Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Warm and sunny
I woke up this morning, full of anxiety about all that needed to be done before I left for the theatre at 10 AM. I’d been dreaming – a cross between Jasper Fforde’s world and my own. I know I lost something very important when I woke up, and I only hope I can retrieve it sometime.
I proofread for about the twelfth time the ad for the FenCon program, prepared the package, and sent it off certified mail. I think I’ll get the bookmarks done early next week, when I’m not dashing to the theatre first thing in the morning and working 14 hour days. I checked with the head of FenCon, who said it would be fine to send them at the end of next week. So that’s that. What a pleasure they are to deal with!
Polished episodes 80, 81 and 82 of Widow’s Chamber -- including some fact checking about nineteenth century card games – and sent them off. I realized that the cards used in the Met exhibit were actually 19th century decks, not 18th century decks. They used the Giocosa deck, I believe. Perhaps I should e-mail them and ask? Not to see if they made a mistake, or had to use them because they couldn’t get reproductions of 18th century decks, but because the cards were so beautiful I’d like to know what deck they actually represent.
I need to make sure I have everything I need in my bag and dash for the train. I want to stay home and write today, but no such luck.
Well, bills need to be paid, and, until I can implement the new business plan, I need to continue with one foot in both worlds. I do feel like I have a car strapped to the bottom of each foot, we’re traveling down the highway, and they’re about to take exits in the opposite direction from each other.
Maybe I’ll get some writing done on the train.
Mantra for Mercury Retrograde: Stay low, stay quiet, go shopping.