Montecristo Captain Quixote

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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
montecristo

Too clever by half

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
Everything's ready to roll

Well, apparently the woman in the dream mentioned in my last post was right when she said, "You're not half so clever as you think you're being." Earlier this evening, I got call from UPS. Recently I had sent a package to a friend of mine. On the address label, just to be funny, I used an anagram for the lady's name by which I had called her before and which I was sure she would recognize. I thought I was being clever. Unfortunately, her significant other apparently was the only one home at the time the package was delivered and he is obviously not an anagramarian. Not recognizing the name on the package as the name of his very own sweetie, reconfigured, he apparently wrote "No such person" on the label and told UPS to take it back. So, the shipping company calls me and I have to explain the situation and give them the lady's real name so that when they try to deliver the package again even the non-anagramarian will realize for whom it is intended. D'Oh!

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Know thyself: it's a powerful philosophy.

I agree -- Know thyself is a powerful philosophy. You mean, like this? That is the purpose in keeping a journal, isn't it? At any rate, I somehow don't think that would've helped in this instance. It's a case of him, or somebody, not recognizing an anagram of her name and/or the plaintext of mine, which was plainly on the label too -- which is odd, because I've sent correspondence there before, like holiday and birthday cards etc. Actually, it's me, failing to anticipate the potential snafu's arising out of the consequences of my cleverness.

I agree -- Know thyself is a powerful philosophy. You mean, like this?

Thank you for the link. Of course I clicked on it. Was "wow'ed" by the number of Entries there!
:-) Picked "Women's Eyes" to click on. Enjoyed it 'muchly.' Yes, you can see 'how many bulbs are lit' and all that stuff, from looking into eyes.

But I especially enjoyed finding you saying, one of my favorite things.... "The brain is the most erogenous zone humans posess." 'Tis true. 'Tis true. And I was happy to read that you concur.

And now, mabe I'll go put it, on my Profile Page. :-)

*dies laughing*

Ahem.

Sorry.

Also, never, ever do that if you're sending something via Post Canada. If you don't send it with a person's full name, your package/letter will either be sent back or destroyed for "security reasons." They've become paranoid for some reason. Don't ask me, I don't understand, especially since Canada is pretty lax about most other things.

So, that's what happened to all the arms and ammo I sent to the Canadian separatists...and here I thought they were snubbing me.

Which separatists?

There are so many of them around here these days... ;)

I call that him being not clever enough, but what do I know. *scampers off to bed*

Vtiery by any other name is still... verity.

Did you konw taht as lnog as the frist and lsat ltertes saty the smae, the snigfciniat ohetr soulhd hvae been albe to raed the pcakgae bceuase we dnot, by nurate, raed evrey lteter? :D

Re: Vtiery by any other name is still... verity.

I have seen this before, yes. It is often broght up by the proponents of "whole language" reading pedagogy in defense of their system. I point out that when reading is taught, the phonemes must be learned and decyphered in their proper order so that someone may learn to read originally. Once the rules are understood, the first and last letters and the mere presence of the other sounds is enough to clue a seasoned reader in on what is meant. Also, sentence context also helps. Even so, I "snagged" on the following mispellings:

  • ltertes

  • saty

  • snigfciniat

  • soulhd


Re: Vtiery by any other name is still... verity.

Ironically, I do the same thing, which makes me wonder if there's something to be said for the actual letter placements. Of course, with saty you can't really do much, but perhaps lerttes and singficinat and shuold would work better.

Vtiery doesn't work well either.

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