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serenity_valley hath nudged me.

::waves at serenity_valley::

She noticed that my last post was eight weeks ago. Here's why:
  1. Deadlines
  2. Another hard drive crash, this one unrecoverable
  3. Economy
  4. Leg-warmers
  5. His Dark Materials

1. Three weeks of deadline-meeting work on the project, involving evenings and weekends--I mean, evenings and weekends actually spent in the office. Working. It throws a person off, you know?

2. It's amazing how oddly floaty and cut-off I feel, having lost all my email and about a year's writing. Fifty bucks' worth of backup software and an hour's attention could have prevented this. Again. But no. Denial is a powerful force. I have finally established a regular backup procedure.

3. I'm starting to understand what "fixed income" means. The spending power of my salary has stagnated for years and is starting to creep backwards. So I'm eschewing both driving and restaurants. I've been spending a lot more time cooking and not-driving than I used to. Given number 1, above, there have been days when I've brought my breakfast, lunch, and dinner to work with me in a bag. On the bus.

4. My dancer niece tells me that leg-warmers are back in style. Oh yay. So I started knitting her a pair of stripey wool ones. And now I'm back on an obsessive knitting bender.

5. I've been listening to the marvelous audiobook version of Phillip Pullman's fantasy trilogy for the last few weeks. It's a challenging story that takes up a lot of mind-space. I want a daemon of my own!

And also? Dumbledore is gay. How cool is that?


Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
You're a persuasive Edwards promoter! Of the Top Three, I like him far and away the best. Your assessment of the fixed narrative of political mainstream journalists seems very apt. I've been terribly frustrated by the presumption of a nominee almost a year before the convention.

I'm just so hungry to hear someone speak truth! To answer questions! To respond to middle-class America, or what's left of it. Remember when Bill Clinton was first running for Prez? What was so stunning was that he actually answered questions that people asked. Even hard questions by adversarial journalists. I'd vote for and donate to anyone who would just do that. I miss it.

Now that the "Draft Gore" DailyKos diary stars have left my eyes, I see Gore as being hugely more powerful working for climate change out of the White House than risking his life and honor in it. Still...




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