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enough sleep
2004-08-31-- Posted by: allegra

I can now post any picture and it automatically resizes. The ghost in the machine has spoken!

Things are cruising along nicely. I could complain, but who's listening?

I had a really good email exchange with a customer a couple of days ago. I think most of my job is figuring out how smart the customer is and tailoring the response to his or her particular requirements. I wish I could be loving and tolerant toward stupid people - I'm working on it but it's a hard, hard slog.

Pete Seeger quote on 12 string guitars.... "You spend half your time tuning, and half your time playing out of tune."

enough sleep
2004-08-30-- Posted by: allegra

Picture my astonishment (thus the blank) when we got home from singing and playing last night and Katie was already home, in fine form from another evening out taking pictures with her brand spanking new digital camera.

Another loverly evening at Tom and Peggy's - this time I put a flea in Doug F.'s ear about how he should drag around his fiddle. And he did. Then he sang, to my astonishment, Willie's Diamond Joe (he is apparently an avid Willie P Bennett fan) not knowing that I have worked up amazing harmonies to this tune - and I did not, as they say, hold back.

Paul did not play all that much but he says he had a grand time, and we'll do it all again at our house on September the 19th. John was Mr. Entertainment AGAIN. And Keith did his Darwin's version of Never Set the Cat on Fire, which was well received, and I sang C19H2802 and Paul sang Co-Pilot.

Last night I dreamed a snake started following Paul around (heeling like a dog), and we (a gang of people I know and don't know) went to a retreat to think and write. It was set in a forest much like Cathedral Grove - that entish green filtered light. I also dreamed I descended a four storey metal-but-not-particularly-rickety ladder very very fast because I hate ladders and was trying to get it over with as soon as possible.

Tonight we're taking Akiko to supper, Wednesday I go see Sally for my first Costume Consult and hopefully there will be some curriculum planning in the next week.

Sigh. Why can't church just be FUN all the time?

Woodn't you like to fix your car
2004-08-30-- Posted by: allegra

This is what I walked by this morning on my way to Peggy's house.

enough sleep
2004-08-30-- Posted by: allegra

Ah yes. There is a ghost in the machine, and his name is Glen. Some of you may be aware that the picture with the snake was the size of a dinner table; Glen held his peace for a couple of days and then without comment resized it.

The first time my website was live, it had nothing but a bunch of pornographic writing in it; that pesky spirit. I'm a pro porn feminist, so I was irritated without being scandalized. Most of my irritation came from a feeling I get rather more often than I ought, which is HEY I can do better than *that*.

People who know me know my flinching muscles work over time. I am an extremely tic'y kinda person, and I actually sat down and tried to review all of my personal tics, and I'm too smart to write the list down anywhere but it certainly got interesting before I lost track of how many I have. Then I reviewed a list of all the things that can happen during sex to make me completely reset to zero, and that made me want to phone Paul and apologize to him; I must be a sore trial to that man. Strangely he only really complains once in a long while. Really, the inside of my head never ceases to be of more fascination than television, lawn bowling (I typed blowing at first, and wish I'd left it that way) and everything else except the internet.

Pic is Paul's.

who's that girl
2004-08-29-- Posted by: allegra

Katie's having fun with the camera.