Steph L, and the other (2?) Cincinnatians...I'll be in your fair city Columbus Day weekend. About the only time I can scrape a meeting might be Sunday brunch. Thoughts?
If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me
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This isn't new to me, but it's the first time I'm sharing it with you.
I could use your thoughts and prayers for my brother. He has an inoperable brain tumor. He's had it for three years now, and he was fine for a while, but they're running out of options and he getting worse again and isn't a lot they can do anymore. He's going to start an experimental chemotheraphy on Thursday. He's 36.
He married my best friend 9 1/2 years ago, and so it feels like I hurt double for my brother and for my best friend losing her husband. I live in a different city, so sometimes I can just not think about it but then I'll call or think of them and it hurts a lot. And L., my friend, has to live with it every day and she hurts so much.
Anyway, just wanted a few more people to tell God to fix him. Thanks.
A bit of good news. Later today a check will be sent off to pay off our last car loan. With this payoff, all four cars will be owned outright and the only debt left is the mortgage.
Seems almost silly to post, but I'm going to be mostly dark tomorrow night, and mostly dark this weekend, as tomorrow is our 3rd wedding anniversary, and we're going to Vancouver on Saturday to celebrate.
The third one is Porn, right?
I'm going to be mostly-dark (but actually only gray) in the next ten days or so, due to some more Jewish holidays. I will at least lurk some, and will check my e-mail regularly.
Before I'm gone, here are some dates to remember in the next week, according to the Buffista Calendar:
Tomorrow (9/20) is Sue's birthday (that's Susan O's Phoenix name, right?), Saturday (9/21) is Sophia's birthday, and Monday (9/23) is not-so-little-anymore Emmett's birthday. What a lucky bunch of days. Hopefully, I'll be back by 9/28 to wish Elena and DH a happy anniversary in a more current date, but anyway, early wishes to all of them!
This evening at 7:45 ET I have my co-op interview. All good vibes are welcome.
Thanks for all the support. The co-op board accepted me and signed the acceptance letter right there tonight!!! YAY!
Now the lawyers need to arrange the closing.
I 'm at Brenda Mercer's house in Milwaukee, in the middle of my "world" tour. We (The Pee Wee Fist) have played half a dozen shows so far and every one has been fun (even in Philly where there were four paying customers, but one was a Brazilian guy who wanted to take my photo...). Tomorrow we have a big show in Madison at the University. I'm expecting an audience of 12, but someone told us earlier this evening that 1000 students may be staring at me & the silver suit. We'll see... Saturday is Chicago where I expect to see a Buffista or two!
Oh - I'm registered here! Looks great! Can an Admin please add me to the secret Admin club?
I got one of the editorial assistant [not to be confused with assistant editor, even when your eyes are blurry and sleepy and you're trying to scan the letterhead] intern slots at the American Poetry Review!