Check In At Standing Rock

 

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Honest to God, I’d fly there right now, if I knew that I’d be able to find a ride to Standing Rock when I landed….I don’t have a car and I know it’s a pretty far roadtrip. I wish I could be involved. Today, you can check in from Standing Rock to help.

**dont share copy and paste**
If you’re sharing your location at Randing Stock, which you should be doing:
1.) Make it public
2.) Make the clarification post separate AND private so that only your friends can see it
3.) Don’t clarify on your check in; message friends who say “stay safe!” to let them know what’s up — the “stay safe!” posts are more convincing/confusing for p*lice
4.) Copy and paste to share clarification messages (like this one) because making it public blows our cover
5) Say “Randing Stock” in clarification posts so that when they filter out/search those terms, your post is visible to the right people
for context:
“The Morton County Sherriff’s Department has been using Facebook check-ins to find out who is at [SR] in order to target them in attempts to disrupt the prayer camps. SO Water Protecters are calling on EVERYONE to check-in at [SR], ND to overwhelm and confuse them. This is concrete action that can protect people putting their bodies and well-beings on the line that we can do without leaving our homes. Will you join me in [SR]?”

Here’s a list from Freethoughtproject.com (I DID NOT WRITE THIS LIST AND I GLORIFY WHOEVER DID) about what else you can do to help from home.

1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject please be professional.

2. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/…/stop-construction…

3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe…/

4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903

9. Sign other petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s the latest to cross my desk – https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL

10. Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:

a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6455 Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com

b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6762 Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com

c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: (713) 989-2404 Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com

The most effective means of showing support for this cause is to actively participate in protecting this sacred land. Anyone who is able to travel to the peaceful encampments is encouraged to do so. For those unable to make the journey to North Dakota, please utilize the alternate methods provided to show your support for the Standing Rock Sioux who have united over 100 tribes from across the U.S. Please join this effort to stop this pipeline, which desecrates sacred lands and has serious potential to damage or destroy the Standing Rock reservations lifeblood – its water.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/10-protest-dakota-access-pipeline/#urRSDcSIKX8YKRHI.99

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How I Pack for 3-6 Months In One Backpack! Video Soon!

 

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This is my entire fall/winter wardrobe (not counting my jacket, I’ll probably always be wearing it) and it all fits in my backpack! Here’s a list going clockwise, starting with my backpack!

  1. Klymit Motion 35 Backpack- Available Here! I am absolutely in love with this backpack, I just got it as a gift from my dad! It’s 35 litres, which is bigger than my old one, but it doesn’t feel heavy at all. The backpack uses AirFrame Technology to make the pack super lightweight and eases pressure on your back! I’m super excited and I sewed all my patches on last night, and there’s room for more! So let’s adventure on!
  2. Packing cubes! I got these at Marshalls, but you can order them on travelonbags.com  as they were pretty hard to find in stores. basically, they come in a pack of 3 stackable, foldable, collapsible bags. I put my dresses,skirts, and pants in the Large one, my scarves, hats, and gloves in the Medium, and my 7 shirts in the Small bag. This is really great for me because I absolutely HATE digging through my pack and unpacking EVERYTHING just to find my Fleetwood Mac shirt and then having to put everything back….nope. Not anymore! Also saves a ton of room. All 3 of these stacked together barely take up 1/4 of this backpack.
  3. Small Travel Pouches: I got these as a 2 pack for $5 at target. I liked the ‘Choose Your Own Path” travel theme hmm I wonder why?? Anyways, I use the larger one for my panties, bras and bathing suits, and the smaller one for my chargers, USB stick, harddrive and electronic cords.
  4. Sophia Joy Cosmetic Bag-Also at Target or Target.com! I have been through tons of cosmetic bags and I stuck with this one because the compartments keep me super organized! I also like that it’s spacious but folds up flat!! great for stacking.
  5. Feminine Hygiene: After a few bad experiences in third-world countries, I now carry a specific bag for pads, tampons and sanitary wipes. Ladies, do yourself a favour. Mine is a pussycat, for my….yup =) I don’t remember where I got this, but there’s a ton of tiny pussycat pouches on Etsy!
  6. Lolobag for Jewelry: Here! I don’t travel with a ton of jewelry, but I have a few pieces that I like to keep safe and I like this little bag because I feel like I can keep track of my necklaces and earrings and things don’t get tangled. Easy!!
  7. Boots, boots, boots: When I travel, I really only usually take 3 pairs of shoes, but I think with my new huge backpack I will sneak an extra pair of boots in =) I usually travel in my Michael Kors Brown boots because they’re too big to pack, and I pack the shorter black combat ones. I just love MK stuff and these were perfect for me!!
  8. Wanderlust: Not really a packing product, but I have a few Wanderer Bracelets and a good blogger friend of mine Christiane is a rep for them and she  sent me this stickerI’m about to put on my backpack! Check them and her out!!

