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"Me, Me!"
I know memes can be a terrible waste of time, but this one, "Visited States," appealed to me because it produces a map and I love maps:


create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.
I'm hoping to make Ohio my last.
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katieengl From: katieengl Date: October 2nd, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Ohio

I'm sure you've heard that horrible "Ohio is for lovers" song. they play it all the time on the radio station at my work (Caffe Diva on Campbell). Anywho it always makes me laugh cause Ohio is the only place i'd ever met a real-live inbred person. Plus most of my questionable family is from Ohio.
art_thirst From: art_thirst Date: October 2nd, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Maybe this interests you: The twentieth-century illustrator John Held, Jr., perhaps most famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age, was also a talented maker of imaginative maps. On his 1928 Map of Americana, which illustrates the pit-stops (“Gas Station / Rest Room / Hot Dogs / Orange Drink”) one makes on a road trip, he proclaims, “After All, No One Makes Maps Quite As Well As John Held JR, try as they might.” Such bravura appears in many of Held's humorous maps, especially within legends meant to define the relationship between a map and the real world. In his Map of an Imaginary Estate for an Inveterate Fly-Fisherman, inter-connected pools and rivers cover a private wooded landscape. The “Fly-Tying Department” is an industrial city with smokestacks and turreted towers. A note at the bottom reads “A Scale of Miles: As Though It Meant Anything.” In another map Held wrote, “The scale is nobody's business;” on another, “One of the charms of a map like this is that nothing is any where near correct. What are you going to do about it?”

This bald-faced disregard for realism is what most characterizes the maps in Katherine Harmon's You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination - The Yale Review of Books.
commonalgebra From: commonalgebra Date: October 2nd, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


create your own visited states map

look, mine makes stripes!
mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: October 2nd, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

I'd be OK with avoiding Florida, Texas or Ohio. If I never went back it'd be all the same to me. I expect after 2008, I'll develop a bad attitude about some other state where the voting process is hijacked next.
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 2nd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Why do you want Ohio to be your last??
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 3rd, 2005 02:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Just checking to see whether you're out there. . . :-)
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 3rd, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! Are you and/or KDD interested in drinks on Thursday night? Also, Club Crawl on Saturday??
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: October 3rd, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I've got a junior-faculty think Thursday and am probably going to Phoenix Saturday, alas. I guess Friday is out?
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 3rd, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Not sure. I think we'll be hiking, so it's not likely. But maybe we can have lunch or do something else sometime soon. Haven't seen K in awhile either.
siyeh From: siyeh Date: October 3rd, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh yeah, and I just wrote two long rambling entries last night, so hopefully my presence has been felt!
gpratt From: gpratt Date: October 3rd, 2005 01:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

cool



create your own visited states map

Maps wallpaper my bedroom.

I hope Chris and Tim participate.
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