Friday, October 20, 2006
Is there a world outside of Arivaca?
Recently I have gotten no confirmation that I exist to the world outside of Arivaca. Or indeed that there is a world outside of Arivaca. I have a dim memory of leaving Arivaca a couple months ago but, surely with North Korea having nuclear weapons, the outside world could have ceased to exist in that time. I have gotten no personal e-mails, phone calls or letters to disprove the idea that the rest of the world no longer exists. I have not even gotten any comments on my blog. It is like being in an episode of the Twillight Zone. This must be how remote areas like Arivaca always felt in the old days before rapid communication became possible.
Posted by J. Otto Pohl at 11:11 PM
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I was in Arizona last week and it was still there :)
By the way, I learnt that Phoenix only gets 7 inches of rain a year. Is Arivaca the same? Melbourne gets 25 inches and where I live which is about 50 k (30 miles)from Melbourne gets 30 inches, except that we are in a drought at the moment so probably haven't been getting that much.
Arivaca gets very little rain. We are in the middle of the Sonoran desert. In comparison to the Gibson Desert it is a wet desert, but a desert all the same.
Estonia still exists (at least Tallinn for sure) and we get rain every day :D
(watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CbJSI7uixk - ;)
When I last in Tallinn it was February and it was snowing. I much prefer Tallinn in June.
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