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Let's see. I'd want to start in the U.S. Three months of traveling to see landmarks in the U.S. I'd start with the East Coast: Washington D.C. for starters, then head west. I'd go down to New Orleans again and drink on Bourbon Street. Back up to Mount Rushmore, then over to the Grand Canyon. Vegas would definitely be a stop. Finally, end up in California, hitting up DisneyLand, Hollywood, L.A. Then it would be off to Hawaii. In between all of that, I'd just want to hit up random small towns, as I love the idea of "Town Square". Both Nacogdoches, and Saint Joseph have these great older town centers that have these store front style buildings. I love it!

After Hawaii, it's Japan. Easily two months here, just exploring the country, getting lost, and all that. Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, Harajuku. Shrines, the Ghibli Museum, the lolita stores, theme restaurants, etc.

Two weeks in Australia. Just long enough for me to enjoy Sydney, see a koala bear and kangaroo.
Two weeks in India, with New Dehli, and the Taj Mahal. I'd probably take a crap load of pictures here, because Indian women are BEAUTIFUL no matter what their age, and the colors!

Two weeks in Egypt, exploring the pyramids. Holy crap would that be AWESOME, then two weeks in Kenya, checking out the nature preserve there.

The four months would be spent in Europe. I'd probably start with the Mediterranean. Greek and Roman mythology have always been a favorite subject of mine, so I'd explore the museums and all the fun stuff like that. I'd have to devote at least a day or two of following Dan Brown's map of Rome and the Vatican City, to see if everything is laid out as he said it would in "Angels & Demons" (what, I'm a nerd!). A day of St. Peter's Basilica, easily. I'd travel up Italy, over to France. Paris I would have a ball in. The Louvre, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower... I would so be Typical American Tourist. Germany and Spain would also be on my list, and I'd probably end up in England. Before this world wind journey, I would do research on my family's history, to try and see where my families come from. Armed with this knowledge, I'd hit up Austria and the U.K., as well as Ireland.

For my last month, I'd relax. Take a breather from this whirlwind of world travel. I'd island hop in the Caribbean, and finish it up for a good week of DisneyWorld.

Man.. that would be so fun.
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And have them make me copious amounts of baked goods. 


Jun. 17th, 2009 11:33 am
tahiti: (These are the scars // Lucy)

i realize now i do not fear death... i fear my daughter will not be free when i die

- From the Twitter of an Iranian medical student

"If it bothers you so much, then why don't you stop watching?" seems to be the question of the last few days from my friends and family who know how invested I have become in the cause of the Iranian people (as I have explained in great detail here) The answer is simple: one day of caring is not enough. We must be the voice for the people of Iran who would otherwise be silenced. They are without reliable news sources, they are without mobile phone calls, text messaging, facebook, twitter, youtube, AIM, Yahoo, Google, and pretty much every other useful outlet for information you can think of. Yet they persist on the streets and on the internet in any way they can. The least we can do, whether we are across continents, oceans, or time zones, is spread their words safely.

My death is irrelevant.Wht is important is that u do not forget my words.We want freedom.i will die 4that

- From the Twitter of a protester in Tehran

Right now, brave men and women in Iran, both young and old, are sacrificing their lives for their voices to be heard. They must fear not only the police, but also the Basij -a force of men loyal to the government who plant themselves among crowds in plain clothes in order to discretely attack protesters and incite chaos.The protesters are peaceful. They mass together in crowds that are reported to grow in size every day. At night they have very few, if any, safe places to stay. Houses with satelite dishes were attacked by the Basij tonight, and during the 50 minutes of Twitter's maintenance, another university was attacked.

140 characters is a novel when you're being shot at.

- From another Iranian Twitter


  1. The most obvious thing to do is stay informed. Keep an eye on reliable sources on Twitter, refresh blogs and news sites that are covering the stories.

  2. If you are on twitter, retweet information from reliable twitters, but REMOVE THE USERNAME if they are in Iran. People have died because of the lack of responsibility by fellow tweeters and the media in this front. They can be tracked down by the government of Iran.

