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Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009, 11:18 am

the phone call came today, finally,
and though it's a month late
it made all the difference in the world

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
fairbrtl

Ok, well I have no idea why but I can only see this when I go to your page...it's not on my friend's page. ???

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty: strange...

maybe it's just taking a while to update

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
fairbrtl

Actually, it IS on my friends page but it's closer to the bottom than the october winds one...it's dated correctly but...maybe you did something to the date so that it's not in order?

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty

nothing to the one I posted today. But the October one was edited so I reposted it on the date that I had done the editing to it

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
fairbrtl

oh that's why then. so the other one really is your most recent entry. editing counts, silly!

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
photogebirg: greetings

would you please consider adding me as a friend? i think that your posts make for interesting reading.

thank you
matthias

Thu, Oct. 8th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty: Re: greetings

Of course! Thanks for stopping by!!
May I ask how you stumbled onto my journal?

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
photogebirg

Actually, looking for other folks who also like typewriters (i have a 40's vintage Underwood portable).
Since i'm in a weird mood lately, i added you to most of my friend categories/filters.
That's not you in your photo, is it?
Anyway, thanks again for adding me.
matthias

Fri, Oct. 9th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty

No problem! Just keep in mind that I almost never post into my journal.
Yes that is me in my usepic. Is that you in yours?

Sat, Oct. 10th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
photogebirg

Yup, all my photos are actually me (well, obviously beside the ones featuring inanimate objects!)
Why don't you post more often?

Sun, Oct. 11th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty

I'm not quite sure... My journal is there for the times I feel I need it--and I suppose I haven't needed it for quite some time now!
It's a good thing :)

Sun, Oct. 11th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
photogebirg

no news is good news, huh? i can deal with that.
one more question, if i may: what is the significance of the name "sa7ra"? (maybe i am missing something obvious?)
thanks

Mon, Oct. 12th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty

of course you may :)

'sa7ra' (more accurately spelled ṣaḥrā´ to represent all sounds in the word accurately) is an Arabic word which literally means desert in English. However, it also carries all the symbolism the word 'desert' tends to carry in the English language (which is what I was going for here).

Since there are some sounds in the Arabic alphabet which do not exist in the English alphabet, the number 7 has come to informally represent the hard H sound in Arabic.

The world's largest desert (The Sahara) gets its name from the Arabic word ṣaḥrā´

Here's the Wikipedia reference (in the intro) if you're interested:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahara

Wed, Oct. 14th, 2009 03:31 am (UTC)
photogebirg

thank you, that is fascinating. guess i really can learn something new every day ;)
would you mind adding me to your frinds list? i don't think i can see anything other than public posts. if you don't want to add me, though, i take no offense.

since i asked your name's meaning, i'll let you know that mine's a conjugation of "photographer" and "gebirgsjäger" (german mountain soldier). not overly subtle, but i think it works.
matthias

Thu, Oct. 15th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
bitsofbeauty

Hi, I will add you just as soon as I get a chance to make some room for you. You see, I'm apart of many very active communities and I have a few friends as well and so I find my friend's page quite crowded with posts already. I like to read everything that pours in there, and you are a frequent poster.I often wish that LJ had an option to add someone as a friend without 'watching' them. They have it for communities, but not individuals.

But rest assured that you're not missing anything in the meantime. I don't have any 'friends only' entries (I used to but I made them public) and I don't plan on posting one ever again. The reason for that is that there are enough people following my journal who don't have an LJ account. Most of my entries are public, with the exception of a select few that are private (only I get to see them).

I wasn't joking when I said I rarely ever post... But I'm hopeful that my writing will pick up again one day when I'm not too busy wallowing in the mundane.

I hope you don't mind me dropping by your journal from time to time to read your posts though :)

Sat, Oct. 17th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
photogebirg

please feel free to take a look anytime, and comments are always welcome!
thanks :)