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February 27th, 2006


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12:39 pm - A, B, Wine-dark C
Last night I had a dream I rented the DVD of Brokeback Mountain, and it came with an alternate "Happily Ever After" ending, and Ennis' wife ran away with her lesbian lover, too. That would rock so hard totally betray the essence and the power of the film, of course. And they were hugging and kissing and oh so happy!

Reading Week, and indeed February, have been a quiet success. I had the nicest Valentine's Day since, well, ever. My parents celebrated their twenty-freakin'-fifth wedding anniversary, if you can believe that, and I got a lot of corking done. Corking: it's like knitting for idiots. I'm making myself a very long, multi-coloured yarn rope that I'm going to coil up and sew into a cat mat when it's done.

My mom and I also spent a lot of time planning our trip to Greece in May. Yes, I'm actually going to Greece! *knows she's a very lucky girl* It's been my dream ever since I could locate the place on the map - over fifteen years now. We're going to spend about five days in Athens and the surrounding archaeological sites, Delphi and Mycenae mainly, and five days in Crete looking at the Palace of Knossos and the Samaria Gorge National Park, and a couple days on Santorini/Thira (one island, two names!) I've been practicing learning greetings and pleasantries in Greek, and making a list of the reference reading I want to do beforehand - my old notes from classical civilizations class, brushing up on my mythology, Mary Renault's Theseus novel The Bull From The Sea, and the Iliad, of course. What? So I haven't actually read the Iliad yet. Shut up. I read the Argonautica!

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From:whirling_woman
Date:February 27th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
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SOunds awesome
But read 'The King Must Die' first - it's the prequel to The Bull From The Sea and includes all of Theseus time in Crete which has a lot of really nice speculation in it.
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From:hellespont
Date:February 27th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm reading it now. Verrry, verrry slowly, as is my wont. And I like it a lot.
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From:sainetarasind
Date:February 27th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Ha, I love your subject! Skip over Book 2 of the Iliad when you read it, freaking catalogue of ships.
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From:hellespont
Date:February 28th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
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I knew not everyone would get it but you would. And I happen to like catologues and lists of names - I used to enjoy reading the begats in the Bible.
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From:sainetarasind
Date:February 28th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
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I like my names in table form, it gives visuals for geneaology.
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From:sporkygoeswest
Date:February 28th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
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Dude! Bring back something from the Isle of Lesbos!
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From:hellespont
Date:February 28th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
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Dude! I totally want to, but we're not going there. We don't have time to see everything and it's too far out of the way. I think I'll have to save Lesbos, and another northeastern Aegean island, Samothraki, for their own trip someday in the future, maybe my honeymoon.
From:travel_box
Date:August 8th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
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I'm also dreaming to visit Greece! My parents just came back from Santorini! I am so jealous of their trip! They stayed at the Santorini Princess hotel. I've seen that amazing pictures of Santorini views they made.

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