Saturday, March 20, 2010
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Posted by Willotree at 5:16 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Okay so I was bored and I google mapped from Paris, France to Halifax....ummmm check out step # 20 for directions LOL Hilarious!
Drive: 6,884 km (about 29 days 14 hours)
1. Head north on Place de l'Hôtel de Ville toward Avenue Victoria 28 m
2. Turn left at Avenue Victoria 0.1 km
3. Turn right at Rue de la Tacherie 85 m
4. Turn left at Rue de Rivoli 2.2 km 4 mins
5. Slight left at Place de la Concorde 0.3 km
6. Turn right at Avenue des Champs-Elysées 1.7 km3 mins
7. Slight right to stay on Avenue des Champs-Elysées 0.3 km
8. Continue on Avenue de la Grande Armée 0.9 km 2 mins
9. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto N13 2.6 km 4 mins
10. Continue on A14 (signs for Rouen/Cergy/Pontoise/Rueil-Malmaison/Saint-Germain-en- Laye/La Garenne-Colombes)Partial toll road 19.8 km 15 mins ...
11. Take the exit onto A13/E05/L'Autoroute de Normandie Partial toll road 90.1km 47 mins...
12. Take the exit toward E46/E402/Le Havre/Caen 1.3 km
13. Merge onto A13/E05/L'Autoroute de Normandie Partial toll road 31.9 km 16 mins...
14. Take the exit onto A131/E05 toward Le Havre/Fécamp Partial toll road 15.0 km
15. Slight right at E05 (signs for N182/Le Havre/Fécamp) Partial toll road 27.4 km
16. Turn right at Quai Colbert 0.1 km
17. Turn right to merge onto Rue Marceau 0.3 km
18. Take the ramp onto Quai Frissard 1.0 km 2 mins
19. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto E05 0.9 km 2 mins
20. Swim across the Atlantic Ocean 5,572 km 29 days 0 hours...
21. Turn left at Long Wharf 0.3 km
22. Turn right at Atlantic Ave 0.2 km
23. Turn right to stay on Atlantic Ave 0.4 km 1 min
24. Continue on Commercial St 0.9 km 1 min
25. Turn right at RT-99 N 0.8 km 2 mins
26. Turn left to merge onto US-1 N toward Tobin Bridge 22.8 km 23 mins...
27. Merge onto I-95 N via the ramp to N.H./Maine Partial toll road
Passing through New Hampshire
Entering Maine 136 km 1 hour 21 mins...
28. Take exit 44 to merge onto I-295 N toward S Portland/Downtown Portland
Partial toll road 84.4 km 52 mins...
29. Merge onto I-95 N Partial toll road 324 km 3 hours 9 mins...
30. Continue on HWY-95 E Entering Canada (New Brunswick) 14.1 km 10 mins
31. Take the HWY-2 E/RTE-2 Est/Trans Canada Hwy exit toward Fredericton 0.5 km
32. Merge onto Trans Canada Hwy E Partial toll road Entering Nova Scotia 435 km
4 hours 6 mins...
33. Take exit 15 to merge onto HWY-102 S toward Truro/Halifax 75.0 km 42 mins...
34. Take the HWY-118 exit on the left toward HWY-103/Dartmouth/HWY-111/Halifax 0.7 km
35. Merge onto HWY-118 S 16.1 km 11 mins
36. Turn left at Victoria Rd 0.6 km 2 mins
37. Turn right at Nantucket Ave 0.5 km 1 min
38. Continue on Angus L MacDonald Bridge Partial toll road 1.5 km 2 mins
39. Continue on North St 1.3 km 3 mins
40. Turn left at Dublin St 74 m 1 min
41. Turn left at Willow St 11 m
Posted by Willotree at 10:04 PM
Friday, April 6, 2007
Posted by Willotree at 4:25 PM
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
Talking about slipstreams, in their many guises. Tonight, I was Queen of the Slipstream, par exellence! Didn't slipstream myself though, which I think was a good thing. However, in 4 different phone conversations, I slipstreamed friends I have just located after a 20 year absence. Not bad! And only one of them commented that I haven't changed a bit! Now that just shows that he was paying attention 20 years ago too.
Human conversational dynamics are strange and curious things. Always fluid, evolving, and depending on the engagers, intensely creative. I could speak at great length about dynamics between introverts and extroverts on the telephone together, but count on you, my reader, to feel satiated with others outpourings. I could also regale the dynamics between two extroverts, or two introverts for that matter, but the same reasoning for not doing so remains the same. I would rather talk about the magic that happens when two people who really like each other talk on the phone after not talking together for over 20 years.
After tentative beginnings, both friends find the common ground they each remember, and the base energy of their chat changes dramatically. Suddenly, they are making plans to see each other, working out ways to accomplish that, giggling, slipstreaming each other as memories and questions come tumbling out of areas of their minds that have held them in check for all these long years. Transformation takes place in each of them, and although they know that they can now call each other whenever they want, having made contact again, there is an acute reluctance to end the conversation. Little pauses occur as the time goes on, each of them grappling in their minds for another question to ask, another sweet memory to recount, another topic of mutual interest to raise. Neither one of them wants the warm and fuzzy feeling of finding each other to end, but life in their individual worlds is going on without them and they need to come back to that. The magic that is going on will continue even after they hang up the phone, as they will not be able to keep quiet to anyone in their vicinity.
And if those who are required to listen dare to attempt a slipstream - beware!