Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday, May 3
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde
Rainy and warm

It’s not even 6 AM, and I’m posting! That’s wrong on so many levels! 😉

Got out the door before 5 for my run. It was raining too hard for me to see, so I only did one circuit.

Busy weekend. I wrote a little over 3K on Saturday morning, and spent the rest of the day watching Derby races. I had something hit the board in almost every race, and had picks come in 1,2,3 in the Derby itself (I had Super Saver across the board, and he won; Ice Box to place, which he did, and Paddy O’Prado across the board, and he hit the show spot). I’m skeptical that Super Saver will win the Triple Crown, but hope I’m proved wrong. My actual favorite in the race was the filly, Devil May Care, who ran a great race but wore down towards the end.

Thank goodness for the person (or people, depending upon your news source) who said something about the suspicious car and the fantastic NYPD for diffusing the car bomb in Times Square on Saturday night. Depending on the force and circumference of the explosion, based on the block where it was placed, at the very least a few hundred people would have been hurt or killed, at the very most a couple of thousand. Not to mention damage done to the subway, theatres, and hotels. According to the information we’ve been given, which isn’t much, since they need time to sift through everything, it wasn’t enough to take down any buildings, but it was enough to do some serious damage. In Times Square. On a Saturday night. Times Square on a Saturday night has more people in it than many towns in other parts of the country. Makes you wonder how many lives would have been saved, had the Bush Administration acted on/shared the information received on August 6, 2001, a full month prior to 9/11. No, that’s not some wild conspiracy theory. Go read the documentation. It’s all a matter of public record.

I admit, I’m glad I no longer live just off Times Square, and I’m glad I don’t have to cross through it 2x/day on my way to and from the theatre.

Between Boston’s water rupture, the Gulf Coast oil spill, and the floods in Tennessee, there’s a lot going on. I want to know why these dicks in the oil business were allowed to drill in the first place when they didn’t have a way to turn off the well if something went wrong? Oh, yeah, because they bought themselves enough politicians to do whatever they want.

I wrote a lot yesterday, too, and I’m at a sticky section now, where I need to sort some stuff out and do some plotting before I can move on. I plan to do some work on the urban fantasy today and on ANGEL HUNT. (I worked on POWER OF WORDS most of the weekend). I’m not happy with my post-Derby article, so I’m going to strip it down and rebuild it. I need to get it to my editor today. I’ve also got to pack more boxes to take to storage tomorrow.

Actually, I’m ready to just go back to bed, but that’s not an option.

Elsa seemed a little worse over the weekend, but a little better today. The supplement I had to special order arrived on Saturday, and I think it’s doing her some good. She’s off the antibiotics, and the steriod dose is cut in half, so we’ll see. By tomorrow, I should know the results from the radiology consult and the sneezing swab cultures, so maybe we’ll have some ideas on moving forward, poor little thing.

I screwed up my schedule — the pottery workshop is on Preakness Day, which means I can’t go down to Maryland (boo — it’s my favorite of the three because it’s more laid back). I’ll miss seeing the first few races live and then, after the workshop, watch the live feed from the other races. A big field is expected, because a lot of people want to prevent Super Saver from winning the Triple Crown. Which is a shame, because we need such a winner.

Back to the page.

Devon

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5 Comments

  1. Yes, I thought of you when I heard about the bomb. All I can say is that we have to be so on guard these days and that’s a shame. It takes a little something from our freedom. So glad the vendor saw the car and the police officer responded so quickly.

    T

  2. I immediately thought of you when I read the headlines this morning! That handbag vendor and police officer are heroes. It’s just sad that we live in a world where we are afraid of stuff like this–which is what terrorists want.

    Hope you hear good news about Elsa soon.

    Do you wear big hats to the races? 😉

  3. Odd weekend, wasn’t it? We were in Connecticut yesterday at a memorial service. I thought of you as I passed your exit on the way to and from. 🙂

    Continued prayers and good thoughts for Elsa and the same for your mom.

  4. The bomb made me think of you. I’m so glad it got caught before anyone could be harmed. It’s still pretty scary.

    The oil spill really makes me sick. In what world is that okay?! The impact on the Gulf’s economy will be unfortunate, but I feel really bad for the marine wildlife who will suffer. It’s not the wildlife’s dependence on oil that caused this!

    Pulling for Elsa!

  5. The incident was eerily reminiscent of 9/11 and the attack on Glasgow Airport, by the location, potential for disaster, reaction of the public and the emergency services and devices used.

    Thank goodness it was foiled. It’s an ongoing struggle and I’m glad you don’t have to walk through these hot spots 2x daily, either.

    Still thinking of Elsa.


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