April 11, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Jupiter Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Day work was fine yesterday, although the train ride in and out was no fun. It never ceases to amaze me – I love train travel, but this commuter crap is always a nightmare.

Ran into an actor on the street as I left. We worked together on a show a few years ago; he’s been doing another show, and it’s packing up to do a stint in LA. Good for him. Talked to another friend on another show who’s giving me a list of recommendations for my trip. And talked to one of my colleagues who’s taking the leap from the show on which she’s working (much to the shock of her fellow workers) to do an independent film. Good for her!

I’m waiting to hear from Confidential Job #2 if they liked my work on the assignment, or if they decided to go with someone else. Typical LA – they want it yesterday, you deliver, and then they take their time to get back to you. I hope they keep me on, because I enjoyed the assignment. But, if they don’t – shrug and move on.

Went to the Town Meeting last night about the flood and what did and didn’t work. The first hour of the meeting, it felt like we were being treated like a kindergarden class – no new information, and just a waste of time. Then, the Mayor took over the meeting, talking about obstacles and solutions, and plenty of people chimed in their frustration. It doesn’t matter how often the Police Commissioner talks about how the reverse 911 went out and that cars with bullhorns went out – if people didn’t receive the calls or hear the announcement – they couldn’t act on the information. It’s not like anyone would have ignored the information – had they gotten it. And to listen to the City Engineer – we might as well abandon the town and turn it into swampland, because the towns upstream of us don’t give two shits and are overdeveloping, which causes more flooding for us. There’s got to be a way to stop them from putting lives in danger, simply so they can make a buck – our town’s used diplomacy and it’s not working, so it’s time to take the gloves off. None of us are confident about bringing things to a county level – let’s just say my personal opinion of the sludge in the drains is higher than it is of the majority of county-level judges.

But I got lots of oohing and aahing over the new car, which was pretty funny!

And my friend and I drove back, dropped the car in the lot, and then walked to a local place for a quick drink and talk of non-flood-related topics.

I’m tired and cranky this morning, but I just have to get over myself. Got some good work done on Good Names, but have to do some more research; have to run some errands; then, early afternoon, I’m taking the train back into the city to meet a friend who’s in from Scotland. It’ll be fun, but I’m in the mood to stay home today.

Oh, well.


Good Names – 4,312 words out of est. 100,000

Published in: on April 11, 2007 at 8:20 am  Comments (9)  


  1. Devon,

    I have the same feeling today:
    I have plans to go with my pregnant friend to get a pedicure, but…
    I am soooo in the mood to stay home.

    I keep telling myself to get over it, too!

    And, I am sure I will.

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia C.

  2. Hopefully, because you don’t feel like going out, you’ll enjoy it more than you expect to.

  3. I hope your day is more fun than you expect.

  4. Bummer when you want to stay in and have to go out. Really hate that.


  5. I bet once you’re out, you’ll have a great time and be glad you didn’t stay at home.

    How annoying that you couldn’t get a good resolution to the flooding problem. Keep advocating though! It’ll come.

  6. Sorry to hear the meeting didn’t go as it needed to. I hope that the day is better than you expect it, and that you have a great time.

  7. Devon — great blog! You are a very interesting person, and I can’t wait to read more.

    I stopped in to thank you for your comment about my flash story called Danny Boy, over at the Candian Writers’ Collective. I really appreciate it!

  8. It must be tired and cranky day ‘cuz I was the same way. When the day job gives me fits, it sort of spills over into everything.

    The town meeting doesn’t sound fun.

  9. I get that way too – tired and cranky and all I want to do is nothing and never leave the house. But somehow I find the energy deep down to get out of bed and keep on keeping on. 🙂

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