Tuesday, July 10

Various Updates

Listening to: The Weakerthans, "Plea From a Cat Named Virtute"
(P.S.: This song is made of awesome.)

  • The car's problem might just be a part that was recalled. This would be wonderful, as then we wouldn't have to a.) pay large sums of money to fix it, b.) buy a new car and give up the wonderful all wheel drive, or c.) own a car that only starts when it feels like it. We'll know sometime after next Thursday, as that's when the dealership's next available appointment is. Yeah, I know.

  • The Audi dealership we took the car to also sells Jags and Porsches. Between the drool and the 100 degree temps, The Husband nearly dehydrated.

  • The beach was fabulous. My hair, currently being too short to effectively form a ponytail, was everywhere.
  • I miss my PA friends. Specifically, these guys:

It's been almost a month since I've seen the one on the right, and two months since I've seen the one on the left. Also, I haven't seen any member of my family in three months. Will fix that last one, at least, this weekend.
  • I'm really diving back into the current book. One thing that helps is listening to the playlist I created for it back when I was really, really deep into it. See? Sometimes the things we do to procrastinate actually benefit us later. I will now use this single instance as an excuse to procrastinate constantly.

  • Update on the car update: Wow, the dealership just called, and the car's going in today. Crossing my fingers and praying to the automotive gods.
  • It's hot as $%^& right now. On a related note, I smell bad.
Okay. The writing is calling me. Must go answer it.


  1. Very nice self portrait! I didn't realize you live near the beach. You do realize that you've strayed into a hurricane zone, don't you?

  2. Yeah, we're about an hour away. It is quite awesome.

    And the hurricane thing hit me when we got a newspaper and it came with a hurricane prep & evac guide. As long as we don't own property down here, I'm not too worried. I've heard some tales of going a week without running water, though, so I made sure we're stocked up =).


If you don't feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then possibly what you are doing isn't very vital. If you don't feel like you are writing somewhat over your head, why do it? If you don't have some doubt of your authority to tell this story, then you are not trying to tell enough. --John Irving