Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Hot and steamy
They told us to expect it to get up to 105 today. Let’s hope the power folks get their act together. We had a power outage yesterday, then it came back on and flickered for about twenty minutes, then off again.
The power company, police, fire, et al handled it quickly and cleanly.
The news organizations, however, SUCKED.
No information on any of the radio stations. NOTHING. Now, there’s a reason I keep transistor radios and batteries. Hours later, no one had ANY information. And, when I called one station to say, “What’s going on? Why is there a power outage? Why aren’t you giving us any information?”, the guy on the phone said, “I dunno.”
FIND OUT, ASSHOLE.
It’s a news organization’s job to find out about these things and relay the information. Dump the interview with the latest idiot kicked off a reality show and give us something that is actually relevant to our lives!
The upside of all this was that I worked by candlelight. I had a stack of letters that had to be handwritten anyway, so I got out beautiful stationery and wrote them by candlelight. And then I did some work on WC. I’ve almost cracked the issue, and I have to tonight, because my editor needs it, but not quite.
I read Agatha Christie’s Sad Cypress yesterday afternoon, on a break from writing. I’d never read it before. It’s a good break.
One of the LM Montgomery books has a stamp inside it from the Anne of Green Gables Museum! How exciting! That’s one of the places on my must-see list – Prince Edward Island. I don’t know when I’ll get to do it, but I’m determined to get there.
Now, I have to check all the emails and make sure there’s no pressing business, and then try to get some work done on WC before heading off to the theatre. Hopefully, I won’t get stuck on a train somewhere during a power outage.
I’ve got an entry and another interview to post on The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project, and I’ll probably do one tonight and one tomorrow, or move it back one day.
To work, to work, and trying to stay cool.
Uh, oh, Tracy’s got more to say.
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