Sunday, February 06, 2005

Sunday, February 06, 2005
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Sunny and warm


Yes, it’s the flu. Completely and utterly. Not the worst flu ever, but bad enough to cancel the trip to Sturbridge. There’s no way I could drive a six hour round trip and teach a five hour class. We’ll resechedule for later in the spring.

Managed to get another issue and something of Widow’s Chamber done last night and three pages of Ransagh before I just about keeled over. I have to pull it together to work on Widow’s Chamber today. No matter how lousy I feel, I don’t have the time to lie around.

That’s what I get for riding a commuter train with people coughing and sneezing all over the place. It’s not their fault – companies don’t have logical sick day policies because too many people take advantage of sick days, so that the conscientious people can’t take off enough time when they are genuinely sick.

Congratulations to jockey Richard Migliore for winning his 4000th race! Not only is he a terrific jockey, he’s a wonderful human being. He makes the sport of thoroughbred racing a better place with his presence.

Because I am terribly uninspired today, I borrowed this from Sue (Turning Thirty and a Half):

1. What time did you get up this morning? 8 AM, later than usual.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls. Actually, I prefer emeralds and sapphires.

3. What was the last film you saw at the Cinema? Seabiscuit.

4. What is your favorite TV show? I like three: Rescue Me, West Wing, and Lost. The writing’s good and they’re all perfectly cast.

5. What did you have for breakfast? Don’t ask me that on a flu day.

6. What is your middle name? Depends which name you mean! :)

7. What is your favorite cuisine? I don’t have one favorite.

8. What foods do you dislike? Tofu.

9. What kind of car do you drive? I drove VWs all my life, but right now I have a 1999 Ford Escort.

10. Favorite Sandwich? Pastrami on rye (hey, I’m a New Yorker)!

11. What characteristic do you despise? Deliberate cruelty.

12. Favorite item of clothing? I’ve been in wardrobe for years. The clothing has to match the situation.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a holiday where would you go? If we’re talking about a place to which I’ve never travelled, it would be Vietnam first, then Iceland. If we’re talking about a favorite place, I’d go back to Scotland and then pop down to Northumbria. When I returned to the States, I’d go to New Orleans.

14. What color is your bathroom? White, unfortunately. But I’m in a temporary rental.

15. Favorite brand of clothing? I don’t buy by brand. I buy by individual piece.

16. Where would you like to retire? I don’t plan on ever retiring.

17. Favorite time of the day? Early morning.

18. What was your most memorable birthday? My 30th birthday, held in NYC at a bar called Dwyer’s on 42nd St. People from all phases of my life showed up, surprising the cast members of the show I’d just joined. We stayed up until 5 in the morning.

19. Where were you born? Norwood, MA

20. Favorite sport to watch? Ice hockey and thoroughbred racing.

21. What are you wearing right now? Gray corduroys and a dark green hooded shirt.

22. What star sign are you? Pisces with Aquarius rising, five planets in Aquarius and a Taurus Moon. In other words, I’m creative, emotional, independent and stubborn as hell!

23. What fabric detergent do you use? Ajax or Purex.

24. Pepsi or Coke? Coke.

25. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Both. I’m useless in the afternoon.

26. What is your shoe size? 8 ½ - 9, depending on the make of the shoe.

27. Do you have any pets? 3 cats.

28. Any new exciting news you'd like to share with your family and friends?
If it’s for public consumption, it’ll be in the blog somewhere.

29. What did you want to be when you were little? A writer.

30. What are you meant to be doing today? Working on Widow’s Chamber, Glam Hearts, and a couple of articles. Laundry’s in the dryer.


Thanks to Michelle, for inviting me to contribute an article to her RWA chapter Newsletter. I submitted “Creative Roadmap”, based on the GDR questions. I got my copy yesterday and it looks great. She’s done a great job with the newsletter.

Soon I can retrieve the laundry from the dryer and then I’ll take a short rest before tackling more writing. I feel like complete crap. Maybe if I rest for a few hours, I’ll start feeling human again and can be productive later in the day.

Oh, and one more thing on this Super Bowl Sunday:

GO PATRIOTS!

Devon
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