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"J'ai pensé que nous étions des amis!"

I thought we were friends! ~ From a live journal post a long time ago... March 7, 2009.

I had just lost one of my long term lj friends well 2006 to 2009 and she was from NOLA. I believe she called me out for not moving quickly enough on my divorce and typically I kinda told her where to put it! And so did she. We did find each other again some time later. I was grateful.

I was a bit distraught about it and so I declared a "De-Friending Amnesty Day". Jeebus! What a fucking Drama Queen!

Further in the thread another friend started in with french: "Vous êtes mon ami pour la vie. Vivant avec cela damnit!" = You are my friend for life. Living with this damnit!

My reply: Mais non! J'estime que je dois protester de mon innocence! Merci, mon ami!

Not sure why we were doing all that in french. But I remember it as it was kind of fun. And No, I do not speak french!

What a long strange trip it's been...

*laughs* Been going through my old entries lately. My life was such a friggin' Three Ring Circus back then. Yeah ~ 2009~2010. Not a great time. My marriage had unravelled - it had started long before that, but we actually managed the split in that time period. My job was coming apart at the seams - I was laid off after 31 years in 2010.

Man, I used to post a lot. I used to DO a lot. And there were pictures taken of a lot of it too. And Lord, did I have some fun with my camera and software:


~ Garner State Park, outside of Uvalde, Texas, March 2009 ~

Had a lot of requests for that one. Gave away a bunch of copies. Had a framed copy in my cube, in Cube City, back when I worked for The Big Clam.

Another from that trip:

Is that you in my rearview?

I started adding themn to a "My Favorites" Album on my flickr account. Here's a link to my Photostream. Why I didn't do this years ago is just beyond me. Water under the bridge at this point.

And here's one to My Favorites Now this is an album that should be ever growing!

And this is still one of my favorite LiveJournal entries: Well no, the birds didn't spit out the seeds... I still get a chuckle when I read that, or even tell the story.

I also used to post a lot of music ~

Both lyrics and audio and/or video. As I've been going through these old entries, I've been trying to pick up the tunes that I posted or that were given to me (on LJ) as gifts - or "Here, give this a listen, T's" type of thing. Been putting them into an iTunes palylist. I'll say one thing, that part of me, hasn't changed much over the years, my tastes are as eclectic as ever!

As you may or may not know I've been on something of a quest...

to find a tool or program to archive (or download) them into some format I could use on a local host.

I did find a script that would download and convert them to xml. All of them in one fell swoop. Of course then you need something that either reads xml. Fortunately there was with that same script, an additional script that would import them into the DAY ONE App.

If you are interested in such things, here's a link LiveJournal Archive Tools

The Download took a few hours for my nearly 4K entries, but the import into DayOne took nearly 24hours I think. Script was running in a Terminal window in the background so I'm not really sure. It was still running after running most of the day when I started it, but was finished by the time I checked on it the next morning.

This entry was originally created in Day One and the html for it was rendered in MacDown App. And then posted to Livejournal via XJournal

Hah! The process isn't nearly as complicated as it sounds and getting MacDown (which is open source!) to do all the heavy lifting for the conversion is much, much easier than converting to html myself. Markdown is simple to use as well.

For example: This is ITALICS


<em>This is ITALICS</em>



*This is ITALICS*


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 16th, 2017 05:32 pm (UTC)
We have all had strange trips through the passages of time.

Love the rear view mirror pic.
Jun. 17th, 2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
The mirror shot: Yeah I tend to like those myself. When I got a decent camera and realized I could do these... I just did some.
Jun. 17th, 2017 09:37 am (UTC)
Hey! I was going to say what Dave said!

I don't think divorces happen quickly. I'm glad you had some good friends, even if some other's dropped out. Seems to be a 'fallout' of the divorce process, I've found. It certainly wasn't a good time in your life with the job loss thrown in as well.

No. 2 daughter and her husband call self sown tomatoes 'Poo-matoes' :D

Edited at 2017-06-17 09:41 am (UTC)
Jun. 17th, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC)
Free range tomatoes!
Jun. 18th, 2017 09:30 am (UTC)
Good name for them!
Jun. 18th, 2017 05:43 pm (UTC)
Great photos!
Jun. 18th, 2017 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks! See the tool for DayOne For LJ entries? Had to install Command line tools to get it to work. Pretty cool stuff.

Did NOT import my tags though.
Jun. 18th, 2017 06:15 pm (UTC)
I did see that. I'm going to try this: https://www.blogbooker.com/

I did the first year of my journal and really liked how it turned out.
Jun. 19th, 2017 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've used it as well. Used to be called "LJBook". I liked that it captured comments as well. It is a pay to play service now though.
Jul. 14th, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, I noticed that you have to pay for it now, but it sounds like a good deal.
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