Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Very sweet dreams

[Those looking for the EZLN, zapatista and Other Campaign translations will find them securely in place in our Library.]

Such an exhausting day.

And, no, I refuse to accept the Fitzmas moniker – which I’ve been seeing everywhere - for the current shamelessly delicious plight of the Most Evil Overlords.

In between following all the breaking newsbits and rumours, I’ve been working on Part 3 of what is going to be about 10 parts of the Plenary Narrative translation, and I’m quite proud of the fact that I’ve yet to open that bottle of Cabernet sitting on the table, taunting me ever so sweetly, attempting to lure me away from the words which are serving, among other things, to remind me as to why I am not constitutionally fit for attending any meeting of any sort anywhere on the planet.

Did we notice the length of that previous sentence? One of the perks of the work. Soon I too shall be able to submit one of those brilliantly circular op-ed pieces to LJ if I could only find someone to do the work in reverse.

As for our upcoming masque, I sense that we should wait a day or two, because we wouldn’t want to double-book. Indictment Celebratory Tea and Masked Ball all in one week might be a bit much, and we wouldn’t want to give short shrift to either now, would we?

An early bedtime since tomorrow augurs divine. Signed, sealed, several and delivered.


TripleJ said...

Off Topic: Help for Zapatista Communities hit by Hurricane Stan


Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 10:04:00 -0700
From: Mary Ann Tenuto <>
Subject: Emergency Aid

Hola Companer@s de la lista:

The Chiapas Support Committee (CSC) is willing to accept, deposit and
transfer to Enlace Civil's bank account any donations you all care to make for emergency relief to Zapatista communities affected by the heavy rains from Hurricane Stan. You may send a check or money order
payable to:

Chiapas Support Committee

Our address is:

Chiapas Support Committee
P.O. Box 3421
Oakland, CA 94609

We have a business account at a Berkeley bank and they usually do wire transfers for around $35.00 directly to Enlace's bank in San Cristobal.
Margaret and I are the two CSC members authorized to sign a wire
transfer. Please let me know by email if you are sending a check or
money order for this purpose and also mark your check or money order
Emergency Relief. I will report back to the list when I receive money and we can decide when to make the transfer.

En lucha,


penguinrocket said...

The Prosecutor has arrived at the courthouse, the Harlot is in severance talks, and I may require something a bit more bracing and effervescent than tea at our Celebration.

my first name is right now said...

Maybe I can put you in touch with someone I know, to help do the work in reverse. She's here in DF. I'm assuming yr talking about La Jornada..

irlandesa said...

"Tea" has never actually really been served at any of my teas, penguinrocket - and I shall be making preparations as soon as I finish this second cup of coffee.

Brilliant, triplej, and I finally heard from my conduit and have all the bank numbers -achtung comradab - and I shall post them shortly [see above re: caff levels].

Anonymous said...

RE Yesterday's title

I like Very Sweet Reality too!

Also, what a picture.

And, on topic-ish

The New Model Army of Clowns:
From Rize to the G8 Zaps, Clowning Asserts a Radical Imagination

and, now veering steadily off topic

"On one side we are all fools, but when we know this we are enlightened" [impeccable] Suzuki

"The wise man is the man who knows he knows nothing" [with a 21st C apology for the oppression of the gender] Plato/Socrates

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man doth know he is a fool" [our very own demi-god] Willy Shake [with apologies to those averse to the bawdy]

"Not knowing that you know is best" [with apologies to no-thing and no-one]Lao Tzu

And finally, the English Liberator
"She who binds herself to a joy, does the winged life destroy,
But she who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in Eternity's Sunrise"
William Blake [winged pronounced "wing-ed"] [with gender modification. Yes, I am in touch with my inner feminine - in point of fact, I try to get in touch with her everyday ! ]

And also, last but not least 3J, thanks so for the uber-on topic note re the fund raiser. Let's hope it gets distributed widely


irlandesa said...

Here's the note I'll be sending out shortly, just waiting to find out whether it should be posted widely:

As most of you know, several zapatista communities were very hard hit recently with devastating storm damage. Many of you have been asking how you can help.

If you would like to make a financial donation, you certainly may do so, and I can absolutely assure you that every single dime will go directly to those most in need.

The one thing we are asking is that, if you do make a deposit to the below-noted account, you also send them an email noting the amount and date of the deposit and note that it is for the storm victims [you may write in English] and not for any another project. Their email address is

Enlace Civil is, and has been, engaged in providing coordination between civil society and the communities. Please feel comfortable, and free, to help as you can with deposits to the following bank account:

Account Holder: Maria Gloria Benavides
Account #: 04029701372
Inter-bank Transfer # [transit #]: 021130040297013722
Bank: HSBC

penguinrocket said...

Thank you, triplej and irlandesa.

Comrada B said...

On topic...
What a wonderful suprise when I tiptoed into the parlour tonight...

Since Irl was kind enough to post a link earlier in the parlour to visit Frente, regarding the Otra Campana....I came across pic's of the devastation storm Stan left in it's wake in Chiapas...and am sincerely delighted that parlour has provided a venue for relief for the victims of the storm.

In a place where even basic needs aren't always met...additional resources to repair fix or even try to replace what the storm tore away or buried in mud, must be terribly strained right now.

Muchas gracias Irl and triplej...

D%&@!! I better get to work, but before I do...

Off subject... I absolutley loved the picture of sweet dreaming...(she slept so lovely, so deeply so soundly... never would she have imagined whence the influences of her dreams came)

...and on that note


Dreaming B

Comrada B said...



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