Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Sunny and cold

Don’t you DARE drag your feet on this economic stimulus package to help actual human beings after you let Hank Paulson stand on the street corner handing out billions of our tax dollars to his buddies with little debate and no oversight., and which has done NOTHING for the failing economy, only encouraged the corrupt executives who helped create this mess. There is no excuse not to have the package ready and on Obama’s desk on inauguration day. If it means you work around the clock for the next eleven days, then so be it. We pay you enough. And we’ll kick your butts out the door in the next election if you keep behaving like idiots, no matter to which party you belong. We started cleaning house this past November and will continue. Stop acting like bratty, spoiled teenagers, halt the narcissistic, self-indulgent partisan politics, and DO YOUR DAMNED JOBS. The newly sworn-in Congress has been there for a week and has already failed the American people. GET TO WORK OR ELSE.

Back to regular blogging:

Kind of had the blues yesterday, about one thing and another. Sometimes, that happens.

Took most of the Christmas decorations back to storage (the good storage, out here by me). Had to get out one bin to pack up the rest – I have an assortment of Santas and Nutcrackers who need to still get packed away. I keep finding them in different places all over the living room. Either they’re coming to life when I’m not looking, or the cats are dragging them around. Either way, they need to get boxed up.

Spent far too much time on the Lucy Gothic. I meant to write about 4 pages, but got caught up into it, and spent most of the day on it. I think I wrote ten or twelve pages on it.

Baked two loaves of orange rye bread, a recipe I wanted to try. It’s okay. I’m not that thrilled with it, and don’t know if I’d make it again.

Worked on a couple of press releases.

Accepted a fun new gig on Michelle Miles’s fashion blog, Sole Struck Fashions. I’ll start soon – and, don’t worry, I’ll let you know when the post is up. My day each month is the 13th. Might as well put all those years of wardrobe experience into use, right? Besides, I’ve been looking for a way to fulfill the GDR about stretching in a new genre – writing about fashion fits that bill! Thanks, Michelle!

Thanks to good ole McAfee hijacking my computer twice so far this morning and freezing and dumping files, I couldn’t open the Billy Root story in order to work on it. Brandy, thanks for the tip on the other virus protection. I’ll look into it. Since I paid a big chunk of change for McAfee, I’ll see the subscription through, but I am not going to renew it. Although, when I switch to MAC, I can probably dump it them.

I have a truncated writing day today because I have to go into the city later and work the show, which means I leave around 4:30 and get back around midnight.

I’m still doing a lot of figuring out about what comes next in the Billy Root story, especially character-wise. I’ve got a character, Mimi, who is a good contrast to Isobel, one of the main characters in this book. Their difference is part of what makes Billy’s emotional age catch up to his chronological age, along with the adventures on which he joins Jain and Wyatt later in the book. I’m a little hesitant to follow this personal dynamic because it’s a departure from the other two books in many ways, yet it’s true to Billy’s character, and this book is from Billy’s POV, after all. I’m mulling it all over.

Oh, and I never heard from the potential employer I questioned after the materials set off my warning bells. Guess my instincts were right – it was a scam. Glad I dodged that bullet.

Back to the page.


Published in: on January 9, 2009 at 9:11 am  Comments (9)  


  1. I like your political inserts, Devon… love them, in fact, no matter whether our views match or not. I love discussing these issues, too…

  2. Sometimes, I think this country needs another revolution. Politics has become SO corrupted.

  3. I’m so excited you’re going to be adding to the fashion blog. It’s going to be fun!

  4. I think we should shoot *all* our politicians and start over. Surely, no one else could get the country/world in such a mess?

  5. People need to take some time out of their harried days are read the Declaration of Independence:

    …That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    People don’t talk like that anymore!

    Blessings on a blues-free day

  6. Hear, hear on your note to Congress.

    I look forward to reading your feature on the 13th of each month.

  7. Why is it politicians basically beg and plead and make promises they have no intention of keeping and we keep voting them into office? I like the sentiment of your political rant!
    Sorry you were “down” yesterday. I hope today is a better day for you. Hugs!

  8. Sorry you had the blues. Was it that time of the month?
    It happens from time to time. The trick is finding mental exercises to help, right?

  9. Politicians are so corrupt. UGH.

    Hang in there! One good thing about “down” days—they only last 24 hours!

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