we got from frys can’t work – manufactured wrong. #
  • @kbeninato cool! Now if only I can get my dad on twitter, they’d have a lot to talk about in reply to kbeninato #
  • @akadrjohn so are we now going to call you the Night Twitter? #
  • Excellent dinner at Craftsteak, yummy leftovers for tomorrow’s roadside lunch #
  • @hemantmehta the dance will be on YouTube, right? in reply to hemantmehta #
  • clearly needed this vaca – I love my job, but right now my brain recoils in my skull at any work-related thought #
  • Just saw the Jubilee show at Ballys – tix part of our hotel deal. I expected rhinestones, they had Swarovsky. I expected fake stripper boobs #
  • … But these were dancers’ bodies (men, too!). Gotta say, tho – the numbers about Samson and the Titanic were distinctly weird. #
  • Btw forgot to mention: Ross turned 20 yesterday, I am no longer the mother of a teen. But she’s long been wise for her years. #
  • @nonstick hugs are always good, even when it’s more about you than her. Thinking of you all. in reply to nonstick #
  • Vegas is polar opp of an early tourism experience of mine: we were among 1st to visit Nepal. I was abt 7. Played with a snow leopard cub. #
  • @drostova fraid we’re heading out this morning, back to the wonders of nature. Sorry to miss you! in reply to drostova #
  • Thanks to the wonders of modern pharmacy (and other factors), slept pretty well. Now to head for Bryce Canyon #
  • @gracekboyle I am usually bored in the gym, otherwise never. in reply to gracekboyle #
  • @ElizaPatricia a prize drawing works well for these things ie autographed photo. Those who retweet eligible for something even better in reply to ElizaPatricia #
  • @KeithBurtis I’ve always thought that whatever i do in public or that touches the public, inc social media, IS marketing, no matter the term in reply to KeithBurtis #
  • Still pleasantly stunned at how well organized tourism is in this country #
  • @steveharris the NHS has been incredibly good to my dad and he’s not even a citizen. I’m all for a US NHS. in reply to steveharris #
  • @akumar I wish the press would apply #noobviouspuns to Sun, but they go straight for them every damn time in reply to akumar #
  • @nonstick we do pissing matches just fine on our own! in reply to nonstick #


  • ^ Zion was truly astounding #
  • Arr Bryce canyon and the heavens are unleashing a fury. Lucked into a great room at nearby lodge, hope for good weather tomorrow #
  • @ThinGuy decided to push on for Zion and Bryce today, since we got a late start. in reply to ThinGuy #
  • okay, so actually did think about work a little bit just now… because Tony Baylis asked and he’s too much of a sweetie to ignore… #
  • and for anyone who may have wondered about my filming a puppet, here’s the first Jack Adams video: https://slx.sun.com/1179275094 #
  • amused and pleased that my daughter’s friends friend me on Facebook. But we’re all Woodstockers, too. #
  • Is it Friday already? Hard to know on vac. But yesterday was definitely Thursday #
  • I don’t believe in “ordinary people.” Everyone is extraordinary, if only you give them a chance to tell their stories. #
  • a few of my favorite photos from the trip so far: Countries Beginning with I http://bit.ly/U8jWP #


^ hoodoos at Bryce Canyon

  • About to head out for a day in Bryce Canyon. Wanted to do it on horseback, but weather is too iffy #
  • @comay obviously you need a change of career: geek roadie! ; ) in reply to comay #
  • @hemantmehta I demand to see this on YouTube! in reply to hemantmehta #
  • @JoyceSolano I could use that mutation [to need only 4 hrs sleep] in reply to JoyceSolano #
  • Ruby’s inn has great wifi, makes up for complete lack of AT&T coverage #
  • Man walking past just gave me the ip-and-down. Bare legs or “Om schooled” t-shirt? (which is a bit provocative in Mormon country) #
  • you know you’re in the country when one of your fellow motel guests is a gentleman of mature years wearing bib overalls #
  • @deirdresm “Om Schooled” was an idea cooked up for a recent Woodstock School reunion. The shirt earned me one friendly greeting at Bryce in reply to deirdresm #
  • @ThinGuy I REALLY didn’t want to know that [about Kansas’ country gentlemen going commando under their overalls]. Fortunately (or not), I’m in Utah. BYOB. in reply to ThinGuy #
  • @JoyceSolano makes sense. There’s already a term for us straight women who hang out with gay men. ; ) in reply to JoyceSolano #
  • @Cdash sword?!? Major coolness. Can you do that on horseback? in reply to Cdash #
  • not enough upstream bandwidth to upload all my (many, many) pictures… Bryce Canyon is very photogenic! #
  • select photos from Bryce Canyon, including the Om Schooled t-shirt http://bit.ly/bdepg #
  • @nonstick thanks, wd love to, but we’re heading back east now. I need to be in BRM next thurs at the latest, earlier if sleep continues diff in reply to nonstick #
  • @ThinGuy @sumaya I was the kid they could never get to nap. So was my kid. #
  • I think I’m going to have to declare this vacation over and go home so I can get some sleep. #
  • I’m sure the incidence of snoring-related homicide must be much higher than reported. And totally justified. #
  • exhausted, hungry, cranky. This is not a good way to start the day. #
  • Torrey, UT, nice motel with hot tub and pool, if I can stay awake long enough to enjoy them #
  • Just had an amazing dinner at Cafe Diablo in Torrey UT. Well worth going out of your way for! Southwestern with a true chef’s touch. #
  • It’s india’s independence day si everybody sing: Jana gana mana adhinayaka jaya he, Bharata bhagya vidhata… #
  • today is India’s Independence Day – Learn India’s National Anthem – Video http://bit.ly/3rvxPX #

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^ Top: This shirt is a (brilliant!) souvenir from the Woodstock School class of ’79 reunion.   You might also like: Scholarships for Peace San Francisco Tram Thirty Years On

^ Top: This shirt is a (brilliant!) souvenir from the Woodstock School class of ’79 reunion.