August 01, 2007

Heck of a Twelve-Hour Span.

It included: (1) more work in the office, which meant coming to terms with The Calculator That Hates Me, and with QuickBooks.

I swear: like learning to drive a clutch again. I felt like I was 17 again. Ick.

(2) Driving across town to take my mother to the chiropractor. I was late in picking her up, so she used the opportunity to give me helpful advice regarding what route to take there, which lanes I should be in on the freeway, and the like. "Okey-dokey," I kept saying. I know she knew I was aggravated, but what can you do? Old habits die hard.

At a certain point I did say, "I think I'll navigate for a while, here."

(3) Dinner back on this side of town with my father, my stepmother, and my husband. Lovely meal, but it made it a long day. Dad, of course, was at his quirky best.

Did I tell you what my best friend in the 80s used to say about my parents? "Five minutes in the same room with either one of them explains sooo much."

I'm not sure she meant that in a good way.

So I'm sorry I'm so dull lately, but I do (sort of) have money in the bank, which is nice. I hate to make it sound like I prefer money to traffic, but . . . well, except for Darrell and a few other Bright Stars out there, the denizens of the blogosphere can't compete with Paying Clients. Not right now.

I'm halfway through re-reading The Half-Blood Prince, in preparation for You-Know-What. And I must get a move on: the husband is line right behind me . . .

Posted by Attila Girl at August 1, 2007 09:09 PM | TrackBack

Did I tell you what my best friend in the 80s used to say about my parents? "Five minutes in the same room with either one of them explains sooo much."
You know, I like stopping by here, and I don't think I want to be banned, so we'll just leave it alone. Yep, thats it, leave it alone. (P.S, Princess, I cleared out Firefox's passwords here, and I used to sign on here as RWB. I for some stupid reason put my first name in the other day, and repeated it. Just wanted you to know that you didn't have ANOTHER idiot lurking. Kinda like the same idiot twice.)

Posted by: RWB at August 2, 2007 03:43 PM

I have a handful of die-hard "idiots." I like to think my idiots are smarter than anyone else's, too.

Nice to have people stopping by, even when I'm not writing. At least, not online ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at August 2, 2007 03:48 PM

Any reader do Chinese characters?
I wonder if "China rocks!" or some-such could get a billion web-hits with a little word-of-mouth on China sites. Imagine AG's ad rates skyrocketing! Imagine LMA cracking the "top-ten" websites! Imagine!

Just think how much premium gin that could mean!

Posted by: Darrell at August 2, 2007 08:29 PM

Darrell, spoken like a true capitalist! I'm proud of you!

Posted by: RWB at August 3, 2007 12:28 PM

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