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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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I was told not to take typing class because then businesses would make me a secretary. But I took one anyway because I was desperate to type better. I never did learn to type without typos!
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The Word Wenches explore typewriters: Giuseppe Ravizza spent 40 years of his life in the 1800s working on what he called a scribe harpsichord. By 1847 he had a model with a keyboard resembling a piano. His 1855 patent was the basis for every model that followed, leading to today’s machines Continue reading
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Oh I hadnt thought about knowing a street address if not going to a hotel! I usually list the hotel and theyre good with that. Although we did an apartment once, but we had to have that paper handy for the taxi. Ouch, the things we have to think of! And arent pashminas perfect?
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it does make for a sorry world, doesnt it?
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Let us know when you conquer that one! I almost dropped mine on soemone's head last trip.
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Shawls! Carry shawls! They slip in any bag, including a purse. I wrap them all over me, everywhere I go.
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thanks for the gluten-free info! I usually order vegetarian because they're so much better, but my granddaughter needs GF now. I'll tell her!
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yeah, we had to drive to San Diego, but it beat going to LAX all to pieces! Maybe we should time our next one for an international trip so we can do what pj says below
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huh on the apostrophe.Different mail servers maybe? Before I started packing non-wrinkly clothes, I used to lay out all my shirts on top of each other and fold them over. That seemed to work reasonably well too.
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do they? I have metal in both wrists but apparently titanium doesn't set off anything.
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I hadn't thought about making the spinner bag too heavy to move! I haven't given up on my old Travelpro yet but I do love my small spinner. I think maybe the spinners are a little heavier than other kinds to start with? Great thoughts, thank you!
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!!!!!! Metallic thread sets it off? Oh my... I wore a tshirt with a few brass studs on it that set it off too. I mean, cmon guys! They could see the studs. They could see the pattern in the xray. What did they think I had stashed on my skinny frame beneath a tight tshirt? But metallic threads...that really beats the cake.
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Charming! I hadn't noticed until now. If my id spits out luggage, ima good :)
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I have apparently broken typepad and cannot get in to reply, so Im using the email version and hoping this works. I think Id take anything the Luggage spits out and if it helps me home, Im good. ;)
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How could none of us have mentioned the utter necessity of books! Wow, thank you!
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The Word Wenches thought we'd exchange a few of our favorite travel tips and see what happened--and apparently, it's all about the luggage! Continue reading
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despite the smell and heat, what a lovely memory to have! Thank you.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Victorian Rail Travel at Word Wenches
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Marie is with Book View Cafe, my publisher. She's good, isn't she?
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As always, you have a fabulous list! I hadn't realized Carriger wrote under another name. I'll have to swing by and check that out.
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Quite a few of Aird's books have been on sale in ebook format lately. I just load them in the Nook and hope each one is as good as the other.
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it's amazing what our ancestors endured, isn't it? And what we'll do when it's part of our culture.
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Hugs, Margot! My guy is a train lover too, although he has nothing of your husbands background. Memories are sweet but not quite the same as having him beside you, is it? Im glad you stopped by, thank you!
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I don't know why it is, but there is something a little more civilized about stepping on a train and being transported to a different place. Airports and planes just don't have the same nostalgic feel, I guess. You were so fortunate to have those experiences!
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!!!! That sounds so amazing. It's sad that our kids will never have experiences like this. Heck, it's sad that I won't!
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oh wow--but I want someone to fix all that for me! Then I start imagining the kids eating that chicken... But it does sound so very civilized.
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