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Friday, August 27th, 2010

I just got an email from my host that the server upon which this blog resides will “undergo an upgrade onto newer and faster hardware. This will increase performance of the server and ensure continued stability. This transfer will cause an estimated downtime of 4-7 hours.”

New hair

Putting aside the general terror associated with any server related  change (due mostly to an extensive prior history of things hitting the fan or looking like sh*t or ceasing to function altogether after said ‘upgrades’), what really has me baffled (and a bit alarmed) is that the intended date and time for this project is Friday, June 4th at 8pm.


June 4th like 13 weeks ago?

That June 4th?
Or are they giving me notice nine months in advance?

And do they really expect that I’ll remember this in nine days let alone nine months?
And is June 4th even on a Friday in 2001?

(No. No it is not.)
And why is my dog licking the keyboard?

And is dog saliva safe for a keyboard?

So do they mean to say they’re doing this upgrade tonight?

Same new hair, different background

Or that they already did it?

And can I have any faith that things will look as they should in the morning?

And do I really need this added stress?

(No. No, I do not.)

And am I going to do anything further than post this whiney blog and hope for the best and maybe avoid looking at my own site until at least Sunday for fear that I will find an epic disaster that I have pretty much no idea how to fix?

Probably not.

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I am a weather witch

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

It’s true.

I bring the sun.

cute woman with glasses

New hair. And yes, that is my bathrobe. Who's to say it wasn't the morning???

I got back from Mexico at midnight on Tuesday – a day that was apparently rainy and 50-something degrees – and it has been sunshine and 70-degree temperatures ever since. Yesterday it was almost 80.

Today was calling for 72 and thunderstorms, but outside my window there’s nothing but sunshine. But of course.

A bonafide week of summer in the middle of April in Washington?

You can’t call that a coincidence.

And you shouldn’t.

It’s all me, and I’m not afraid to take credit.

In other news, I have new hair.

You may not think that this is news, but you would be wrong. You see, in a blog that’s all about the boring minutiae of my life, things such as new hair are huge news. Particularly if you’re stalking me or have plans to do so. It’s important to know that I am now a redhead with bangs.

Otherwise, said redhead with bangs otherwise has very little to report. I’m back to editing The Food Machine (the book I finished editing – or so I thought – in February) and then after that I’ll start editing Zion (the one I wrote in Mexico)

More new hair

Basically, the game plan goes something like: do the best work I possibly, humanly can and then see what happens. Not much of a game plan, perhaps, but nobody said pursuing your dreams would be easy.

When I consulted the I Ching a couple weeks ago for advice, it came out pretty much the same.

Hsü / Calculated Waiting

Deep Waters in the Heavens:
Thunderclouds approaching from the West, but no rain yet.
The Superior Person nourishes himself and remains of good cheer to condition himself for the moment of truth.

Great Success if you sincerely keep to your course.
You may cross to the far shore.


You must now endure this Dangling — either a carrot before your nose, or a sword above your head.
This strange mix of apprehension and anticipation is a Purgatory.
There is nothing more you can do to affect the outcome.
You must now submit to the Fates.

Even more new hair.

So submit to the Fates, I will.

Hello Purgatory! What time do you serve cocktails?

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