  3. Spread the information elsewhere. Repost this article or write your own on Facebook, Myspace, Tumblr, or anywhere else you can think of. If you write your own, make sure you are concise and accurate. Link to your sources for people to learn more.

  4. Change your location on Twitter to Tehran or Iran, and your time zone to GMT +3:30.

  5. DO NOT auto-refresh and take down websites, even if you are asked. It slows down the internet for the rest of the people in Iran.

  6. If you make a proxy DO NOT post it publically, otherwise it is useless. Send it in a direct message to a trusted source.

  7. DO NOT spam the hash tag #IranElection with useless things to "confuse the government". This does not help at all.


Cyber War Guide for Iran Elections

Green Revolution - How to Help

Anonymous - Why We Protest - Iran


Follow on Twitter: @ProtesterHelp and @StopAhmadi


Chronology of events

Live-blogging by Andrew Sullivan

General information from a poser on Fark.com

Live-blogging on HuffingtonPost

دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
Tell the world how they have stolen our election

- original article by one_hoopy_frood on LJ


been awhile since I've wrote anything geared towards being aware of something, and since November, I haven't really paid attention to the news. I haven't wanted to. I was tired of the ugliness, the petty arguments, and the mudslinging. Lately, the news (what little we have) is just.. I don't really have words. It's inspiring to see so many come together. Let's hope their voice will be heard. 

For those of you wanting to get a little more history, there's a book called Persopolis, which is told from the point of view of Marjane Satrapi. It gives an interesting look at how America has affected the shaping of current day Iran. We may fear their nuclear possibilities, but in some way, we created those fears ourselves.
(And for those less literally inclined.. there's a movie too!)  

Until we meet again,

tahiti: (Teamwork. Friendship! AVATAR!)

YES... we did.

Yes.. we did. Now Mr. Obama.. you have a job to do. 
I can't wait for January to come around for you to start working!
Change is coming! WOOOO! 

Until we meet again,

PS: And I promise to keep my political rants to rest after .. Thursday. (Give me until Thursday!) 


Aug. 14th, 2008 04:46 pm
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  • 10:09 Yaaaawn. #

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  • 00:56 Wow. I have exactly 352 DVDs. #
  • 18:30 Working on an accounting project. #
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  • 18:22 Fooding with Hobbit! #

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  • 10:55 Just got my beautiful copy of the deluxe edition of The Last Unicorn! #

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  • 10:06 *yaaaaaawn* It should be naptime. #

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  • 07:53 Rain, rain, go away come again another day. #
  • 12:27 First test of the summer session. Let me do well! #
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  • 08:05 Its only a little past 8 and I can already tell its going to be a long day. #
  • 11:44 I really wish people would stop calling me during class or work. I have business hours, not available from 8 to 5 via phone. Geez. #
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  • 22:52 @antwanp Because you touch yourself at night! #
  • 22:58 @antwanp Powerful thought, huh? #
  • 01:20 I'm so happy! I have my own copy of the Fruits Basket anime. :3 #
  • 03:02 @Twilla I love Land Before Time! #
  • 19:36 Law and Order: SVU marathons are awesome! #
  • 20:28 Yay for Marble Slab trips! #
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  • 23:01 Why is it that the Lost season finales always make me cry? #

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  • 13:13 Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. #
  • 17:57 Dinner at Jalapeno Tree with Hobbit. Yay for awesome Mexican food. #
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  • 10:05 It needs to rain. #
  • 12:52 Mmmm... Paydays are yummy. #
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  • 08:07 Another day, another dollar. #
  • 12:19 Gotta love medicine that keeps trying to put me to sleep. -_-;; #
  • 14:39 Working on an accounting project. #
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  • 23:03 I think I habe the con plague. Yuck. #
  • 08:44 Yawn. I'm sick and very tired. Totally going home after class. #
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  • 12:22 Blah. I'm so tired. And no nap for me till after 5. #

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  • 01:46 So not drunk enough to deal with this shit. #

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