SO that’s about it, everything I need for 3-6 month adventure in Europe in the Fall and Winter. I’m going to post a video soon about all of this and about my travel plans once everything is finalized so check back!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How I Got Paid to Travel Constantly for Almost 2 Years

Two words: Cruise ships. Working for Carnival Cruise lines, I spent most of my time  adventuring, climbing mountains, drinking cold beverages in tropical locales in countries I’ve never heard of, and having the time of my life. With Carnival, I visited 20 countries in 2 years. With Carnival, I developed an obsession with travel and culture and jump-started my career as a travel writer. With Carnival, I became a professional musician, a real vocalist, and an expert at my job.

I auditioned and was placed as a show-band singer with Carnival Cruise lines in 2014. I remember showing up at rehearsals on the first day of my first job as a legitimate musician, being expected to lead a 10-piece brass band, with not a whole lot of experience reading music or performing. I really should have been more terrified than I was, but I suppose ignorance is bliss. I worked hard, and received some good reviews right away. “She learns material so quickly!” one of my supervisors said (yes, that’s because I stayed up all night listening to every vocal version of the song I could find on youtube and spotify, repeating song lyrics in the mirror like monologues and transcribing vocal riffs, I didn’t sleep the whole first two weeks at all, I’m glad it seemed effortless but if you looked closely at the bags under my eyes you’d know)

When I listen to recordings of myself singing during that rehearsal period, it’s like entering the Twilight Zone. I sound fine, but my voice has grown so much in two years it astounds me. I have a much better understanding of my voice and how the placement of the sound works. . I know not to push, not to reach, because I’ve got to sing 4 hours tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, for months on end, consistent, professional and cleanly perfect every time.  I have slight vocal damage now, from singing long hours, and it creates a wonderful, deep, resounding tone in my voice that I love and actually feel I really needed. (I have no inhibitions from it in my range so I don’t care, would actually love to experiment with this more)

Working ships was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and there were lots of times I felt like I couldn’t do it. I’ve sung Motown sets with Strep Throat for full audiences when I couldn’t speak. I’ve woken up on the morning of 80’s night (3 hours of strenuous rock singing) with no voice and sat in the steam room I created with my shower for hours, crying and drinking tea, ultimately getting my voice back and controlling the sound to successfully perform. I had my Ipad die onstage in front of 1200 people once when we were doing songs I hadn’t quite memorized once yet, that was fun, quite proud of that night actually.. There’s no ‘saving your voice’ when you’ve got a show to do every night, just constant self-care, and that was something that was completely new and really stressful and challenging for me. I’ve discovered what works for me, I can’t drink coffee because of acid, and I can’t take birth control because my allergies to the hormones caused polyps on my cords (is a weird thing that actually happens that nobody knows about and it was horrifying ad painful and hard to recover from while working See page 57 I urge you to get off the pill)

In addition to musical challenges, I also have learned so much more than I ever dreamed about being a crew member. It’s a lot of responsibility, to be in charge of passenger’s safety and always concerned with their well-being and happiness. I’ve been diverted because of cyclones and hurricanes, I’ve dealt with rough seas, deaths of passengers while at sea, bad medical conditions when you’re days from a first-world hospital, I’ve been stranded for 48 hours in hurricane-strength storm outside of Sydney, Australia. I’ve learned how to drive a lifeboat, how to put out fires, how to perform CPR and how to calm panicking passengers during seemingly-scary moments.

Most of all, I made friends. I created amazing life-long relationships with people from every region of the world you can think of, and every time I travel, I always feel at home.I  feel like I always have friends to stay with or to show me around any city I visit. I’ve worked with and had the pleasure to learn from some of the most amazing musicians I’ve ever seen. I learned music theory from experts and guitar from jazz players and I learned how to be good and if you can’t be good, fake it, from the amazing vocalists around me all the time.

I know there’s a lot of connotations about working a ship as a musician. Some people say it’s giving up, it’s selling out, it’s not a real music job, even, which is something that I don’t understand entirely. They say “It’s an easy life” but I don’t believe any of that noise. Most of that comes from people who aren’t getting anywhere in their own career and are taking it out on everyone else. If you’re a musician or performer of any kind and you’re wondering if ships are for you, you should definitely give it a try. There’s lots of things that I would never want to live through again, and I don’t think I could make a life as a sailor, but the time I spent on ships were some of my happiest and most formative times of my life as a musician, a performer, and a person.

If you’re interested, you can use me as a reference— Carnival Entertainment

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xoxo

Darling Jaine