A few things to note: Things not originally in my journal are in italics. "Time stamps" are in bold. Also, my French is very much broken.
So quite reluctantly I bought this journal, after browsing for about an hour in Bookstar (which is seemingly about to be devoured by Barnes & Noble) (I later found out that it is Barnes and Noble.) yesterday. I went this morning and picked this up along with another book Stealing Jesus. I just thought it would be nice to have a paperback on the way.
I've tried to minimize paper in my life -- keeping everything digital, with my appointment book as my last major paper dependency.
But traveling with my Toshiba Satellite notebook all the way to Nunavut just seemed too inefficient.
Mailed my thought dump to Dennis last night.
"I have a journal now. Now I just need an imaginary friend."
On the bus 34 to Urey Hall for one last check of email. 19990628T1141
There was a quote in TeXbook near the end about not hiring sojourners to typeset, for they can always leave.
"I would not hire myself if I were my boss."
On this journal: there did not seem to be enough space on my appointment book -- and it is not quite far fetched to reinstate my "brain dumping" tradition on paper again -- the tradition that started before I had email access. T1144
Plan for today (0628)
Ironic that I have to skip town in order to have an excuse to go downtown . . . Last time I went with Patrick before going off to L.A. later that night. T1146
Dr Dave Sept sent an email to the Group giving a Canada quiz. "What is Canada's newest province? (as of within one year) (Hint: Kaihsu is there right now)." Heh. T1234
T1414 Eating at Yoshinoya Downtown 1st × Broadway.
I was trying to put my baggage in the locker at the Greyhound depot but they were either occupied or not functioning. I saw two ladies from Québec (I saw the flag on one of their backpacks). "You guys from Québec?" "Yeah." They don't seem to want to talk with me.
This other guy waiting there spent 4 months in México and is going back home in Seattle. He showed me a Delaware quarter and expressed his surprise in seeing on of those. T1417
Plan: Tryin' the Greyhound depot one last time. Then onto the Santa Fe Depot.
Dude, this totally ain't cool. It's like only T1556, some 5 hours before boarding time, and I am already checked in at the airport. Mainly, this is because I couldn't find a locker at downtown. Let's see how we can spend 5 hour at the airport. T1557
The Lindbergh Field is San Diego's International Airport. Charles A. Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, got his plane Spirit of St Louis, here in San Diego. There are many exhibits of Lindbergh here at SAN. Also some American aboriginal yarn paintings. "Tepehuanas yarn paintings".
Not very inspired right now (read "bored"). T1746
Trying to figure out how to write Benedetti's name and mine in Inuktitut:
Kaihsu Tai /kaisu tai/ Te Khaisu /ti?/ /t(d)i?/ Michaël Benedetti /miqail/ /b(v?p?)ened(t?)eti/
T1757 I just realized that there are no /e/ and /o/ in the Inuktitut phonology. What a surprise. Michael's name is thus Miqail, a good correspondence with the Russian 'Mikhail'. T1759
No voiced /d/ and /b/. Strangely, there is a voiced /g/. T1800
Plane delayed until 22:00. I ate dinner at McDonald's. It was the cheapest among the few choices. T2019
Bruce Bawer, Stealing Jesus New York: Three Rivers. 1997. ISBN 0-609-80222-4.
Still on the ground. I hope we shall board the plane soon. T2206
Soon boarding . . . T2215
Finally boarded at around 2230, taken off around
2255 . . . First time getting out of San Diego by
plane. Quite beautiful before we hit the cloud . . .
Switching to time zone from -0700 to -0400 for now:
Beautiful San Diego at night!
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