Saturday, December 27, 2008

signs of the times



I never thought that total strangers would be reading this blog, and I'm embarrassed to confess that I've just today discovered a couple of comments that folks have posted. I just started this to keep my friends and family bored with the notes of our travels. Thank you for your kind comments...

To Mario: Thanks for the note about bitter orange juice! I'll try it with a little sugar. They are not so bitter as a lemon we'd get in the States, but are more bitter than the naranja dulce. And, thanks for the note about the Santiago, and Tuesday night dances. Yes, we've been to the Santiago, for lunch one day, and to do some shopping. That is where I had mondongo, in quest to try every food I've never had. Well, I'm happy to report I don't have to have mondongo again! It was strong-flavored, but I didn't care for it. So, Tuesday night, at la Itzalana is now on our calender, thanks!

This sign caught my eye; Neurotics Anonymous. Is that like Fat People Anonymous?

The other photo is a necklace I bought from a young man at the zocalo.

There is more about our Most Perfect Day, but the hammock is calling me right now!
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Ronnie said...

I'm one of those perfect strangers reading your blog. I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your entries about the henequen plantation. I've read a lot about the Yucatan, but never an account by someone who had visited a place like this. I hope you will share more information like this. Even with us perfect strangers.

karenc said...

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for your kind comments! I'm not sure I can convey how exciting it was to stumble on this operation, to see the process, to smell and to hear the entire thing. Perhaps it's because of my farm upbringing, I want to know all the little details.

As I said, the thought of someone finding this blog, other than the friends who are following our adventures, never entered my mind, so hearing from 'perfect strangers' has been great fun! I hope we find more surpises, so I can share the adventure.

justfortodays said...

Hey Karen,

I wrote an article on Neurotics Anonymous and related organizations for Wikipedia. Your photograph would look great in this section:

If you would be willing to place it under and acceptable copyright, and upload it, I will be very happy to add it to the article. I will do what I can to help with the process should you need it.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

You are probably going to have more strangers reading your blog. Yucatan Living mentioned you in their website. There are several bloggers in Mérida,I have them linked on my blog.

karenc said...

Hi Justfortodays,
I hope that my photo post, and comment did no harm. I confess I had no idea what NA was all about, and am grateful for your comment...which led me to the Wikipedia entry. Thank you! You don't know how close to home some of the posts on your blog hit.

I do like the words on your blog, too. They would be perfect on the wall of my studio, at home, to remind me of just how fabulous my life is!

Of course I have no objections to that photo being used in the Wikipedia article, bearing in mind that it was taken in Merida, and not DF. I have no clue how to add it, but would be glad to email the image to you, if you'd like to do it.

Thanks for your kind words!

justfortodays said...

No offense taken. A lot of people are confused by the organization's name and purpose. I'm glad you liked the JFT blog, it's always nice to know that it's being read and helping people.

I needed to check in to the process to get your image squared away with wikipedia's policies, and there is a little more work than I expected.

There's a letter that you'll need to send to the wikipedia admins to "release" the copyright for the image, a template of it is located at the link below:

In this letter, you'll need to select a copyright for your image (one that's wikipedia compatible, I recommend CC-BY-SA). You can use the following URL for the location:

Once you have inserted the information in to the letter, you want to email it to and they will take care of it from there.

justfortodays said...

Hey Karen,

I know it's a lot of work, but I would still like to get this image in the article. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help out.